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2015 $5 Canadian Bank Notes - Vignette Fine Silver (No Tax)

2015 $5 Canadian Bank Notes - Vignette Fine Silver (No Tax)

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2015 $5 Canadian Bank Notes - Vignette Fine Silver Coin (No Tax)

Bank notes are designed to facilitate commerce while providing security measures against counterfeiting, but at their core, they are works of art. Take away the denomination and counters, legal inscriptions, ornamentation, borders and bars; what emerges is a stunning visual narrative of a nation's evolution, its identity and ideals. Painted or drawn by a renowned artist and then adapted for printing by an equally skilled engraver, every bank note vignette is a masterpiece in its own right, backed by an assembly of functional and aesthetic parts that are remarkable in their complexity.

This coin features the vignette that appeared on the $5 note from Barclays Bank (Canada) in 1929, and was utilized on a number of denominations over the years. Originally painted by Alonzo Earl Foringer and engraved for the printing press by Robert Savage, it features a female allegorical figure gazing at a globe with a winged disc in her hand; symbolic of the bank's expansion into Canada at the time.

Specifications:
Item Number: 141512
Composition: 99.99% pure Silver
Mintage: 8,500
Weight (g): 23.17
Diameter (mm): 36.07
Face Value: $5
Finish: Proof
Edge: Serrated

Special Features:
- 4th and final coin in this captivating series celebrating the beauty and art behind Canada's historic banknotes.
- An exceptional collectible showcasing the combined effort of two historically significant bank notemasters; Alonzo Earl Foringer (allegorical artist) and Robert Savage (engraver); faithfully reproduced by Royal Canadian Mint engravers and struck with multiple finishes to create maximum detail, texture and contrast.
- An original keepsake that will delight coin and banknote collectors, history buffs and those with an appreciation for fine art.

Packaging:
Maroon clamshell with custom beauty box
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