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Canada 2017 Renewed Silver Dollar Series #3 - Peace Tower and Centre Block of Parliament Buildings $1 2 Troy Ounce Pure Silver Dollar Proof Masters Club Exclusive King George VI 1939 Royal Visit Special Edition with 24-Karat Gold Plating GX L12 L01

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Get this stunning, ultra-low mintage two troy ounce pure silver dollar, with the historic Peace Tower in the Centre Block of the Canadian Parliament design from 1939, highlighted in 24-karat gold plating! This Masters Club Exclusive is the 3rd in the extremely popular Renewed Silver Dollar Series, and only the third 2 oz silver dollar in Canadian history!

Sold out at the Mint in one day! Previous Renewed Silver Dollar has quadrupled in value - don't wait!

Sold out at the Mint!A nation’s character and spirit are often revealed in the designs of its commemorative coins. The third coin in the Royal Canadian Mint’s Masters Club Exclusive Renewed Silver Dollar Series of historic proof dollar designs features the 1939 commemorative silver dollar celebrating the royal visit of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth (the Queen Mother) - the very first visit of a reigning British monarch to Canada!

Investment Opportunity!The Renewed Silver Dollar Series continues in tremendous style, with this Masters Club Exclusive - the third 2 troy 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 (as have its predecessors already).

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The current Centre Block Building of the Canadian Parliament, as rebuilt in high style Neo-Gothic architecture after the great fire of 1916.Investment Note - This is only the third 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 4,000, the mintage limit is tiny, so grab yours now!

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Please read the articles below about buildings on Parliament Hill! Then add this superb, architectural, two troy ounce, retro coin-on-coin design pure silver dollar (with its excruciatingly low mintage of just 4,000!) to your collection today!

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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 artist Emmanuel Hahn's famous depiction of the Centre Block of Parliament Building from the historic 1939 silver proof dollar, dominated by the stately Peace Tower. This Canadian icon is linked to the country’s status within the British Empire (now the Commonwealth) through Latin legend across the top honoring King George VI: “FIDE SVORVM REGNAT,” which translates to “He reigns by the faith of his people.” The legends “CANADA” and “DOLLAR” and the date of issue "2017" are also engraved.

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Did you know…
An incredible, panoramic view of Parliament Hill in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. - During their 1939 visit to Canada, King George VI, Queen Elizabeth, Princess Elizabeth (the current Queen Elizabeth II), and Princess Margaret were each given proof dollars in Canadian-designed and crafted cases. Their coins were double struck to sharpen the relief!
 - All Canadian silver dollars struck between 1935 and 1967 were composed of 80% silver and 20% copper.
 - The artist who designed the obverse of the coin, famed Canadian sculptor and artist Emanuel Hahn, created this outstanding vignette of the Centre Block of Parliament Building in only four weeks!
 - The original 1939 commemorative silver dollar is the only Canadian silver dollar issued into circulation to feature the numeral "1" in front of the word "DOLLAR" on its obverse!

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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!

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 artist Emmanuel Hahn's famous depiction of the Centre Block of Parliament Building from the historic 1939 silver proof dollar, dominated by the stately Peace Tower. This Canadian icon is linked to the country’s status within the British Empire (now the Commonwealth) through Latin legend across the top honoring King George VI: “FIDE SVORVM REGNAT,” which translates to “He reigns by the faith of his people.” The legends “CANADA” and “DOLLAR” and the date of issue "2017" are also engraved.

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Reverse
A frosted cameo portrait, highlighted in 24-karat gold plating, of His Majesty, King George VI. This is the exact same effigy that appeared on the original 1939 commemorative silver dollar, as executed by British sculptor and artist Humphrey Paget. The legend reads GEORGIVS VI D. G. REX ET IND IMP ("George VI, King by the Grace of God and Emperor of India").

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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 2017
   
Face Value One Dollar
Weight 62.69 g
Diameter 50 mm
Mintage Limit     4,000
   
Finish Proof with 24--Karat Gold Plating
Composition .9999 Fine (Pure) Silver
Edge Serrated (milled, reeded)
   
Artist Obverse: Emanuel Hahn
Reverse: Humphrey Paget
Certificate Individually Numbered

Parliament Hill and Its Buildings

Never before had anything so grand been built in Canada, but now was the time. Originally the site of a military base in the 18th and early 19th centuries, development of the site into a governmental precinct began in 1859, after Bytown (the former name of Ottawa, Ontario) was chosen by Queen Victoria as the capital of the Province of Canada. Barrack Hill, high above the Ottawa River, had housed engineers during the construction of the Rideau Canal, and was available. The site was prominent, spacious and picturesque - perfect for a plaza of such importance.

The original Centre Block Building of the Canadian Parliament, as original designed and built with capped tower and finials, on a postcard from the era 1900-1910.Construction began in December 1859 and was completed by the summer of 1866. The Parliament Buildings incorporated the latest trends in Victorian Gothic Revivalism adapted to North American tastes and materials, but one feature of the original design was absent.

Architects Thomas Fuller and Chilion Jones had originally proposed a central tower with a cap and decorative finials. These elements were added during 1872-78; when the Victoria Tower first opened in 1866, it featured peaked gables and Gothic end posts at each corner.

Unfortunately, these architectural treasures were lost forever when fire raged through the Centre Block in 1916. The subsequent reconstruction was intent on respecting the original design but was expanded to provide more office space and adopt the latest architectural trends. Parliament Hill took on its present form with the completion of the Peace Tower in 1927.

Today’s facades look quite different from the originals but are arguably Canada’s most recognized buildings. One hundred and fifty years after construction first began, Ottawa’s Parliament Buildings are still hailed as the purest example of Gothic Revival architecture in the Western Hemisphere. Since 2002, an extensive $1 billion renovation and rehabilitation project has been underway throughout all of the precinct's buildings; work is not expected to be complete until after 2020. Each year, Parliament Hill attracts approximately 3 million visitors each year - roughly 1/10 the total population of Canada!

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The Centre Block
The Centre Block is the main building of the Canadian parliamentary complex on Parliament Hill, containing the Commons and Senate chambers, as well as the offices of a number of Members of Parliament and Senators, as well as senior administration for both legislative houses. It is also the location of several ceremonial spaces, such as the Hall of Honor, the Memorial Chamber, and Confederation Hall.

In a photograph dating to August or September of 1863, we can see the ongoing progress of the construction of the original Centre Block Building of the Canadian Parliament, as well as its monumental scale.Built in the Gothic Revival style, the present Centre Block is the second incarnation of the building, after the first was destroyed by fire in 1916 - all that remains of the original building is the Library of Parliament, at the rear of the Centre Block. Though construction began immediately after the blaze, sculpting work on the interior continued into the 1970s.

Designed by Jean Omer Marchand and John A. Pearson, the Centre Block is a 475 feet long by 245 feet deep, six story high, symmetrical structure built in the modern Gothic Revival style. It features a multitude of stone carvings, including gargoyles, grotesques, and friezes, in keeping with the Victorian High Gothic style of the rest of the parliamentary complex. The walls are faced with more than 50,000 blocks of over 24 different types of stone, though a rustic finished Nepean sandstone is the predominant kind of masonry, with dressed stone trim around the 550 windows and other edges.

The roof is of reinforced concrete covered with copper, and dotted with dormer windows. The interior walls are sheeted with Tyndall stone, a dolomitic limestone quarried in southeastern Manitoba, and chosen by the architects for its vibrant color and rich texture, formed by darker brown spots caused by fine fern markings. These surfaces are augmented by sculptural decoration done in Indiana limestone.

The Centre Block houses offices and facilities, including the Prime Minister's office, that of the Leader of Her Majesty's Loyal Opposition, and the offices of other party leaders, as well as senators, ministers, and commons staff. Further, there are numerous parliamentary committee rooms, and the Parliamentary Press Gallery.

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