14-karat Gold Coin - 200th Anniversary of the Birth of Sir John A. Macdonald - Mintage: 1,500 (2015)

14-karat Gold Coin - 200th Anniversary of the Birth of Sir John A. Macdonald - Mintage: 1,500 (2015)

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14-karat Gold Coin - 200th Anniversary of the Birth of Sir John A. Macdonald - Mintage: 1,500 (2015)

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

Celebrates Canada's first Prime Minister and railway!

Despite its relative youth, Canada boasts a rich political history whose past leaders, through now, left a lasting mark on the nation Canada was to become. This gold coin celebrates the 200th anniversary of the birth of Canada's first Prime Minister, Sir John A. Macdonald.

An ideal gift for someone you know who enjoys Canadian history and trains. Order yours today!

Special features:
•     The Royal Canadian Mint's world-renowned annual $100 gold coin commemorates the
200th anniversary of the birth of Canada's first Prime Minister, Sir John A Macdonald.
•     The artistry of the coin draws on a strikingly original portrait of Sir John A. Macdonald along with one of Macdonald's achievements, the completion of the Canadian Pacific railway, represented here by the steam locomotive no. 374—the first transcontinental passenger train to arrive in Vancouver in 1887—against a modern-day map of Canada.
•     This beautiful coin is an excellent addition to any collection focused around the celebration of Canadian history. It is sure to be sought-after among collectors.
•     Features an intricate and elegant design finely engraved and meticulously presented in a beautiful proof finish (frosted raised elements on mirror background); a testimony to the exceptional talents of the designer and unparalleled RCM craftsmanship.

Design:
Your coin pays tribute to Sir John A. Macdonald, Canada's first Prime Minister and a Father of Confederation. His reputation as a nation builder is symbolized by the modern-day map of Canada, which stretches from one side of the image field to the other and overlaps beyond the image rim. As one of Macdonald's achievements, the completion of the Canadian Pacific railway is represented here by the steam locomotive no. 374—the first transcontinental passenger train to arrive in Vancouver in 1887. A side profile of Sir John A. Macdonald is portrayed on the right side of the image field, overlapping the rim, while the commemorative dates "1815-2015" signal the bicentennial of his birth.

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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14-karat Gold Coin - 200th Anniversary of the Birth of Sir John A. Macdonald - Mintage: 1500 (2015)
 
3.9

(based on 8 reviews)

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75%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (6)
  • Great quality (4)
  • One of A kind (4)
  • Good value (3)
  • Unique (3)

Cons

  • Pricey / poor value (3)

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4.0

I buy this every year

By BPH

from Shakespeare Ont.

About Me Bargain Hunter

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • One Of A Kind
  • Unique

Cons

  • Expensive

Best Uses

    Comments about 14-karat Gold Coin - 200th Anniversary of the Birth of Sir John A. Macdonald - Mintage: 1500 (2015):

    Unless you offer monthly payments, like I have suggested, I can not afford this anymore

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    5.0

    over 40 years collecting this coin

    By Grandad

    from Black Creek, BC

    About Me Quality Driven

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Attractive Design
    • Great Quality
    • One Of A Kind

    Cons

    • Expensive

    Best Uses

    • Collection

    Comments about 14-karat Gold Coin - 200th Anniversary of the Birth of Sir John A. Macdonald - Mintage: 1500 (2015):

    I have collected this particular coin since it was first issued with the Maple leaf

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    5.0

    most beautiful detailed gold coin

    By liljoe

    from Chase, BC

    About Me Quality Driven

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    Pros

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

    Cons

    • Expensive

    Best Uses

      Comments about 14-karat Gold Coin - 200th Anniversary of the Birth of Sir John A. Macdonald - Mintage: 1500 (2015):

      probably the most beautiful detailed gold coin I have in my collection!

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      1.0

      this coin was poorly designed

      By odljr

      from toronto,ON

      Pros

        Cons

        • Poor Personalization

        Best Uses

          Comments about 14-karat Gold Coin - 200th Anniversary of the Birth of Sir John A. Macdonald - Mintage: 1500 (2015):

          since this is honoring the 200th anniversary of Sir John A. Macdonald's birthday the face value should be 200$ how can you value this mans face at only 100$ after all he has done for us.

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          • No
           
          4.0

          Beautiful design!

          By Laid back dude out west

          from West Coast

          About Me Quality Driven

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          Pros

          • Attractive Design
          • Good Value
          • Great Quality

          Cons

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            • Special Occasion

            Comments about 14-karat Gold Coin - 200th Anniversary of the Birth of Sir John A. Macdonald - Mintage: 1500 (2015):

            This is a gift to myself... 2015 - the year of Sir John A. Macdonald's 200th Aniversary is also the 25th Anniversary of my arrival to Canada! How fitting that my trip to ultimately settle on the west coast was with Via Rail!

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes
             
            5.0

            Beautiful design, glad I bought it.

            By bafudgy

            from Guelph, Ontario

            About Me Looking For One Of A Kind

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            Pros

            • Attractive Design
            • One Of A Kind
            • Unique

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              • Birth Of A Child In 2015
              • Gift For Child

              Comments about 14-karat Gold Coin - 200th Anniversary of the Birth of Sir John A. Macdonald - Mintage: 1500 (2015):

              I bought this for my Grand Nephew to commemorate his birth. He lives in England and I want him to have an appreciation of his mothers country. I love the design because it reflects the unity of our country and the railway his Great Grandfather loved and was a part of.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • Yes
               
              4.0

              Gold of its Own

              By XXXX

              from Winnipeg Mb

              Pros

              • Attractive Design
              • Good Value
              • Great Quality

              Cons

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                  Comments about 14-karat Gold Coin - 200th Anniversary of the Birth of Sir John A. Macdonald - Mintage: 1500 (2015):

                  Me just a "selfish" little old collector. Another vice that my lovely wife of a 100 years tolerates. Fits nicely with my model train hobby but certainly takes up less space.
                  All kidding aside great stuff! This one for my wife & I the bird coins as gifts for the kids birthdays & Xmas.

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                  • No

                  (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  3.0

                  YIKES!

                  By coiner

                  from ontario

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                  Pros

                    Cons

                    • Poor Quality

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                      Comments about 14-karat Gold Coin - 200th Anniversary of the Birth of Sir John A. Macdonald - Mintage: 1500 (2015):

                      Am I seeing things? One eye is open. One is closed.
                      Not sure if I would recommend this one.

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                      • No

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                      Specifications

                      • No.140571
                      • Mintage1,500
                      • Composition14-karat gold
                      • Finishproof
                      • Weight (g) 12
                      • Diameter (mm) 27
                      • Edgeserrated
                      • Certificateserialized
                      • Face value100 dollars
                      • ArtistGlen Green (reverse), Susanna Blunt (obverse)