2010 LIMITED EDITION PROOF SILVER DOLLAR – 75TH ANN. OF CANADAS VOYAGEUR SILVER DOLLAR. Spirit of a nation. A nations character and spirit are often revealed in the designs of its circulation coins. For Canada, no other coin has done this more profoundly than the voyageur silver dollar. Canadas first circulating silver dollar was introduced in 1935 to mark the Silver Jubilee celebrations for King George V. Its design featured a voyageur and Native person paddling a canoe in tribute to the fur trade; the industry that founded the nation-and the image of a vast untamed frontier it conveyed made it one of the most popular coin designs ever to enter circulation in Canada. The voyageur silver dollar was designed by renowned Toronto sculptor, Emanuel Hahn, making it one of Canadas first domestically-designed coins and great source of pride. Even though the Royal Canadian Mint had begun striking Canadas coins in 1908, the designs, tools and dies were still being produced by the Royal Mint in England. This was the case for the coins that were already in circulation when the voyageur silver dollar was introduced. While they were engraved by European sculptors, the presence of maple leaves in their designs hinted at an ever-expanding national identity for a young Canada. In 1935, the voyageur silver dollar brought the essence of the nations character to the forefront. It evoked the spirit of adventure that first lured explorers and voyageurs across the continent-an epic idea that continues to inspire centuries later. Obverse features an exact rendition of the original silver dollar as it appeared in 1935; King Georges silver jubilee is marked by the inscription :’ANNO REGNI XXV. Face value: 1 dollar. Composition: 92.5% silver, 7.5% copper. Weight: 25.175. Diameter: 36.07. Mintage: 7,500 single coins; 5,000 as part of the 5-coin set; 12,500 total mintage (single coins and sets included). Artist: Originally designed by Emanuel Hahn (reverse) and Percy Metcalfe (obverse). Dollar coin encapsulated and presented in a maroon clamshell case lined with flock, accompanied by a serialized certificate and protected by a black sleeve. This dollar is also available as part of a five coin set in a maple wooden display case, accompanied by a serialized certificate and protected by a black sleeve. Total combined Proof Dollar mintage of 12,500. Advertising date: June 2, 2010. Launch date: July 15, 2010. The item “2010 Proof Silver $1’75th Anniversary of the First Canadian Dollar Coin'(12693)” is in sale since Wednesday, December 12, 2018. This item is in the category “Coins & Paper Money\Coins\ Canada\Commemorative”. The seller is “gatewestcoins” and is located in Winnipeg, Manitoba. This item can be shipped to Canada, United States.
- Country/Region of Manufacture: Canada