1 oz. Fine Silver Piedfort - The Coat of Arms of Canada - Mintage: 6,000 (2016)

1 oz. Fine Silver Piedfort – The Coat of Arms of Canada – Mintage: 6,000 (2016)

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1 oz. Fine Silver Piedfort – The Coat of Arms of Canada – Mintage: 6,000 (2016)

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$99.95 CAD
Mintage: 6,000
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Coats of arms are rich with heraldic tradition, and this collector issue is even more noteworthy because of its piedfort format. The word piedfort literally means "strong foot" in French and appeared centuries ago to mean "heavy measure" in minting. Coin-makers deliberately made their die templates thick and heavy to ensure these heavier coins would not be confused with regular coins. Today, piedfort indicates that your coin is thicker than usual. What's more, its design has been meticulously engraved with heightened detail so that even the tiniest feature stands out.

Uniqueness of a piedfort makes this a valued addition to your collection! Order today!

Special features:
  • HEAVIER AND ALMOST ABOUT TWICE THE THICKNESS OF A STANDARD COIN! Piedforts are thicker than normal and often contain up to double the amount of fine silver.
  • STUNNING DETAILS! This numismatic replica of the Coat of Arms of Canada offers a faithful reproduction of this country's heraldic symbol—even the tiniest detail has been recreated through meticulous engraving!
  • A timeless celebration of Canada, its people, its history and its heritage through this richly detailed reproduction of a distinguished national symbol.
  • Your coin is GST/HST exempt.

About the Design:

The reverse design features a faithfully detailed reproduction of the Coat of Arms of Canada. The base of the Coat of Arms features a garland of floral emblems—the English rose, the Scottish thistle, the Irish shamrock and the French lily—beneath a scroll that reads the motto of Canada, "A MARI USQUE AD MARE" (From sea to sea). At the centre is the shield; in the upper quadrants lie the three royal lions of England, the royal lion of Scotland, the royal Irish harp of Tara and the royal fleurs-de-lis of France, while the bottom portion features a sprig of three maple leaves to represent Canadians of all origins. On either side of the shield are the supporters, which are based on those of the Royal Arms of the United Kingdom: to the left is a lion holding a lance with the Union Jack, while at right is a unicorn (a royal symbol of Scotland) holding the royal flag of France. The ribbon behind the shield reads "DESIDERANTES MELIOREM PATRIAM" (They desire a better country), while above the shield is the royal helmet draped with a mantle of maple leaves. Atop the royal helmet is the crest set on a wreath of twisted white-and-red cloth, and is comprised of a crowned lion holding a maple leaf in its right paw. Above the crest is the imperial crown that represents the monarch as Canada's Head of State. The reverse also features the engraved face value "25 DOLLARS", the word "CANADA" and the year "2016".

Did you know...
  • Approved in 1994, the most recent revision to the Coat of Arms was the addition of a ribbon behind the Shield that reads "DESIDERANTES MELIOREM PATRIAM"; it is the motto for the Order of Canada, and it means "They desire a better country".
  • In the first years following Confederation in 1867, the Great Seal of Canada initially consisted of the arms of Canada's first four provinces: Ontario, Quebec, Nova Scotia and New Brunswick.
  • More arms were added as other provinces joined Confederation, but this resulted in a shield with nine quarterings that was deemed too complex or crowded for use as official arms.

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 Piedfort – The Coat of Arms of Canada – Mintage: 6000 (2016)
 
4.6

(based on 47 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (13)

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98%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (38)
  • Great quality (31)
  • Unique (18)
  • One of A kind (17)
  • Good value (16)

Cons

  • Too small (10)
  • Pricey / poor value (6)

Best Uses

  • Gift (18)
  • Special occasion (11)
  • Gift for child (9)
  • Holiday gift (6)
  • Wedding gift (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Quality driven (36), Budget shopper (9)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (41), Yes (5)

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4.0

Nice addition

By ed

from syracuse

About Me Quality Driven

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Great Quality

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about 1 oz. Fine Silver Piedfort – The Coat of Arms of Canada – Mintage: 6000 (2016):

      nice coin

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      "Grabbed My Inner Strings"

      By Weasel

      from Taylor Mill, Kentucky

      About Me Avid Collector, Bargain Hunter, Collect Varieties, Quality Driven

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • A Piedfort
      • Design
      • It's 9999 Fine Silver
      • It's Currency

      Cons

      • Not High Relief

      Best Uses

      • Family Heirloom
      • For That Special Someone
      • Personal Keepsake

      Comments about 1 oz. Fine Silver Piedfort – The Coat of Arms of Canada – Mintage: 6000 (2016):

      I collect a variety of currency and when I saw this coin I just had to purchase it. The Canadian Mint by far has the best varieties of designs, themes, and precious metals to offer. I've read comments about this coin being too small to appreciate the coat of arms design. If this coin was in high relief it would certainly make it more legible to the eye. A finer point is this coin being a Piedfort which makes it thicker than normal. You usually don't see this thickness with currency but rather with tokens and medals which is a plus. The fact there is a limited mintage of only (6000) coins worldwide and .9999 fine silver makes purchasing this coin a no-brainer hence the price. This is one of those purchases that will only appreciate in value especially with the low mintage. I see this as an all around win. Those of us lucky enough to own this coin should feel proud that we made a good future investment.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      "I would buy this product again and again"

      By Rui-Manuel

      from Montreal, PQ

      About Me Coin Collector

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attractive Design

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Collection
        • Gift For Adult

        Comments about 1 oz. Fine Silver Piedfort – The Coat of Arms of Canada – Mintage: 6000 (2016):

        Collection

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        3.0

        Has a "flat"quality to it

        By drwooz

        from Edmonton, Alta.

        About Me Quality Driven

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Attractive Design

        Cons

        • Difficult To Personalize

        Best Uses

        • Gift For Child

        Comments about 1 oz. Fine Silver Piedfort – The Coat of Arms of Canada – Mintage: 6000 (2016):

        It is of the usual mint quality. An exception to this is I found the coat of arms relief to have a "flat"quality to it.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        4.0

        Coat of Arms

        By Bigfoot

        from Moncton, NB

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

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

          Comments about 1 oz. Fine Silver Piedfort – The Coat of Arms of Canada – Mintage: 6000 (2016):

          Unique

          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes
           
          5.0

          Let's celebrate Canada's Coat of Arms!

          By Sriblo

          from Edmonton, Alberta

          About Me Quality Driven

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Gift For Adult
            • Holiday Gift

            Comments about 1 oz. Fine Silver Piedfort – The Coat of Arms of Canada – Mintage: 6000 (2016):

            My first Piedfort Silver coin to add to my collection.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            5.0

            I love the shine and coat of arms

            By Dan

            from Sault

            About Me Bargain Hunter, Quality Driven

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Gift For Adult
              • Gift For Child

              Comments about 1 oz. Fine Silver Piedfort – The Coat of Arms of Canada – Mintage: 6000 (2016):

              Great collector coin

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No
               
              5.0

              Very nice coins!

              By Momma T

              from Edmonton

              About Me Bargain Hunter, Quality Driven

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

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

                Comments about 1 oz. Fine Silver Piedfort – The Coat of Arms of Canada – Mintage: 6000 (2016):

                Beautiful coin, detail is nice and it's a good size, not too small.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No
                 
                5.0

                Mint has too much to offer but not enough money

                By Dipak

                from ontario

                About Me Quality Driven

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • One Of A Kind
                • Unique

                Cons

                • Expensive
                • Too Small

                Best Uses

                • Gift For Child

                Comments about 1 oz. Fine Silver Piedfort – The Coat of Arms of Canada – Mintage: 6000 (2016):

                keep it for a good return

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No
                 
                3.0

                Great Design But...

                By pws07

                from vancouver

                About Me Quality Driven

                Pros

                • Attractive Design
                • One Of A Kind

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about 1 oz. Fine Silver Piedfort – The Coat of Arms of Canada – Mintage: 6000 (2016):

                    I love the Coat of Arms of Canada. But the Coat of Arms is too small on the coin . It should be bigger on this coin. Also, the mint should work on the engraving of their coin. The engraving of this coin cannot compare to the engraving of the older 50 cent. The engraving looks so flat on this coin.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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                    • Q:

                      When can you purchase this coin on line
                      Asked on 2/6/2016 by Ufgfxlkfxfkn from Alliston ontario

                      1 answer

                      • Staff Reviewer

                        A:

                        Sorry Ufgfxlkfxfkn, unfortunately we've sold all of our stock for this item.

                        Answered on 2/8/2016 by Anonymous
                    • Q:

                      on the photo with the side view of the Fine Silver Piedfort – The Coat of Arms of Canada
                      what is the picture of the feet behind the coin
                      Asked on 1/26/2016 by Calbecca from Calgary

                      3 answers

                      • A:

                        It's a completely different coin used as a comparison to show increased thickness of Coat of Arms coin.

                        Answered on 2/6/2016 by Chris from Kingston ontario
                      • A:

                        To further the other answer, that coin is in the picture to show the difference in the standard thickness of their other coins compared to this one.

                        Answered on 2/6/2016 by CR from Windsor, ON
                      • Staff Reviewer

                        A:

                        Behind the Piedfort coin is the 1/2 oz. Fine Silver Coin – Welcome to the World (2016). Sold separately, the "baby feet" coin is a great way to welcome the newborns of 2016!

                        http://www.mint.ca/store/coins/12-oz.-fine-silver-coin-%E2%80%93-welcome-to-the-world-2016-prod2601061

                        Answered on 2/4/2016 by Anonymous
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                    Specifications

                    • No.150040
                    • Mintage6,000
                    • Composition99.99% pure silver
                    • Finishproof
                    • Weight (g) 31.39
                    • Diameter (mm) 34
                    • Edgeserrated
                    • Certificateserialized
                    • Face value25 dollars
                    • ArtistRCM Engravers (reverse), Susanna Blunt (obverse)