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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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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Canada and US only

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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.

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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)

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