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Canada 2018 Big Coins Series #5 - Classic Designs - Coat of Arms 50 Cents 5 Ounce Pure Silver Half Dollar Proof with 24-Karat Rose Gold Plating GX L05

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Get this stunning, ultra-low mintage (1,500) five troy ounce pure silver half dollar, with the classic Canadian Coat of Arms design by G.E. Kruger-Gray, 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 continues 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!

Coat of Arms of CanadaThe Coat of Arms of Canada
Each circulation-strike Canadian half dollar features the Coat of Arms of Canada. These armorial bearings were created in the best traditions of heraldry. Like all heraldic devices, each element of the national arms of Canada possess a specific meaning.

For example, the large lion to the left and unicorn to the right are termed "supporters", and represent England and Scotland, respectively. Each holds a lance topped with a flag - the lion supports the Union Jack of the United Kingdom, while the unicorn's lance flies the gold fleurs-de-lis of royal France. Beneath the supporters and the shield (or "escutcheon"), a banner carries the motto of Canada: A Mari usque ad Mare, which is Latin for "From Sea to Sea". In this way each element of the Coat of Arms of Canada represents something of significance, resulting in a set of arms rich in symbolism.

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An Intricate Heraldic Design!
The design features the Canadian Coat of Arms design. A lion holding a Union Jack flag on the left and a unicorn holding a flag bearing three French fleurs-de-lys on the right support a central shield divided into five sections bearing historical emblems of England, France, Scotland, and Ireland, as well as a sprig of three maple leaves. The shield is encircled with a ribbon representing the Order of Canada bearing the motto desiderantes meliorem patriam, which means “desiring a better country.” The shield is surmounted by a royal helmet within a garland of maple leaves, upon which stands a crowned lion holding a maple leaf. St. Edward’s Crown, symbolizing Canada’s constitutional monarchy, rests above the lion, which symbolizes Canada’s sovereignty. The motto A MARI USQUE AD MARI (“from sea to sea”) appears in a ribbon below the shield, along with a “compartment” or garland composed of the floral emblems of England, Scotland, France, and Ireland. Selective rose gold-plating highlights the Coat of Arms.

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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 coat of arms of Canada, with all its symbolism, is depicted in great detail. The date of issue and denomination 50 CENTS also appear.

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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 5 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 Cathy Sabourin
Certificate Individually Numbered



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