Last updated on October 26th, 2018 at 01:14 am
Last Updated on October 26, 2018 Posted by Colonial Acres Coins
It is no secret that the Royal Canadian Mint is one of the most advanced and groundbreaking minting institutions on the planet. As such, it has crafted and minted some of the most incredible, rare and interesting coin pieces in existence today. Another thing it is famous for is the fact that it rarely misses the opportunity to celebrate Canadian identity and national spirit. Such is also the case with the 2018 Heraldic Emblems of Canada Fine Silver 14-Coin Set. Keep reading to learn more about this remarkable collection of coins.
What is Heraldry in the First Place?
The term “heraldic emblems” can sound confusing if you’ve never heard it before, which is why it may be a good idea to dig a bit deeper into heraldry at first. There are many ways to define it, but it would be accurate to state that heraldry has to do with not only studying but also designing, regulating and using coats of arms and other armorial bearings. In other words, a “coat of arms” is a form of identification that has a shield as a central element. As knights in the Middle Ages started to identify themselves by painting devices on their shields, so did heraldry as it is known today start way back in the beginning of the 12th century.
How Does it Work in Canada?
If one wishes to become involved in heraldry in Canada, it must first complete the grant process through the Canadian Heraldic Authority. If one wishes to submit a request for new arms or even register existing arms, they need to form a petition and address it to the Chief Herald of Canada. The Chief Herald then assesses and approves the request, upon which a warrant for the grant is formulated. The petitioner then works together with a herald to create an artistically rendered design with the help of an artist assigned by the Authority.
The Beautiful 2018 Heraldic Emblems of Canada Fine Silver 14-Coin Set
When looking to examine some of the most widely recognized heraldic emblems of Canada, there is no better place to start than this 14-coin set. The set entails 14 coin pieces in total, with 13 25-cent coins bearing coloured arms, and a larger-sized $5 coin having a special place of honour by bearing the Arms of Canada emblematic representation. This set includes several special features, such as:
- A fine addition to any patriotic Canadian’s collection – the 14 coins found in this unique set are ONLY available as part of the set itself.
- An engraving achievement – the maple leaf inspires the finely engraved flourish on each of the coins’ reverse, and represents not only a quintessential Canadian symbol but also a unique design element.
- Each reverse is gorgeous – there is a multitude of colours to be found on each of the coins’ emblems, all of which hold equal meaning as the charges and symbols appearing on each shield.
- A unique celebration of Canada – embark on a journey through the national, territorial and provincial armorial bearings and celebrate Canada in the process.
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