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Canada 2015 Legacy of the Canadian Nickel #4 - Identification of Nickel and King George VI $20 Pure Silver Proof with 24-Karat Gold Plating

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Get the fourth Silver Nickel in this popular and numismatically important historical series! Our exploration of the Legacy of the Canadian Nickel continues with the Identification of Nickel, with then-reigning monarch King George VI, 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 Identification of Nickel Reverse PortraitGet this fourth 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!

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The Identification of Nickel design is the fourth coin in the popular, 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 Stephen Trenka’s 1951 commemorative nickel design, which was originally engraved by the Mint’s legendary master engraver, Thomas Shingles. Here, the original 12-sided coin design has been enhanced with multiple finishes and selective gold plating, which bring added depth and definition to the iconic image. With its long smoke stack rising up in the center, the nickel refinery is beautifully rendered with finely detailed engraving, as are the three maple leaves below it. Also engraved on the obverse are the word “CANADA” and the face value “5 CENTS”, while the original commemorative dates have been updated to reflect the current year “2015.” The reverse features the effigy of King George VI  (by Thomas Humphrey), the reigning monarch from 1936 to 1952. 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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Technology Note - Gold Plating
The Royal Canadian Mint’s proprietary selective gold plating process is the most advanced in the world, resulting in unparalleled precision and beauty.

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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 Identification of Nickel Proof in boxObverse
A faithful recreation of an historic Canadian nickel design. The date and denomination are also indicated.

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A frosted cameo portrait of His Majesty, King George VI, in profile facing left, highlighted in 24-karat selective gold plating. This portrait was executed by the artist, sculptor and designer Thomas Humphrey. The legend GEORGIVS VI D G: REX (“George VI, King by the Grace of God”) replicates the design of the original nickel.

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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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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 Thomas Shingle
Certificate Individually Numbered

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