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Canada 2005 25 Cent Caribou Quarter First Day of Minting Cover

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Hard-to-find set includes a handsome quarter from Canada, one of only 5000 struck on the first day of minting!

Sold out at the Mint!The caribou design was created by Canadian artist Emanuel Hahn and first used in 1937. For nearly 60 years now the quarter has depicted the caribou, an ideal representative of Canadian wildlife. This gregarious, curious animal is a familiar sight in northern Canada, traveling in bands of ten to fifty and in herds of up to 100,000 during migration. Caribou of can run at speeds of almost 50 miles per hour and may travel 3,000 miles in a year. Both male and female caribou grow antlers. From 1968 until 2000 the 25 cent coin was made of nickel, then its composition was changed to nickel-plated steel.

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2005 First Day of Minting Obverse & ReverseFirst Day of Minting Covers - A Great Value!

This set includes a true first-strike quarter with a very limited mintage! Each coin was struck with fresh dies on the very first day of minting for the sharpest details and clearest design, and each is attractively packaged in a full-color folder. Only 5,000 of these first day cover sets were assembled, ensuring that they'll always be in short supply, and they are the only way to get the first day of minting coins, so be sure to get yours today!


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Obverse

A caribou with a large rack of antlers, facing left. The twenty-five cent design was first used on the Canadian quarter in 1937. The denomination and date of issue also appear.


Reverse

Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II of England, 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.

 
Packaging
The first day of minting coin is handsomely displayed in an large (8 inches by 5 inches) presentation folder with full-color illustrations and bilingual text.

Specifications
Country Canada
Year of Issue 2005
   
Face Value 25 Cents
Weight 4.4 g
Diameter 23.88 mm
Mintage Limit    5,000
   
Finish Brilliant Uncirculated
Composition RCM Multilayer Plating
Edge Reeded (milled, serrated)
   
Artist Emanuel Hahn

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