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Canada 2017 Trivial Pursuit Board Game 35th Anniversary 1982-2017 $25 Pure Silver High Relief Proof Piedfort with Six Colors of Enamel L10 L11

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Get your six colored wedges of everyone's favorite board game, Trivial Pursuit, each executed in a different color of vibrant enamel, on this one troy ounce, pure silver high relief extra-thick piedfort proof!

Trivial Pursuit took the world by storm upon its release in 1982 - everyone seemed to be clamoring to play the Canadian invention that put their general knowledge to the test! No mere fad, Trivial Pursuit has endured through many editions and three generations of players as the quintessential family pastime, becoming a true pop culture phenomenon and a household word. Through the use of six different colors (!) of genuine enamel, the Royal Canadian Mint proudly recreates the iconic player token in high relief (and the wedges necessary to win the game!) to celebrate the 35th anniversary of the classic board game whose worldwide success has made it a household name. Struck in one troy ounce of the purest silver on earth, this piedfort (extra-thick coin) makes a fun, phenomenal gift.

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2017 Trivial Pursut 35th Anniversary Edge ViewEvery one's a winner with this unique piedfort (extra-thick coin) coin representing an iconic Trivial Pursuit game piece with all six of the coveted wedges filled in in vibrant enamel:

    Yellow - History
    Blue - Geography
    Green - Science and Nature
    Pink - Entertainment
    Purple - Literature
    Orange - Sports & Leisure

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The Design
In 1982, what would become one of the best-selling board games of all time first took the world by storm. Everybody wanted to be the first to fill their game piece with six colored wedges, and thereby prove their trivia prowess. Trivial Pursuit became a pop culture phenomenon: a trivia craze that sparked a multitude of game editions, computer versions, apps and even television adaptations!

2017 Trivial Pursuit 35th Anniversary BoxThe design pays tribute to the enduring popularity of Trivial Pursuit, its Canadian origins, and its 35-year history as one of the top-selling board games of all time! The piedfort planchet provides nearly double the thickness of traditional coins, allowing for high-relief engraving to capture the look and feel of a player’s rounded game piece, as viewed from above. The raised elements mimic the appearance of the six individual wedges that complete this game-winning piece, while the application of vibrant enamel recreates the iconic colors of each question category: History (yellow), Geography (blue), Entertainment (pink), Arts & Literature (purple), Science & Nature (green), and Sports & Leisure (orange).

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Technology Note - Enamel
The vibrant green of the four-leaf clover features the Royal Canadian Mint’s patented enamel technology. This proprietary technique applies deep, rich, semi-opaque colors to the coin, while the glaze over these hues enhances the effect of real enamel.

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Technology Note - Purity
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 coin is 99.99% pure!

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Angled view of the Piedfort showing its extra thick edge compared to a standard thickness coinWhat is a Piedfort?
Hard to find and popular with collectors for more than a century, piedforts are highly sought after. We get asked all the time, "What is a piedfort?" There are two different, but related, stories of the origin of the word "piedfort". The first says that it literally means "strong foot" in French (from pied, foot and fort, strong). The second says this word was appropriated by the mint centuries ago to mean "heavy measure" or "heavy weight". In both cases, the sense of serious heft to the coin is obvious.

Often the word "piedfort" is translated as "double-thick", but this is neither a literal translation nor a precisely accurate definition. Numismatically speaking, any coin that is 50% or more thicker than a standard version qualifies as a piedfort, although some piedforts are, indeed, twice as thick as normal.

Finally, the age-old question, "How is the word pronounced?" Coming from French, it is not pronounced as it is spelled; that is, don't say, "pide - fort". Rather, "pee - ay - four" (three syllables) is a good approximation.

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2017 Trivial Pursuit 35th Anniversary BoxObverse
The design pays tribute to the enduring popularity of Trivial Pursuit and its 35-year history as one of the top-selling board games of all time! The piedfort planchet provides nearly double the thickness of traditional coins, allowing for high-relief engraving to capture the look and feel of a player’s rounded game piece, as viewed from above. The raised elements mimic the appearance of the six individual wedges that complete this game-winning piece, while the application of vibrant enamel recreates the iconic colors of each question category The date and denomination are also indicated.

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Reverse

Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II, 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 ELIZABETH II D. G. REGINA ("Elizabeth II, Queen by the Grace of God") also appears.

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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.

Specifications
Country Canada
Year of Issue 2017
   
Face Value 25 Dollars
Weight 31.83 g
Diameter 34.00 mm
Mintage Limit     10,000
   
Finish Proof with Colored Enamel
Composition .9999 Fine (Pure) Silver
Edge Reeded (milled, serrated)
   
Certificate Individually Numbered

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