1 oz. Fine Silver Coin - 200th Anniversary of the Birth of Sir John A. Macdonald - Mintage: 8,500 (2015)

1 oz. Fine Silver Coin - 200th Anniversary of the Birth of Sir John A. Macdonald - Mintage: 8,500 (2015)

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1 oz. Fine Silver Coin - 200th Anniversary of the Birth of Sir John A. Macdonald - Mintage: 8,500 (2015)

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$89.95 CAD
Mintage: 8,500
Canada and US only

A beautiful historical coin!

As Canada prepares to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Canadian Confederation in 2017, the Royal Canadian Mint proudly celebrates the 200th anniversary of the birth of the nation's primary architect and first Prime Minister: Sir John A. Macdonald.

An ideal gift for someone you know who enjoys Canadian history. Order yours today!

Special features:
•     Your proof-quality coin celebrates Sir John A. Macdonald, one of Canada's most important architects of Confederation.
•     Your coin features a striking portrait of Sir John A. Macdonald against the backdrop of the original Canadian Parliament Buildings, lost in the Great Fire of 1916, in Ottawa, Ontario.
•     This proudly patriotic coin features a beautiful corona of maple leaves symbolically representing the foundation of Canada. It also includes a banner engraved with the former Prime Minister's name.
•     GST/HST exempt.

Design:
Your coin features a portrait of Sir John A. Macdonald. Inset in the centre of the reverse within a circular engraved frame, Macdonald is presented in three-quarter profile. The beautifully rendered portrait is engraved in exquisite detail, bringing life to the gaze of this powerful figure in Canadian political history. Behind him we see part of the façade of the original Centre Block at Parliament Hill in Ottawa, Canada. The engraved circle framing this inner portrait is finely decorated with stylized maple leaves of varying sizes flanking its left and right sides.

About Sir John A. Macdonald:
On July 1, 1867, the Dominion of Canada was created, and Sir John Alexander Macdonald, a key architect of Canadian Confederation, became the new nation's first Prime Minister. Knighted by Queen Victoria for his role in Canadian Confederation, Sir John A. Macdonald led the nation until his death in 1891, with only a single interruption in his leadership, from 1873 to 1878.

John Alexander Macdonald was born on January 11, 1815, in Glasgow, Scotland. He and his family immigrated to Kingston, Upper Canada in 1820. With a successful law practice, and having held political office at the municipal level in Kingston, Macdonald joined the Upper Canada cabinet in 1847, serving as receiver general and commissioner of Crown Lands. In 1854, he entered the cabinet of the United Province of Canada, serving as Attorney General for Canada West. Taking on a heavy portfolio of legislative work and providing important legal counsel to various departments of the government, his responsibilities grew until he and George-Étienne Cartier were jointly leading the Government.

By the 1860s, it was clear that some form of constitutional change was necessary. John A. Macdonald, along with George Brown, Cartier, and their colleagues presented a vision of a united British North America to the leaders of the Maritime colonies at the Charlottetown Conference in September 1864. They ultimately achieved their goal on July 1, 1867, when the Dominion of Canada was created—with Macdonald, its key architect, as the new nation's Prime Minister.

Macdonald's tireless work sowed the seeds of the sovereign nation of Canada.

Packaging:
Your coin is encapsulated and presented in a Royal Canadian Mint-branded maroon clamshell with a black beauty box.

Order your coin today!

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1 oz. Fine Silver Coin - 200th Anniversary of the Birth of Sir John A. Macdonald - Mintage: 8500 (2015)
 
4.8

(based on 19 reviews)

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Pros

  • Attractive (18)
  • Great quality (15)
  • Good value (13)
  • One of A kind (10)
  • Unique (10)

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  • Gift (9)
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5.0

WORTH IT FOR THE HISTORY BUFF'S COLLECTION

By PETER

from ERIN, ON

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Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Good Value
  • Great Quality

Cons

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      Comments about 1 oz. Fine Silver Coin - 200th Anniversary of the Birth of Sir John A. Macdonald - Mintage: 8500 (2015):

      ANOTHER FOR THE COLLECTION

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      • No
       
      5.0

      Beautiful Coin

      By freeranger

      from qc

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      Pros

      • Attractive Design
      • Great Quality
      • One Of A Kind
      • Unique

      Cons

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          Comments about 1 oz. Fine Silver Coin - 200th Anniversary of the Birth of Sir John A. Macdonald - Mintage: 8500 (2015):

          This coin is a one of kind design. The maple leafs on side are very detailed. Worth every penny.

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          5.0

          Spectacular

          By Mike in Edmonton

          from Edmonton, Alberta

          About Me Quality Driven

          Pros

          • Attractive Design
          • Good Value
          • Great Quality

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Gift For Adult
            • Special Occasion

            Comments about 1 oz. Fine Silver Coin - 200th Anniversary of the Birth of Sir John A. Macdonald - Mintage: 8500 (2015):

            This coin is beautiful. The detail on the coin in exquisite, the pictures on the website do not do it full justice. I'm incredibly happy with the Sir John A Mac coin.

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            5.0

            Clarity is Very Good

            By Cam I Am

            from Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

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            Pros

            • Attractive Design
            • Good Value
            • Great Quality

            Cons

            • None

            Best Uses

            • Gift For Adult
            • Holiday Gift

            Comments about 1 oz. Fine Silver Coin - 200th Anniversary of the Birth of Sir John A. Macdonald - Mintage: 8500 (2015):

            Collectible.

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            5.0

            Beautiful Historical coin

            By John's Coins

            from Newmarket, ON

            About Me Amateur Numismatic

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            Pros

            • Attractive Design
            • One Of A Kind

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Add to collection
              • A Must Add To Any Collect

              Comments about 1 oz. Fine Silver Coin - 200th Anniversary of the Birth of Sir John A. Macdonald - Mintage: 8500 (2015):

              A great coin of historical importance!!!
              A must have to any collection.
              Thanks to my Sales Rep, Mathieu Pare for his recommendation - great service as usual!!!

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              5.0

              Beautiful collectable

              By Bob

              from Winnipeg, MB

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              Pros

              • Attractive Design
              • Good Value
              • Great Quality
              • One Of A Kind
              • Unique

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                  Comments about 1 oz. Fine Silver Coin - 200th Anniversary of the Birth of Sir John A. Macdonald - Mintage: 8500 (2015):

                  Great addition to my collection. Looking forward to future coins depicting the prime ministers of past.

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                  • No

                  (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  Nice coin

                  By Stiffy

                  from Sarnia, CA

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                  Pros

                  • Great Quality
                  • One Of A Kind
                  • Unique

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                      Comments about 1 oz. Fine Silver Coin - 200th Anniversary of the Birth of Sir John A. Macdonald - Mintage: 8500 (2015):

                      For my own collection to pass on to my daughter.

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                      • No

                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Nice Coin of our first leader

                      By Terry

                      from Hamilton, Ontario

                      About Me Bargain Hunter, Quality Driven

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                      Pros

                      • Attractive Design
                      • Good Value
                      • Great Quality
                      • One Of A Kind
                      • Unique

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Gift For Adult
                        • Gift For Child
                        • Special Occasion

                        Comments about 1 oz. Fine Silver Coin - 200th Anniversary of the Birth of Sir John A. Macdonald - Mintage: 8500 (2015):

                        I like to see our past leaders on our money for a change...............Keep it up

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                        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        4.0

                        John A mcDonald item 142709

                        By rusty j

                        from wynyard sask

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                        Pros

                        • Attractive Design
                        • One Of A Kind

                        Cons

                        • Expensive

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about 1 oz. Fine Silver Coin - 200th Anniversary of the Birth of Sir John A. Macdonald - Mintage: 8500 (2015):

                          Quite a nice coin a bit expensive

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                          • No

                          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          One fantastic coin

                          By eddieeric

                          from Millersville, MD

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                          Pros

                          • Attractive Design
                          • Good Value
                          • Great Quality
                          • One Of A Kind
                          • Outstanding
                          • Unique

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                            Best Uses

                            • Gift For Adult
                            • Special Occasion
                            • Wedding/Anniversary Gift

                            Comments about 1 oz. Fine Silver Coin - 200th Anniversary of the Birth of Sir John A. Macdonald - Mintage: 8500 (2015):

                            One of a kind coin. Lots of history! Great ultra cameo coin. Keep up the good work Royal Canadian Mint!

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                            Specifications

                            • No.142709
                            • Mintage8,500
                            • Composition99.99% pure silver
                            • Finishproof
                            • Weight (g) 31.39
                            • Diameter (mm) 38
                            • Edgeserrated
                            • Certificateserialized
                            • Face value20 dollars
                            • ArtistWilliam Lazos (reverse), Susanna Blunt (obverse)