1/2 oz. Fine Silver Gold-Plated Coin - 200th Anniversary of the Birth of Sir John A. Macdonald - Mintage: 10,000 (2015)

1/2 oz. Fine Silver Gold-Plated Coin - 200th Anniversary of the Birth of Sir John A. Macdonald - Mintage: 10,000 (2015)

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1/2 oz. Fine Silver Gold-Plated Coin - 200th Anniversary of the Birth of Sir John A. Macdonald - Mintage: 10,000 (2015)

$69.95 CAD
Mintage: 10,000
Canada and US only

An ideal gift for a Canadian historian!

As Canada prepares to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Canadian Confederation in 2017, the Royal Canadian Mint proudly celebrates the 200th anniversary of the birth of the nation's primary architect and first Prime Minister: Sir John A. Macdonald.

Selectively gold plated and artistically frosted, this proof coin pays a fitting tribute to one of the most important figures in Canadian history. An ideal gift for someone you know who enjoys Canadian history. Order yours today!

Special features:
•     Your proof-quality 99.99% pure silver coin celebrates the 200th anniversary of the birth of Canada's first Prime Minister and key nation-builder, Sir John A. Macdonald.
•     Your coin features an original portrait of Sir John A. Macdonald captured in the same pose he would have adopted in formal photography of his day.
•     Your coin has been selectively gold plated and artistically frosted, and pays tribute to one of the most important figures in Canadian history: Sir John A. Macdonald.
•     GST/HST exempt.

Design:
Your coin features a selectively gold plated portrait of Sir John A. Macdonald. Presented standing beside a desk, Sir John A. Macdonald gazes charismatically out from the image—taking much the same pose he would have stood for in Prime Ministerial photos of his day. In his right hand he holds a sheet of paper, showing that he is hard at work tackling the task of nation-building. His left hand rests casually on the table top beside him.

About Sir John A. Macdonald:
On July 1, 1867, the Dominion of Canada was created, and Sir John Alexander Macdonald, a key architect of Canadian Confederation, became the new nation's first Prime Minister. Knighted by Queen Victoria for his role in Canadian Confederation, Sir John A. Macdonald led the nation until his death in 1891, with only a single interruption in his leadership, from 1873 to 1878.

John Alexander Macdonald was born on January 11, 1815, in Glasgow, Scotland. He and his family immigrated to Kingston, Upper Canada in 1820. With a successful law practice, and having held political office at the municipal level in Kingston, Macdonald joined the Upper Canada cabinet in 1847, serving as receiver general and commissioner of Crown Lands. In 1854, he entered the cabinet of the United Province of Canada, serving as Attorney General for Canada West. Taking on a heavy portfolio of legislative work and providing important legal counsel to various departments of the government, his responsibilities grew until he and George-Étienne Cartier were jointly leading the Government.

By the 1860s, it was clear that some form of constitutional change was necessary. John A. Macdonald, along with George Brown, Cartier, and their colleagues presented a vision of a united British North America to the leaders of the Maritime colonies at the Charlottetown Conference in September 1864. They ultimately achieved their goal on July 1, 1867, when the Dominion of Canada was created—with Macdonald, its key architect, as the new nation's Prime Minister.

Macdonald's tireless work sowed the seeds of the sovereign nation of Canada.

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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1/2 oz. Fine Silver Gold-Plated Coin - 200th Anniversary of the Birth of Sir John A. Macdonald - Mintage: 10000 (2015)
 
4.9

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Pros

  • Attractive (9)
  • Unique (6)
  • Great quality (5)
  • Good value (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Gift (5)
  • Special occasion (3)
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    • Quality driven (5)
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5.0

A great keepsake!

By The legend

from Ontario

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Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Great Quality

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Gift For Adult
    • Gift For Child
    • Holiday Gift

    Comments about 1/2 oz. Fine Silver Gold-Plated Coin - 200th Anniversary of the Birth of Sir John A. Macdonald - Mintage: 10000 (2015):

    I use coins similar to knick knacks and put them on display for visitors to see, as well as myself. So appearance is very important to me. I like this coin because it is very attractive and represents the anniversary of a great historical figure. It is a great keepsake and I would highly recommend to those of a historical bend. And the work by the illustrator Joel Kimmel is always top notch.

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    • No
     
    5.0

    A coin worthy of the man

    By The wise Old Dean

    from Jarvie, Alberta, Canada

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    Pros

    • Attractive Design
    • Good Value
    • Great Quality

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Gift For Adult
      • Special Occasion

      Comments about 1/2 oz. Fine Silver Gold-Plated Coin - 200th Anniversary of the Birth of Sir John A. Macdonald - Mintage: 10000 (2015):

      I wanted this coin because it commemorates the greatest founder of our nation. Yes, historical revisionism and judging by today's standards, have raised some blemishes on his character, but nothing detracts from his achievements: confederation and the CPR. This coin says it all.

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      • No
       
      5.0

      A Great Canadian

      By Don

      from Halifax, NS

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      Pros

      • Attractive Design
      • Unique

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about 1/2 oz. Fine Silver Gold-Plated Coin - 200th Anniversary of the Birth of Sir John A. Macdonald - Mintage: 10000 (2015):

          A beautiful coin commemorating the birth of our first Prime Minister.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Great Tribute

          By Andrew

          from Edmonton

          About Me History Buff, Quality Driven

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          Pros

          • Attractive Design
          • Unique

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Add To The Collection

            Comments about 1/2 oz. Fine Silver Gold-Plated Coin - 200th Anniversary of the Birth of Sir John A. Macdonald - Mintage: 10000 (2015):

            Very fine tribute to Canada's founding father. A great addition to the collection.

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            • No
             
            4.0

            Liked its look

            By Paul the Collecter

            from Alberta

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            Pros

            • Attractive Design
            • Love The Look On Both Sid
            • Unique

            Cons

            • Expensive

            Best Uses

              Comments about 1/2 oz. Fine Silver Gold-Plated Coin - 200th Anniversary of the Birth of Sir John A. Macdonald - Mintage: 10000 (2015):

              Loved the look of the coin

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              • No
               
              5.0

              i would recommend this coin

              By 9 point

              from trk 34 Philadelphia Pa

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Attractive Design

              Cons

              • Not One

              Best Uses

                Comments about 1/2 oz. Fine Silver Gold-Plated Coin - 200th Anniversary of the Birth of Sir John A. Macdonald - Mintage: 10000 (2015):

                Great design

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No
                 
                5.0

                Sir John A MacDonald

                By grandpa

                from Scarborough ON

                About Me Bargain Hunter

                Pros

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

                Cons

                • No cons

                Best Uses

                • A gift for me

                Comments about 1/2 oz. Fine Silver Gold-Plated Coin - 200th Anniversary of the Birth of Sir John A. Macdonald - Mintage: 10000 (2015):

                It's a beautiful coin

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No
                 
                5.0

                I would buy this product again

                By Patricia

                from Kingston, Ontario

                About Me Quality Driven

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                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Special Occasion

                  Comments about 1/2 oz. Fine Silver Gold-Plated Coin - 200th Anniversary of the Birth of Sir John A. Macdonald - Mintage: 10000 (2015):

                  I really like the appearance. Will keep it in my collection for grandson.

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                  • No
                   
                  5.0

                  classy

                  By ronnie

                  from London On.

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                  Pros

                  • Attractive Design

                  Cons

                  • Expensive

                  Best Uses

                  • Gift For Adult

                  Comments about 1/2 oz. Fine Silver Gold-Plated Coin - 200th Anniversary of the Birth of Sir John A. Macdonald - Mintage: 10000 (2015):

                  great for the collector

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • Yes

                  (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Wow - just a beautiful coin

                  By LeaveHi

                  from Williams Lake, BC

                  Pros

                  • Good Value
                  • Great Quality
                  • Truly Canadian
                  • Unique

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Gift For Adult
                    • Gift For Child
                    • Special Occasion

                    Comments about 1/2 oz. Fine Silver Gold-Plated Coin - 200th Anniversary of the Birth of Sir John A. Macdonald - Mintage: 10000 (2015):

                    Purchased for myself. The gold with the silver background is very attractive, it appears as if the Prime Minister is projecting from the coin.

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                    • No

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                    Specifications

                    • No.130630
                    • Mintage10,000
                    • Composition99.99% pure silver
                    • Finishproof
                    • Weight (g) 15.87
                    • Diameter (mm) 34
                    • Edgeserrated
                    • Certificateserialized
                    • Face value10 dollars
                    • ArtistJoel Kimmel (reverse), Susanna Blunt (obverse)