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Pure Silver Coin – Heart of Our Nation (2017)

$19.95 CAD
Mintage: While Supplies Last
STATUS:
Canada and US only

One of our most affordable pure silver coins! Order today!

No matter where you live; no matter how you came to be here; you'll have your personal story of what Canada means to you. This coin is filled with inspiring symbols, and even if you haven't seen or experienced them all, you'll likely notice they all feel like "home"—Canada, a rich and ever-changing combination of people, histories and aspirations that come together with the maple leaf at their heart.

Celebrate Canada's 150th with this inspiring coin filled with icons from across the land—and the heart of our nation shining proudly in the centre! Order your coin today!

Special features:
  • PROUDLY ENGRAVED WITH "150 YEARS/ANS"!A must-have souvenir of Canada's historic 150th anniversary!
  • FILLED WITH ICONS FROM ACROSS THE LAND! Hockey sticks and puck, snowflakes, polar bear, inukshuk, Parliament Hill, Canadian flag, maple syrup, lighthouse, lobster traps, toboggan, Canada goose, canoe, beaver, moose, black spruce tree, Beaver plane, salmon, wheat, cowboy boot, mountains—all included on your beautiful pure silver coin!
  • AFFORDABLE PURE SILVER COIN! The inspiring beauty of Canada shines bright in the most affordable pure silver coin produced by the Royal Canadian Mint.
  • SPECIMEN FINISH! Your coin includes a striking specimen finish, a combination of brilliant and frosted relief over a lined background. No other mint in the world offers coins with this kind of finish.
  • UNIQUE FOLDER-STYLE PACKAGING! Your coin is securely enclosed in unique folder-style packaging that can either be stored for posterity or displayed with pride on a table or mantle to share with friends and family; simply pop out the easel back and it becomes a collectible piece of art! It's a meaningful legacy piece and a sure conversation-starter!
  • CRAFTED FROM 99.99% PURE SILVER! Your coin is GST/HST exempt.

Design:
Canadian artist Laurie McGaw has created a fun and uplifting collage of the places and things that make Canada great. Clockwise from the top: hockey sticks and puck, snowflakes, polar bear, inukshuk, Parliament Hill, Canadian flag, maple syrup, lighthouse, lobster traps, toboggan, Canada goose, canoe, beaver, moose, black spruce tree, Beaver plane, salmon, wheat, cowboy boot, mountains. The elements are roughly placed in an east/west/north/south orientation to reflect their location on a Canadian map. Together, they encircle a maple leaf that is the heart of the design—and the heart of this nation. Proudly engraved with "150 YEARS/ANS".

Packaging:

Folder-style packaging offers an easy way to store for posterity or display with pride and share with your family and friends.

Order your coin today!

Reviews

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Pure Silver Coin – Heart of Our Nation (2017)
 
4.5

(based on 846 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (556)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (209)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (52)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (16)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (13)

95%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (656)
  • Good value (491)
  • Unique (469)
  • Great quality (468)
  • One of A kind (404)

Cons

  • Too small (159)
  • Pricey / poor value (49)
  • Difficult to personalize (24)
  • Common (6)
  • Poor personalization (5)

Best Uses

  • Gift (373)
  • Gift for child (358)
  • Special occasion (239)
  • Holiday gift (133)
  • Wedding gift (53)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Quality driven (429), Budget shopper (228), Collector (40), Grandparent (29), Parent of two or more children (24)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (430), No (401)

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5.0

I would buy a similiar coin

By annie

from Wasaga Beach

About Me Grandparent

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Detailed
  • Mint Condition

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Memorabilia

    Comments about Pure Silver Coin – Heart of Our Nation (2017):

    I bought the coin because of what was on it> Represents things of my country.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    5.0

    Nice and simple for gifts

    By Ehab

    from Kelowna

    About Me Education Oriented

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Gifts

        Comments about Pure Silver Coin – Heart of Our Nation (2017):

        Affordable silver coins. Really good for simple gifts.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes
         
        3.0

        Nice but small coin

        By Thom

        from Toronto

        About Me Collector

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Detailed

        Cons

        • Small

        Best Uses

        • Adults
        • Older Children
        • Teens
        • Young Children

        Comments about Pure Silver Coin – Heart of Our Nation (2017):

        The coin itself is very nicely designed but I think that it could be larger in size & the packaging could be nicer as well (the cardboard backing with plastic wrapping looks cheap).

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes
         
        4.0

        Good purchase

        By Oma Ana

        from Brampton, ON, Canada

        About Me Grandparent

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Authentic
        • Displays Well
        • Mint Condition

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Adults
          • Lifetime
          • Memorabilia

          Comments about Pure Silver Coin – Heart of Our Nation (2017):

          Gift to newly wed family members visiting Canada for the first time, during our 150 Anniversary!

          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes
           
          5.0

          Really cool

          By Bob

          from East Texas

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Authentic
          • Detailed
          • Displays Well
          • Mint Condition

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Adults
            • Hobby
            • Lifetime
            • Memorabilia
            • Older Children
            • Teens

            Comments about Pure Silver Coin – Heart of Our Nation (2017):

            Nice display card

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            5.0

            The Three Dollar Coin

            By Porkchop

            from Rockland Ontario

            About Me Education Oriented, Parent of Two or More Children, Working Parent

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Authentic
            • Detailed
            • Displays Well
            • Mint Condition
            • Rare

            Cons

            • Cost is somewhat on the high side.

            Best Uses

            • Adults
            • Hobby
            • Lifetime
            • Memorabilia

            Comments about Pure Silver Coin – Heart of Our Nation (2017):

            It's quite a unique coin...3 dollars. I love the way it is designed. It speaks 100% Canadian and all Canadians know and truly understand each and every symbol on the coin. This is what Canada is about. A beautiful coin for an awesome Country. Happy Birthday Canada!

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes
             
            4.0

            Good

            By Jim

            from San Jose

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Detailed
            • Mint Condition

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Adults
              • Older Children
              • Teens

              Comments about Pure Silver Coin – Heart of Our Nation (2017):

              Delivery took many days,

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No
               
              5.0

              I would definitely by this coin it is the best coin

              By Gold

              from Alberta

              About Me Collector

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Authentic
              • Detailed
              • Displays Well
              • Mint Condition

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Hobby
                • Lifetime

                Comments about Pure Silver Coin – Heart of Our Nation (2017):

                It is a very awesome coin but it is too small

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No
                 
                5.0

                A quality keepsake. Great way to start a collection.

                By David the teacher

                from Ontario, Canada

                About Me Education Oriented, Parent of Two or More Children, Working Parent

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Authentic
                • Detailed
                • Displays Well
                • Mint Condition

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Adults
                  • Lifetime
                  • Young Children

                  Comments about Pure Silver Coin – Heart of Our Nation (2017):

                  We have three young children (one born this year). This is a nice piece to add to/start their collection. Not to pricey yet has long term value.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • Yes
                   
                  5.0

                  yes

                  By musicman

                  from Toronto

                  About Me Collector, Grandparent

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Detailed
                  • Displays Well
                  • Mint Condition

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Adults
                    • Lifetime
                    • Memorabilia
                    • Older Children

                    Comments about Pure Silver Coin – Heart of Our Nation (2017):

                    added to my collection of 150 year anniversary coins

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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                    • Q:

                      Hello. Does this coin fit any of your necklace coin frame pendant kits
                      Asked on 6/29/2017 by tamtam red from ontario

                      1 answer

                      • Staff Reviewer

                        A:

                        Hi tamtam,

                        Yes the "Pure Silver Coin – Heart of Our Nation (2017)" coin is 27 milimetres in diameter so it will fit in the "27 mm Sterling Silver Pendant Necklace-Making Kit". Here's the link to the product page: http://www.mint.ca/store/coins/coins-prod2990011

                        Answered on 6/30/2017 by Chad from Ottawa
                    • Q:

                      I like the coin; however, I am disappointed with the failure to include a representation of one of our most recognizable icons and that is of the RCMP. I know that there has to be a selection process as not everything can be included on one coin. Nevertheless, I would think the boots and Stetson of the RCMP would have been a better choice than the toboggan or, maybe, could have replaced some of the lobster pots. The histories of Canada and the RCMP have gone hand-in-hand and the RCMP represent Canada coast-to-coast-to-coast.
                      Asked on 3/29/2017 by Valerie from New Brunswick

                      1 answer

                      • Staff Reviewer

                        A:

                        Great comment Valerie! The artist had some challenges ensuring to capture as many icons on such a small surface and stay identifiable. If we ever do a coin that features multiple icons I will ensure to make this suggestion to my team.

                        Answered on 4/3/2017 by Ashley (Product Team) from Ottawa
                    • Q:

                      Is this coin available in a set?
                      Asked on 3/27/2017 by Sue from St. Paul, Allberta

                      1 answer

                    • Q:

                      I agree with last comment from Chris Jennings - I have been buying coins for years and was waiting for a spectacular silver coin - at least one ounce in value - I truly wish you had designed one for this 150th celebration for Canada - sadly to date - I haven't seen one that I feel truly represents this historic celebration.........and yes I would have thought there would have been at least one in the $50.00 for $50.00 - $100.00 for $100.00 or $200.00 for $200.00 range. It too has made me rethink my purchasing of coins and sadly, neither will I purchase this coin.
                      Sincerely
                      Joanne E. Brown/Paul W. Poehlmann
                      Asked on 3/24/2017 by jowanie from Heriot Bay, BC

                      1 answer

                      • Staff Reviewer

                        A:

                        We have more Canada 150 products still to launch, so I hope there will be an option that you will love still to come. Unfortunately we don't unveil our products ahead of time. But to learn about more Canada 150 coins, please sign up for our email newsletter.

                        Answered on 4/3/2017 by Ashley (Product Team) from Ottawa
                    • Q:

                      If this coin was to be purchased at a Canada Post location in person, would it come with the foldout display card for packaging?
                      Asked on 3/23/2017 by Nikki from Ontario

                      1 answer

                      • Staff Reviewer

                        A:

                        Hi Nikki,
                        If you were to purchase this coin at Canada Post you will get that same style packaging.

                        Answered on 4/3/2017 by Ashley (Product Team) from Ottawa
                    • Q:

                      Will it tarnish? If so, how should it be maintained? Can I prevent it from tarnishing?
                      Asked on 3/23/2017 by Dan from QC

                      1 answer

                      • Staff Reviewer

                        A:

                        This coin should not tarnish as it is sealed in a folder style packaging. to prevent it from tarnishing please keep it in its original packaging.

                        Answered on 4/3/2017 by Ashley (Product Team) from Ottawa
                    • Q:

                      I have more of a comment but includes a question as well. We are celebrating this great country's 150th year and are producing such a small coin. I have been purchasing products
                      form you folks for years and appreciate your skills in the items. I would have thought that a coin of this significance would warrant a full ounce of silver and have a diameter size of 36-42 mm. and sell for $50-100. I have bought various 27 mm coins and accepted them for what they represented. I would love to purchase this coin, even at face value of $1 ,
                      and pay $100.00 if the specs were more suited to the importance it represents.
                      However , carry on with your routinely fine standards. Sadly I will not purchase this coin.
                      Respectfully
                      Chris Jennings
                      Asked on 3/9/2017 by Supporter from Middle Sackville, Nova Scotia Canada

                      3 answers

                      • A:

                        As a person of limited means, I would not purchase a $100 commemorative coin, but I will purchase this one because it is so affordable.

                        Answered on 3/23/2017 by Danny Moosehead from Quebec, Canada
                      • A:

                        You can purchase a roll of Canadian Silver Maple Leafs via Ottawabullion.com That's what I'm handing out for Christmas presents this year. They are each 1 full ounce and for what you get (25 per roll) it works out to an affordable gift! The price is obviously "moving" (in keeping with the market). But not outrageously so. I will say from first-hand experience, that they are absolutely gorgeous. Both in size and elegant simplicity.

                        Answered on 3/24/2017 by Nicole F., Ottawa from Ottawa, ON
                      • Staff Reviewer

                        A:

                        Thanks for your comment Chris. We are trying to offer a wide range of coins at different sizes and price points for all Canadians to choose from. I hope you have been able to find another Canada 150 product that you love. To learn about more Canada 150 coins coming out this year, please sign up for our email newsletter.

                        Answered on 3/10/2017 by Ashley (Product Team) from Ottawa
                    • Q:

                      Do these coins come in a decorative box or display?
                      Asked on 3/6/2017 by Pete from Newfoundland

                      1 answer

                      • Staff Reviewer

                        A:

                        Hi Pete,

                        The coin comes in a folder-style packaging that offers an easy way to store for posterity or display with pride and share with your family and friends. There's a photo of the front of the packaging on the product page.

                        Answered on 3/7/2017 by Chad from Ottawa
                    • Q:

                      how many are being minted?
                      Asked on 2/28/2017 by wh from winnipeg

                      1 answer

                      • Staff Reviewer

                        A:

                        This product does not have a mintage and is available "While supplies last". The Mint will continue to offer this product to interested customers while there is a demand.

                        Answered on 3/1/2017 by Ashley (Product Team) from Ottawa
                    • Q:

                      how many $3 coins will be in this series ?
                      Asked on 2/28/2017 by Doreen from Ontario Canada

                      1 answer

                      • Staff Reviewer

                        A:

                        Currently we only have a subscription with the $3 Spirit of Canada and the $3 Heart of Our Nation. Unfortunately we don't unveil our products ahead of time. But to learn about more Canada 150 coins, please sign up for our email newsletter.

                        Answered on 3/1/2017 by Ashley (Product Team) from Ottawa
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                    Specifications

                    • No.160069
                    • Mintage While Supplies Last
                    • Composition99.99% pure silver
                    • Finishspecimen
                    • Weight (g) 7.96
                    • Diameter (mm) 27
                    • Edgeserrated
                    • Certificatenot serialized
                    • Face value3 dollars
                    • ArtistLaurie McGaw (reverse), Susanna Blunt (obverse)

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