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Canada 2018 Big Coins Series #3 - Classic Designs - Bluenose Racing Schooner 10 Cents 5 Ounce Pure Silver Dime Proof with 24-Karat Rose Gold Plating GX L01

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

Sold out at the Mint!The extraordinarily popular Big Coin Series is back for 2018! 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!

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 Investment Opportunity!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 for 2018, an immediate sellout has occurred. 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!

2005 First Day of Minting Obverse & ReverseThe Bluenose Dime
The legendary schooner Bluenose has graced Canada's ten cent coin since 1937. In 1920 the Halifax Herald newspaper established the International Fisherman's Trophy racing series for bona fide working ships. Bluenose was built and launched in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia in 1921 to compete for that trophy. It won and remained unbeaten for 18 years! The design honoring this winning schooner was created by Canadian artist Emanuel Hahn. The coin itself was minted in silver from 1937 to 1968, then in nickel from 1968 to 2001, when it was changed to nickel-plated steel. Over time Bluenose has become one of the national icons of Canada, along with the beaver, the maple leaf, and the Mountie.

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Bluenose and Bluenose II
The original Canadian racing schooner Bluenose, built in Nova Scotia in 1921.This big silver proof features Bluenose - an historic fishing and racing schooner launched at Lunenburg, Nova Scotia on March 26, 1921. In October of that year, Bluenose won her first of many International Fishermen’s Trophy series of races. Almost immediately, she became an important symbol of excellence in ship design, shipbuilding and seamanship for Nova Scotians and, eventually, for all Canadians.

Bluenose went on to serve actively as a fishing vessel. Her designer, William J. Roué, and her stalwart crew under Captain Angus Walters, became known and admired around the world. When the global economy faced stormy waters in the 1930s, Bluenose increasingly served as a cultural and tourism promotion vessel. Although Canadians lobbied strongly to preserve the ship as a national symbol, she was sold in 1942 and worked as a freighter in the Caribbean. On January 28, 1946, the ship was lost off the coast of Haiti. A replica, Bluenose II, was launched in 1963 and gifted to the Government of Nova Scotia in 1971. Bluenose II continues to serve as a goodwill ambassador for Nova Scotia and all of Canada.

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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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The obverse features Emanuel Hahn’s iconic Bluenose racing schooner design, found on Canadian quarters from 1937 to the present. The date 2018 and denomination 10 CENTS are indicated.

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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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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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Country Canada
Year of Issue 2018
Face Value 10 Cents
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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