Legacy of the Canadian Nickel: The Beaver - 1 oz. Fine Silver Gold-Plated Coin – Mintage: 8,500 (201

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

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

$109.95 CAD
Mintage: 8,500
Canada and US only

Sixth and final coin in the Legacy of the Canadian Nickel series! Order them all!

The final coin in this series features the design most people associate with the five-cent coin—the hardworking beaver. It’s represented here at almost double its original size with exceptional engraving that’s further enhanced with new sculpting techniques and multiple finishes. The beaver made its debut in 1937 when the need for a new effigy gave this young nation the perfect opportunity to introduce new, “Canadian” designs. More than 75 years later, the beaver still shines!

By 1936, George Edward Kruger-Gray was already a well-established artist whose designs graced coins throughout the British Empire. When the Royal Canadian Mint sought to give a more modern look to Canada’s circulation coins, Kruger-Gray was asked to submit design ideas; three of his designs were ultimately accepted: the maple leaves on the reverse of the penny, the Coat of Arms of Canada on the 50-cent piece, and the beaver design for the 5-cent coin. This new 5-cent coin design was first issued in 1937; today, Kruger-Gray’s design is still found on the reverse of Canada’s 5-cent coin where it has become a beloved iconic image in its own right.

The choice of the beaver was a fitting one for the young nation, which was seeking to come into its own after gaining autonomy from Great Britain just a few years prior. The image is a nod to a hard-working animal, a cultural icon that is forever associated with Canada’s fur-trading past and the beauty of its wilderness.

A beautiful recreation of the classic nickel beaver design! Order yours today!

Special features:
•  SUBSCRIPTION STILL AVAILABLE: 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 subscription, 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
•  The Beaver design is the sixth and final coin in the Legacy of the Canadian Nickel series, which revisits previous 5-cent coin designs that were produced by the Royal Canadian Mint throughout its history.
•  THIS PROOF COIN IS MORE THAN DOUBLE ITS ORIGINAL SIZE: This offers you a magnified view of the detailed engraving, as well as the new sculpting and finishes that bring added depth to this faithful replica.
•  This proof coin is 99.99% pure silver, with selective gold plating.
•  Your coin is GST/HST exempt.

About the Design:
Finely detailed engraving faithfully recreates the reverse image that was first introduced in 1937, while multiple finishes and selective gold plating bring added definition to G. E. Kruger-Gray’s well-known design. With a chewed log lying by its side (at left), a beaver perches atop a rock-studded mound that rises up from the rippled surface of the water below. Above the beaver, the engraved face value “5 CENTS” is framed on both sides by a maple leaf; Kruger-Gray’s initials are engraved next to the mound while below it is the word “CANADA” and the year “2015”. The coin’s reverse image is trimmed with a repetitive dotted engraving.

Did you know…
•  The modernization effort had begun in 1935 with a new design for the silver dollar.
•  Despite five different effigies as well as changes to its shape and composition, the iconic reverse design has endured to this day!
•  From 1937 until 1976, the nickel was minted at the Royal Canadian Mint’s Sussex Street location in Ottawa, Ontario. In 1976, production of the nickel—and all of Canada’s circulation coins—moved to the state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Winnipeg, Manitoba. 

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

Order your coin today!



  • No.135343
  • Mintage8,500
  • Composition99.99% pure silver
  • Finishproof with selective gold-plating
  • Weight (g) 31.83
  • Diameter (mm) 40
  • Edgeserrated
  • Certificateserialized
  • Face value5-cent
  • ArtistG. E. Kruger-Gray (reverse), Susanna Blunt (obverse)

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