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Canada 2008 Royal Canadian Mint 100th Anniversary RCM Centennial $50 5 Ounce Pure Silver Proof

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A huge, low-mintage, .9999 fine pure silver beauty - only the third 5 ounce silver proof ever issued by Canada!

Sold out at the Mint!Celebrate the Royal Canadian Mint's 100th Anniversary with this stunning, yet affordable, 5 ounce coin, perfect for a once-in-a-century bash! This beautiful (and sizable!) pure silver proof is part of an intriguing program that also includes a

    •  Official first day cover with a high relief 52¢ stamp
    •  Full pane of 52¢ stamps depicting the other 1908 coins, too
    •  Coin and stamp set with a silver proof half dollar
    •  Inventive, special edition gold-plated silver dollar
    •  Oversize, full-color book, with silver half dollar and colorful stamp
    •  Massive (and massively rare!) 5 ounce pure gold proof

The Royal Canadian Mint's stately world headquarters building in Ottawa, Ontario, the capital of Canada All feature the meticulous attention to detail that have made the Royal Canadian Mint's collector coins famous the world over!

This magnificent silver coin captures the essence of Canada's world-renowned mint on the occasion of its centennial. Please see the presentation lower on this page for more information on the Royal Canadian Mint's origins, as well as its commitment to innovation and creating value.

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Investment Note
Here's a coin with a lot of investment potential, to say nothing of cachet! It's huge (over 2-1/2 inches in diameter) and struck in the purest silver refined anywhere in the world - .9999 fine! A portrait of King Edward VII of Great Britain adorns this spectacular 1908 50 Cents or Half Dollar coin from Canada, the very first coin struck at the Royal Canadian Mint in OttawaIt's also only the third 5 ounce silver coin ever minted by Canada and has an extremely low mintage of only 4,000! Perhaps most importantly, the first two 5 ounce silver Canadian silver coins, the 2006 Four Seasons Silver Maple and the 2007 Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Wedding Anniversary, sold out at the mint quickly! Despite all this, it is reasonably priced. This is certain to sell out too, so get yours today!

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Technology Note
The Royal Canadian Mint refines the purest silver in the world. This five ounce silver coin is 99.99% pure!

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Obverse
Exquisite craftsmanship and a frosted cameo proof finish enhance the majestic architecture of this important legacy of Canadian culture. The front entrance and towers of the imposing, castle-like heritage Canada 2008 Royal Canadian Mint 100th Anniversary RCM Centennial $50 5 Ounce Pure Silver Proof in box of issuebuilding on Sussex Drive reflect the stability of the mint itself. The legend ROYAL CANADIAN MINT • MONNAIE ROYALE CANADIENNE and the dual dates 1908 - 2008 mark the commemoration. The denomination is also indicated.

Reverse
A frosted cameo portrait of Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II of England, in profile facing right. This portrait, the fourth effigy of the queen to appear on Canadian coinage, was executed by the artist Susanna Blunt. The legend The legend ELIZABETH II D. G. REGINA ("Elizabeth II, Queen by the Grace of God") also appears.

Packaging
The coin is encapsulated inside an elegant, burgundy leatherette, clamshell-style presentation case lined with black velvet and protected by a black outer box. An individually-numbered certificate of authenticity is included.

Specifications
Country Canada
Year of Issue 2008
   
Face Value 50 Dollars
Weight 156.77 g
Diameter 65 mm
Mintage Limit    4,000
   
Finish Proof
Composition .9999 Fine (Pure) Silver
Edge Reeded (milled, serrated)
   
Artist Royal Canadian Mint engravers
Certificate Individually Numbered

100 Years of History
On January 2, 1908 the regal edifice east of the Parliament Buildings in Ottawa, Ontario was the scene of much pomp and pageantry. On hand were the elite from Canada's financial and political circles. History was made when Governor General Earl Grey struck the nation's first The Royal Canadian Mint's stately world headquarters building in Ottawa, Ontario, the capital of Canadadomestically-produced coin, a 50 cent piece bearing the portrait of King Edward VII, the son of Queen Victoria. A few moments later, the first bronze cent was struck by Lady Grey.

For a young Canada, the opening of the Ottawa branch mint of London's Royal Mint was a confident step forward, even if control over its coin designs and tools remained overseas. All this changed dramatically in 1931, when the Royal Canadian Mint was transferred to Canada's federal government, and again in 1936, when the first "all-Canadian" coin designs, still used today (such as the 1 cent maple leaf, the 5 cent beaver, the 10 cent Bluenose schooner and the 25 cent caribou) were introduced.

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100 Years of Innovation
From the beginning, ingenuity has been a hallmark of the RCM, with a revolutionary gold coin plating process, holograms minted directly on the coins, the purest 99.999% numismatic gold coin and a colored circulation coin just a few of its internationally renowned "firsts."

In 1979 a brand new, high speed, state-of-the-art facility in Winnipeg, Manitoba took the automated production of circulation coins to new heights while the Ottawa establishment continued to focus on numismatic coins for the collector, as well as bullion, refining and assaying services.

Today people still flock to the stately building on Sussex Drive to see the captivating process of transforming metal into coins. The words "Royal Mint" above the entrance, along with the Royal Coat of Arms, serve to reflect the Royal Canadian Mint's British heritage and its enduring link with the United Kingdom.

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100 Years of Value
Now, a full century later, the Royal Canadian Mint continues to create real value for its customers, from the most well-heeled collector to the man on the street. From striking circulation coins for dozens of other nations worldwide, to developing the most dramatic stable of proprietary technologies to enhance the artistically engraved designs of commemorative coins, to providing low-mintage rarities for collectors and investors alike, the RCM remains a world leader in the field of literally "making money".

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