Pure Silver Coin with Rose Gold Plating – 2018 Big Coin Series: Voyageur Dollar – Mintage: 1,500 (2018). The Voyageur silver dollar represents a pivotal moment in the evolution of Canadian national identity. World War I and the Great Depression had changed perceptions about Canada’s colonial relationship with Great Britain, sovereignty, and global role. In 1931, the Royal Mint in Ottawa was transferred to the Canadian government, becoming the Royal Canadian Mint. The Voyageur was the new Mint’s first fully Canadian circulation coin design. Emanuel Hahn’s image of two men in a canoe changed the face of Canadian coin design thereafter. Following its release, Canadian circulation coinage adopted distinctly Canadian reverse images. An important addition for any collector interested in Canadian minting history! A GORGEOUS VOYAGEUR DOLLAR COIN DESIGN! Pure silver 1-dollar coin features the historic Voyageur design by famed Canadian sculptor Emanuel Hahn, first issued in 1935. SELECTIVE ROSE GOLD PLATING! Special selective rose gold plating technique allows your coin’s engraved elements to shine, adding visual interest to the iconic design! FIRST IN 7 COIN SERIES! The Voyageur coin is the first in our exciting 7-coin series of 5-ounce pure silver versions of current and historical Canadian circulation coinage! 5 OUNCE PURE SILVER! Your coin is crafted from five ounce 99.99% pure silver! Your coin has a diameter of 65.25 mm and a nominal metal weight of 157.6 grams! The ideal diameter and weight for such a beautiful design! Your coin includes a serialized certificate! Limited to 1,500 coins worldwide. Your coin is GST/HST exempt. Your 99.99% pure silver 1-Dollar coin has a diameter of 65 millimetres and a metal weight of 157.6 grams. Its reverse features Emanuel Hahn’s iconic Voyageur image, present on Canadian silver dollars from 1935 to 1986. A canoe carries a European voyageur paddling at the stern and a First Nations man paddling at the bow. Between them are bundles of wrapped furs. The bundle closest to the bow is marked with the initials “HB” for Hudson’s Bay Company. In the background, two wind-swept pines rise from the centre of a smooth, semi-circular island. Stylized vertical rays representing the northern lights cross the sky. On the reverse the engraved elements, including the canoe, travellers, and pines are gold-plated. The reverse is engraved with the words “CANADA” and “DOLLAR” and the date “2018”. The obverse features the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Susanna Blunt. Her Majesty’s portrait is gold-plated. Though it was Canada’s first circulation 1-Dollar silver coin, the famed 1935 Voyageur was not Canada’s first silver dollar design. In 1910, a silver dollar design featuring a crown and a wreath of maple leaves was created by the Royal Mint; however, the death of King Edward VII on May 6 pushed back plans for the new coin. Hahn’s first proposed design for the silver dollar was an image of a caribou. Though rejected for the 1-Dollar denomination, it would eventually become the reverse image for the Canadian 25-Cent piece, and remains so today. Your coin is encapsulated and presented in a Royal Canadian Mint-branded maroon clamshell with graphic beauty box. 99.99% pure silver. Emanuel Hahn (reverse), Susanna Blunt (obverse). Please refer to photos for accurate depictions of this item. We take our auctions/sales very seriously. The item “2018 Canada Big Coin Series #1 Voyageur $1 5 OZ Pure Silver with Rose Gold Dollar” is in sale since Thursday, July 11, 2019. This item is in the category “Coins & Paper Money\Coins\ Canada\Commemorative”. The seller is “benwa416″ and is located in Sutton West, Ontario. This item can be shipped to Canada, United States.
- Country of Manufacture: Canada
- Modified Item: No
- Country/Region of Manufacture: Canada
- Certification: Royal Canadian Mint
- Grade: PROOF
- Circulated/Uncirculated: Uncirculated
- Certification Number: RCM# 163694