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Canada 1999 Voyageurs in Canoe 25 Cents Quarter BU

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Celebrate the spirit of exploration with this handsome and value-priced tribute to discovery!

For a limited time, purchase one of several different Voyageurs Silver or Gold Proofs and receive this 1999 Voyageurs Commemorative Quarter for FREE!

Sold out at the Mint!Canada's early history is one of exploration and discovery. Throughout North America the fur traders (French: voyageurs or coureurs de bois) who opened up of the wilderness on the highways of water did more than just trap animals and sell their hides. They met with the Native Americans, learned their languages and ways, and created maps where once there was just blank space on a map.

The painting The lure of wealth transcended class and social status as hundreds of men climbed aboard their canoes to head into the unknown for months, sometimes even years. Paddling up to 90 strokes per minute, they traveled thousands of miles, circumventing perilous rapids by loading each man with 200 lbs of cargo to carry across countless portages. Bear fat, corn, and pemmican were their staples and they had little more than the trees to shield them from the elements and the unrelenting flies.

This commemorative quarter features the famous Voyageurs design, perhaps the most famous of all Canadian coin motifs. Voyageur silver dollars were struck between 1935 and 1966, and then in nickel between 1968 and 1987, and the design has been used on other coins as well, such as the 2005 .9999 Pure Gold Proof and the 2010 75th Anniversary designs.

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For a limited time, purchase one of several different Voyageurs Silver or Gold Proofs and receive this 1999 Voyageurs Commemorative Quarter for FREE! (Quarter will not appear on your web order, but will automatically be added to your order prior to shipment.)

Obverse
An updated yet traditionally designed and engraved re-imagining of the classic Voyageur design! Two French fur traders (Voyageurs) and a Native American (Indian) paddle their canoe laden with trade goods past a towering bluff crowned with pine or evergreen trees. The month and year of issue are also indicated.

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Reverse
Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II of England, in a crowned profile facing right. This portrait, the third effigy of the queen to appear on Canadian coinage, was executed by the artist Dora de Pédery-Hunt. The legend ELIZABETH II D. G. REGINA ("Elizabeth II, Queen by the Grace of God") also appears.

Specifications
Country Canada
Year of Issue 1999
   
Face Value 25 Cents
Weight 5.05 g
Diameter 23.88 mm
Actual Mintage     14,906,187
   
Finish Brilliant Uncirculated
Composition .999 Fine (Pure) Nickel
Edge Serrated (milled, reeded)
   
Artist Sergiy Minenok
Artist Archival Quality Mylar Holder

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