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Canada 2017 Classic Canadian Coinage Designs 6-Coin Proof-Like Uncirculated Mint Set L01

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Culturally significant coins of hand-selected quality in a brand-new, full-color package - and this year a tiny mintage limit!

New This Year - The Royal Canadian Mint WILL NOT ISSUE ANY of the traditional Canadian coin designs for circulation in 2017, instead releasing circulation versions of the 150th Anniversary designs! That means that this "Classic Canadian Coin Designs" Mint Uncirculated Set is one of the very few opportunities to acquire the traditional, classic designs with circulation finish - and the ONLY way to acquire the circulation finish Coat of Arms Half Dollar singly! It is the only way to get the classic Loonie design singly as well!

2017 Mint Set Coins
The 2017 Proof-Like Uncirculated Mint Set includes an example of each and every one of the circulation coins of Canada, each of which features a design of national importance, including:

    Five Cent Beaver Nickel
    Ten Cent Bluenose Schooner Dime
    Twenty-Five Cent Caribou Quarter
    Fifty Cent Coat of Arms Half Dollar
    One Dollar Common Loon "Loonie"
    Two Dollar Polar Bear "Toonie"

All are specially-struck and hand-picked for these high-quality sets. Each coin has a proof-like finish! Canadian half dollars are no longer issued to banks for general circulation, so these mint sets are now the only way to get these coins individually!

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Investment Note
We generally don't speak of a mint set costing under $20 as an investment. However, the Royal Canadian Mint continues an interesting wrinkle this year - the exceedingly low mintage limit! This 6-Coin Mint Set has a mintage limit of only 75,000 (and all certificates are individually numbered), meaning that this set will be very hard to find in the future. Consider that on an annual basis, the U.S. Mint produces over 4 million (that's 4,000,000 !) uncirculated and proof sets combined, and you can see that this is a relatively tiny mintage limit for such an affordable set replete with iconic designs.

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Six Spectacular Coins, One Tiny Price!
The value-packed 2017 6-Coin Mint Set from Canada includes pristine, hand-selected examples of each and every one of Canada's circulating coins!

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Highly Significant Circulating Coin Designs

Polar Bear
Canada’s bi-metallic two-dollar coin, launched in 1996, features a polar bear, the world’s largest terrestrial carnivore, which can weigh over 1400 pounds (650 kilograms). It lives near the cold seas and frozen ice of Canada’s far-north.

Common Loon
Launched in 1987, the reverse of the one-dollar coin, represents a common loon swimming against the rugged backdrop of the Canadian Shield. The loon’s haunting calls are one the quintessential sound of the Canadian wilderness in summer.

Canada’s Coat of Arms
The Canadian Coat of Arms, proclaimed in the 1921 and modified in 1996, reminds Canadians of their diverse heritage. It features elements from France (the fleur-de-lis), England (the three royal lions and rose), Scotland (a lion and thistle) and Ireland (the Irish harp and shamrock).

Caribou
An enduring symbol of the Canadian north, the majestically-antlered caribou has remained a Canadian icon since first appearing on the twenty-five-cent piece in 1936.

Bluenose Schooner
In the 1921, Atlantic Canadians built one of the finest racing and fishing vessels in Canadian history, the Bluenose. Known for its speed, and almost unbeatable in a race, this ship first appeared on the ten-cent piece in 1937.

Beaver
The beaver is Canada’s national animal. Highly sought after for its rich fur in the 17th and 18th centuries, it was the mainstay of the colonial economy for centuries. Today, the beaver is revered as a symbol of hard work and perseverance.

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Obverse
The obverse of each coin features the familiar, traditional designs found on the regular circulation coins of Canada as described and pictured above.

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Reverse

The reverse of each coin features 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") and mint mark also appear.

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Packaging
The coins are sealed inside a transparent, pliofilm holder, inside a full-color, protective keepsake envelope. A certificate with full specifications is integrated into the set packaging.

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Set Specifications

Country Canada
Year of Issue 2017
   
Face Value 3 Dollars and 90 Cents
Mintage Limit 75,000
   
Finish Proof-Like Brilliant Uncirculated
Certificate Individually Numbered

Individual Coin Specifications
Coin Specifications table

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