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Canada 2018 Forgotten Designs of 1936 - Emanuel Hahn Wildlife Patterns - Caribou, Goose and Polar Bear - Complete 3-Coin Collection - Royal Canadian Mint Archives Lore 5¢, 25¢ and 25¢ Pure Silver Reverse Proof Set King George VI L05

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Get this Complete 3-Coin Collection of all three Forgotten Designs of 1936 silver proofs, taken directly from the Royal Canadian Mint's archives - the 5¢, 25¢ and 25¢ wildlife designs of Emanuel Hahn, each minted in one full troy ounce of pure silver with reverse proof finish!

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Three low-mintage, legal tender wildlife pattern coins - each 1 full troy ounce of .9999 fine silver - in elaborate packaging with numbered certificate, for one below-issue wholesale-direct price! Previous pattern set sold out quickly! Don't miss out, get one (or more) today!

For decades, they’ve been a curious footnote in our history — a collection of sketches that only hint at coins that might have been. Now, thanks to this set, three unused coin concepts by Emanuel Hahn are finally making their first-time leap from artwork to coin! Hahn (1881-1957) was the artistic force behind two silver dollars, as well as the Bluenose and caribou images that still grace Canadian circulation coins today. But Hahn’s legacy runs deeper than even history remembers: when Canada sought to modernize its coinage in 1936, the sculptor submitted several proposed designs that have been preserved as part of the National Currency Collection.

Some have been forgotten. Others (such as the designs featured here) have captivated those who regard them as art treasures buried in our archives. Struck in a beautiful reverse proof finish, this set of Hahn’s wildlife “coins that never were” is our way of faithfully carrying out the sculptor’s vision, by interpreting his pencil sketches as though they had been entrusted to us today.

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Each of your coins features one of several designs proposed by Emanuel Hahn (1881-1957) for new Canadian circulation coins issued in 1937. To remain true to the artist’s vision, the Royal Canadian Mint’s engravers pored over every fine detail contained in one of the few resources still available today: Hahn’s sketches, which are a part of the National Currency Collection.

The first 25-cent coin design (NCC-1963.59.15.35 - Bank of Canada Archives) features a polar bear standing on an ice floe, its head turned toward the right side of the coin, while the open sea is visible behind the mound. A stylistic representation of the Aurora Borealis hangs over the low horizon and stretches across the northern sky, only yielding to the Big Dipper asterism that is a common element on all three coins. The word “CANADA” is engraved at the top while the face value “25 CENTS” and the updated year “2018” are engraved over the ice.

The diamond-like stars are more prominent in the second 25-cent coin design (NCC-1963.59.15.34 - Bank of Canada Archives), which centers on a goose in flight. The side-profile view allows for the inclusion of several details, including the flight feathers along the outstretched wings. Here again, the Big Dipper adds a point of interest to the field, where the face value “25 CENTS”, the year “2018” and the word “CANADA” are also engraved in the starry sky.

The five-cent coin’s reverse (NCC-1963.59.15.25 - Bank of Canada Archives) has a remarkable tie to the present: it is Hahn’s original caribou design, the precursor to the one now synonymous with Canada’s 25-cent circulation coin. Viewed in side profile, the ungulate moves beneath the night sky, where the Big Dipper is clearly visible. The caribou’s antlers reach into the legend, where the word “CANADA” is engraved alongside the year “2018”; beneath the flat landscape, an oversized “5” winds its way through the word “CENTS”.

The reverse of each of your coins features the effigy of King George VI by T. H. Paget.
Due to the large size and heavy weight of this item, all orders sent outside of the United States will have an additional charge: USD 5 for Canada, or USD 8 for 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.

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Technology Note - Purity
The Royal Canadian Mint refines the purest silver in the world. The RCM is also the only mint in the world to issue commemorative coins in a .9999 fineness. These one troy ounce silver coins are 99.99% pure!

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A reverse proof portrait of His Majesty, King George VI, in profile facing left. This portrait was executed by the artist, sculptor and designer T. H. Paget. The legend GEORGIVS VI D: G: REX ET IND: IMP: (“George VI, King and Emperor of India by the Grace of God”) replicates the design of the original coinage of the era.

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The coins are encapsulated inside a burgundy leatherette, clamshell-style presentation case, lined with black velvet and protected by a black outer box. An individually-numbered certificate of authenticity is included.

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Country Canada
Year of Issue 2018
Face Value 51 Cents
Weight 94.17 (3 x 31.39 g)
Diameter 38.00 mm
Mintage Limit     5,500
Finish Reverse Proof
Composition .9999 Fine (Pure) Silver
Edge Serrated (milled, reeded)
Artists Emanuel Otto Hahn
Certificate Individually Numbered


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