1 oz. Fine Silver Gold-Plated Coin – Legacy of the Canadian Nickel: The Crossed Maple Boughs – Mintage: 8,500 (2015

1 oz. Fine Silver Gold-Plated Coin – Legacy of the Canadian Nickel: The Crossed Maple Boughs – Mintage: 8,500 (2015)

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1 oz. Fine Silver Gold-Plated Coin – Legacy of the Canadian Nickel: The Crossed Maple Boughs – Mintage: 8,500 (2015)

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$109.95 CAD
Mintage: 8,500
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On January 2, 1908, the opening of the Ottawa branch of the Royal Mint marked the dawn of a new era. Although the tooling continued to be crafted by Royal Mint engravers in London, coins were now being produced in Canada, for Canada, at the Sussex Drive location in Ottawa, Ont.

While it was not yet made with nickel—nor did it feature the famed beaver—the crossed maple bough was the first of the 5-cent designs to be produced in the very early days of the Royal Canadian Mint. This stunning recreation of the coin design from 1911 to 1921 offers a unique look back at the history of Canada's nickel coin.

Throughout its history, each of the nickel's transformations provides a glimpse of a young nation that was seeking to define itself, and a Mint that would quickly come into its own. This Legacy of the Canadian Nickel series is a retrospective look at the history of 5-cent coins minted by the Royal Canadian Mint, beginning with this crossed maple bough design that was used until 1921.

Don't be disappointed, this coin and the subscription will sell quickly so order yours today!

Special features:
•   EACH COIN INCLUDES A UNIQUE EFFIGY: Each coin within the series is faithful to the original design and includes the effigy of the reigning monarch at the time of the coin's original issue date.
•   Subscribe today and then relax knowing that you will receive all six coins, one per month! The crossed maple bough is the first coin of the six-coin Legacy of the Canadian Nickel series, which recreates previous 5-cent coin designs produced by the Royal Canadian Mint throughout its history, since 1908. Other coins in the subscription include:
      –  #2: Two Maple Leaves
      –  #3: The Victory
      –  #4: The Identification of Nickel
      –  #5: The Centennial 5-cent Coin
      –  #6: The Beaver
•   Modern techniques and multiple finishes help bring the past to life with added definition and enhanced detailing.
•   This coin's 40-mm diameter makes it double the size of the original, allowing for a larger canvas to showcase the intricately detailed design.
•   This proof coin is 99.99% pure silver, with selective gold plating.
•   Your coin is GST/HST exempt!

Coin design:
The reverse image features a recreation of William Henry James Blakemore's design, which graced the 5-cent coin from 1911 to 1921. Finely detailed engraving and selective gold plating recreate
St. Edward's Crown, the solid gold coronation crown, as it appeared on the original coin design. New sculpting and finishes bring added definition to the crossed bough of 22 maple leaves. Featured on the obverse is the effigy of King George V, who was the reigning monarch from 1910 to 1936.

Did you know…
•   The five-cent coin was largely made of silver. Nickel, which would give this coin its nickname, would be introduced in 1922.
•   This coin was much smaller than the 5-cent coin we're used to today! It measured 15.5 millimetres in diameter compared to the current measurement of 21.2, and weighed less than a third of what today's nickels weigh.
•   Back then, Canadians found that the tiny size and silver glint of the Crossed Maple Bough five-cent piece resembled that of a fish's scales and, appropriately, took to calling the coin a "fish scale."

The crossed maple bough design (as recreated on this coin) appeared on 5-cent coins in some variation or another between 1858 and 1921. Early coins featured the effigy of Edward VII and Queen Victoria and were produced by the Royal Mint in London, England, before being shipped across the Atlantic—a risky journey that was no longer necessary once Canada began producing its own coins.

In 1911, the obverse was updated with the new effigy of His Majesty George V; this was designed by William James Henry Blakemore, a noted British engraver who was responsible for Commonwealth coins. The adage "DEI GRATIA" was briefly omitted that same year, but was replaced with "DEI GRA:" on all subsequent coins minted from 1912-1921. The final version of this coin, minted in 1921, is one of the rarest of Canadian coins; once legislation passed to change the coin's metal composition, most of that year's mintage was melted down. It's thought that only about 100 of these coins survived!

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

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1 oz. Fine Silver Gold-Plated Coin – Legacy of the Canadian Nickel: The Crossed Maple Boughs – Mintage: 8500 (2015)
 
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Pros

  • Attractive (9)
  • Great quality (7)
  • One of A kind (6)
  • Unique (6)
  • Good value (5)

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5.0

Canadian History

By Herk

from Edmonton

About Me Quality Driven

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • One Of A Kind
  • Unique

Cons

    Best Uses

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

    Comments about 1 oz. Fine Silver Gold-Plated Coin – Legacy of the Canadian Nickel: The Crossed Maple Boughs – Mintage: 8500 (2015):

    This really highlights the Canadian Heritage, and shows how much Canadad has grown and accomplished through the years of a new Country.

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    • No
     
    5.0

    Beautiful Piece

    By Terry

    from Lawton, OK.

    About Me Quality Driven

    Pros

    • Attractive Design

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about 1 oz. Fine Silver Gold-Plated Coin – Legacy of the Canadian Nickel: The Crossed Maple Boughs – Mintage: 8500 (2015):

        This coin I purchased for my own collection. Love the design.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        4.0

        I would buy this again

        By Gairentee

        from Hamilton Ontario

        About Me Quality Driven

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

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

        Cons

        • Coin Is Loose In Plastic

        Best Uses

          Comments about 1 oz. Fine Silver Gold-Plated Coin – Legacy of the Canadian Nickel: The Crossed Maple Boughs – Mintage: 8500 (2015):

          Very nice

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          5.0

          It's a beaut.

          By Mont

          from Campbell River

          About Me Both

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Attractive Design
          • One Of A Kind
          • Unique

          Cons

          • None

          Best Uses

          • Nice For My Collection

          Comments about 1 oz. Fine Silver Gold-Plated Coin – Legacy of the Canadian Nickel: The Crossed Maple Boughs – Mintage: 8500 (2015):

          I like the gold in lay on silver

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          5.0

          I would definitely buy this coin again

          By sit, the Collector

          from Chilliwack, B.C.

          About Me Simply A Collector

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Attractive Design
          • Good Value
          • Great Quality

          Cons

          • No cons

          Best Uses

          • My own collection

          Comments about 1 oz. Fine Silver Gold-Plated Coin – Legacy of the Canadian Nickel: The Crossed Maple Boughs – Mintage: 8500 (2015):

          Love the coin, the size and the gold on silver is very striking. Great craftsmanship, also appreciate the detailed profile of King George V. Good job.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          5.0

          This is a very special coin because you went out of your way

          By PHROM PHRED

          from ALBERTA

          About Me Bargain Hunter, Quality Driven

          Pros

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

          Cons

          • None

          Best Uses

          • It Goes In A Special Plac

          Comments about 1 oz. Fine Silver Gold-Plated Coin – Legacy of the Canadian Nickel: The Crossed Maple Boughs – Mintage: 8500 (2015):

          GREAT COLLECTABLE

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          • No
           
          5.0

          Beautiful Classic Design

          By N/A

          from Langley, BC

          About Me Quality Driven

          Pros

          • Attractive Design
          • Great Quality

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about 1 oz. Fine Silver Gold-Plated Coin – Legacy of the Canadian Nickel: The Crossed Maple Boughs – Mintage: 8500 (2015):

              Lovely contrast between the silver coin and the gold plating, also enjoyed the very detailed profile of George V. I didn't buy the full series of nickel replicas, so picked this one as my favorite.

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              • No
               
              5.0

              Drop Dead Gorgeous

              By Dragon40

              from Nanaimo, BC

              About Me Quality Driven

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

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

              Cons

              • Expensive

              Best Uses

                Comments about 1 oz. Fine Silver Gold-Plated Coin – Legacy of the Canadian Nickel: The Crossed Maple Boughs – Mintage: 8500 (2015):

                This is the most beautiful, stunning coin in my growing collection. It's pricey, but after seeing it, I don't care. I am really looking forward to receiving the rest of the coins in this series.

                Just WOW.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                One of my faves by far!

                By SW Ont

                from London, Ontario

                About Me Bargain Hunter, Quality Driven

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Attractive Design
                • Good Value
                • Great Quality
                • Stunning Coin And Inpress

                Cons

                  Best Uses

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

                  Comments about 1 oz. Fine Silver Gold-Plated Coin – Legacy of the Canadian Nickel: The Crossed Maple Boughs – Mintage: 8500 (2015):

                  This coin is stunning. The Gold tone on silver is striking and of excellent quality. The nostalgic factor of King George V is a beautiful addition to your collection. I cannot wait to have the whole set. I do not usually display my collection but this set would be mantle worthy. Do not hesitate if you are looking for a large, well priced and beautiful collection. I haven't been as impressed with a set like this so far this year.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

                  (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Beautiful Coin

                  By Bill

                  from Kingston, Ontario

                  About Me Quality Driven

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about 1 oz. Fine Silver Gold-Plated Coin – Legacy of the Canadian Nickel: The Crossed Maple Boughs – Mintage: 8500 (2015):

                      Just got my first coin in the subscription and have to say this is a beautiful coin. As everyone else has noted, the quality and craftsmanship is top notch. Really looking forward to receiving the remaining coins!

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

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                      Specifications

                      • No.135338
                      • Mintage8,500
                      • Composition99.99% pure silver
                      • Finishproof with selective gold plating
                      • Weight (g) 31.83
                      • Diameter (mm) 40
                      • Edgeserrated
                      • Certificateserialized
                      • Face valuefive cents
                      • ArtistW.H.J. Blakemore