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Canada 2018 Canadian National Institute for the Blind CNIB 100th Anniversary 2-Coin $30 2 Troy Ounce Pure Silver Proof Set with Color and Antique Finish Bronze Braille Medallion L04

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Honoring the blind and those who serve them 2-coin set includes a large proof coin, struck in 2 troy ounces of pure silver, with full color - as well as an even larger, solid bronze medallion with braille lettering - both executed by a partially-sighted artist!

In the wake of the First World War, and the Halifax Explosion that left hundreds blind or partially sighted, seven visionaries saw beyond the tragedy and held fast to their ideal that those injured could lead productive lives, nurture their talents, and ultimately fulfill their dreams.

As our first coin designed by a partially sighted artist, and the first to feature braille, this keepsake is testament to the power of the Canadian National Institute for the Blind’s (CNIB) vision. One hundred years after its founding, the CNIB continues in its noble mission. Get this beautiful coin that honors the seeing impaired, as well as those who serve the needs of the blind. Order yours today!

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A Significant and Symbolic Design

Partially sighted Canadian artist Meghan Sims has created an intriguing design featuring an abstract eye superimposed over a mountain scene representing the institution that CNIB has built during its first century, with the commemoration of its anniversary “100” in braille. The passage of time is conveyed by the sun and moon at the center, where selective green color transforms the sun into an iris, with the moon as its pupil. Variations in color, detail and texture symbolize the range of conditions and abilities experienced with sight loss. The curved horizon doubles as an eyelid, its lashes standing as trees in honor of the seven founders of the CNIB. The jack pine embodying the strength and resilience of people living with sight loss.

The large bronze medallion delivers the tactile experience of touching braille to read CNIB 1918 – 2018 INCA.

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Technology Note - Color
This pure silver proof features the Royal Canadian Mint’s patented colorization technology. The RCM leads the world with its proprietary colorization technology, in which the color is actually sealed on the coin. The intricate detail, smooth gradients, and extreme precision of the technology create a stunning, full-color portrait on each coin.

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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. This two troy ounce silver proof is 99.99% pure!

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Obverse
Partially sighted Canadian artist Meghan Sims has created an intriguing design featuring an abstract eye superimposed over a mountain scene representing the institution that CNIB has built during its first century, with the commemoration of its anniversary “100” in braille. The legend CNIB 1918 – 2018 INC marks the anniversary.

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

Specifications
Country Canada
Year of Issue   2018
   
Face Value 30 Dollars (coin)
None (medallion)
Weight 62.69 g (coin)
77.17
(medallion)
Diameter 50 mm (2 inches!) (coin)
52 mm
(medallion)
Mintage Limit 3,000 sets
   
Finish Proof with Color (coin)
Antique
(medallion)
Composition .9999 Fine (Pure) Silver (coin)
Solid Bronze
(medallion)
Edge Reeded (milled, serrated) (coin)
Plain
(medallion)
   
Artist Meghan Sims (both coin and medallion)
Certificate Individually Numbered




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