Fine Silver Coin - Canadian Bank Notes Series - Lion on the Mountain - Mintage: 8,500 (2014)

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Fine Silver Coin - Canadian Bank Notes Series - Lion on the Mountain - Mintage: 8,500 (2014)

 
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$69.95 CAD
8500
Canada and US only
2 per household

87% SOLD!

Celebrate the legacy of monetary design and own a hand-crafted art form whose techniques are slowly fading into history. Order yours today!

Special features:
•   The third of four-coins in the Royal Canadian Mint's popular banknote series is an exceptional marriage of art history, engraving, and design, featuring one of history's most ancient symbols—the lion—as it was uniquely and romantically depicted in an early banknote vignette by Canada's Northern Crown Bank. The Northern Crown Bank was purchased by The Royal Bank of Canada in July 1918.
•   The face value is framed in scrollwork adapted from early banknote design for a beautifully classic effect.
•   Stunning engraving brings to life every detail of the striking lion portrait depicted in the original vignette as the depth and lustre adds to your enjoyment.
•   A beautiful gift or collectible for art aficionados and fans of Canadian history, engraving arts, art technique, art history, and the history of banknote design.
•   Own a historical artwork of exceptional craftsmanship minted in 99.99% pure silver.
•   Your coin is GST/HST exempt with a limited worldwide mintage.

Design:
More than 30,000 years ago, ancient humans painted prides of hunting lions on cave walls. From these earliest moments, the lion emerged as an emblem of protection, military might, royalty, and supernatural power. Today, the lion is one of the most common heraldic symbols, used in the emblems, arms, and currency of hundreds of nations worldwide.

The reverse of this 99.99% fine silver coin features a re-creation of the stunning portrait of a lion taken from an early twentieth century vignette created by the British American Banknote Company. The King of the Jungle is brought to life in painstaking detail as Royal Canadian Mint engravers capture the characteristic line engraving of early banknote design. Augmenting the masterful work of the original engraving, here the distinctive curve of each muscle and strand of fur, the striking shading of the lion and his dramatic mountainous surroundings, and the minute detail of the scrollwork and lettering are taken from original banknote designs and rendered in pure silver.

Packaging:

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

Order your coin today!

REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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Fine Silver Coin - Canadian Bank Notes Series - Lion on the Mountain - Mintage: 8500 (2014)
 
4.5

(based on 44 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (26)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (16)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

95%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (39)
  • Great quality (31)
  • One of A kind (26)
  • Unique (26)
  • Good value (19)

Cons

  • Pricey / poor value (6)

Best Uses

  • Gift (19)
  • Special occasion (14)
  • Holiday gift (10)
  • Gift for child (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Quality driven (31), Budget shopper (13)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (38), Yes (6)

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5.0

I love the lion!

By Mirela

from Edmonton

Pros

  • Attractive Design

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Gift For Adult

    Comments about Fine Silver Coin - Canadian Bank Notes Series - Lion on the Mountain - Mintage: 8500 (2014):

    I love it

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    4.0

    Magnificent Coin

    By SilverSeeker

    from San Jose, CA

    About Me Bargain Hunter, Quality Driven

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Attractive Design
    • Good Value
    • Great Quality

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Gift For Adult
      • Gift For Child
      • Holiday Gift

      Comments about Fine Silver Coin - Canadian Bank Notes Series - Lion on the Mountain - Mintage: 8500 (2014):

      Absolutely beautiful coin as expected. I love it. Only problem is that the plastic protective coin holder does not stay sealed, almost as if the coin may be too thick or the coin is too big for the case. So be very careful when removing the coin from its package to look at both sides of the coin because the the plastic protective case will likely come apart. Definitely not a sealed protective plastic case for the proof.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      Wow...what an incredible coin!

      By SilverSeeker

      from San Jose, CA

      About Me Absolutely Beautiful, Bargain Hunter, Huge Coin, I Love It, Quality Driven, The Coin Is Huge And Beau

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Gift For Adult
        • Gift For Child
        • Holiday Gift
        • Special Occasion

        Comments about Fine Silver Coin - Canadian Bank Notes Series - Lion on the Mountain - Mintage: 8500 (2014):

        I think this is a great bargain for such a nice and big coin. Not disappointing at all. Hope there will be more $200 coins like this in the future. Sorry for any I already missed in the past. Truly an incredible coin worth owning. Highly recommended.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        4.0

        GREAT COIN

        By JW

        from COSTA MESA CA

        About Me Quality Driven

        Pros

        • Great Quality
        • One Of A Kind
        • Unique

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Fine Silver Coin - Canadian Bank Notes Series - Lion on the Mountain - Mintage: 8500 (2014):

            This adds to all the other coins from the currency collection

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            5.0

            very good product for price

            By stryder

            from Sault Ste. Marie

            About Me Collector

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Attractive Design
            • Good Value
            • Great Quality
            • Majestic Looking Coin

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Gift For Adult
              • Special Occasion

              Comments about Fine Silver Coin - Canadian Bank Notes Series - Lion on the Mountain - Mintage: 8500 (2014):

              I like the red clamshell package it makes it look better than the cardboard ones you get with the hundreds for hundreds.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No
               
              5.0

              Lion

              By AC keep up the nice work

              from Canada

              About Me Quality Driven

              Pros

              • Attractive Design
              • Great Quality

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Gift For Adult

                Comments about Fine Silver Coin - Canadian Bank Notes Series - Lion on the Mountain - Mintage: 8500 (2014):

                Fantastic design. Very regal.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • Yes
                 
                5.0

                Beautiful Coin

                By Coco

                from Ottawa, ON

                About Me Quality Driven

                Pros

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

                Cons

                • Expensive

                Best Uses

                • Special Occasion

                Comments about Fine Silver Coin - Canadian Bank Notes Series - Lion on the Mountain - Mintage: 8500 (2014):

                Absolutely beautiful coin.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No
                 
                4.0

                I like the Lion craftsmanship.

                By KenTSir

                from Scarborough, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

                About Me Limited Quantity, Quality Driven

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                • Higher Face Value Better

                Best Uses

                • Collectors' Choice
                • Special Occasion

                Comments about Fine Silver Coin - Canadian Bank Notes Series - Lion on the Mountain - Mintage: 8500 (2014):

                Keep it.

                Craftsmanship of Lion, Good Design.

                With Currency Value of $5 is GOOD, yet for Higher Face Value will be much better.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No
                 
                4.0

                Stunning coin

                By John the Wino

                from Scarborough

                About Me Quality Driven

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                • Expensive

                Best Uses

                • Gift For Adult

                Comments about Fine Silver Coin - Canadian Bank Notes Series - Lion on the Mountain - Mintage: 8500 (2014):

                Really stunning rendition of old bank note lion. A little bit pricey, but really pretty.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

                (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                I love it, I got it for a gift

                By n/a

                from Ontario

                Pros

                • Attractive Design
                • One Of A Kind

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Gift For Adult
                  • Special Occasion

                  Comments about Fine Silver Coin - Canadian Bank Notes Series - Lion on the Mountain - Mintage: 8500 (2014):

                  Different.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • Yes

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                  • No.130281
                  • Mintage8500
                  • Composition99.99% pure silver
                  • Finishproof
                  • Weight (g) 23.17
                  • Diameter (mm) 36.07
                  • Edgeserrated
                  • Certificateserialized
                  • Face value5 dollars
                  • ArtistSusanna Blunt (obverse)