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November 10th, 2018

Colonial Acres Coins hosted a community event celebrating the 100th Anniversary of the ceasefire that ended the First World War (otherwise known as the Armistice). We welcomed over 650 people to a coin exchange. They brought in their toonies to receive the new coloured Armistice toonie and were able to meet the artist of the coin – Laurie McGaw. She has been with the Royal Canadian Mint since 2012, creating and designing many of the Mints’ Historical WW1 coins and coins about the Royal Family. She has a passion for people and the art she creates. She really helped all of us to understand the symbols of war through the helmet and poppies and truly how many drawings it takes to get just the coin just right.

From an employee perspective, the Coin Exchange was amazing to see. Both young and old members of our community lining up almost an hour before we opened for the day. Some veterans were in attendance, and people had traveled as far at Rochester NY! There was a good feeling of why everyone had gathered in one place. I hope this year the Armistice coin helps all of us to pause and think about what the soldiers had done for us so many years ago. How soldiers are still in the fight today, to keep us all safe. I know that all of us here at Colonial Acres Coins have a deeper understanding and respect for all the lives that have been lost – BUT NEVER FORGOTTEN.

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2010 Canada $5 Piedfort Silver Maple Leaf (TAX Exempt) 2010 Canada $5 Piedfort Silver Maple Leaf (TAX Exempt)

2010 Canada $5 Piedfort Silver Maple Leaf Commemorative

2010 Piedfort 1oz Silver Maple Leaf Commemorative - 110977. Issued by the Royal Canadian Mint

The word "piedfort" literally means "strong foot" in French and appeared centuries ago to mean "heavy measure" in minting. Today, "piedfort" indicates that a coin is thicker than usual. The Royal Canadian Mint is proud to introduce its first-ever Silver Maple Leaf in a piedfort format; inspired by the strong and enduring interest in its internationally-renowned bullion products.

Silver Maple Leaf Coins were originally launched in 1988. They quickly benefitted from the success of the Gold Maple Leaf Coins introduced nine years prior to become the standard by which other silver bullion coins are measured. This new piedfort coin is crafted on that same tradition of excellence. It is 99.99% pure with twice the thickness to provide the unique contrast of its added weight and substance.

Item number: 110977
Face Value: 5 dollars
Mintage: 9,000
Composition: 99.99% fine Silver
Weight (g): 31.39
Diameter (mm): 34
Edge: Serrated
Finish: Reverse Proof

Special Features:
- Precision-crafted in 1 troy oz of 99.99% pure silver with twice the thickness of standard coins
- The Royal Canadian Mint's first-ever Maple Leaf in a piedfort format
- Features the distinct reverse proof finish
- Limited mintage makes this inaugural Piedfort Silver Maple Leaf Coin highly collectible

Coin is encapsulated and presented in a maroon clamshell case lined with flock and protected by a black sleeve.

Our Price: $100.00
Sale! : $76.45