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Your coin features part of the vignette that appeared on the $5 bank note issued in 1859 by the short-lived Bank of Western Canada. It shows Saint George slaying the dragon, a legend dating back thousands of years. Saint George was made the patron saint of England in the 1340s. As such, he became a popular figure on British medallions and coins, figuring prominently on the gold sovereign since 1817. The design of a caped Saint George on a rearing horse slaying a dragon at his feet became so iconic that it clearly inspired the artist working at the America Bank Note Company who created the design for the 1859 $5 bank note.
A superb keepsake highlighting a fascinating chapter in Canadian history. Order yours today!
• Your coin is the second coin in our exciting series featuring designs from historical Canadian bank notes.
• Your coin is crafted in 99.99% fine silver (GST/HST exempt) with a limited mintage of only 8,500 coins worldwide.
• Your coin celebrates the unique history of Canadian banking.
• An ideal gift or keepsake for art aficionados and history buffs.
• Your coin includes a customized beauty box that features the coin design on front.
Your coin features an engraved reproduction of the vignette of Saint George slaying the dragon from the original 1859 Bank of Western Canada bank note. In an ornate frame derived from scrollwork appearing on the original note, the image is surmounted by the face value of “5 DOLLARS.” The bottom of the reverse is engraved with the word “CANADA” and the date “2014.”
Your coin is encapsulated and presented in a Royal Canadian Mint-branded maroon clamshell case lined with flock and protected by a custom beauty box.
Order your coin today!