1 oz. Pure Silver Football-Shaped and Curved Coin - Mintage: 8,500 (2017)
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1 oz. Pure Silver Football-Shaped and Curved Coin – Mintage: 8,500 (2017)

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1 oz. Pure Silver Football-Shaped and Curved Coin – Mintage: 8,500 (2017)

$161.95 CAD
Mintage: 8,500
STATUS:
Canada and US only

A MINT FIRST! A football-shaped coin—curved and convex! Order today!

Score big with this football inspired coin! It's curved and convex as if inflated and ready for play, complete with all the texture and standardized features of a modern Canadian football: leather panels, "night stripes" and laces that were once part of the manufacturing process but are now used to maximize grip. It's a touchdown!

A perfect gift to delight football fans everywhere! Order today!

Special features:
  • A MINT FIRST! Our first football-shaped curved coin in 99.99% pure silver!
  • CONVEX ON REVERSE SIDE! Your coin is also convex on the reverse for added dimension!
  • UNIQUE KEEPSAKE! Your coin showcases the latest, cutting-edge capabilities in minting and includes a remarkable level of texture and detail.
  • ORIGINAL PIECE OF SPORTS MEMORABILIA! Your coin is an upscale and original piece of sports memorabilia that sports fans everywhere will cherish.
  • LOW MINTAGE: Only 8,500 coins will be made available worldwide. A limited and highly collectible keepsake that celebrates one of North America's most popular sports!
  • ONE-OUNCE 99.99% PURE SILVER COIN! Your coin is GST/HST exempt!

Design:

Royal Canadian Mint engravers have meticulously crafted a football that comes alive in your coin's unique shape and convex reverse. While there are minor differences in the specifications for the footballs used by the various football leagues in North America, this design showcases all the standardized features of a modern Canadian football: the leather panels, "night stripes," and laces that were once part of the manufacturing process but are now used to maximize grip.

Theories abound how the football got its distinctive shape, but one thing's for sure, it's not the result of deliberate design, it just evolved that way. One theory suggests the first footballs some 170 years ago simply took on the shape of the pig's bladder from which they were made. Even when the switch was made to cowhide and rubber, early footballs were difficult to inflate and were consistently lopsided. This warped shape proved to be a lot easier to carry and throw, and when players began using the forward pass in the early 1900's, the football was deliberately designed into the elongated shape we see today.

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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Specifications

  • No.155469
  • Mintage8,500
  • Composition99.99% pure silver
  • Finishproof
  • Weight (g) 31.66
  • Diameter (mm) 48 mm x 30.33 mm
  • Edgeplain
  • Certificateserialized
  • Face value25 dollars
  • ArtistRCM engravers (reverse), Susanna Blunt (obverse)

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