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Canada 2015 Legacy of the Canadian Nickel #2 - Two Maple Leaves and King George V $20 Pure Silver Leaf Proof with 24-Karat Gold Plating

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Get the second Silver Nickel in this popular and numismatically important historical series! Our exploration of the Legacy of the Canadian Nickel continues with the Two Maple Leaves design with then-reigning monarch King George V, intricately rendered in pure silver on this meticulously engraved, low mintage proof beauty, selectively enhanced with 24-karat gold plating!
 
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Canada 2015 Nickel Reverse PortraitGet this second Silver Nickel coin in this popular and numismatically important historical series - Legacy of the Canadian Nickel! Throughout its history, each of the nickel’s transformations provides a glimpse of a young nation that sought to define itself, and a Mint that would quickly come into its own as a recognized world leader. The Legacy of the Canadian Nickel program is a retrospective look at the history of 5-cent coins minted by the Royal Canadian Mint. Each coin faithfully reproduces the original design, including the effigy of the reigning monarch at the time of the coin’s original issue date. Nonetheless, this new nickel's 40 mm diameter makes it more than double the size of the original, allowing for a much larger canvas to showcase the intricately detailed design. Modern minting techniques and multiple finishes help bring the past to life with added definition and enhanced detailing!

The Two Maple Leaves design is the second coin of the new, six-coin Legacy of the Canadian Nickel Series, which recreates previous 5-cent coin designs produced by the Royal Canadian Mint throughout its history, since 1908. This legal tender, five cent coin is struck in one full troy ounce of 99.99% pure silver.

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The portrait of King George V graces this 1916 silver half dollar, struck at the Royal Canadian Mint in Ottawa, OntarioAn Historic Design - Resurrected!
The obverse design depicts a meticulously faithful recreation of William James Henry Blakemore’s 1922 redesign of the Canadian five cent coin. Finely detailed engraving, multiple finishes and selective gold plating breathe new life and more definition into the original design, which features two maple leaves facing outward from the center. They frame the bottom of a stylistically rendered “5” which, paired with the words “FIVE” “CINQ” and “CENTS”, indicate the denomination or face value. Also engraved on the obverse are the word “CANADA” and the year “2015”. The reverse features the effigy of King George V  (by Sir E.B. MacKennal), the reigning monarch from 1910 to 1936. This legal tender, 5 cent coin is struck in 99.99% pure silver.

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The six different, pure silver proofs that will be forthcoming in the Legacy of the Canadian Nickel program include:
2005 First Day of Minting Obverse & Reverse
    1)  Crossed Maple Boughs (1911-1921)
    2)  Two Maple Leaves (1922-1936)
    3)  "V" for Victory! (1943-1945)
    4)  Identification of Nickel
    5)  Centennial 5-Cents Rabbit or Hare
    6)  The All-Time Classic - The Beaver

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Purity Note
The Royal Canadian Mint refines the purest silver in the world. The RCM is also the only mint in the world to issue commemorative coins in a .9999 fineness. This one troy ounce silver proof is 99.99% pure!

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Canada 2015 Two Maple Leaves Nickel Proof in boxObverse
A faithful recreation of an historic Canadian nickel design. The date and denomination are also indicated.

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Reverse
A frosted cameo portrait of His Majesty, King George V, in profile facing left, highlighted in 24-karat selective gold plating. This portrait was executed by the artist, sculptor and designer Percy Metcalfe. The legend GEORGIVS V DEI GRA: REX ET IND: IMP: (“George V, King and Emperor of India by the Grace of God”) replicates the design of the original nickel.

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Packaging
The coin is encapsulated inside a 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.

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SpecificationsHis Majesty, King George V of Great Britain, poses for his coronation portrait by Sir Luke Fides in 1911, in his full coronation regalia and finery.
Country Canada
Year of Issue 2015
   
Face Value 5 Cents
Weight 31.83 g
Diameter 40.00 mm
Mintage Limit     8,500
   
Finish Proof with 24-Karat Gold Plating
Composition .9999 Fine (Pure) Silver
Edge Serrated (milled, reeded)
   
Artist William Henry James Blakemore
Certificate Individually Numbered

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