2015 1oz Gold Plated Legacy Of The Canadian Nickel Centennial 5 cent Silver Coin Features design by Alex Colville! Sixth and final coin in the series! In 1967, Canada celebrated a key milestone in this young nation's history: the 100th anniversary of Confederation. To commemorate Canada's centennial, theRoyal Canadian Mint unveiled new designs for every denomination of circulation coins.
From the one-cent to the silver dollar, each featured a reverse image designed by artist Alex Colville-including the hopping rabbit that adorned the centennial five-cent coin, as recreated with this beautifully detailed coin. Features the unique commemorative design by famed Canadian painter Alex Colville that adorned the five-cent circulation coin in 1967! Issued in 1967, this five-cent coin was minted at the Royal Canadian Mint's SussexStreet location in Ottawa, Ontario. Each of Canada'scirculation coins issued in 1967 featured an animal: the one-cent featured a dove, the 10-cent featured the mackerel, the 25-cent coin featuredthe bobcat, the 50-cent had the wolf and a Canada goose adorned the reverse of the silver dollar.
The five-cent coin nearly featured a spruce tree, but the original design wasdeemed too complex at the time. Alex Colville would also design the Governor General's medal in 1978; in 1982, Colville was made a Companion of the Order of Canada and won the Governor General's Visual and Media Arts Award in 2003. The obverse features the second effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Arnold Machin.
This coin's 40mm diameter size makes it double the size of the original, allowing for a larger canvas that offers a more detailed view of each coin's reverse image. This proof coin is 99.99% pure silver, with selective gold plating. A great opportunity to revisit a key Canadian milestone, and one of the most memorable years in Canada's history. Specifications Product Number 135341 Mintage 8,500 Composition 99.99% pure silver Weight 31.83 g Edge serrated Certificate serialized Face Value 5 cents Finish proof with gold plating Series Legacy of the Canadian Nickel Artist Alex Colville (reverse), Arnold Machin (obverse) Packaging Your coin is encapsulated and presented in a Royal Canadian Mint branded maroon clamshell case with a black beauty box, accompanied by a serialized certificate in it's original EXCELLENT CONDITION with all original packaging.