14-karat Gold Coin – Centennial of the Parliament Buildings Fire – Mintage: 1,500 (2016)
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14-karat Gold Coin – Centennial of the Parliament Buildings Fire – Mintage: 1,500 (2016)

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14-karat Gold Coin – Centennial of the Parliament Buildings Fire – Mintage: 1,500 (2016)

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$599.95 CAD
Mintage: 1,500
STATUS:
Canada and US only

Engraved with meticulous attention to detail. Order yours today!

In 1916, tragedy struck at the heart of a young nation when the Centre Block of Canada's stately Parliament Buildings was suddenly engulfed in flames. By morning, the still-smouldering outer walls were all that remained of the original landmark—save for the magnificent Library of Parliament, whose unlikely preservation became an inspiring national symbol of resilience in the face of adversity.

An excellent addition to your coin display focused around Canadian history. Order your coin today!

Special features:
  • OUR WORLD-RENOWN ANNUAL $100 GOLD COIN! Our annual $100 gold coin celebrates the centennial anniversary of the preservation of the Library of Parliament, which survived the tragic fire that devastated the original Centre Block of Parliament in 1916.
  • POWERFUL SNAPSHOT OF A NATIONAL TRAGEDY: Captures some of the heroic efforts to combat the raging, fast-moving blaze and prevent it from spreading to the Library on that fateful winter night.
  • ENGRAVED WITH A METICULOUS ATTENTION TO DETAIL: The Library's ornate architecture is masterfully captured in this portrait of a proud national landmark that endures as a link to Canada's past.
  • STRIKING PROOF FINISH: The contrast created by the frosted raised elements against the mirror background brings an added sense of dimension to the design, which exemplifies the artistry and unparalleled craftsmanship that is associated with the Royal Canadian Mint.
  • Your coin has a limited mintage of only 1,500 worldwide.

Design:
Designed by Canadian artist Tony Bianco, your coin transports you to the fateful night of
February 3, 1916 as you bear witness to the tragic fire that has engulfed the Centre Block of Parliament in Ottawa, Ontario. As flames and smoke suddenly billow into the night sky, firefighters quickly rush onto the scene; near the western rear of the Centre Block, one firefighter stands ahead of a steamer as he douses the flames with water, while two more rush across the snow-covered landscape to join the fray. In the midst of all the chaos and tragedy, the towering spire of the Library of Parliament remains an inspiring sight as it seems to remain untouched by the blaze, thanks in part to the fireproof doors that helped protect this architectural jewel and its irreplaceable collection.

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

Order your coin today!

Reviews

This is always a good product

5

Just a great product, quality number one.

Shorty

Millinocket , Maine

Yes

A beautiful gift for my Barrister Australian son-in-law who

5

Lovely piece but expensive....

Sandra

Whitehorse YT

Yes

I like this product

5

disappointed that you now have a 3 free coin offer and free shipping for orders over 550. and I missed out again. you need to let the master club members know in advance of these special offers

joe the buyer

richmond bc

Yes

14 KarATE GOLD COIN

5

never ENOUGH ABOUT THE HISTORY OF THE COIN LIKED TO KNOW WHAT THE COIN REPRESENTS.

WILDBILL

london

Yes

Nice coin but small and expensive

3

I bought this special edition because my wife is a firefighter. Its not pure gold and I will only buy pure silver or gold NON-SPECIAL editions from now on. I believe you pay far over spot for special editions and that you won't ever get that money back when selling. On top of that, my wife didn't like the gift thus the gold was cold!

Captain

Toronto

No

Unusal subject matter for a coin

5

This is the first gold coin I purchased and I able to pay for it in three equal payments. I don't know if I will buy more gold coins due to their high cost.

Gastown Bob

Vancouver BC

Yes

Nice History

5

keepsake of important history to pass on to family.

Papa

Sherwood Park, Ab.

Yes

I didn't understand why I had to pay tax on this order

5

Was disappointed to have to pay tax on this coin.

precious

Calgary, Alberta

Yes

Excellent design commemorating significant event

4

This coin will become central to my Canada 150 display

Terry

Ontario's Blue Mountains

Yes

Too pricey for gold content

1

Collection . Too expensive for the amount of pure gold in it.

Buddy

Toronto, Canada

No

14-karat Gold Coin – Centennial of the Parliament Buildings Fire – Mintage: 1500 (2016)

4.7 25

92.0

To save me checking every product on the website. Can you tell me, are any of the coins available outside of Canada or the US? ( UK ). Thank you.

Lee

We only ship directly to Canada and the US.

Anonymous

How much does it caus.

Artem

82% SOLD! 14-karat Gold Coin - Centennial of the Parliament Buildings Fire - Mintage: 1,500 (2016) This coin is available for: 1 payment of $599.95 or 3 monthly payments of C$199.98 (product ships at last payment)

Anonymous

Would you please advise me of the size and dimensions of the above coin. With thanks

Mau

Hi Mau, The dimensions are as follows: Weight (g) 12 Diameter (mm) 27

Anonymous

how much does this coin weigh and what is that weight worth in gold prices

Gold

Hi Gold, The weight is 12 grams. The coin is priced at $599.95 CAD.

Anonymous

You need to do your own math on this. 12 grams of 14K gold is 12 grams of 58.3% of pure gold (24K). So find the troy ounce price of gold today, and then multiply the price by 0.538 and 12/31.1 since one troy ounce = 31.1 grams. So, (12/31.1) X 0.538 X (price of gold today) = Result. Remember that one troy ounce is NOT the same as one ounce. You can always find most of the info on the coin on the mint.ca site and the updated gold prices can easily be found on Yahoo Finance. And yes, the premiums are quite high on such coins since the minting process is expensive no matter what the gold content is. I hope this helps!

Eric

12grams 14k=approx 380cad

Inkednpoked

Does everyone have to contact you to find out the true value or are you going to come clean and include that bit that you have so far chosen to with hold. Be straight with your potential customers. Tell them every important detail regarding their possible choices/purchases !!!

Curious...

Are there any current plans to produce this coin in silver either as a stand-alone or part of a set? The price of the gold coin is a little steep for my collection.

ross

Thank you for your question. Please watch your email inbox for any information about future coin designs. As well, this coin is available on a payment plan.

Does the fact that this coin is 14-karat gold as opposed to 99.99% pure gold (like many other RCM products) mean that we will have to pay GST or HST on the purchase price?

Aberdeen

Thank you for your question. For more information about GST and HST on purchase price, please refer to our FAQ page : http://www.mint.ca/store/mint/customer-service/faq-1100010#shopping6

Yes you pay tax.tax is only exempt on .999 meals only

Tony

Tax on .999 metals....not meals.lol

tony

YES you will pay the TAX...And can "Anonymous" please say who they really are!! ie The MINT Representative!!!! And please stop using 'generic/sales person' answers for some of the questions submitted by long time collectors/genuine collectors who actually take real pride in collecting coins and really appreciate quality that the Mint normally produces! However, when they make an 'error', simply admit it, correct it and move on and continue to produce the normal "high Quality" coins that you normally produce!!!!!!! Signed - Collector for Over 30 Years

JADF66

is this coin same as of year 2001 ??

goldie

Thank you for your question. The coin design of 2001 was of the interior of the Library of Parliament, while this coin celebrates the centennial anniversary of the preservation of the Library of Parliament, which survived the tragic fire that devastated the original Centre Block of Parliament in 1916.

Specifications

  • No.149317
  • Mintage1,500
  • Composition14-karat gold
  • Finishproof
  • Weight (g) 12
  • Diameter (mm) 27
  • Edgeserrated
  • Certificateserialized
  • Face value100 dollars
  • ArtistTony Bianco (reverse), Susanna Blunt (obverse)

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