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2012 Canada 50-cent The Bluenose 1/25oz. Fine Gold Coin (Tax Exempt) Sleeve Creased

2012 Canada 50-cent The Bluenose 1/25oz. Fine Gold Coin (Tax Exempt) Sleeve Creased

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2012 Canada 50-cent The Bluenose 1/25oz. Fine Gold Coin (Tax Exempt)

This ninth issue of the Royal Canadian Mint's 1/25 ounce pure gold coin features the Bluenose - a historic fishing and racing schooner launched at Lunenburg, Nova Scotia on March 26, 1921. In October of that year, Bluenose won her first of many International Fishermen's Trophy series of races. Almost immediately, the ship became an important symbol of excellence in ship design, shipbuilding and seamanship for Nova Scotians and, eventually, for all Canadians.

Bluenose went on to serve actively as a fishing vessel. Her designer, William J. Roue, and her stalwart crew, under Captain Angus Walters, became known and admired around the world. When the global economy faced stormy waters in the 1930s, Bluenose increasingly served as a cultural and tourism promotion vessel. Although Canadians lobbied strongly to preserve the ship as a national symbol, Bluenose was sold in 1942 and worked as a freighter in the Caribbean. On January 28, 1946, the ship was lost off the coast of Haiti. A replica - Bluenose II - was launched in 1963 and gifted to the Government of Nova Scotia in 1971.
Bluenose is featured on Canada's 10-cent piece.

Specifications:
Item Number: 117117
Face Value: 50 cents
Mintage: 15,000
Composition: 99.99% pure gold
Weight (g): 1.270
Diameter (mm): 13.92
Edge: Serrated
Finish: Proof
Certificate: Serialized

Special Features:
- Previous coins in the series: 2004 Moose, 2005 Voyageur, 2006 Cowboy, 2007 Wolf, 2008 de Havilland Beaver, 2009 Red Maple, 2010 RCMP and 2011 Canada Geese.
- Features beautiful original artwork based on a rare photograph of the original Bluenose.
- Design approved by the Bluenose II Preservation Trust Society.
- An important collector's item for numismatists and lovers of Canadian history and maritime lore.

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