Last updated on June 25th, 2020 at 04:48 pm
Last Updated on June 25, 2020 Posted by Colonial Acres Coins
The Canadian 5 Cent coin has had a number of iterations throughout its history. It is widely regarded as one of the most popular and longest-standing circulated coins in Canada. That fact alone makes it completely understandable why an institution as legendary as the Royal Canadian Mint would come up with the idea to issue a special recreation of Canada’s 5-cents coin originally designed by artist William James Henry Blakemore in 1922. Here’s everything you need to know about this coin.
What Does the Nickel Represent for Canada?
Each iteration of the nickel that has taken place throughout the history of Canada provides a short glimpse into a young nation seeking to define itself. Simultaneously, each design also demonstrates the inner workings of a Mint that would quickly come into its own. Minted by the Royal Canadian Mint, this Legacy of the Canadian Nickel series is an interesting retrospective look at the history of 5-cent coins. Released in 2015, this particular example features the two maple leaves design that was originally used between 1922-1936 and that first earned the nickname of “nickel.”
What Kind of Special Features Can You Expect?
There are a number of special features on this legendary coin as well, much like all other pieces of artwork struck by the iconic Royal Canadian Mint. Examples include:
- The coin boasts a proof finish, is struck in 99.99% pure silver and also features selective and intricate gold plating.
- The 2015 coin is 40 millimetres in diameter, which makes it double the size of the original. As a result, it offers a larger canvas to display the detailed design.
- The series features coins that are superbly faithful to their original design and even include the effigy of the reigning monarch at the time of the original date of issuance.
- Each recreation also boasts added dimension and detailing that exists as a result of expert sculpting and multiple finishes.
- The Legacy of the Canadian Nickel series of coins revisits the previous designs produced by the RCM throughout its history, with the two maple leaves design (2015) being the second of six.
Designed to Impress
The design of this legacy coin features the recreation of Canada’s 1922 redesign by William James Henry Blakemore. Featuring two maple leaves facing outward from the centre in the original depiction; there is more definition and a new vibrancy to be found in the 2015 recreation, thanks to selective gold plating, multiple finishes and finely detailed engraving.
Looking to Get Your Hands on the 2015 1 oz. Fine Silver Coin? Head Down to Colonial Acres
Interested in getting your hands on this remarkable recreation of Canada’s legendary 5-cent coin? Simply head down to Colonial Acres Coins. Colonial Acres has been in business for more than two decades and is home not only to countless rare and interesting coin and paper money pieces, but a team of expert numismatists who can offer professional advice and up-to-date information as well. Colonial Acres is the place to be if you’re a novice or experienced coin collector, so pay them a visit right away and enrich your collection with high-quality, authentic specimens.