Last updated on December 18th, 2018 at 10:35 am
Last Updated on December 18, 2018 Posted by Colonial Acres Coins
If you would like to enrich your coin collection with a symbol of Canadian spirit, this Canadian silver dollar is exactly what you are looking for. Of course, this can also be a nice present if you know a numismatist who is also a patriot. What is particularly interesting about this coin is the fact that it can also be had as a part of the Big Coin Series. There are six coins at your disposal and each of them has an iconic design and depicts a certain Canadian symbol. All of them can be found at Colonial Acres- you just need to choose whether you will buy one or the whole set. To learn more, keep reading.
Previous Versions of this One-dollar Coin
This pure silver one-dollar coin is a re-creation of a coin from the year 1967. The older version of it celebrates the 100th anniversary of Canada and on it, there is ‘1867-1967’ engraved alongside the words ‘Canada’ and ‘Dollar’. In the central part of the coin, there is a side profile of a goose in flight. According to the designer, Alex Colville, the goose is one of the Canada’s most majestic creatures and it rightfully deserved its place on this coin. On the engraving of the newer version, even the texture of the feathers can be noticed. The obverse of the coin features the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, just like all the other coins of the set.
Enchanting Features of the New Coin
The new version of the coin that symbolizes Canadian spirit was made to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Canada. Naturally, the reverse features the engraved word ‘Canada’ and the years ‘1867-2017’. However, there are certain differences between this coin and the older version. On it, there are some beautiful enhancements in the form of gold plating. This is applied not only to the goose but also to the space along the rim. Of course, the obverse can also brag with these enhancements. The queen’s crown and gown are also gold-plated.
The Full Set
If you would like to have in your possession the whole set of 6 pieces, you can get it in an elegant collector case. The coins that are part of this set are the following:
- One dollar Canada goose
- Twenty-five cent bobcat
- Ten cent mackerel
- Five cent rabbit
- Fifty cent howling wolf
- One cent rock dove
One thing is certain about this set – it is the first one to be uniquely enhanced with dazzling gold plating. You would be a proud numismatist if you add this set to your collection. All of these coins are unique and they all have a gorgeous proof finish. This is a polishing technique that highlights all the engravings on a coin which only adds to its beauty.
Colonial Acres Offers the Finest Coins
If you would like to be an owner of this set, Colonial is there to help you. This set is also known as the Big Coin Series, which means that all of its pieces are quite large – the diameter of each of them is 65.25 mm, giving you a greater appreciation of the finer details. The only thing you need to be aware of is that this is the third Big Coin Series – the previous two sold out very quickly. The same goes for each of the coins in the set, especially for the Canadian silver dollar. The mintage is only 2,150, which means that you should be fast with placing your order. Check out Colonial Acres Coins today for more interesting pieces to add to your collection.