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Canada 2019 Canada's Historical Postage Stamps #2 - Sailing Ships - Arrival of Jacques Cartier 1535 - Quebec Tercentennial 1608-1908 $20 Rectangular Shaped Pure Silver Proof Rectangle Coin with Color and Perforated Edges L10

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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 series with perforated edges! What a handsome design - Jacques Cartier's fleet of sailing ships arrives at Quebec in 1535, minted in full color on this pure silver rectangle proof!

Canada’s first stamp-shaped coin series! 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 postage stamp issued on July 16, 1908, to commemorate the 300th anniversary of the founding of Quebec City by French explorer and navigator, Samuel de Champlain. The stamp was titled “ARRIVÉE DE CARTIER – QUÉBEC 1535” (Arrival of Cartier – Quebec 1535), as inscribed beneath the image. It was designed by José Antonio Machado and originally engraved by Elie Timothée Loizeaux, as evidenced by the horizontal lines that are indicative of traditional intaglio printing or line engraving. The image depicts the arrival of Champlain’s predecessor, French explorer Jacques Cartier, in the St. Lawrence River near the Iroquoian village of Stadacona. An application of modern color mimics the brown color of the original issue, while the double dates “1608” and “1908” and the words “IIIE CENTENAIRE DE QUÉBEC” reflect the city’s tercentenary. Like the 1908 stamp, your coin also includes ornamental flourishes and the words “CANADA POSTAGE” atop the framed image, while the stamp’s original denomination is represented by the number “20”.

The three ships are those of Cartier’s second voyage (1535-1536): Grande Hermine, Petite Hermine and Emerillon.

The maritime scene on your coin was one of four vignettes featured in Canada’s 1908 Tercentenary Series of Postal Stamps, which included eight denominations: 1/2 cent, 1 cent, 2 cents, 5 cents, 7 cents, 10 cents, 15 cents and the 20-cent stamp reproduced here. A total of 304,200 of the 20-cent stamps were printed by the American Bank Note Company (later the Canadian Bank Note Company) in Ottawa, Ont., all in sheets of 100 stamps, before their release on July 16, 1908.

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Attention philatelists and numismatists! This coin combines the best of stamp & coin collecting! Order 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 2019
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 American Bank Note Company engravers
Certificate Individually Numbered



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