1 oz. Fine Silver Coin - River Rapids - Mintage: 7,500 (2014)

1 oz. Fine Silver Coin - River Rapids - Mintage: 7,500 (2014)

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1 oz. Fine Silver Coin - River Rapids - Mintage: 7,500 (2014)

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$99.95 CAD
Mintage: 7,500
Canada and US only

A FIRST! Uses an advanced "Water Effect" colourization technique!

A FIRST! Uses an advanced "Water Effect" colourization technique!

Algonquin Provincial Park in autumn is one of Canada's most beautiful visual treats. In the land that inspired world-renowned Canadian landscape painters Tom Thomson and the Group of Seven, nature shows itself to those who are observant. Like Thomson, many nature enthusiasts take to Algonquin's waterways and trails to experience the back country in many forms, such as camping, canoeing, and fishing, and thus reconnecting one with nature. The Algonquin Highlands are the origins of six major rivers; the Nipissing, Amable du Fond, Petawawa, Bonnechere, Opeongo and lastly, the Madawaska. The mighty Madawaska River typifies the region's unique geography, as southern forests of the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Lowlands meet the northern Boreal Forest at the southern edge Canadian Shield.

Ontario's first provincial park was established in 1893 to preserve the region's waterways and protect the land from human settlement. The area was already in use by loggers, who harvested its massive white and red pines for global export. Logging continued after the creation of the park; however officials sought to conserve stands of timber, so it may be harvested in perpetuity. Though it was originally about half of its current size, surrounding tracts of land were slowly added to the park in the century following its establishment. In 1992, Algonquin Park became a Canadian National Historic Site for its contribution to park management practice in Canada, its groundbreaking visitor interpretation approaches, its historic structures and buildings, and its role in inspiring the Canadian identity. Today it is one of Canada's most popular year-round destinations for outdoor recreation and camping, still maintains an active logging industry, and is an important centre for research in biology and environmental sciences.

Your coin features a set of rapids on the Madawaska river and highlights the rough-hewn beauty of this rugged land. Don't miss out, order yours today!

Special features:
  •  A FIRST! A Royal Canadian Mint exclusive, your coin features the use of an advanced "Water Effect" colourization technique used for the first time! This shimmery colour innovation recreates the sparkle and glitter of the waterfall.
  •  This painted and engraved 99.99% pure silver coin brings to life the unique beauty of Algonquin Park in autumn.
  •  Own an original artwork by Canadian painter Robert Ross who paints in the tradition of Tom Thompson and the Group of Seven.
  •  Your coin is a beautiful addition to any coin display featuring fine artwork, natural images, or Canadiana.
  •  Your coin is GST/HST exempt and has a limited worldwide mintage.

Design:
Designed by Canadian artist Robert Ross your coin features an original painting of a set of rapids on the Madawaska River in the southern portion of Algonquin Provincial Park, Ontario. Captured in stunning colour atop an engraved surface, the image depicts a view of the Madawaska from the Track and Tower trail near Cache Lake. The composition centres on churning rapids that splash and froth as they overtake the massive red-mauve granite outcroppings of the Park's bedrock. On the left and right sides of the image, and in the distant background at the top of the image, vast pines rise high into the bright blue sky, mixing with the crimson-tinged autumn foliage of deciduous trees and brush. The fiery orange of the fall trees is captured in reflection on the surface of the river in the lower portion of the image.

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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Royal Canadian Mint1 oz. Fine Silver Coin - River Rapids - Mintage: 7,500 (2014)
 
4.4

(based on 24 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (16)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

82%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (22)
  • Unique (14)
  • Great quality (13)
  • One of A kind (12)
  • Good value (10)

Cons

  • Pricey / poor value (6)
  • Poor quality (3)

Best Uses

  • Gift (7)
  • Holiday gift (4)
  • Gift for child (3)
  • Special occasion (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Quality driven (16), Budget shopper (9)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (21), Yes (3)

Reviewed by 24 customers

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5.0

great coin

By Gordon

from Belgrave Ont.

About Me Bargain Hunter, Quality Driven

Pros

  • One Of A Kind

Cons

  • Expensive

Best Uses

    Comments about Royal Canadian Mint 1 oz. Fine Silver Coin - River Rapids - Mintage: 7,500 (2014):

    Great

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    5.0

    Picturesque

    By Kwik kath

    from Preston

    Pros

    • Attractive Design

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Royal Canadian Mint 1 oz. Fine Silver Coin - River Rapids - Mintage: 7,500 (2014):

        Hope they produce a winter waterfall coin to go with the autumn one...

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        5.0

        Reminiscent of my days in Algonquin Park

        By Rick- Algonquin tripper since 1960

        from Norfolk, Virginia

        About Me Canoe Tripper, Old Boy Scout

        Pros

        • Enticing
        • Nostalgic
        • Realistic
        • Stunning

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Gift For Adult
          • KEEPSAKE

          Comments about Royal Canadian Mint 1 oz. Fine Silver Coin - River Rapids - Mintage: 7,500 (2014):

          I will give one of these to a very special friend.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          5.0

          Wonderful Effects

          By STOS1701

          from Calgary, AB.

          About Me Quality Driven

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Royal Canadian Mint 1 oz. Fine Silver Coin - River Rapids - Mintage: 7,500 (2014):

              Unlike another reveiw, I love the "waterfall effect". Very well thought out design and implementation. Keep it up.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No
               
              5.0

              beautiful design and colours

              By Suzy

              from Niagara Falls,Canada

              About Me Bargain Hunter, Quality Driven

              Pros

              • Attractive Design
              • Canadian Nature
              • Unique

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Great for my collection

                Comments about Royal Canadian Mint 1 oz. Fine Silver Coin - River Rapids - Mintage: 7,500 (2014):

                I get coins that I feel are unique,Canadian and natural.The colour effect is a big plus.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No
                 
                4.0

                Beautiful Coin

                By Terry

                from Victoria, BC

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Attractive Design
                • Unique
                • Very Neat

                Cons

                • Expensive

                Best Uses

                • Collection

                Comments about Royal Canadian Mint 1 oz. Fine Silver Coin - River Rapids - Mintage: 7,500 (2014):

                I like nice & Decorative coins

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Beautiful Waterfall Coin

                By CoinCrazeeMom

                from Edmonton, Alberta

                About Me Bargain Hunter, Quality Driven

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Attractive Design
                • Good Value
                • Great Quality

                Cons

                • No Waterfall 3d Effect

                Best Uses

                • Gift For Adult

                Comments about Royal Canadian Mint 1 oz. Fine Silver Coin - River Rapids - Mintage: 7,500 (2014):

                This coin was beautiful in terms of the artistic aspect. However, I did not give it 5 stars because I was disappointed with the special water effect. The waterfall didn't stand out like I expected or looked 3D. I do like how colourful it is and look forward to the 2nd coin in the collection, which looks even more vivid. I do recommend it if you look beyond the 3D aspect of the coin and you appreciate the beauty of natural landscapes.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

                (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Very Stunning

                By Flipper

                from Saskatoon,SK

                About Me Bargain Hunter

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Royal Canadian Mint 1 oz. Fine Silver Coin - River Rapids - Mintage: 7,500 (2014):

                    added to my collection

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No
                     
                    2.0

                    Less then Stellar

                    By Peter perfectionist

                    from Oshawa, On

                    About Me Quality Driven

                    Verified Reviewer

                    Pros

                    • Attractive Design

                    Cons

                    • Expensive
                    • Poor Quality

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Royal Canadian Mint 1 oz. Fine Silver Coin - River Rapids - Mintage: 7,500 (2014):

                      I picked one up at the Post Office on recommendation of employee simply because it was a 'first', unique, and wasn't part of a larger set. Overall the basic idea is interesting but I don't feel the wanted effect was achieved. The detail at magnification is 'grainy' and indistinct. The 'flow' effect is minimal and the water has no 'sheen'.
                      As a first attempt, it is commendable but should be abandoned in favor of the better processes the mint excels at such as holography and multi-metals.

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                      • No
                       
                      5.0

                      I have shown others my River Rapids coin

                      By Smokey 2013

                      from Genelle B.C.

                      About Me Quality Driven

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                      • None

                      Best Uses

                      • Collection

                      Comments about Royal Canadian Mint 1 oz. Fine Silver Coin - River Rapids - Mintage: 7,500 (2014):

                      I like the presentation and find it very attractive. Others feel the same way

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

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                      Specifications

                      • No.132482
                      • Mintage7,500
                      • Compositionfine silver (99.99% pure)
                      • Finishproof
                      • Weight (g) 31.39
                      • Diameter (mm) 38
                      • Edgeserrated
                      • Certificateserialized
                      • Face value20 dollars
                      • ArtistRobert Ross (reverse), Susanna Blunt (obverse)