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2018 Historical Currency of Canada: Playing Cards of New France 4-coin Set (No Tax)

2018 Historical Currency of Canada: Playing Cards of New France 4-coin Set (No Tax)
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2018 Historical Currency of Canada: Playing Cards of New France Fine Silver 4-coin Set (No Tax)

Introduced in 1685, the playing card money of New France is one of the most interesting chapters in the story of Canadian currency, but few examples survive today. This set of rectangular coins by the Royal Canadian Mint is a four of a kind in fine silver - a King of each suit, and all in a colourful style inspired by the cards that once circulated like banknotes.

Item Number: 169541
Composition: 99.99% pure silver
Mintage: 1,250 (set)
Weight: 47.34 g (each coin)
Diameter: 49.8 mm x 28.6 mm (each coin)
Face Value: $25 (each coin)
Finish: Proof
Edge: Plain
Artist: Trevor Tennant (reverse), Susanna Blunt (obverse)

Special Features:
• An homage to currency history. This four-piece collectible is a card-shaped tribute to an unusual currency that circulated in New France. It’s a fascinating glimpse of Canada’s early past - one that gives a sense of the challenges and shortages faced by a growing colony.
• Inspired by the past. The four original designs were inspired by the 18th-century Lionet and Provence Pattern of court cards, with small details that reflect the period style.
• Rectangular shape. In the 17th and 18th centuries, playing cards did not have rounded corners and neither do these rectangular coins.
• A total of six ounces of silver. The set includes four 1.5 oz. silver coins, each one masterfully engraved and crafted in 99.99% pure silver, plus full colour on the reverse.
• Display and play. Each set comes with a FREE Royal Canadian Mint-branded set of playing cards! Together, this card-and-coin pairing reflects the popularity of card games, now and then.

Maroon clamshell with black beauty box.

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