Fine Silver Coin - Canadian Bank Notes Series: Canadian Bank Note Vignette - Mintage: 8,500 (2015)
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Fine Silver Coin - Canadian Bank Notes Series: Canadian Bank Note Vignette - Mintage: 8,500 (2015)

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Fine Silver Coin - Canadian Bank Notes Series: Canadian Bank Note Vignette - Mintage: 8,500 (2015)

$69.95 CAD
Mintage: 8,500
STATUS:
Canada only

A popular coin series, order yours today before they're gone!

Have you ever looked at a bank note purely as an art form, not just as a vehicle for commercial exchange? One look and you'll see bank notes are masterpieces. Take the stunning vignette on this coin for example. It's from the $5 bank note issued by Barclays Bank (Canada) in 1929. So beautiful in fact, it was used on a number of different denominations over the years.

Bank notes are designed to facilitate commerce while providing security measures against counterfeiting, but at their core, they are works of art. Take away the denomination and counters, legal inscriptions, ornamentation, borders and bars; what emerges is a stunning visual narrative of a nation's evolution, its identity and ideals. Painted or drawn by a renowned artist and then adapted for printing by an equally skilled engraver, every bank note vignette is a masterpiece in its own right, backed by an assembly of functional and aesthetic parts that are remarkable in their complexity.

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:
•   4th and final coin in this captivating series celebrating the beauty and art behind Canada's historic banknotes.
•   An exceptional collectible showcasing the combined effort of two historically significant bank note masters—Alonzo Earl Foringer (allegorical artist) and Edwin Gunn (engraver)—faithfully reproduced by Royal Canadian Mint engravers and struck with multiple finishes to create maximum detail, texture and contrast.
•   An original keepsake that will delight coin and banknote collectors, history buffs and those with an appreciation for fine art.
•   Your coin is GST/HST exempt with a limited worldwide mintage.
•   Available in Canada only.

Coin design:
Your coin features the vignette that appeared on the $5 note from Barclays Bank (Canada) in 1929, and was utilized on a number of denominations over the years. Originally painted by Alonzo Earl Foringer and engraved for the printing press by Edwin Gunn, it features a female allegorical figure gazing at a globe with a winged disc in her hand; symbolic of the bank's expansion into Canada at the time.
In order to prepare Foringer's painting for the bank note, the image had to be reduced in size and adapted for printing. A series of tintypes (soft metal "photographs") were created, and then Edwin Gunn, one of America's most celebrated engravers, translated every detail of the original into a series of dots and lines for the printing press.

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

Order your coin today!

Reviews

Great coin

5

Nice coin wish I could get more

Big dog

Ontario Canada

Yes

nice coin a little expensive

3

personal collection

collector

maple ont

Yes

EVERYTHING WAS GOOD, AS ADVERTISED

5

everything was great, thank you.

VAXIAA

YUKON

Yes

Bank note on a coin!

5

Collector's piece!

F J P

Toronto ON

Yes

A wonderful piece

5

Great detail, wonderful craftsmanship and well struck. It will stay in my personal collection. This is the first note piece I have purchased and will continue to add them to my collection as they come available.

Wojo

Mississauga

Yes

Step back in time

4

Love the old vintage design, very classy look.

15 neila

Surrey, BC

Yes

Great series

5

One of the most beautiful series produced by the mint Great art work.

Kirk

Rochester, New York

Yes

A fine edition to our varied collection

5

It is a very fine, detailed, quality of one of a kind masterpiece. We have been collectiong coins for years, from many series, and are always looking forward to the next piece of history, nature, person in one of a kind quality workmanship, but, most of all, the value the coin will hold to us when we carefully plan it to join our several other works of magic.

mouse 65

clarington, ON

Yes

Flawless coin

5

The coin itself is great like always, however I was a little confused that the box is different than the first three. It denotes the coin on the back of the box rather than the side, so when stacked it looks a little out of place. But just a minor OCD detail, the coin itself completes the set perfectly!

Peter

Ontario

Yes

A nice addtion

4

Like most silver coins from the mint attractive.

frank

New Westminster

Yes

Fine Silver Coin - Canadian Bank Notes Series: Canadian Bank Note Vignette - Mintage: 8500 (2015)

4.4 25

88.0

Canadian Bank Note Series......if this is the fourth and final coin, are the first three sold out?

Joe

Hi Joe, Yes, this is the final (4th) coin in the Canadian Bank Note Series. The first three are no longer for sale by the Royal Canadian Mint. I'd recommend contacting any of our authorised coin dealers to see if they have any. Here's the link to our dealer locator page; http://www.mint.ca/store/mint/customer-service/dealer-locator-1400026?cat=Dealer+locator&nId=1400026&nodeGroup=Customer+Service

Chad

Specifications

  • No.141512
  • Mintage8,500
  • Composition99.99% pure silver
  • Finishproof
  • Weight (g) 23.17
  • Diameter (mm) 36.07
  • Edgeserrated
  • Certificateserialized
  • Face value5 dollars
  • ArtistSusanna Blunt (obverse)

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