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Canada 2018 Big Coins Series #1 - Classic Designs - Voyageurs $1 5 Ounce Pure Silver Dollar Proof with 24-Karat Rose Gold Plating GX L09

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Get this stunning, ultra-low mintage (1,500) five troy ounce pure silver dollar, with the historic Voyageurs design highlighted in 24-karat rose gold plating! Sold out at the Mint on pre-release!

Sold out at the Mint!A nation’s character and spirit are often revealed in the designs of its circulation coins. For Canada, no other coin has done this more profoundly than the Voyageur silver dollar. This storied design was introduced in 1935, to mark the occasion of King George V's silver jubilee, and then entered into numismatic history. This is the definitive Canadian silver dollar! Celebrate the history and artistry of Canadian coinage with this special series of pure silver circulation coins featuring selective rose gold plating - the Big Coins!

Investment Opportunity!The extraordinarily popular Big Coin Series is back for 2018! These beloved and historic designs are reissued here as just they have appeared on Canadian circulating coinage, but larger - MUCH LARGER! Each Big Coins Series beauty measures over 65 mm in diameter - they're HUGE! Each elegant, commemorative 5 troy ounce silver proof recreates a classic circulation coin design, elegantly enhanced with selective rose gold plating. The 2017 Big Coins all sold out very quickly with a mintage of 2,150. With 650 fewer sets this year, we are predicting an immediate sellout. Order early to avoid missing out on this top rated series.

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Mintage limit reduced from 2,150 in 2017 to just 1,500 in 2018 - sold out at the Mint on pre-release - don't miss out, get yours today!

Masters Club Exclusive Renewed Silver Dollar Series #1 Voyageurs 2 Troy Ounce Pure Silver Dollar Outer BoxPlease read the articles below about the original, 1935 silver dollar, and the inspiration for its design, the famed voyageurs. Then add this coin-on-coin, five troy ounce, retro design pure silver dollar (with its excruciatingly low mintage of just 1,500!) to your collection!

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An Historic Design
Canada’s first circulating silver dollar was introduced in 1935 to mark the Silver Jubilee celebrations for King George V. Its design featured a voyageur and Native American paddling a canoe in tribute to the fur trade, the industry that founded the nation. The image of a vast untamed frontier it conveyed made it one of the most popular coin designs ever to enter circulation in Canada. The scene is illuminated from behind by the Northern Lights (Aurora Borealis), which speak to the natural wonders and grandeur of the vast country.

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The obverse and reverse of the historic Canada 1935 Silver Dollar, commemorating King George V's silver Jubilee (25th Anniversary), and the first to feature the famed Voyageurs design.The voyageur silver dollar was designed by renowned Toronto sculptor Emanuel Hahn, making it one of Canada’s first domestically-designed coins and a great source of pride. Even though the Royal Canadian Mint had begun striking Canada’s coins in 1908, the designs, tools and dies were still being produced by the Royal Mint in England. This was the case for the coins that were already in circulation when the voyageur silver dollar was introduced. While they were engraved by European sculptors, the presence of maple leaves in their designs hinted at an ever-expanding national identity for a young Canada. In 1935, the voyageur silver dollar brought the essence of the nation’s character to the forefront. It evoked the spirit of adventure that first lured explorers and voyageurs across the continent - an epic ideal that continues to inspire centuries later. The detail of the engraving is such that the letters “HB” for “Hudson Bay Company” can be seen on one of the trade bundles.

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The paintingThe Voyageurs
Canada's early history is one of exploration and discovery. Throughout North America the fur traders (French: voyageurs or coureurs de bois) who opened up the wilderness on the highways of water did more than just trap animals and sell their hides. They met with the Native Americans, learned their languages and ways, and created maps where once there was just blank space on a map.

The lure of wealth transcended class and social status as hundreds of men climbed aboard their canoes to head into the unknown for months, sometimes even years. Paddling up to 90 strokes per minute, they traveled thousands of miles, circumventing perilous rapids by loading each man with 200 lbs of cargo to carry across countless portages. Bear fat, corn, and pemmican were their staples and they had little more than the trees to shield them from the elements and the unrelenting flies.

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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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Obverse
The obverse features Emanuel Hahn’s iconic Voyageurs image, found on Canadian silver dollars from 1935 to 1986. A canoe carries a European voyageur paddling at the stern and a Native American paddling at the bow. Between them are bundles of wrapped furs. The bundle closest to the bow is marked with the initials “HB", for Hudson’s Bay Company. In the background, two wind-swept pines rise from the center of an island. Vertical rays representing the northern lights cross the sky. The engraved elements, including the canoe, travelers, and pines are rose gold-plated. The date 2018 and denomination DOLLAR are 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 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 2018
   
Face Value One Dollar
Weight 157.60 g
Diameter 65.25 mm
Mintage Limit      1,500
   
Finish Proof with 24-Karat Rose Gold Plating
Composition .9999 Fine (Pure) Silver
Edge Serrated (milled, reeded)
   
Artist Emanuel Hahn
Certificate Individually Numbered



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