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Canada 2018 Beneath Thy Shining Skies - Flag of Canada - Maple Leaf and Rectangular Shaped $10 and $25 3-Coin Pure Silver Set with Color L06

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O Canada - Beneath Thy Shining Skies! A proof set unlike any other, and a stunning first! Two rectangular and one maple-leaf-shaped coins come together to form the Flag of Canada, and tell the national history in images in the low mintage, pure silver proof set!

Three stellar coins - none of them round - come together to form the national flag of Canada in this unique, pure silver proof set!


Canada is a diverse and multicultural nation known for innovation and a commitment to peace. But when Canadians seek to further define who they are, they often look to their past, and the images that speak to it, in order to lay the course for a bright future. Coming together to form the national flag of Canada, these three pure silver, unusually-shaped coins offer a rich narrative that is the story of a great nation, from pre-Confederation to today - and beyond!

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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.

Three Majestic Designs
Artist Rebecca Yanovskaya presents a powerful visual narrative that unfolds across all three coins, which embody national pride and identity as they come together to form the flag of Canada. Like the railroads that played a key role in this nation’s history, a track serves as a unifying design element in this journey through Canada’s past and present. With no beginning or end, it curves its way from the first rectangular coin across the maple leaf-shaped coin, and beyond the second rectangular coin.

The first rectangular coin explores Canada’s pre-Confederation past, where a member of the Cree Native American First Nation symbolizes the long history of Indigenous peoples of Canada. A towering pine represents the forests. Beneath it, two bison stand next to the tall grasses that line the edge of the rock, which represents the Canadian Shield. A nautical sun guides Jacques Cartier’s ship, La Grande Hermine, which symbolizes European exploration and hints at the maritime history of the East Coast, while the salmon beneath the track is a tribute to a great cultural icon of the Pacific Coast.

The maple-leaf shaped coin in the middle explores the period between Confederation and the mid-20th century, where the transition from the Voyageurs of the fur trade era to the adoption of the flag speaks of a nation’s coming-of-age. Flanked by feathers that pay tribute to the Cree First Nations, the Arms of Canada represents the path to nationhood while the Centre Block building on Parliament Hill is the heart of Canadian democracy. Victorian scrollwork adds a stylish flourish throughout, while vibrant vermilion color highlights the poppies that represent the sacrifice of the First and Second World Wars, two events that significantly impacted Canada’s development.

The second rectangular coin’s design represents Canada today. An illustrated moon hangs over a stylized Toronto skyline, which reflects the rise of modern cityscapes across Canada. In a nod to the creation of Nunavut in 1999, an inukshuk represents Northern Canada and reflects our community spirit. A majestic sugar maple tree (Acer saccharum) is a timeless feature of eastern landscapes and is associated with maple syrup. Its branches spread out and mimic the circuit board graphic that represents the innovative spirit of Canadians. The curving brick wall traces the evolution of transportation, while the ribbons represent the multicultural fabric of Canada. A dove reflects a peacekeeping tradition and hopes for the future, as the track continues on towards the future and the viewer, a reminder that we all have a role to play in shaping the Canada (and the world) of tomorrow.

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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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Obverses
Please see descriptions above.

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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 ELIZABETH II D. G. REGINA ("Elizabeth II, Queen by the Grace of God") also appears. The date and denomination are also indicated.

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Packaging
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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Specifications
Country Canada
Year of Issue 2018
   
Face Value 60 Dollars (2 x $25 + 1 x $10)
Weight 110.35 (2 x 47.34 g + 1 x 15.67 g)
Diameter See table above
Mintage Limit     3,000
   
Finish Proof (Maple-Leaf Shaped Coin with Color)
Composition .9999 Fine (Pure) Silver
Edge Serrated (milled, reeded)
   
Artists Rebecca Yanovskaya
Certificate Individually Numbered



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