The Royal Canadian Mint has released a number of impressive collections over the years. One newly added collection is the Big Coin Series, which replicates famous designs from Canadian circulation coins. These designs are bigger and more luxurious versions, to showcase their uniqueness. British artist G.E. Kruger-Gray’s well-known beaver design featured on the 5 cent coin is one of the most spectacular pieces in this series.
A Unique Piece of a Set
The 5 oz. pure silver, reverse gold plated 5 cent coin is part of a set of seven called the Big Coin Series. Each coin is beautifully crafted and based on current versions of iconic and historic Canadian circulation coins.
The 5-cent coin features an obverse side design by Susanna Blunt and a reverse side design by G.E. Kruger-Gray. This is one of the most famous British artists, and his representation of a beaver has been in circulation on Canadian 5-cents almost continuously from 1937. Nickels are a very small denomination, however, their value to numismatist is not proportional to their face value. Nickels are one of the most emblematic collector coins.
The nickel is often one of the most interesting Canadian coins for sale because of it’s amazing beaver design. This traditional Canadian animal can be a great addition to a numismatic collection, especially if it is predominantly made up of other Canadian coins.
Another unique feature of the coin is the combination of gold and silver. The reverse side of the piece is gold-plated, which brings a sense of class and warmth when you look at the coin. The golden back of the coin and the silver rim also create two very contrasting shines, which adds to the overall exclusivity of the coin. The coin is 65.25 millimetres in diameter, which means that it is a true collectors coin. Compared to the original nickel, this coin is about three times larger. This allows you to fully appreciate the beauty of the design, and the amazing craftsmanship with which this piece was minted.
Specifications of the package
A great additional feature of this collector’s package is Royal Canadian Mint-branded maroon clamshell box, which comes in maroon felt and graphic details. This luxurious box allows you to showcase your coin, while still having it safe and protected. To be able to verify that your coin is the real thing it comes with an authentic certificate issued by the Royal Canadian Mint.
Benefits of Buying a Coin from a Trusted Dealer
One benefit of purchasing this specific 5-cent piece is that it is GST/HST exempt, which means that the provider will not have to pay additional taxes for selling this coin. In turn, this allows you to purchase it at a better price.
To ensure collectors receive the authentic coin, the Royal Canadian Mint turns to the services of a distributor to sell their coins. One of their most trusted distributors is Colonial Acres, who specializes in Canadian coins for sale. Colonial Acres also offers a variety of other numismatic and collectible coins so you can find any coins you may need to complete your collection. The best thing about them is that they provide guarantees on all purchases and they are a certified Royal Canadian Mint dealer.