CELEBRATING CANADA’S 150TH: LIGHTHOUSE AT PEGGY’S COVE – 2017 $10 1/2 oz Fine Silver Coin
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CELEBRATING CANADA’S 150TH: LIGHTHOUSE AT PEGGY’S COVE – 2017 $10 1./2 oz Fine Silver Coin
From colourful flora to iconic fauna and landmarks, breathtaking images of Canada’s landscapes reflect the diversity of the Canadian experience. The third coin in this 13-coin series shines the spotlight on the relationship between land and sea in Nova Scotia, where iconic lighthouses have lined its rocky shorelines since French colonists established the first lighthouse in Canada at the Fortress of Louisbourg in 1734.
THIRD in an exciting 13-coin series: As Canada celebrates its 150th anniversary, embark on a cross-country collecting experience with a stunning series that showcases Canada’s iconic flora, fauna, landscapes and landmarks!
This collaborative series between the Royal Canadian Mint and Canadian Geographic magazine features striking designs based on unforgettable photographs from the bi monthly publication.
A new coin each month! Struck and applied with vibrant colour, each coin is presented in the order of each of Canada’s province or territory’s entry into Confederation.
An affordable way to introduce others to the joy of coin collecting while fostering a widespread appreciation for the incomparable beauty of Canada’s landscapes!
Based on a photograph by Canadian photographer Dale Wilson, the reverse offers a sea-level view of the rocky shoreline at Peggy’s Cove, Nova Scotia. The sun’s first rays appear in the horizon to the east, over the calm waters of the Atlantic Ocean; while its return adds a warming glow to the winter sky, the faint daylight illuminates the wave-battered rocks that line this inlet. The iconic Peggy’s Cove Lighthouse is seen rising up toward the sky—a familiar landmark since its construction in 1915 (on the site of the previous 1868 light), and arguably is one of the world’s most photographed lighthouses. The application of vibrant colour over engraving recreates the life-like qualities of the original photograph, including the golden hues of the sunrise in a setting that is otherwise dominated by dark blue and grey colours. The reverse also features the engraved word “CANADA” and the dates “1867-2017” to commemorate the 150th anniversary of Confederation.
Material: Pure Silver (99.99%)
Finish: Matte Proof