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Canada 2018 Canada's Historical Postage Stamps #1 - Parliament Building 1927 Confederation 60th $20 Rectangular Shaped Pure Silver Proof Rectangle Coin with Color and Perforated Edges L08

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Combining the best of coin collecting and stamp collecting, here's a Mint first - the Mint's first rectangular stamp-shaped coin with perforated edges! What a handsome design - Parliament Building in 1927, minted in full color on this pure silver rectangle proof!

Canada’s first stamp-shaped coin, and first in a new series, Canada's Historical Stamps! With serrated edges that mimic a postal stamp’s perforations, this pure silver coin is a numismatic celebration of Canada’s postal and philatelic history, with a special focus on early 20th century stamp designs.

Canada’s postal past is lined with philatelic gems that are a pictorial journey through time! The Royal Canadian Mint’s new Canada’s Historical Stamps series is a numismatic tribute to early 20th century stamp designs, with handsome, colorful reproductions engraved within the “perforated” edges that transform this rectangular coin into a stamp-shaped one.

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A Handsome, Historical Design
Engraved on the stamp-shaped obverse is a detailed reproduction of a Canadian 3 cent postal stamp issued on June 29, 1927, to commemorate Canada’s Diamond Jubilee. Titled "Centre Block of the Parliament Buildings", the original design (by Herman Herbert Schwartz, as engraved by Harold Osborn) features a front view of the Peace Tower and Centre Block building on Parliament Hill, in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.

The three-cent stamp was printed using the traditional intaglio printing or line engraving method, as evidenced by the horizontal lines re-created on the reverse. An application of modern color mimics the brown carmine hue of the original issue, while the dual dates 1867 and 1927 and the word CONFEDERATION reflect the 60th anniversary of Confederation. Like the 1927 stamp, the design includes ornamental flourishes and the word CANADA on a scroll banner, along with the bilingual POSTES / POST and the face value, represented by the number “3” and the word CENTS.

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Attention philatelists and numismatists! This coin combines the best of stamp & coin collecting! Order today!
The centerpiece of Canada's parliamentary tradition, the Peace Tower, made its first appearance on a Canadian stamp on June 29, 1927 when a series of five commemorative stamps were issued to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee (60th Anniversary) of Confederation. The design features a reproduction of the three-cent stamp from that series, the aptly titled Centre Block of the Parliament Buildings. Designed by Herman Herbert Schwartz and originally engraved by Harold Osborn, the brown carmine-colored stamp was issued by Canada's Post Office Department — known today as Canada Post — with a total of 15,431,000 printed by the Canadian Bank Note Company, which still prints Canada's stamps today!

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Technology Note - Color
The Royal Canadian Mint 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 look on each coin.

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Purity Note
The Royal Canadian Mint refines the purest silver in the world. This one troy ounce silver coin is 99.99% pure!

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The reverse features the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Susanna Blunt. The legend ELIZABETH II D. G. REGINA ("Elizabeth II, Queen by the Grace of God") also appears.

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The coin is 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.

Country Canada
Year of Issue 2018
Face Value 20 Dollars
Weight 31.86 g
Dimensions 51.00 mm x 30.00 mm
Mintage Limit    5,000
Finish Proof with Color
Composition .9999 Fine (Pure) Silver
Edge "Perforated"
Artist Herman Herbert Schwartz
Certificate Individually Numbered



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