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2022 $50 Canadian Collage Fine Silver Coin (No Tax)

2022 $50 Canadian Collage Fine Silver Coin (No Tax)

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2022 $50 Canadian Collage Fine Silver Coin (No Tax)

Canada in colour! Gorgeous grasslands, show-stopping shorelines, mighty mountains, and more—all of these breathtaking places exist within our borders, and each contains its own assortment of beautiful flora and fauna. Inspired by our classic circulation coin designs, this 3 oz. coin’s colour-over-engraved portrait celebrates the diversity of our landscapes through the seasons, and it’s all framed by the mighty maple leaf that proudly identifies Canada to the world.

If you’re hoping to see the aurora borealis in person, nature’s most colourful light show is best viewed between September and April in Northern Canada. Yellowknife, N.T. is a prime Canadian destination for viewing these “Northern Lights” on a clear night, but it’s possible to catch a glimpse of it from elsewhere in Canada during a period of heightened geomagnetic activity.

The famous Niagara Falls are actually three separate waterfalls that straddle the Canada-United States border—the largest one, the Horseshoe Falls (featured on this coin), is mostly located on the Canadian side. In the summer, more than 168,000 cubic metres of water rush over the falls every minute during peak hours (the flow is impacted by nearby hydroelectric plants). All of that water erodes the crest of the falls at an estimated rate of 1 foot every year, although it could be reduced further to 1 foot every 10 years.

The reverse design by artist Caitlin Lindstrom-Milne features several engraved maple leaves in the breeze; these form a backdrop to a larger maple leaf, which gives shape to a colour-over-engraved collage of iconic Canadian landscapes and fauna. These famous sights are, clockwise from top: the aurora borealis; the Canadian Rocky Mountains; a forest in autumn; Niagara Falls; the red cliffs of Prince Edward Island; wheat fields representing the Prairie Provinces; Arctic glaciers; and a quiet lake setting. The animals from Canada’s circulation coins (the caribou, beaver, polar bear and loon) are also depicted in their natural habitat, while the bottom of the design is edged with wildflowers—bunchberry (Cornus canadensis) fireweed (Chamerion angustifolium) and the western red lily (Lilium philadelphicum). The obverse features the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Susanna Blunt.

Item Number: 205396
Mintage: 3,000
Composition: 99.99% pure silver, with colour over engraved relief
Weight*: 94.25 g
Diameter: 55 mm
Face Value: $50
Finish: Proof
Edge: Serrated
Artist: Caitlin Lindstrom-Milne (reverse), Susannah Blunt (obverse)

Special Features:
• A portrait of Canada! Celebrate the natural beauty of Canada in a unique way! Some of the most iconic Canadian landscapes and wildlife are included in this 3 oz. fine silver collage, which illustrates how nature is a key part of our national identity.
• Images that inspire national pride! From east to west and across the north, the reverse design whisks you on a cross-country journey to some of Canada’s most amazing places and sights.
• Vibrant colours! On the coin’s reverse, a large maple leaf gives shape to the eye-catching collage of colour-over-engraved images that inspire pride for Canada’s incredibly diverse—and highly photogenic—landscapes.
• A nod to Canadian Circulation coins! Take a close look at the animals featured here: they’re based on our animal-themed circulation coin designs! The polar bear ($2), the loon ($1), the caribou (25 cents) and the beaver (5 cents) are each depicted in their natural habitat.
• Preserved in fine silver! Masterfully crafted in 3 oz. of the world’s finest silver (99.99% pure), this 55 mm coin is a portrait of Canada that leaves a lasting impression.
• Low mintage! Only 3,000 coins are available to collectors worldwide.

The coin is encapsulated and presented in a Royal Canadian Mint-branded clamshell with a black beauty box.

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