50-cent Gold-Plated Coin - TORONTO 2015TM Pan Am and Parapan Am Games: Celebrating Excellence (2015)

50-cent Gold-Plated Coin - TORONTO 2015™ Pan Am and Parapan Am Games: Celebrating Excellence (2015)

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50-cent Gold-Plated Coin - TORONTO 2015™ Pan Am and Parapan Am Games: Celebrating Excellence (2015)

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$44.95 CAD
Mintage: 15,000
Canada and US only

Celebrate the athletic achievements in your family with this gold-medal inspired coin! Order yours today!

After years of rigorous training, fuelled by determination, passion and unwavering dedication to their sport, more than 7,500 athletes will compete in the TORONTO 2015 Pan American and Parapan American Games. Each athlete will strive to perform their personal best in the hopes of winning the greatest symbol of athletic excellence—a gold medal. Join the spirit of the "People's Games" alongside the athletes, organizers and volunteers with this highly collectible numismatic inspiration of the gold medal from the TORONTO 2015 Games, and preserve their legacy forever!

Enjoy a rare close-up view of the detailed, multi-layered design that will grace every gold medal won at the TORONTO 2015 Games. It's a beautiful blend of artistry and storytelling that captures the energy and vibrancy of this historic international multi-sport event.

An affordable gift and a unique opportunity to own your own gold medal moment. Order yours today!

Special features:
•    OWN THE COMPLETE SET! This is just one of three stunning TORONTO 2015 Pan American and Parapan Am Games coins. Order all three to make a complete set!
•    Detailed engraving provides a showcase for the breathtaking combination of artistry and storytelling, resulting in a truly stunning numismatic inspiration of the gold medals to be awarded at the TORONTO 2015 Pan Am/Parapan Am Games—as proudly created by the Royal Canadian Mint!
•    The multi-layered design includes unique textural elements that infuse each medal—and each coin—with vibrancy and energy, including an engraved recreation of the eye-catching, mokume gane insert adorning each of the medals.
•    A rare opportunity to add a commemorative symbol of athletic excellence to your collection, and to possess your very own replica for which the athletes will be competing to win.
•    A valuable keepsake to remember this high-level competition and the spirit of the Games long after the last medals of the TORONTO 2015 Pan Am/Parapan Am Games have been awarded.
•    Its artistic concept makes this coin a wonderful gift for any art appreciator and sports enthusiast.

About the Design:
This coin offers a numismatic replica of the competition medals to be awarded for gold performances at the TORONTO 2015 Pan Am/Parapan Am Games. Masterful engraving is enhanced by a stunning combination of reliefs, while artistry and storytelling are brought together through symbolic elements that represent both the natural world and the spirit of the Games. Three irregular shapes represent the participating nations from North America, South America, Central America and the Caribbean, and are layered in a way that resembles the steps of the medal podium. The curved nature of these shapes take their inspiration from the TORONTO 2015 logo (as seen on the top shape) and reference the open, accessible nature of the Host City. Dynamic pictograms featured on the middle shape reference the Games' official motto—United We Play!—by inspiring people to come together through sport. Unique patterns further celebrate diversity while adding an element of textural interest, including a beautifully engraved version of the mokume gane insert that adorns each medal; another crescent-shape represents water as a sustaining element for us all, with flowing lines that symbolize the rivers and oceans of the Pan American region.

The Pan Am and Parapan Am Games are held every four years, in the year preceding the Olympic and Paralympic Summer Games. They have been held twice before in Canada, in 1967 and 1999, both times in Winnipeg, Manitoba. TORONTO 2015—the "People's Games"—emphasize accessibility and the coming together of 41 countries and territories through the power of sport and culture.

Did you know?
•    The very first Pan American Games took place in 1951 in Buenos Aires, Argentina, while the first Parapan American Games took place in 1999 in Mexico City.
•    The Games are held every four years, on the year preceding the Olympic and Paralympic Summer Games.
•    The Pan American Games have been held twice before in Canada, in 1967 and 1999 in Winnipeg, Manitoba.
•    The Royal Canadian Mint has proudly designed and produced the unique gold, silver and bronze medals to be awarded to the winning athletes and para-athletes of the TORONTO 2015 Pan Am and Parapan Am Games.

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

Order your coin today!



© "TORONTO 2015", "TO2015", "United We Play" and related Games logos and marks are trademarks of Toronto Organizing Committee for the 2015 Pan American and Parapan American Games. Used under licence.

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50-cent Gold-Plated Coin - TORONTO 2015™ Pan Am and Parapan Am Games: Celebrating Excellence (2015)
 
4.7

(based on 23 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (16)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (7)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (18)
  • One of A kind (12)
  • Unique (12)
  • Good value (9)
  • Great quality (9)

Cons

  • Pricey / poor value (6)

Best Uses

  • Gift for child (8)
  • Gift (6)
  • Holiday gift (5)
  • Special occasion (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Quality driven (15), Budget shopper (11)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (17), Yes (5)

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5.0

50-cent Gold-Plated Coin - TORONTO 2015™ Pan Am Games

By Lorenzo

from Sudbury, Ontario, Canada

About Me Bargain Hunter, Quality Driven

Verified Reviewer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Gift For Adult
    • Gift For Child
    • Special Occasion

    Comments about 50-cent Gold-Plated Coin - TORONTO 2015™ Pan Am and Parapan Am Games: Celebrating Excellence (2015):

    Good job, well done.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    An imitation gold medal,cool.

    By empty pockets

    from ont

    About Me Bargain Hunter, Quality Driven

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Attractive Design
    • One Of A Kind
    • Unique

    Cons

    • Expensive

    Best Uses

    • Hobby

    Comments about 50-cent Gold-Plated Coin - TORONTO 2015™ Pan Am and Parapan Am Games: Celebrating Excellence (2015):

    A big coin pleasing to the eye.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    4.0

    Must have

    By Kwan

    from Toronto

    About Me Bargain Hunter, Quality Driven

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about 50-cent Gold-Plated Coin - TORONTO 2015™ Pan Am and Parapan Am Games: Celebrating Excellence (2015):

        Very nice, get the whole set.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        wonderful selection of wording

        By Officail

        from Toronto

        About Me Bargain Hunter, Sports Person, Was An Official There

        Pros

        • Attractive Design

        Cons

        • Expensive
        • Not All Three

        Best Uses

        • Like The Real Thing
        • Special Occasion

        Comments about 50-cent Gold-Plated Coin - TORONTO 2015™ Pan Am and Parapan Am Games: Celebrating Excellence (2015):

        I was looking forward to getting all 3 at the same price. Being involved with the event and holding several athletes medals I wanted my own, but this is the start for my collection and being a part of the Para and PanAm games as an Official. The packaging is wonderful and full of quality all the way. Feel like the real thing but smaller. I gave it as a gift to myself for my hard work during the events.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes
         
        4.0

        Great Value!

        By Eric

        from Burlington, Ontario

        About Me Quality Driven

        Pros

        • Attractive Design
        • Good Value

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about 50-cent Gold-Plated Coin - TORONTO 2015™ Pan Am and Parapan Am Games: Celebrating Excellence (2015):

            Great price for a coin of it's size, due to it being gold plated copper however.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            5.0

            Great!

            By Fernando

            from Toronto Ontario

            About Me Bargain Hunter, Quality Driven

            Pros

            • Great Quality

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Gift For Adult
              • Gift For Child
              • Holiday Gift

              Comments about 50-cent Gold-Plated Coin - TORONTO 2015™ Pan Am and Parapan Am Games: Celebrating Excellence (2015):

              Great quality

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No
               
              4.0

              Nice Keepsake!!

              By BigZeus53

              from Hamilton ON

              About Me Quality Driven

              Pros

              • Attractive Design

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Gift For Child
                • Holiday Gift

                Comments about 50-cent Gold-Plated Coin - TORONTO 2015™ Pan Am and Parapan Am Games: Celebrating Excellence (2015):

                Nice memento of the event!

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No
                 
                5.0

                Best coin I have ever bought!!!

                By Ron

                from Toronto

                About Me Bargain Hunter, Prefer Significant Events

                Pros

                • Attractive Design
                • Good Value
                • Great Quality
                • More Gold-plated Please
                • One Of A Kind
                • Unique

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Personal Display

                  Comments about 50-cent Gold-Plated Coin - TORONTO 2015™ Pan Am and Parapan Am Games: Celebrating Excellence (2015):

                  Your gold products are too pricey, so please produce more gold-plated coins. It carries the allure of the gold, but not the price.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No
                   
                  5.0

                  Beautiful package

                  By Design Fan

                  from Toronto, Ontario

                  About Me Quality Driven

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                  • Expensive

                  Best Uses

                  • Gift For Adult
                  • Gift For Child

                  Comments about 50-cent Gold-Plated Coin - TORONTO 2015™ Pan Am and Parapan Am Games: Celebrating Excellence (2015):

                  From the box to the coin itself, this is a beautifully designed and produced package. As a moment of the Pan Am/Parapan Am Games it captures the spirit of competition, friendship and inclusivity.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No
                   
                  5.0

                  Truly a Masterpiece!

                  By Susy

                  from Comox

                  About Me Quality Driven

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                  • Great Qualityattractive

                  Cons

                  • None

                  Best Uses

                  • Holiday Gift

                  Comments about 50-cent Gold-Plated Coin - TORONTO 2015™ Pan Am and Parapan Am Games: Celebrating Excellence (2015):

                  This would make a great gift the sports minded Grandchild. It is beautiful and nicely packaged.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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                    how much gold is on it ? weight of gold ?
                    Asked on 1/10/2016 by STyxxx

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                      Hi STyxxx,

                      There is 0.09100 grams of gold on the "50-cent Gold-Plated Coin - TORONTO 2015™ Pan Am and Parapan Am Games: Celebrating Excellence (2015)"

                      Answered on 1/14/2016 by Chad from Ottawa
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                  Specifications

                  • No.144779
                  • Mintage15,000
                  • Compositiongold plated copper
                  • Finishproof
                  • Weight (g) 32.5
                  • Diameter (mm) 42
                  • Edgeserrated
                  • Certificateserialized
                  • Face value50 cents
                  • ArtistChristi Belcourt (reverse), Susanna Blunt (obverse)