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Canada 2016 Renewed Silver Dollar Series #2 - Library of Parliament $1 2 Troy Ounce Pure Silver Dollar Proof Masters Club Exclusive Special Edition with 24-Karat Gold Plating GX

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Get this stunning, ultra-low mintage (2,500) two troy ounce pure silver dollar, with the historic Library of Parliament design from 1976, highlighted in 24-karat gold plating, now! This Masters Club exclusive is the second in the extremely popular Renewed Silver Dollar Series, and only the second 2 oz silver dollar in Canadian history!

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A nation’s character and spirit are often revealed in the designs of its commemorative coins. For Canada, this one coin covers not one, not two, but four important anniversaries:
    1)  The 140th anniversary of the completion of Canada’s Library of Parliament in 1876;
    2)  the 40th anniversary of the 1876-1976 silver proof dollar celebrating the Library of Parliament’s centennial;
    3)  the 10th anniversary of the conservation, rehabilitation, and upgrade of the Library of Parliament; and
    4)  the 100th anniversary of the 1916 fire that gutted the Center Block of Parliament Hill, sparing only the Library itself.
Simply put, this is the definitive Canadian silver dollar design!

Investment Opportunity!The Renewed Silver Dollar Series continues in tremendous style, with this Masters Club exclusive - the second 2 oz silver dollar in Canadian history! It's also among the lowest mintage silver dollars ever issued! Featuring 24-karat gold plating on both sides of its beloved motifs, and housed in a luxurious, solid wood presentation case of the highest quality, we believe that this numismatic delicacy will be a rarity that continues to appreciate as the years go by.

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This 99.99% pure silver one dollar legal tender coin has a diameter of 50 millimeters (2 inches!) and a weight of 2 full troy ounces. Its design features Walter Ott’s image of the Library of Parliament from the 1976 silver proof dollar. The design presents the outside facade of the Library of Parliament in intricate architectural detail, highlighting the building’s buttresses, ornate windows, three-tiered domed roof, and other gothic details. The building and the coin’s outer edge are plated in 24-karat pure gold. The legends “CANADA” and “DOLLAR” and the commemorative dual dates of "1876-2016" are also engraved. The reverse features the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Arnold Machin from the original 1976 commemorative silver dollar. The Queen’s crown and mantle are also plated in 99.99% pure gold.Completed in 1876, this magnificent structure, the Library of Parliament, benefited from the vision of its first librarian, Alpheus Todd, who stressed the importance of a spacious feeling. Todd also suggested the Library be separate from Centre Block yet linked by a corridor, and insisted upon fireproof iron doors. Both decisions proved to be pivotal on the fateful evening of February 3, 1916, when a small fire in House of Commons Reading Room suddenly became a fast-moving inferno. Fortunately, a quick-thinking clerk named Michael MacCormac smelled the smoke and ordered the iron doors shut in time to save the Library. His actions, along with those of the firefighters who battled the blaze, saved thousands of irreplaceable books and priceless carvings.

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Please read the articles below about the original, 1976 silver dollar, and the inspiration for its design, the Library of Parliament. Then add this superb, architectural, two troy ounce, retro coin-on-coin design pure silver dollar (with its excruciatingly low mintage of just 2,500!) to your collection!

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An Historic Design
This 99.99% pure silver one dollar legal tender coin has a diameter of 50 millimeters (2 inches!) and a weight of 2 full troy ounces. Its design features Walter Ott’s image of the Library of Parliament from the 1976 silver proof dollar. The design presents the outside facade of the Library of Parliament in intricate architectural detail, highlighting the building’s buttresses, ornate windows, three-tiered domed roof, and other gothic details. The building and the coin’s outer edge are plated in 24-karat pure gold. The legends “CANADA” and “DOLLAR” and the commemorative dual dates of "1876-2016" are also engraved. The reverse features the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Arnold Machin from the original 1976 commemorative silver dollar. The Queen’s crown and mantle are also plated in 99.99% pure gold.This 99.99% pure silver one dollar legal tender coin has a diameter of 50 millimeters (2 inches!) and a weight of 2 full troy ounces. Its design features Walter Ott’s image of the Library of Parliament from the 1976 silver proof dollar. The design presents the outside facade of the Library of Parliament in intricate architectural detail, highlighting the building’s buttresses, ornate windows, three-tiered domed roof, and other gothic details. The building and the coin’s outer edge are plated in 24-karat pure gold. The legends “CANADA” and “DOLLAR” and the commemorative dual dates of "1876-2016" are also engraved. The reverse features the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Arnold Machin from the original 1976 commemorative silver dollar. The Queen’s crown and mantle are also plated in 99.99% pure gold.

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Investment Note - This is only the second two troy ounce silver dollar in Canadian history! We can not stress strongly enough what an opportunity this is!This large, impressive two ouncer sold out at the Mint on pre-release, as a Masters Club exclusive. We believe that this landmark coin will become a numismatic delicacy, greedily pursued by future generations! All silver dollar collectors need this coin. We highly recommend this silver dollar as a strong buy and hold. At only 2,500, the mintage limit is tiny, so grab yours now!

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This 99.99% pure silver one dollar legal tender coin has a diameter of 50 millimeters (2 inches!) and a weight of 2 full troy ounces. Its design features Walter Ott’s image of the Library of Parliament from the 1976 silver proof dollar. The design presents the outside facade of the Library of Parliament in intricate architectural detail, highlighting the building’s buttresses, ornate windows, three-tiered domed roof, and other gothic details. The building and the coin’s outer edge are plated in 24-karat pure gold. The legends “CANADA” and “DOLLAR” and the commemorative dual dates of "1876-2016" are also engraved. The reverse features the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Arnold Machin from the original 1976 commemorative silver dollar. The Queen’s crown and mantle are also plated in 99.99% pure gold.Did you know…
 - Canada's first Parliamentary Librarian, Alpheus Todd, was also a renowned expert on parliamentary government and one of the founders of the Royal Society of Canada?
 - The pre-Confederation fires and the 1916 fire are not the Library's only near misses. In 1888, the building survived a tornado - though the slate tiles on its wrought-iron roof dome did not. These were replaced with copper. In 1952, a fire in the cupola caused significant smoke and water damage to the Library's interior, necessitating structural repairs and reproduction of some of the wood fixtures.
 - The library underwent a major renovation between 2002 and 2006 that included replacing thousands of square meters of copper roofing, removing bedrock to create a basement, and enhancing internal climate control to protect the integrity of the collection.
 - The building in the Center Block is the main branch of the Parliamentary Library, but there are a number of other branches across Canada. The collection at the main branch includes approximately 600,000 volumes or works.

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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. This two troy ounce silver coin is 99.99% pure!

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Obverse
This 99.99% pure silver one dollar legal tender coin has a diameter of 50 millimeters (2 inches!) and a weight of 2 full troy ounces. Its design features Walter Ott’s image of the Library of Parliament from the 1976 silver proof dollar. The design presents the outside facade of the Library of Parliament in intricate architectural detail, highlighting the building’s buttresses, ornate windows, three-tiered domed roof, and other gothic details. The building and the coin’s outer edge are plated in 24-karat pure gold. The legends “CANADA” and “DOLLAR” and the commemorative dual dates of "1876-2016" are also engraved. The reverse features the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Arnold Machin from the original 1976 commemorative silver dollar. The Queen’s crown and mantle are also plated in 99.99% pure gold.This 99.99% pure silver one dollar legal tender coin has a diameter of 50 millimeters (2 inches!) and a weight of 2 full troy ounces. Its design features Walter Ott’s image of the Library of Parliament from the 1976 silver proof dollar. The design presents the outside facade of the Library of Parliament in intricate architectural detail, highlighting the building’s buttresses, ornate windows, three-tiered domed roof, and other gothic details. The building and the coin’s outer edge are plated in 24-karat pure gold. The legends “CANADA” and “DOLLAR” and the commemorative dual dates of "1876-2016" are also engraved. The reverse features the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Arnold Machin from the original 1976 commemorative silver dollar. The Queen’s crown and mantle are also plated in 99.99% pure gold.

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Reverse
A frosted cameo portrait, the second effigy of Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II, by sculptor Arnold Machin, as it appeared on the original 1976 Library of Parliament centennial silver dollar. The legend reads ELIZABETH II D. G. REGINA ("Elizabeth II, Queen by the Grace of God").

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Packaging

The coin is encapsulated and presented inside a luxurious, Royal Canadian Mint-branded solid wood box, lined with black velvet and including a removable insert and special certificate compartment, protected by a full color outer box. An individually-numbered certificate of authenticity is included.

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Specifications
Country Canada
Year of Issue 2016
   
Face Value One Dollar
Weight 62.69 g
Diameter 50 mm
Mintage Limit     2,500
   
Finish Proof with 24--Karat Gold Plating
Composition .9999 Fine (Pure) Silver
Edge Serrated (milled, reeded)
   
Artist Obverse: Walter Ott
Reverse: Arnold Machin
Certificate Individually Numbered

The Library of Parliament
Canada's Library of Parliament, located in the Centre Block of Parliament Hill, is remarkable for several reasons. Architecturally, it showcases the neo-gothic details of Canada's original parliamentary precinct design. Said to have been modeled on the British Museum's reading room, the library's circular structure is supported by sixteen flying buttresses. Its exterior of Nepean sandstone harmonizes with the building's picturesque setting on a promontory overlooking the Ottawa River. The interior centers around a reading room commonly known as "Canada's most beautiful room." Punctuated by a tall marble statue of Queen Victoria, this chamber opens to the vaulted ceiling of the cupola. Several rings of carved gothic windows encircle this roof at various elevations. The library stacks are made of handsomely carved white pine.

The Library houses a body of works whose oldest items originated in the legislative collections of Upper and Lower Canada in the 1790s. When the two regions (Ontario and Quebec) were united as the Province of Canada in 1841, the libraries were combined. The collection moved several more times, along with the location of the provincial and national capitals, before the present Library of Parliament building was completed in Ottawa in 1876.

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The library's popular claim to fame is that it survived the fire that gutted the heart of Parliament on February 3, 1916. The continued existence of the building and its contents is credited mostly to Alpheus Todd, Canada's first Parliamentary Librarian (1870-1884), who lobbied the building's designers to make it an independent structure linked to the rest of Centre Block by a corridor. He also requested that the entryway include iron doors that could seal off the precious collection.

Todd's foresight was drawn from experience in an era when lanterns, candles, and fireplaces were standard interior fixtures (along with cigars, pipes, and cigarettes). In 1849, most of the collection had been decimated in a fire set by protesters in Montréal. In Québec in 1854, the entire collection had been threatened by a fire that engulfed that city's legislative building. Thanks to Todd's advance planning—and the quick actions of library clerk Michael MacCormac, who ordered the doors closed before the 1916 Centre Block fire could make its way into the Library—the stunning structure and its priceless holdings are with us to this day.

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