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Canada 2019 Canada's Historical Postage Stamps #3 - Coat of Arms and Flags - World War II 1942 Special Delivery Express Stamp $20 Rectangular Shaped Pure Silver Proof Rectangle Coin with Color and Perforated Edges L11 L12

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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 - Canada's National Coat of Arms, flanked by flags, 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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Availability Note - Although announced in November, the Royal Canadian Mint considers this coin a December 2018 New Release, and indicates that it will not be available before December at the earliest. This coin will delay any order on which it is included.

The 1942-43 War Effort Issue
On July 1, 1942, the Post Office Department of Canada introduced the War issue: a series of patriotic-themed stamps that highlighted the nation's contributions to the Allied war effort, both at home and abroad. The special delivery stamp re-created on the coin's reverse features a collage of emblematic images that reflect pride in Canada's military contributions—from the flag of the Royal Canadian Air Force to the stylized version of the Arms of Canada. By the fall of 1946, 3,276,404 of these stamps had been printed at the Canadian Bank Note Company's facility in Ottawa where some of Canada's postage stamps are still produced today.

A Handsome, Historical Design
Engraved on your stamp-shaped coin is a detailed reproduction of a Canadian special delivery stamp issued on July 1, 1942, to highlight Canada's involvement in the Allied cause during the Second World War. The 10-cent denomination stamp was designed by Herman Herbert Schwartz and originally engraved by Silas Robert Allen, as evidenced by the horizontal lines that are indicative of traditional intaglio printing or line engraving. The pictorial collage features the former Arms of Canada within a shield atop a bough of maple leaves, and flanked by four flags that represent Canada's different military contributions. An application of modern color mimics the deep bright green color of the original issue, which had an inscribed denomination of “10 CENTS”.

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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 Canadian Bank Note Company engravers
Certificate Individually Numbered



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