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2014 $5 Canadian Bank Notes: Saint George Slaying the Dragon (No Tax)

2014 $5 Canadian Bank Notes: Saint George Slaying the Dragon (No Tax)

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2014 $5 Canadian Bank Notes: Saint George Slaying the Dragon (No Tax)

The second coin in the Royal Canadian Mint's exciting new series featuring designs from historical Canadian bank notes.

The reverse image features an engraved reproduction of the vignette of Saint George slaying the dragon from the original 1859 Bank of Western Canada banknote.

On the centre left portion of the reverse field, an armoured Saint George, cape flowing dramatically behind him, sits astride his rearing horse. The spear he clutches in his raised right hand is held high above his feathered helmet as he prepares to slay the dragon. The horse is viewed from behind and to the right, its front right leg pawing forcefully at the dragon. On the right side of the image, the richly scaled dragon sits beneath Saint George, its sharp fangs and forked tongue bared as its sharply clawed forelimbs paw at the knight. Its webbed wings and curled snakelike tail are rendered in breathtaking detail by Royal Canadian Mint engravers.

In the background on the left side of the image sits a stark and barren tree stump. The stump, along with the stark contrasting shadows rendered with skilful engraving at the horse's feet, nods at the story's setting.. In an ornate frame derived from scrollwork appearing on the original note, the image is surmounted by the face value of "5 DOLLARS." The bottom of the reverse is engraved with the word "CANADA" and the date "2014." The obverse features the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Susanna Blunt.

Specifications:
Item Number: 126312
Face Value: 5 dollars
Mintage: 8,500
Composition: 99.99% pure Silver
Weight (g): 23
Diameter (mm): 36
Edge: Serrated
Finish: Proof
Certificate: Serialized

Special Features:
- The second coin in the Royal Canadian Mint's exciting new series featuring designs from historic Canadian banknotes.
- Celebrate the unique history of Canadian banking.
- A singular coin for collectors who love the history of numismatic and banknote artistry and design.
- An excellent gift or collectible for art aficionados and history buffs.
- Customized beauty box that features the coin design on front.

Packaging:
Coin is encapsulated and presented in a Royal Canadian Mint-branded maroon clamshell case lined with flock and protected by a custom beauty box.
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