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Canada 2018 Heraldic Emblems of Canada - Provincial, Territorial and National Coats of Arms $5 and 25 Cents 14-Coin Pure Silver Reverse Proof Quarter Set with Color L07

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O Canada - Heraldic Emblems! A proof set unlike any other, and a stunning first! Fourteen total low mintage, pure silver, reverse proof finish coins feature the coats of arms of all of Canada's provinces and territories!

Thirteen full color quarters and an even larger bonus coin celebrate Canadian heraldic emblems in this unique, pure silver reverse proof set!


This 14-coin set invites collectors on a colorful cross-country tour of the Great White North, courtesy of Canada's most widely recognized heraldic emblems. Each province and territory emblematically represented on one of thirteen 25 cents pure silver coins that bear their coats of arms in full color, white the national armorial bearings, the Arms of Canada, has pride of place on the even larger, $5 face value pure silver reverse proof.

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Coat of Arms of CanadaDue to the large size and heavy weight of this item, all orders sent outside of the United States will have an additional charge: USD 8 for Canada, or USD 15 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.

The 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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Incredibly Detailed and Affordable Pure Silver Proof Set!
Each provincial or territorial coat of arms is a considered reflection of the land it represents, and when all 13 are viewed together, they speak to the nature of Canada as a whole. Your 14-coin set is a colorful celebration of Canada through some of our most famous heraldic emblems. Each province and territory is emblematically represented on a 25-cent coin, where an engraved maple flourish frames the colorized arms. And this showcase of Canadian heraldry wouldn’t be complete without our national armorial bearings, the Arms of Canada, which occupy a place of honor on the larger-sized $5 coin.

Alberta
A blue sky is visible above the snow-capped Rocky Mountains, green foothills, prairies and a wheat field, all topped by the red St. George’s cross on a white background.

British Columbia
Topped by an antique crown and the Royal Union Flag, the setting sun denotes British Columbia’s status as Canada’s most westerly province while wavy bars represent the Pacific Ocean.

Manitoba
Against a green background, the bison represents the First Nations while the red cross of St. George on white alludes to the province’s fur trading past.

New Brunswick
Sailing on blue and white waves, the ship represents the province’s shipping industry and maritime heritage, while the lion is derived from the Royal Arms of England.

Newfoundland and Labrador
The crowned lions and unicorns are derived from the Royal Arms of England and Scotland, while the red and white colors are reversed from the flag of St. George.

Northwest Territories
An Arctic fox and gold bars symbolize natural and economic resources against the red that signifies the tundra, and the green of the forests. The jagged upper portion symbolizes ice and snow (white) and includes a wavy blue line to represent lakes and waterways.

Nova Scotia
Symbolizing the province’s history as a Scottish colony, the Royal Arms of Scotland are centred on the national flag of Scotland, but with reversed colors.

Nunavut
Blue and gold symbolize land, sea and sky. An Inukshuk is paired with the qulliq, a stone lamp that represents the warmth of community and family. While five gold circles represent the sun’s life-giving properties, the North Star (Niqirtsuituq) is a traditional navigational guide that symbolizes the leadership of elders.

Ontario
An emblem that dates back to the 19th century, the maple leaves represent Canada while the cross of St. George is a heraldic symbol of England.

Prince Edward Island
A large oak tree represents Great Britain, while three saplings each represent the counties of Prince Edward Island. The lion is derived from the Royal Arms.

Quebec
The coat of arms features three gold fleurs-de-lis on a blue field as a reminder of Royal France, a gold lion passant to represent the British Crown, and a sprig of green maple leaves for Canada. The arms are surmounted by the Royal Crown and accompanied by the motto “JE ME SOUVIENS”.

Saskatchewan
The red lion rampant is a royal symbol, while the wheat sheaves are a symbol of the province’s agricultural industry.

Yukon
The gold circles and red peaks represent the Klondike gold rush and Yukon’s mineral resources. The wavy stripe symbolizes the Yukon River, while the cross of St. George in the upper portion bears a roundel that alludes to the fur trade.

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Arms of Canada
The shield features the three royal lions of England, the royal lion of Scotland, the royal fleurs-de-lis of France and the royal Irish harp of Tara, while a sprig of three maple leaves represents Canadians of all origins. The lion of England holds up the Royal Union Flag, while the unicorn of Scotland carries the flag of Royal France. The arms include the floral emblems of four founding nations: the English rose; the Scottish thistle; the French fleur-de-lis; and the Irish shamrock. The Royal Crown symbolizes the monarchy of Canada, while the motto “A MARI USQUE AD MARE” (“From Sea to Sea”) is inscribed on a scroll.

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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
Magnificently rendered in a reverse proof finish, the obverse of each 25-cent coin features the colored provincial and territorial heraldic emblems while the reverse of the $5 coin features the Arms of Canada. Each heraldic emblem is flanked by engraved maple flourishes.

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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 denomination is also indicated.

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Packaging
The coins are encapsulated inside a fully illustrated, graphic presentation box, lined with black velvet and protected by a black outer sleeve. An individually-numbered certificate of authenticity is included.

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Specifications
Country Canada
Year of Issue 2018
   
Face Value 8 Dollars 25 Cents (1 x $5 + 13 x $0.25)
Weight 93.87 g (~ 3.019 troy oz ASW)
$5 Coin: 15.87 g
25 Cents Coins 13 x 6.00 g
Diameter $5 Coin: 34 mm
25 Cents 23.88 mm
Mintage Limit     4,000
   
Finish Reverse Proof with Color
Composition .9999 Fine (Pure) Silver
Edge Serrated (milled, reeded)
   
Artists Royal Canadian Mint Engravers
Certificate Individually Numbered



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