30TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE LOONIE. Celebrate the 30th anniversary of one of Canadas most iconic circulation coins! The first coin features the design by Canadian artist Robert-Ralph Carmichael that has become synonymous with Canadas currency: the iconic side-profile portrait of a common loon on a still lake, where it floats past the Group of Seven-esque trees rising up on a small island behind it. The second coin represents the one-dollar circulation coin that never was. Much as it appeared on Canadas silver dollar between 1935 and 1986, the Voyageur design by sculptor and artist Emanuel Hahn is a nod to Canadas early history and the fur trade era. A canoe moves swiftly past the wind-swept pines that dot a semi-circular island. A voyageur paddles at the stern, while an Aboriginal paddles at the bow; between them lies a bundle of wrapped furs, while stylized vertical rays above represent the Aurora borealis. Both coins feature the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Susanna Blunt on the obverse. Not one, Canadas loonie turns 30! RCM history re-visited! A special edition of the loonie is paired with the Voyageur design that was intended to appear on the one-dollar coin. Its a unique opportunity to view what is next to what could have beenthe coin that never was! A faithful representationbut in silver! The two 99.99% pure silver coins are shaped just like the 11-sided circulation piece! Both encapsulated coins come ready for display, and are placed side-by-side inside the clamshell case. Its a unique addition to your collection, and a great conversation piece about the story behind one of Canadas most famous coins! Artist: Robert-Ralph Carmichael and Emanuel Hahn. Packaging: Maroon clamshell with black beauty box. Face Value: Dollar Voyageur. Composition: 99.99% pure silver. Weight (g): 7.89. Diameter (mm): 26.5. Face Value: Dollar Loon. LAUNCH DATE: June 6th, 2017. ADVERTISING DATE: June 6th, 2017. The item “2017Silver 2Coin Set of 30th Ann. Of the Loonie’ Prf $1 Silver. 9999Fine(18140)” is in sale since Sunday, July 09, 2017. This item is in the category “Coins & Paper Money\Coins\ Canada\Commemorative”. The seller is “gatewestcoins” and is located in Winnipeg, Manitoba. This item can be shipped to Canada, United States.
- Country/Region of Manufacture: Canada