1914 Canada $10 Premium Hand-Selected - Canada's First Gold Coins
In 1896, a major gold rush in Yukon’s Klondike Valley brought an awareness of gold mining and the theme of mineral wealth into the Canadian consciousness. Romantic notions of sacks filled with gold coins and rags-to-riches glory took hold of the public imagination. After a series of negotiations with the British authorities, the Ottawa Mint Act was passed in 1901, allowing for a branch of the British Royal Mint to be established in Canada to produce domestic coinage. The Ottawa branch of the British Royal Mint officially opened in 1908.
In March of 1912 the first gold coins that were Canadian in every aspect, from raw material to reverse image design, were struck.
One hundred years after the first Canadian gold coins were minted, they have returned home to the Royal Canadian Mint, formerly the Ottawa branch of the British Royal Mint. Although the world into which they now shed their warm glow is utterly different from their original era—these storied coins retain a moment in Canadian history when progress, hope, pride, and victory burned brightly in the Canadian imagination.
Premium Hand-Selected Coins*:
For the collector who demands nothing but the best, the Mint’s 1914 $10 first Canadian gold coins are being offered in premium hand-selected quality. These coins were hand-picked by Mint personnel for maximum eye-appeal and nearly pristine quality. Their luster is without equal, as are the quality of their detail and their virtually unblemished surfaces. They are among the best Canadian 1914 gold coins to be seen in almost a century and are of better quality than the hand-selected coins.
Own a part of Canadian history! Be one of the few to own such an illustrious and rare coin!
• Your authentic 1914 first Canadian gold coin is composed of 90% fine Canadian gold, much of it from Ontario, and 10% copper.
• Your premium gold coin was hand selected!
• Extremely limited volume of only 3,845 is available from the Royal Canadian Mint!
Design: Your coin depicts a shield bearing the Canadian coat of arms, composed of the provincial arms of the Dominion of Canada: Ontario, Quebec, Nova Scotia, and New Brunswick. The shield is encircled by graceful maple boughs. The inscription “CANADA” is engraved above the shield, and the date 1914 and face value TEN DOLLARS is engraved below the shield. The effigy of King George V adorns the obverse side of your coins. Both sides of the coin are framed with a raised beaded circle.
• The coin, encased in a capsule featuring gold holographic security seals, is presented in a deluxe Royal Canadian Mint branded maple wood case and protected by a black beauty box.
This is a once in a lifetime opportunity for you! Order yours today!
*As the Royal Canadian Mint does not grade any of its products, the use of the expression “Hand-Selected” and/or “Premium Hand-Selected” as used herein does not imply any form of coin grade, or suggestion thereof, derived from current numismatic grading standards, or other form of grading systems.
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Mintage: While Supplies Last
Composition: 90% pure gold, 10% copper
Weight (g): 16.72
Diameter (mm): 26.92
Certificate: Not Serialized
Face value: 10 dollars
Artist: W. H. J. Blackmore (reverse), Sir E. B. Mackennal (obverse)