Fine Silver 3-Coin Set - Artwork by Cornelius Krieghoff - Mintage: 7,000 (2015)

Fine Silver 3-Coin Set – Artwork by Cornelius Krieghoff – Mintage: 7,000 (2015)

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Fine Silver 3-Coin Set – Artwork by Cornelius Krieghoff – Mintage: 7,000 (2015)

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$199.95 CAD
Mintage: 7,000
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Comes in a red wooden box, displays your unique coins beautifully!

Cornelius Krieghoff is one of Canada's most well-known and celebrated artists of the nineteenth century. His iconic images of life among the French-Canadian habitants and First Nations peoples of Quebec helped to shape Canada's early visual identity and captured an important moment in the history of the nation.

A beautiful 3-coin set, an ideal gift for someone who enjoys iconic Canadian art. Order yours today!

Special features:
•   INCLUDES KRIEGHOFF'S SIGNATURE: An artist's signature is a testament to the authorship of an artwork. For each of these three coins, our engravers carefully reproduced Krieghoff's signature and placed it in a prominent position on the coin's reverse.
•   Each coin is engraved to exacting standards to faithfully reproduce details from three of Krieghoff's portraits of First Nations peoples.
•   This set of three 99.99% pure silver coins celebrates the work of iconic nineteenth-century Canadian artist Cornelius Krieghoff.
•   Celebrate the 200th anniversary of the birth of one of Canada's most beloved artists.
•   Set comes in a beautifully appointed red wooden box with black sleeve.
•   A limited mintage of only 7,000 sets and highly attractive subject matter means that this set is sure to be sought after by collectors.
•   GST/HST exempt.

Coin design:
Considered by many art historians to be Canada's most interesting visual chronicler of the ways of life of First Nations groups and settlers in early British North America, Cornelius Krieghoff's iconic images of the everyday life of French-Canadian habitants and First Nations peoples of Quebec helped to shape Canada's early visual identity and captured an important moment in the history of the nation. This unique coin set by the Royal Canadian Mint presents engraved details from three of his famous First Nations portraits in 99.99% pure silver.

Born in Amsterdam in 1815, Krieghoff emigrated to New York City in 1837, where he joined the United States Army. While in the United States, he met and married Québecoise Emilie Gauthier and first came to Quebec in 1840. In 1844, he returned briefly to Europe to work and study as a copyist at the Louvre in Paris. He and Emilie settled in Montreal in 1846, where they would stay until 1853. In Montréal, Krieghoff lived among his wife's community and became fascinated with local First Nations peoples. Along with the landscape itself, these two groups became the major subjects of his life work. Exhibiting as a member of the Montréal Society of Artists introduced Krieghoff to Quebec's Anglophone society. His work became popular in his own lifetime.

Krieghoff and his family moved to Quebec City in 1854 and retired to Chicago in 1868, where he died in 1872 at the age of 56. He produced more than 1,500 works in his lifetime.

This coin set includes three 99.99% pure silver coins, with a diameter of 36.07 millimetres and a metal weight of 23.17 grams. The reverse of each coin features an engraved detail from one of three famous works by nineteenth-century artist Cornelius Krieghoff, including Hunter in Winter, c. 1855-1865; Moccasin Seller Crossing the St. Lawrence at Quebec City, c. 1853-1863; and Indian Wigwam in Lower Canada, 1848.

Moccasin Seller Crossing the St. Lawrence at Quebec City, c. 1853-1863, oil on canvas
•   In Krieghoff's works, First Nations women are often depicted as vendors of handicrafts. This painting from Krieghoff's time in Quebec City after 1853 features a First Nations woman wrapped in a Hudson's Bay Company blanket crossing the frozen St. Lawrence on snowshoes. She uses a head strap to carry a large basket on her back. The goods she sells—a clutch of moccasins—hang from a rope around her waist. Vast outcroppings of thick, broken ice dominate the landscape and the Quebec citadel is visible high atop a cliff in the distant background, common elements of Krieghoff's winter scenes from this period.

Hunter in Winter, c. 1855-1865, oil on canvas
•   Krieghoff's male aboriginal figures are often depicted in the act of hunting. In this image, a First Nations man wearing a knit cap, moccasins and a long coat treks through the snow on snowshoes, carrying a rifle. A rolling highland rises in the distant background. Krieghoff's observations were gathered on hunting expeditions with First Nations guides, studying and travelling with Caughnawaga Iroquois and Kahnawake Mohawk people near Montréal in the mid-1840s and the Huron (Wendat), Mi'kmaq, and Montaignais (Innu) peoples near Quebec City after 1853.

Indian Wigwam in Montagnais, 1848, lithograph with watercolour on paper
•   In Krieghoff's time, it was not uncommon for artists to make an income from professional lithographs of their more popular works. Lithographs required exceptional skill and artistry to produce, and were nearly as valued as the original artworks from which they were drawn.  As early as 1848, Krieghoff initiated the production of lithographs, issued under the patronage of British North American Governor General, the Earl of Elgin. Indian Wigwam in Lower Canada was one of four  prints from a portfolio titled "Scenes in Canada" depicting the peoples and landscapes of the region around Montréal. The lithographs themselves were printed in Germany by celebrated lithographer Andreas Borum. They were sold in both monochrome and hand-coloured versions.

Packaging:
Your coin is encapsulated and presented in a Royal Canadian Mint-branded red wooden lacquered box with black sleeve.

Order your 3-coin set today!

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Fine Silver 3-Coin Set – Artwork by Cornelius Krieghoff – Mintage: 7000 (2015)
 
4.8

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Pros

  • Attractive (10)
  • Great quality (9)
  • Good value (8)
  • Unique (8)
  • One of A kind (3)

Cons

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Best Uses

  • Gift (5)
  • Special occasion (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Quality driven (10), Budget shopper (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
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5.0

Very nice collection

By RichardMB

from Myrtle Bech, SC

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Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Great Quality
  • Unique

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Gift For Adult
    • Special Occasion

    Comments about Fine Silver 3-Coin Set – Artwork by Cornelius Krieghoff – Mintage: 7000 (2015):

    Very nice set of 3 coins in a very nice and high quality display box "

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    5.0

    Amazing Work of Art

    By Phi

    from Calgary, AB

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    Pros

    • Attractive Design

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Fine Silver 3-Coin Set – Artwork by Cornelius Krieghoff – Mintage: 7000 (2015):

        The coins are truely a work of art and a complement to a great artist. An attractive attition to my collection.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        4.0

        I might buy again

        By The Collingwood Man

        from Collingwood Ontario

        About Me Bargain Hunter, Quality Driven

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        Pros

        • Attractive Design
        • Good Value
        • Great Quality
        • Unique

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Fine Silver 3-Coin Set – Artwork by Cornelius Krieghoff – Mintage: 7000 (2015):

            I display the product at home

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            5.0

            This is a Christmas gift.

            By M. Kramers

            from Nova Scotia

            About Me Quality Driven

            Pros

            • Attractive Design
            • Good Value
            • Great Quality
            • Unique

            Cons

            • Expensive

            Best Uses

            • Gift For Adult
            • Holiday Gift

            Comments about Fine Silver 3-Coin Set – Artwork by Cornelius Krieghoff – Mintage: 7000 (2015):

            Good collection item. Attractive case.
            I am not a collector, but the coins are unique and well done.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes
             
            5.0

            It is one set that is very unique.

            By Slugger

            from Etobicoke On.

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            Pros

            • Good Value
            • Great Quality
            • Unique

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Special Occasion

              Comments about Fine Silver 3-Coin Set – Artwork by Cornelius Krieghoff – Mintage: 7000 (2015):

              The design and case of the coins is really nice!

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              I would buy this again. Wich it was less

              By Craig

              from Brockville ont

              Pros

              • Attractive Design

              Cons

              • Expensive

              Best Uses

                Comments about Fine Silver 3-Coin Set – Artwork by Cornelius Krieghoff – Mintage: 7000 (2015):

                Saving this

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

                (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                EXPENSIVE & SMART LOOKING BOX - GORGEOUS

                By MAR.

                from WATERLOO, ONTARIO

                About Me Bargain Hunter, Quality Driven, Quality Pricing

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Christmas Gift For Son
                  • Gift For Adult
                  • Holiday Gift
                  • Special Occasion

                  Comments about Fine Silver 3-Coin Set – Artwork by Cornelius Krieghoff – Mintage: 7000 (2015):

                  I PURCHASED THIS ITEM AS A CHRISTMAS GIFT FOR MY SON. 99% OF ALL THE COINS I PURCHASE ARE FOR MY SON. HAVE BEEN DOING THIS FOR YEARS, SO HE HAS QUITE A COLLECTION. HOWEVER, I MUST SAY WHEN I OPENED UP THIS PARTICULAR PURCHASE I WAS KNOCKED OUT BY THE QUALITY OF THE WOODEN BOX. HIGHLY POLISHED VERY MUCH LIKE FRENCH POLISHING. THE PRESENTATION IS ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL. I'M SURE HE WILL ALSO BE KNOCKED OUT WHEN HE OPENS HIS GIFT ON CHRISTMAS MORNING. KEEP UP THE EXCELLENT WORK AND THE "WOW" FACTOR.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

                  (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Wonderful gift set to give and treasure

                  By Dom the collector

                  from Montreal, QC, Canada

                  About Me Quality Driven

                  Pros

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

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                      Comments about Fine Silver 3-Coin Set – Artwork by Cornelius Krieghoff – Mintage: 7000 (2015):

                      The set of coins is beautifully designed and was engraved very carefully. At a glimpse the art scene sticks out, historical reminding us of the indigenous peoples of Canada. Great set to own and give as a true gift. Good work MINT of Canada!

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

                      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Excellent Coins with Krieghoff signature

                      By Jerry

                      from Oakville, ON

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                      Pros

                      • Detailed Artwork
                      • Good Value
                      • Great Quality
                      • Nice presentation

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Gift For Adult

                        Comments about Fine Silver 3-Coin Set – Artwork by Cornelius Krieghoff – Mintage: 7000 (2015):

                        I liked the coins very much. Detailed artwork and very nice presentation case! Good Work RCM.

                        Jerry

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                        • No

                        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        excelent value

                        By samurai

                        from Barrie ontario canada

                        About Me Quality Driven

                        Pros

                        • Attractive Design
                        • Good Value
                        • Great Quality

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Gift For Adult

                          Comments about Fine Silver 3-Coin Set – Artwork by Cornelius Krieghoff – Mintage: 7000 (2015):

                          I always wanted to own a kieghoff painting I always admired this special Canadian painters work and now I can proudly say -- " I own a Krieg off"---Fred

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                          • Yes

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                          Specifications

                          • No.140502
                          • Mintage7,000
                          • Composition99.99% pure silver
                          • Finishproof
                          • Weight (g) 23.17
                          • Diameter (mm) 36.07
                          • Edgeserrated
                          • Certificateserialized
                          • Face value5 dollars
                          • ArtistCornelius Krieghoff (reverse), Susanna Blunt (obverse)