Pictured on the reverse is. “, which means “May the New Found Land Flourish. Own this 70th anniversary tribute to Newfoundland and to a well-loved coinage legacy! A BEAUTIFUL COMMEMORATIVE PIECE! Widely considered to be one of our most beautiful commemorative pieces, the 1949 silver dollar is re-imagined on a 5 oz pure silver coin. LOOK BACK ON OUR PAST! Like pages from our history, a past commemoration is an opportunity to explore the heritage of the Royal Canadian Mint and thank all the people who contributed to its history, from engravers to the production floor. AS FINELY ENGRAVED AS THE ORIGINAL PIECE! FEATURES A HISTORICAL EFFIGY! Only 1,000 coins will be made available worldwide. The Royal Canadian Mint certifies all of its collector coins. As it appeared on the 1949 silver dollar, the original reverse design by Thomas Shingles commemorates Newfoundland’s entry into Canadian Confederation on March 31, 1949. Beneath the water lies the Latin inscription. VA”-“May the New Found Land Flourish. The obverse features the effigy of King George VI by T. As he had done with the Victory Nickel, Shingles prepared the master tooling for the 1949 Newfoundland Commemorative dollar entirely by hand in the span of just five weeks, carefully carving the design in miniature directly onto the steel matrix. Shingles retired in 1965 but continued to work as an artist, and won the design competition for a 1971 silver dollar that marked the centennial of another province’s entry into Confederation: British Columbia. Commemorative coins weren’t common practice in Canada until the 1960s. Previous to that time, the dollar was the denomination of choice. Most designs were reduced to scale for engraving. In 1949, the typical method was to create a large model of the coin design first, then reduce it using a pantograph engraver-not so for the 1949 silver dollar, which showcases Thomas Shingles’ outstanding skills as an artist and engraver. The 1949 dollars were struck from selected dies to ensure a superior finish. Packaged in plastic or cardboard tubes of 20 to minimize abrasions, the coins entered circulation in late June 1949, with the first ones sent to Newfoundland. Some 1949 dollars were struck in 1950. Due to demand, the decision was made to continue striking the coin in 1950 while retaining the 1949 date. An additional 40,718 pieces were struck in 1950, for a total combined mintage of 672,218. Your coin is encapsulated and presented in a Royal Canadian Mint-branded black clamshell with a black beauty box. 99.99% pure silver. Thomas Shingles (reverse), T. This item is in the category “Coins & Paper Money\Coins: Canada\Commemorative”. The seller is “gatewestcoins” and is located in this country: CA. This item can be shipped to Canada, United States.
- Country/Region of Manufacture: Canada
- Certification: RCM
- Circulated/Uncirculated: Uncirculated