In the extremely popular Big Coins series that celebrates Canada’s 150th – a prowling bobcat! Collect all six historic Alex Colville wildlife designs, created for Canada’s centennial in 1967 – minted in five troy ounces of pure silver with proof finish and 24-karat gold plating. The Royal Canadian Mint is celebrating Canada’s Sesquicentennial in a BIG WAY! It’s chosen to do so by revisiting a numismatic high point of the past, Canada’s beloved wildlife designs of the circulating coinage of its Centennial year 1967! Designed by acclaimed Canadian artist Alex Colville, the 1967 Canadian Centennial circulation coins remain a powerfully symbolic representation of the Canadian spirit, even as the nation celebrates its 150th anniversary. These beloved and historic designs are reissued here as just they appeared fifty years ago, but larger – MUCH LARGER! Each Big Coins Series beauty measures over 65 mm in diameter – they’re HUGE! These elegant, commemorative 5 troy ounce silver proofs recreate each 1967 circulation coin design, elegantly enhanced with selective gold plating. For added authenticity and historical effect, each bears the second effigy of Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II. By sculptor Arnold Machin, exactly as it appeared on the original 1967 centennial coins. What an opportunity this is! And have already become numismatic delicacies, to be greedily pursued by future generations! The Alex Colville 1967 Centennial Design Big Coins: 1 Canada Goose in Flight 5 Oz Silver Dollar. + Canada Goose in Flight in Solid Wood 6-Coin Display Case. 2 Bobcat Prowling 25 Cents 5 Oz Silver Quarter. 3 Wolf Howling 50 Cents 5 Oz Silver Half Dollar 4 Mackerel Swimming 10 Cents 5 Oz Silver Dime 5 Rabbit Running 5 Cents 5 Oz Silver Nickel 6 Rock Dove Ascending 1 Cent 5 Oz Silver Penny. The Flying Goose Design. The obverse brings back the unforgettable 1967 25-cent circulation coin design by Canadian artist Alex Colville. It features the side profile of a bobcat prowling. The wild felines outline is beautifully rendered thanks to finely detailed engraving that conveys the texture of its fur, particularly the longer hairs of its ruff. The image is enhanced by the application of selective gold plating over the bobcat and all along the coins rim. The reverse features selective gold plating on the second effigy of Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II. By sculptor Arnold Machin, as well as on the rim. The 1967 Design Competition. A competition launched in 1964 invited Canadian artists and sculptors to submit proposals for six special, commemorative circulating coin designs, to be issued in 1967 for the 100th anniversary of Canadian Confederation. They therefore asked five more artists to submit new design concepts. On April 20, 1966, they finally announced a clear-cut winner: Canadian painter Alex Colville of Sackville, New Brunswick! And now his wildlife coin designs are a part of Canadian numismatic history! Technology Note – Gold Plating. The Royal Canadian Mints proprietary selective gold plating process is the most advanced in the world, resulting in unparalleled precision and beauty. Technology Note – Purity. The Royal Canadian Mint refines the purest silver in the world. This five troy ounce silver coin. Is 99.99% pure! The second effigy of Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II. By sculptor Arnold Machin, as it appeared on the original 1967 centennial coins. The legend reads ELIZABETH II D. REGINA (“Elizabeth II, Queen by the Grace of God”). The coin is encapsulated inside a burgundy leatherette, clamshell-style presentation case, lined with black velvet and protected by a full color outer box. An individually-numbered certificate of authenticity is included. Proof with 24-Karat Gold Plating. 9999 Fine (Pure) Silver. Obverse: Alex Colville Reverse: Arnold Machin. The item “Canada 2017 Big Coins #2 Bobcat Alex Colville 1967 Design 25 Cents 5 Oz Silver” is in sale since Sunday, December 04, 2016. This item is in the category “Coins & Paper Money\Coins\ Canada\Commemorative”. The seller is “talismancoins” and is located in Saint Louis, Missouri. This item can be shipped worldwide.