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

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
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!

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Fine Silver Coin - Canadian Bank Notes Series: Canadian Bank Note Vignette - Mintage: 8500 (2015)
 
4.4

(based on 21 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (13)

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    (6)

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86%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (19)
  • Unique (14)
  • One of A kind (10)
  • Good value (9)
  • Great quality (8)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Gift (9)
  • Special occasion (9)
  • Gift for child (3)
  • Holiday gift (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Quality driven (19), Budget shopper (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (18)

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5.0

A wonderful piece

By Wojo

from Mississauga

About Me Quality Driven

Verified Reviewer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

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

      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.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      4.0

      Step back in time

      By 15 neila

      from Surrey, BC

      About Me Quality Driven

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Attractive Design
      • Good Value
      • Great Quality
      • Unique

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Special Occasion

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

        Love the old vintage design, very classy look.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        5.0

        Great series

        By Kirk

        from Rochester, New York

        About Me Collecting For 49 Years, Quality Driven

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Attractive Design
        • Great Quality
        • Unique

        Cons

          Best Uses

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

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

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

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          5.0

          A fine edition to our varied collection

          By mouse 65

          from clarington, ON

          About Me Quality Driven

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Gift For Adult

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

            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.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes
             
            5.0

            Flawless coin

            By Peter

            from Ontario

            About Me Bargain Hunter, Quality Driven

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Attractive Design
            • Unique

            Cons

            • Different Box

            Best Uses

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

              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!

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No
               
              4.0

              A nice addtion

              By frank

              from New Westminster

              About Me Quality Driven

              Pros

              • Attractive Design
              • Low Mitage

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Special Occasion

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

                Like most silver coins from the mint attractive.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No
                 
                5.0

                Super Nice!

                By richardecolson

                from Calgary Alberta Canada

                About Me Quality Driven

                Pros

                • Attractive Design

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Gift For Adult
                  • Holiday Gift

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

                  Nice coin to round out a collection

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No
                   
                  5.0

                  Very Impressive

                  By The Collector

                  from Swift Current , Sask.

                  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
                    • Special Occasion
                    • Wedding/Anniversary Gift

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

                    Makes a great addition to a collection. This coin as well as others in this series depict the history of our paper currency of the past.
                    It makes a wonderful addition to my collection.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

                    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    4.0

                    Nice design, poor quality

                    By Civicboy

                    from Ottawa, ON

                    About Me Quality Driven

                    Verified Reviewer

                    Pros

                    • Attractive Design

                    Cons

                    • Poor Quality

                    Best Uses

                    • Gift For Adult

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

                    Design is nice. The actual coin I received had several scratches on it. RCM's quality has been lacking lately. Disappointed.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No
                     
                    5.0

                    Beautiful Coin

                    By Jane

                    from Ottawa , Ont.

                    About Me Presents Beautifully, Quality Driven

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

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

                        I am always excited when I get a new coin

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No

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                        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)