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Canada 2017 Big Coins Series #1 - Canada Goose in Flight - Alex Colville 1967 Centennial Designs $1 5 Ounce Pure Silver Dollar Proof with 24-Karat Gold Plating in Solid Wood 6-Coin Presentation Case Box GX L10

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Get this first in the new Big Coins series that celebrates Canada's 150th - a majestic Canada Goose in Flight! Collect all six historic Alex Colville wildlife designs, created for Canada's centennial in 1967! All six denominations are minted in five troy ounces of pure silver with proof finish and 24-karat gold plating! Sold out at the Mint on pre-release!In Solid Wood 6-Coin Presentation Case Box!

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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Investment 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:

    1)  Canada Goose in Flight 5 Oz Silver Dollar
        + Canada Goose in Flight in Solid Wood 6-Coin Display Case
    2)  Bobcat Prowling 25 Cents 5 Oz Silver Quarter
    3)  Wolf Howling 50 Cents 5 Oz Silver Half Dollar
    4)  Mackerel Swimming 10 Cents 5 Oz Silver Dime
    5)  Rabbit Running 5 Cents 5 Oz Silver Nickel
    6)  Rock Dove Ascending 1 Cent 5 Oz Silver Penny

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Get the Canada Goose 5 Ounce Pure Silver Proof
in the 6-Coin Solid Wood Presentation Case Box
!
Canada Goose Dollar Big Coins in Wooden Display Case

Due to the large size and heavy weight of this item, all orders sent outside of the United States require an additional charge of USD 30 to Canada and USD 50 to the rest of the world. This charge per item will be added after checkout has been completed. We will contact you and re-invoice you by email after you have completed your order.

The Flying Goose Design
The obverse brings back the unforgettable 1967 one dollar circulation coin design by Canadian artist Alex Colville. It features the side view profile of a Canada goose in flight. Detailed engraving recreates the goose’s features and the texture of its flight feathers, as it flaps its wings downwards while soaring over this great land. The image is enhanced by the application of selective 24-karat gold plating over the goose and along the 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!

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Big Coins 6-Coin Display Outer Box
Obverse

The obverse brings back the unforgettable 1967 one dollar circulation coin design by Canadian artist Alex Colville. It features the side view profile of a Canada goose in flight. Detailed engraving recreates the goose’s features and the texture of its flight feathers, as it flaps its wings downwards while soaring over this great land. The image is enhanced by the application of selective 24-karat gold plating over the goose and along the rim. The commemorative dates 1867-2017 and denomination DOLLAR 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 handsome solid wood 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 One Dollar
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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