The year 1967 represented a momentous time in Canada’s history, when the young nation enthusiastically celebrated the 100th anniversary of Confederation. As part of that year-long celebration, the Royal Canadian Mint issued a unique set of Canadian circulation coins that bore a reverse design by acclaimed artist Alex Colville. Strikingly simple but unquestionably elegant, these now-iconic coins featured animals symbolic of Canada’s natural legacy, in an eloquent display of the artist’s vision of the nationa vision just as relevant today, as Canada celebrates its 150th anniversary. The beloved 1967 Canadian Centennial coins are truly unforgettable; they are coveted collectibles that are prized for their historical value and aesthetic beauty, but also cherished for igniting the passion of many life-long coin collectors. A perfect gift for an Alex Colville fan! Never before have these iconic designs been featured in 99.99% pure silver! THE 1967 CENTENNIAL COIN DESIGNS! A contemporary re-issue of the 1967 Centennial coins, as they appeared in the 1967 Specimen Set, featuring each denomination in its original size! EACH COIN STRUCK IN 99.99% PURE SILVER! Your coins are the highest quality of silver available from the Royal Canadian Mint, and a higher purity level than seen in the original 1967 coins. METICULOUS ENGRAVING OF EACH SUBJECT HIGHLIGHTED! The proof quality of the coins is enhanced with modern polishing techniques that highlight the meticulous engraving of each subject. OBVERSE FEATURES THE SECOND EFFIGY OF HER MAJESTY QUEEN ELIZABETH II! For added historical authenticity, the obverse features the second effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, as it appeared on the 1967 circulation coins. COMES IN GENUINE LEATHER, BOOK-STYLE PACKAGING! Provides an elegant way to proudly showcase these coins together. The Royal Canadian Mint certifies all of its collector coins. Most of these are serialized certifications, meaning that each certificate is given a unique number, starting at 1. Your coin set is GST/HST exempt with a limited worldwide mintage. All seven coins are crafted in 99.99% pure silver, with each one bearing a similar reverse design as the 1967 Centennial set of circulation coins designed by Canadian artist Alex Colville. Precision engraving recreates the iconic rock dove, rabbit, mackerel, bobcat, wolf and Canada goose featured on the 1-cent, 5-cent, 10-cent, 25-cent, 50-cent and 1-dollar coins, respectively. Each coin has been carefully polished to ensure a stunning proof finish that showcases the artistry and expert craftsmanship behind this timely tribute to some of Canada’s most beloved coins. The obverse features the second effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Arnold Machin. For the Centennial coins, Canadian artists, sculptors and designers were invited to submit their coinage designs in a competition launched in 1964. Without a clear winner, the panel of judges invited five more artists to submit their coin concept ideas. On April 20, 1966, a winner was announced: Canadian painter Alex Colville, who is remembered today for famous pieces such as. To Prince Edward Island. The Canadian Design Resource. Declared the 1967 Centennial coins to be among the all-time best Canadian designs. Your coin are encapsulated and presented in a Royal Canadian Mint-branded genuine leather, book-style packaging that provides an elegant way to proudly showcase these coins together. I do leave feedback for everyone. The item “1967-2017 Canada Centennial Pure Silver 7-Coin Proof Set Alex Colville Desigs” is in sale since Wednesday, July 19, 2017. This item is in the category “Coins & Paper Money\Coins\ Canada\Commemorative”. The seller is “coins.4.fun” and is located in Richmond Hill, Ontario. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Circulated/Uncirculated: Uncirculated
- Country/Region of Manufacture: Canada
- Country of Manufacture: Canada
- Grade: Ungraded
- Certification: Uncertified