|Gross Weight:||31.1035 g||Diameter:||38 mm|
|Bullion Weight:||1 tr oz||Thickness:||3.15 mm|
This Special Edition Silver Voyageur coin has been issued by the Royal Canadian Mint to commemorate Canada’s 150th birthday in 2017.
The obverse of the coin shows the first circulated silver dollar design which was introduced in Canada in 1935 to mark the Silver Jubilee celebrations for King George V. Featured is a voyageur and Native person paddling a canoe in tribute to the fur trade; the industry that founded the nation—and the image of a vast untamed frontier it conveyed made it one of the most popular coin designs ever to enter circulation in Canada.
The voyageur silver dollar was designed by renowned Toronto sculptor, Emanuel Hahn, making it one of Canada’s first domestically-designed coins and great source of pride. Even though the Royal Canadian Mint had begun striking Canada’s coins in 1908, the designs, tools and dies were still being produced by the Royal Mint in England.
Also visible is a micro-engraved security maple leaf featuring ’17’ in the centre of the leaf. Precision cut radial lines on the coin’s reverse and obverse exclusive to the Royal Canadian Mint create a unique shimmer when held in light and acts as a visible security feature like no other.
The coin is minted with one troy ounce of 9999 fine silver, and also features a $5 denomination which maintains the highest face value of any comparable silver bullion coin. Quantities of 25 coins will be shipped in RCM plastic air tight tubes, and quantities of 500 coins will be shipped in Royal Canadian Mint sealed ‘Monster Boxes’ (Also containing tubes of 25 coins).