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Canada 2017 Big Coins Series #5 - Wolf Howling - Alex Colville 1967 Centennial Designs 50 Cents 5 Ounce Pure Silver Half Dollar Proof with 24-Karat Gold Plating GX L06

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Get this fifth entry in the extremely popular Big Coins series that celebrates Canada's 150th - a howling wolf! Collect all six historic Alex Colville wildlife designs, created for Canada's centennial in 1967 - minted in five troy ounces of pure silver with proof finish and 24-karat gold plating! Sold out at the Mint on pre-release!

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Sold out at the Mint!The Royal Canadian Mint is celebrating Canada's Sesquicentennial in a BIG WAY! It's chosen to do so by revisiting a numismatic high point of the past, Canada's beloved wildlife designs of the circulating coinage of its Centennial year 1967! Designed by acclaimed Canadian artist Alex Colville, the 1967 Canadian Centennial circulation coins remain a powerfully symbolic representation of the Canadian spirit, even as the nation celebrates its 150th anniversary.

Investment Opportunity!These beloved and historic designs are reissued here as just they appeared fifty years ago, but larger - MUCH LARGER! Each Big Coins Series beauty measures over 65 mm in diameter - they're HUGE! These elegant, commemorative 5 troy ounce silver proofs recreate each 1967 circulation coin design, elegantly enhanced with selective gold plating. For added authenticity and historical effect, each bears the second effigy of Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II, by sculptor Arnold Machin, exactly as it appeared on the original 1967 centennial coins. Sold out at the Mint on pre-release - get yours today!

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Canada 2017 Big Coins Alex Coleville Designs #1 Loonie 5 Troy Ounce Pure Silver ProofInvestment Note - What an opportunity this is! These landmark coins sold out at the Mint on pre-release and have already become numismatic delicacies, to be greedily pursued by future generations! Grab yours now!

Collect all the Alex Colville 1967 Centennial Design Big Coins:

The Howling Wolf Design
The obverse brings back the the beloved 1967 50-cent circulation coin design by Canadian artist Alex Colville. It features the side profile of a howling wolf. Detailed engraving re-creates the animal’s outline and conveys the texture of its fur as it sits on its hind legs, its head tilted up to the sky to release its cry into the air. The image is enhanced by the application of selective gold plating over the wolf and all along the coin’s rim. The reverse features selective gold plating on the second effigy of Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II, by sculptor Arnold Machin, as well as on the rim.

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The 1967 Design Competition
The second effigy of Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II, by sculptor Arnold Machin, as it appeared on the original 1967 centennial coins. The legend reads ELIZABETH II D. G. REGINA ("Elizabeth II, Queen by the Grace of God").A competition launched in 1964 invited Canadian artists and sculptors to submit proposals for six special, commemorative circulating coin designs, to be issued in 1967 for the 100th anniversary of Canadian Confederation. A $2,500 prize was offered for the winning design of each of the six coin denominations, but when the award committee reviewed all submissions, there was no clear winner. They therefore asked five more artists to submit new design concepts. On April 20, 1966, they finally announced a clear-cut winner: Canadian painter Alex Colville of Sackville, New Brunswick! And now his wildlife coin designs are a part of Canadian numismatic history!

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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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Technology Note - Purity
The Royal Canadian Mint refines the purest silver in the world. This five troy ounce silver coin is 99.99% pure!
 
Obverse
The obverse brings back the the beloved 1967 50-cent circulation coin design by Canadian artist Alex Colville. It features the side profile of a howling wolf. Detailed engraving re-creates the animal’s outline and conveys the texture of its fur as it sits on its hind legs, its head tilted up to the sky to release its cry into the air. The image is enhanced by the application of selective gold plating over the wolf and all along the coin’s rim. The commemorative dual dates 1867-2017 and denomination 50 CENTS are indicated.

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Reverse
The second effigy of Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II, by sculptor Arnold Machin, as it appeared on the original 1967 centennial coins. 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 inside a burgundy leatherette, clamshell-style presentation case, lined with black velvet and 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 2017
   
Face Value Fifty Cents
Weight 157.60 g
Diameter 65.25 mm
Mintage Limit      2,150
   
Finish Proof with 24-Karat Gold Plating
Composition .9999 Fine (Pure) Silver
Edge Serrated (milled, reeded)
   
Artist Obverse: Alex Colville
Reverse: Arnold Machin
Certificate Individually Numbered

 

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