CANADA 150: Our Home and Native Land – 2017 Special Edition Pure Silver Proof Set

2017 Special Edition Pure Silver Proof Set – CANADA 150: Our Home and Native Land

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2017 Special Edition Pure Silver Proof Set – CANADA 150: Our Home and Native Land

$229.95 CAD

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Mintage: 20,000
Starts shipping on 27-02-2017
Canada and US only
89% SOLD!

UNIQUE! Includes the winning designs from the My Canada, My Inspiration coin design contest! Order today!

2017 is the year we celebrate everything it means to be Canadian: the wonders of our country, our achievements, character and passions — and the vision we have for our future.

Canada is all this and more. There is no one thing that defines us as a nation. And that is something else to be proud of as we come together to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Confederation—as we come together to celebrate Canada, and everything it means to be Canadian.

The My Canada, My Inspiration 2017 coin collection captures it all in these pure-silver versions of the five brand-new circulation coins.

Reimagining iconic Canadian symbols and depicting some of our most striking sights, these coins are as diverse as our country. Evoking the history we share and the values we stand for, the My Canada, My Inspiration coin collection is designed by Canadians for Canadians exclusively for Canada's
150th anniversary year.

This special edition proof set offers a unique snapshot of a special time in history, and will be remembered for years to come! Order today!

Your premium Proof Set features include:
  • UNIQUE TO THIS 2017 SPECIAL EDITION SET! Canada's classic circulation coin designs will not be placed in circulation during this milestone year. Instead, the Royal Canadian Mint will reveal which of the five winning designs from the My Canada, My Inspiration coin design contest will be featured on each denomination, all to celebrate Canada's 150th anniversary!
  • CANADA—THESE ARE YOUR COINS! Designed by Canadians for Canadians, these powerfully symbolic coins are a proud representation of who we are as a nation in 2017!
  • YOU WON'T SEE THESE TOGETHER AGAIN! This is the only proof set to include a gold-plated version of the Special Edition Proof Dollar and frosted, pure-silver versions of the My Canada,
    My Inspiration
    circulation coins that are exclusive for 2017.
  • CUTTING-EDGE TECHNOLOGY MEETS CRAFTSMANSHIP! Stunning engraving brings these designs to life in an unprecedented way! You can feel the deep sense of pride behind each of these coins—truly a heartfelt ode to Canada and Canadians!
  • A ONE-OF-A-KIND SPECIAL EDITION PROOF DOLLAR! Gold plating adds a rich, golden sheen to the rim and the "150" engraved on the proof dollar, while laser frosting gives the flag an ethereal appearance—a visual representation of the immense national pride that stretches across the country during this special year!
  • SPECIAL 50-CENT COIN DESIGN! Features the CANADA 150 logo that will forever preserve the celebratory spirit of this milestone year within your collection—to be admired and revisited for years to come!
  • HAPPY 150TH ANNIVERSARY, CANADA! The Royal Canadian Mint pays tribute to our great nation with a breathtaking and powerful design on the 99.99% pure silver proof dollar.
  • GENUINE LEATHER BOOK-STYLE! Beautifully presented in a genuine leather book-style that offers an elegant way to proudly showcase your coin.
  • THE CRÈME DE LA CRÈME OF COLLECTOR SETS! The 99.99% pure silver proof dollar with stunning gold plating makes this the crème de la crème of collector sets.
  • ABSOLUTELY STUNNING IN SELECTIVE GOLD PLATING! Your 99.99% pure silver proof dollar is the highest quality possible. Finished with world-class frosting, the image is struck against a brilliant field as many as three times to achieve a crisp impression with outstanding detail. Special dies are hand polished and frequently replaced to maintain absolute perfection, while selective gold plating enhances the coin's focal point, Canada, by adding definition to the detailed frosting.
  • NO GST/HST! You pay no GST/HST as all the coins are pure silver!

About the Design:

Designed by Canadians for Canadians, the engraved images on each reverse of the five circulation coins from the My Canada, My Inspiration collection are exclusive for Canada's 150th anniversary year. Coin designs to be revealed this fall!

The set also includes a 50-cent coin bearing the official CANADA 150 logo of a maple leaf mosaic, which represents Confederation, and a special edition proof dollar designed by artist Jamie Desrochers. Here, the most identifiable of all Canadian symbols, the national flag, is frosted to give it an ethereal appearance—it's a moving representation of the immense national pride that fills the air as Canadians from coast to coast to coast (represented by the map) come together to celebrate our nation's milestone anniversary. The obverse features the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Susanna Blunt.

About the Package:

Your set will include a numbered certificate with detailed coin specifications—your proof of ownership for this low mintage premium Proof Set and evidence that each coin has been individually inspected by our resident quality assurance specialists.

Your pure silver proof set comes in an elegant genuine leather book-style packaging that complements your beautiful coins.

Order your pure silver coin set today!

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2017 Special Edition Pure Silver Proof Set – CANADA 150: Our Home and Native Land
 
1.8

(based on 22 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (1)

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  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (13)

19%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Unique (4)
  • Attractive (3)
  • Great quality (3)

Cons

  • Pricey / poor value (7)
  • Poor quality (6)
  • Difficult to personalize (4)
  • Poor personalization (4)

Best Uses

No Best Uses
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Quality driven (14)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (22)

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(4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

2017 Special Edition Proof Set

By RixZip

from St. ALBERT, AB

About Me Quality Driven

Pros

    Cons

    • Expensive

    Best Uses

      Comments about 2017 Special Edition Pure Silver Proof Set – CANADA 150: Our Home and Native Land:

      Ridiculously expensive. I think the design team overlooked a great opportunity to showcase our 150th with something really special. These coins are plain and the designs are "ho-hum" Have to pass on this set.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (10 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      Unsophisticated graphics , disappointment

      By Canadiancoincollector

      from Kingston Ontario

      About Me Quality Driven

      Pros

        Cons

        • Expensive
        • Poor Quality

        Best Uses

          Comments about 2017 Special Edition Pure Silver Proof Set – CANADA 150: Our Home and Native Land:

          Very disappointed in the graphics , the mint should have found way better subjects , after all it is the 150th of Canada ....

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          (7 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

           
          1.0

          Don't like this set at all!!

          By Redguy from the Wick

          from Keswick On.

          About Me Quality Driven

          Verified Reviewer

          Comments about 2017 Special Edition Pure Silver Proof Set – CANADA 150: Our Home and Native Land:

          Will not purchase this set. Not impressed!!

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          (13 of 14 customers found this review helpful)

           
          1.0

          What were you thinking ??!!

          By Can Man

          from Vancouver

          About Me Quality Driven

          Pros

            Cons

            • Poor Personalization
            • Poor Quality

            Best Uses

              Comments about 2017 Special Edition Pure Silver Proof Set – CANADA 150: Our Home and Native Land:

              Designs are simply awful !! Do not reflect Canada and look almost childish. Was really hoping for something much much better to celebrate Canada's 150th. The Mint should be ashamed of this collection

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

              (16 of 20 customers found this review helpful)

               
              1.0

              Severly Overpriced

              By Gene

              from Nova Scotia, Canada

              About Me Quality Driven

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Unique

              Cons

              • Difficult To Personalize
              • Expensive
              • Poor Personalization
              • Poor Quality

              Best Uses

                Comments about 2017 Special Edition Pure Silver Proof Set – CANADA 150: Our Home and Native Land:

                The mint missed hard here. This is a calculated cash grab. Most specimen sets are $60. This is using the 150 anniversary as an excuse to gouge. Not falling for it.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

                (14 of 17 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                1.0

                Flat design

                By Angus Coin Shop

                from Angus, ON

                About Me Bargain Hunter, Quality Driven

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                  Cons

                  • Difficult To Personalize
                  • Expensive
                  • Poor Personalization
                  • Poor Quality

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about 2017 Special Edition Pure Silver Proof Set – CANADA 150: Our Home and Native Land:

                    Silver $; one star, Flat design, meaningless.
                    Toonie; five star, very nice and clean rep.
                    Loonie; five star, this is an outstanding coin
                    50 cent; one star, this looks like a taping into the 1967 Montreal expo, lack of imagination,
                    25, 10, 5 cent; one star, the mint way to far into the artistic side, there no deepness to those coins.

                    I don't have to say the mint missed a golden opportunity to showcase Canada.

                    It's not to late to recall all 20,000 sets and make the change.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

                    (20 of 22 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    1.0

                    Are You Kidding Me?!?! Who were the judges for this set?!?!

                    By Dano

                    from Kelowna,B.C.,Canada

                    About Me Proud Canadian

                    Verified Reviewer

                    Pros

                    • None

                    Cons

                    • Difficult To Personalize
                    • Expensive
                    • Poor Personalization
                    • Poor Quality

                    Best Uses

                    • Paper Weights

                    Comments about 2017 Special Edition Pure Silver Proof Set – CANADA 150: Our Home and Native Land:

                    Bad designs that don't represent Canada at all.
                    This was supposed to be the crowning jewel for my collection.Very disappointed! Shame on you for not offering a single coin to commemerate this special year.
                    Forcing people to order a complete set was a very bad marketing strategy. You have lost me as a customer. Am cancelling my order.
                    You guys really dropped the ball on this one!

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

                    (13 of 14 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    1.0

                    Cheap looking designs

                    By Woody

                    from Kingston, Ontario

                    Verified Reviewer

                    Comments about 2017 Special Edition Pure Silver Proof Set – CANADA 150: Our Home and Native Land:

                    I was really looking forward to buying this set, but it's flat out ugly

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

                    (10 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    3.0

                    Disappointing compared to 1967 RCM set; could be better

                    By N2AuAgPt

                    from Huntington Beach, California

                    About Me Collector

                    Verified Reviewer

                    Pros

                    • One Of A Kind
                    • Unique

                    Cons

                    • Poor Designs

                    Best Uses

                    • Collector
                    • Numismatist

                    Comments about 2017 Special Edition Pure Silver Proof Set – CANADA 150: Our Home and Native Land:

                    There are aspects of this set that I like - the $1 coin showing images of Canada - and others that I dislike, such as the $2 coin which wrecks the original design of Canada's first silver dollar. The designs on the 5 cent and 25 cent coins are childish, and the 50 cent coin is terrible when compared with the circulating coin's design.

                    I have a suggestion for those who truly want a unique set: buy the RCM's large format reproduction of the 100th Confederation anniversary set. It's not inexpensive, but it's money well spent.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

                    (6 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    4.0

                    Meaningful if not well done.

                    By ACanadian

                    from Alberta

                    Verified Reviewer

                    Pros

                    • Unique

                    Cons

                    • Expensive

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about 2017 Special Edition Pure Silver Proof Set – CANADA 150: Our Home and Native Land:

                      These coins represent canada. There is a beaver on our nickel already and is a national animal. The quarter looks to me like the native story of the creation of the earth with animals bringing materials up from the sea floor. The dime is a artistic maple leaf as is the 50c peice. For all of these except the nickel, which I like a lot,the idea is great even if the execution is not perfect. But they are all designed by Canadians for Canadians so if a child draws an imperfect picture is it less Canadian or more because that child is trying to contribute to our great nation. The Toonie is my favouite design and the execution of it the loonie and silver dollar coins are great. Hopefully others will be able to appreciate the representation of Canada as a whole not just the fine artistic design.

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

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                      • Q:

                        Why when I called the Mint 3 weeks ago the Canada 150 Silver Proof Set was sold out and I was put on a waiting list. Now I receive the "Get Ready" in the mail saying order now?
                        Asked on 11/24/2016 by Chubby One from Delhi, Ontario

                        1 answer

                        • Staff Reviewer

                          A:

                          Hi,

                          This set wasn't sold out. Perhaps the person you spoke with was mistaken. We were just waiting for more sets to be produced. It's for sale again now. We apologize for any confusion.

                          Answered on 11/28/2016 by Chad from Ottawa
                      • Q:

                        is there any charge for delivery ?
                        Asked on 11/23/2016 by john

                        1 answer

                        • Staff Reviewer

                          A:

                          Hi John,

                          There's no charge for shipping on this product. We have a promotion on right now. All orders over $100 ship for free (ground shipping within Canada and US).

                          Answered on 11/24/2016 by Chad from Ottawa
                      • Q:

                        I wanted ask how heavy is each coin, and what is the size of each coin?
                        Asked on 11/21/2016 by Iwona from Toronto, Ontario

                        1 answer

                      • Q:

                        If i were to purchase the coins now in one full payment, would my card be charged now, or when they ship on January 16th?
                        Asked on 11/18/2016 by Adam from Saskatchewan, Canada

                        1 answer

                        • Staff Reviewer

                          A:

                          Hi Adam,

                          We only charge credit cards when the products ships.

                          Answered on 11/22/2016 by Chad from Ottawa
                      • Q:

                        Maybe I just don't see it ,but what exactly is it in the sky on the two dollar coin ?
                        Thanx, Tom
                        Asked on 11/10/2016 by tommyboy from Vankleek Hill , Ontario

                        1 answer

                        • Staff Reviewer

                          A:

                          Tom! The sky reflects the Aurora Borealis....AKA The Northern Lights.

                          Answered on 11/15/2016 by Jamie (Product Team) from Ottawa
                      • Q:

                        Can I buy the dollar coin separate ? ? ?
                        Asked on 11/8/2016 by Mr. X from Philadelphia

                        1 answer

                        • Staff Reviewer

                          A:

                          Hi Mr. X,

                          The coins in this set are only available to buy together.

                          Answered on 11/9/2016 by Chad from Ottawa
                      • Q:

                        can I order more than 1 set - I need 3
                        Asked on 11/5/2016 by Robert

                        3 answers

                        • A:

                          Yes you can

                          Answered on 11/9/2016 by Radar from Espanola Ont
                        • A:

                          Looking at the designs on the coins, you'll be able to buy all of them. This set will not "sell out quickly".

                          Answered on 11/9/2016 by Ed from Edmonton
                        • Staff Reviewer

                          A:

                          Hi Robert,

                          Yes, you may purchase three sets!

                          Answered on 11/8/2016 by Chad from Ottawa
                      • Q:

                        I was wondering why they didn't update Queen Elizabeth's portrait on the obverse of the 2017 coins to reflect her current age as this is a special year in Canada's history. The reverse side of each coin is well done for this special set.
                        Asked on 11/4/2016 by Chris from Windsor,ON

                        1 answer

                        • Staff Reviewer

                          A:

                          Hi Chris! There was some consideration regarding this, but ultimately we decided to stay with the current effigy. Great question!

                          Answered on 11/15/2016 by Jamie (Product Team) from Ottawa
                      • Q:

                        Can you tell me who designed the 50 cent coin in the 2017 Special Edition Proof Set?
                        Asked on 11/4/2016 by Mark from Spencerville, Ontario

                        1 answer

                        • Staff Reviewer

                          A:

                          Hi Mark! The logo is CANADA 150's official logo. The logo was designed by Ariana Cuvin. Check this link out for more details!
                          http://canada.pch.gc.ca/eng/1469537603125

                          Answered on 11/15/2016 by Jamie (Product Team) from Ottawa
                      • Q:

                        When will the store be instock
                        Asked on 11/3/2016 by Derf from Kanata On.

                        2 answers

                        • A:

                          Jamie is wrong. They start shipping on January 16th, 2016. But just because you ordered it way early doesn't mean they will ship it to you right away as soon as they start shipping.

                          Answered on 11/14/2016 by anonymous from undisclosed
                        • Staff Reviewer

                          A:

                          On December 6th, 2016

                          Answered on 11/3/2016 by Jamie (Product Team) from Ottawa
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                      Specifications

                      • No.158348

                      Proof dollar

                      • Composition 99.99% pure silver with selective gold plating
                      • Finish proof
                      • Weight (g) 23.17
                      • Diameter (mm) 36.07
                      • Edgereeded
                      • ArtistJamie Desrochers (reverse), Susanna Blunt (obverse)

                      2 dollars

                      • Composition 99.99% pure silver with gold-plated inner core
                      • Finish proof
                      • Weight (g) 9
                      • Diameter (mm) 28
                      • Edgeinterrupted serrations
                      • ArtistTimothy Hsia (reverse), Susanna Blunt (obverse)

                      1 dollar

                      • Composition 99.99% pure silver, gold plated
                      • Finish proof
                      • Weight (g) 7.9
                      • Diameter (mm) 26.5
                      • Edgeplain
                      • ArtistWesley Klassen (reverse), Susanna Blunt (obverse)

                      50 cents

                      • Composition 99.99% pure silver
                      • Finish proof
                      • Weight (g) 9.25
                      • Diameter (mm) 27.13
                      • Edgereeded
                      • ArtistSusanna Blunt (obverse)

                      25 cents

                      • Composition 99.99% pure silver
                      • Finish proof
                      • Weight (g) 6
                      • Diameter (mm) 23.88
                      • Edgereeded
                      • ArtistJoelle Wong (reverse), Susanna Blunt (obverse)

                      10 cents

                      • Composition 99.99% pure silver
                      • Finish proof
                      • Weight (g) 2.45
                      • Diameter (mm) 18.05
                      • Edgereeded
                      • ArtistAmy Choi (reverse), Susanna Blunt (obverse)

                      5 cents

                      • Composition 99.99% pure silver
                      • Finish proof
                      • Weight (g) 5.4
                      • Diameter (mm) 21.2
                      • Edgeplain
                      • ArtistGerald Gloade (reverse), Susanna Blunt (obverse)