$15 Sterling Silver Coin – Queen Victoria (2008)
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$15 Sterling Silver Coin – Queen Victoria (2008)

Mintage 10,000
$99.95 CAD

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Ultra-high relief coinsThis unique series begins with the longest reigning monarch - the woman who was the inspiration behind the Victorian Era of rapid industrialization and imperialism. Queen Victoria (reigned 1837-1901), who came to the throne at the age of 18, was the reigning monarch at the time of Confederation in 1867. Although coins with Queen Victoria's effigy were issued for the Province of Canada in 1858 and 1859, this crowned portrait appeared on Canadian coins from1870 to 1901.

This series of coin effigies retraces 170 years from Queen Victoria to Queen Elizabeth II. Each design has been approved by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, preserving the tradition that has governed the preparation of all royal effigies for centuries.

Highlights The Mint's first double-effigy coins are unlike anything coin collectors have seen before. Featuring for the first time an ultrahigh relief that was traditionally reserved for medallic art, each effigy has been struck four times, painstakingly worked by hand and then polished to achieve a mirror-like effect.

Reverse A reproduction of the effigy of Queen Victoria that appeared on Canada's 1, 25 and 50-cent coins from 1870 to 1901.

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