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2014 $200 Great Canadian Explorers - Samuel de Champlain Gold (No Tax)

2014 $200 Great Canadian Explorers - Samuel de Champlain Gold (No Tax)

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2014 $200 Great Canadian Explorers - Samuel de Champlain Gold (No Tax)

The third coin in the Royal Canadian Mint's stunning $200 gold Canadian Explorer Series features the Father of New France, Samuel de Champlain.

The reverse design by Canadian artist Glen Green depicts Samuel de Champlain and a First Nations guide disembarking from birch bark canoes on a rugged shoreline in Ontario.
In the centre of the image, a full-body profile portrait of Champlain presents the explorer from his left side. Though there is no known confirmed portrait of Champlain, this image presents him as he is frequently portrayed in artistic depictions, with long dark hair, long moustache and trimmed beard, sporting a feathered cap and the jacket, hose, and pantaloons of the era. In his right hand, Champlain carries his astrolabe, famously thought to have been lost on a portage through the Calumet rapids near Cobden, Ontario-though this story has been largely discredited. In his left, he holds a notebook, which is believed to have held his maps and drawings. He looks toward the left of the image as he steps forward, his back turned to the waterway and distant tree-lined shore behind him. Just behind this portrait and to the left is Champlain's birch-bark canoe, replete with supplies and paddles. The textures of the bark exterior and binding and internal wood ribbing are lent stunning detail through expert engraving and the use of multiple finishes. On the left side of the image, a First Nations guide stands before his own canoe. His long hair sports two feathers and he wears a buckskin loincloth, footwear, and arm straps, and holds a paddle in his right hand. His canoe, like Champlain's, is filled with supplies.

Item Number: 128945
Face Value: $200
Composition: 99.99% pure gold
Mintage: 2,000
Weight (g): 15.43
Diameter (mm): 29
Finish: Proof
Edge: Serrated

Special Features:
- The third coin in the Royal Canadian Mint's Great Explorers of Canada series highlights the famous explorer Samuel de Champlain; his full-length portrait rendered in exceptional detail in 99.99% pure gold.
- The series heralds Canada's sesquicentennial celebrations in 2017 by featuring the explorers who set this land on its historical path to becoming the nation now known as Canada.
- A beautiful and memorable design depicts Champlain at a key moment in his exploration of Canada, while also highlighting the fundamental role and importance of Canada's Aboriginal peoples in the country's history and origins.
- Very limited mintage: only 2,000 coins available worldwide.
- A distinctive addition to any coin collection and an excellent gift for lovers of Canadian history, explorers and exploration, and Canadiana.

Maroon clamshell with black beauty box.

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