Pure Silver Coloured Coin - National Heroes: Firefighter - Mintage: 10,000 (2016)

Pure Silver Coloured Coin – National Heroes: Firefighter – Mintage: 10,000 (2016)

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Pure Silver Coloured Coin – National Heroes: Firefighter – Mintage: 10,000 (2016)

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$69.95 CAD
Mintage: 10,000
Canada and US only

A tribute to our heroes—firefighters! Order today!

$5 from your purchase of the "Firefighters" coin, the first coin in the National Heroes series, will be donated to the Red Cross Alberta Fires Appeal (Fort McMurray)

Your pure silver coin is a poignant tribute to firefighters and the dangers they face every time they answer the call of duty. The background features a burning home while selective colour highlights the firefighter in the foreground. He has just emerged from the house with the family dog—a heartwarming image that reflects the depth of a firefighter's commitment to preserve and protect all life.

A heartfelt way to recognize the valour and dedication of these men and women, who face danger each day in the line of duty! Order today!

Special features:
  • FIRST coin in a new series that honours our everyday heroes, and pays tribute to their dedication to their community and beyond. Other coins in the series include: paramedics, police, and military.
  • Selective colour over engraving brings to life this depiction of a courageous firefighter in action.
  • Crafted in 99.99% pure silver, your coin is GST/HST exempt!

About the Design:

Designed by Canadian artist Ken Ryan, your coin uses selective colour over engraving to create a timeless portrait of a firefighter in the line of duty. In the engraved background, flames and smoke pour out of a residential home as the firefighter emerges in the foreground; he is depicted in full turnout gear, including a red helmet with visor and a tan-coloured jacket with reflective yellow-green and silver trim. Beneath the visor, the firefighter's self-contained breathing apparatus is visible—this protects him from the dangers of exposure and smoke inhalation in a fiery environment. In his right hand, the firefighter holds a pike pole, used to pull apart debris. His left hand cradles a dog that he has rescued from inside the home and is carrying to safety.

Did you know…
  • There are an estimated 22,000 professional firefighters in Canada, and more than 85,000 volunteer firefighters.
  • Firefighters must contend with much more than just fire—they are trained for search and rescue operations, hazardous materials, medical emergencies, auto accidents and more!
  • …wherever flames may rage / give me strength to save a life / whatever be its age… These three lines speak of the selflessness of firefighting and are from A Firefighter's Prayer, which is well known among firefighters across North America.
  • Until the 1800s, firefighters wore little protective gear, save for clothing to keep them warm; as such, few dared to enter a burning building.

Packaging:

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

Order your coin today!

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Pure Silver Coloured Coin – National Heroes: Firefighter – Mintage: 10000 (2016)
 
4.9

(based on 55 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (48)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (7)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Detailed (43)
  • Displays well (42)
  • Authentic (34)
  • Mint condition (31)
  • Rare (9)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Memorabilia (32)
  • Adults (31)
  • Lifetime (20)
  • Hobby (18)
  • Older children (12)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Collector (26), Parent of two or more children (20), Grandparent (18), Working parent (5), Education oriented (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (27), No (24)

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

the best for the best

By the cableguy

from north york

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Authentic
  • Detailed
  • Displays Well

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Lifetime

    Comments about Pure Silver Coloured Coin – National Heroes: Firefighter – Mintage: 10000 (2016):

    retiring fireman loved it !!!

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Just as pictured

    By fivelitre

    from Vancouver, BC

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Displays Well
    • Good Quality
    • Great Gift
    • Unique

    Cons

      Best Uses

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

      Comments about Pure Silver Coloured Coin – National Heroes: Firefighter – Mintage: 10000 (2016):

      First coin I purchased. Great quality and very pleased with it. Details on the coin are very precise and the color makes the firefighter really pop out. Would definitely recommend this to anyone interested.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Great looking coin

      By Max

      from Alberta

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about Pure Silver Coloured Coin – National Heroes: Firefighter – Mintage: 10000 (2016):

      Great Father's Day gift

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great item, would buy again

      By Cher

      from Alberta

      About Me Collector, Working Parent

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Adults
        • Memorabilia

        Comments about Pure Silver Coloured Coin – National Heroes: Firefighter – Mintage: 10000 (2016):

        Donated to a charity to raise money for a good cause

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Lovely product

        By Deb

        from Rosseau, ontario, canada

        About Me Grandparent, Parent of Two or More Children, Working Parent

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

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

          Comments about Pure Silver Coloured Coin – National Heroes: Firefighter – Mintage: 10000 (2016):

          Great gift.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes
           
          5.0

          Love it!

          By GrandmaOyOy

          from Toronto

          About Me Grandparent

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Detailed
          • Displays Well

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Adults
            • Memorabilia
            • Older Children
            • Teens
            • Young Children

            Comments about Pure Silver Coloured Coin – National Heroes: Firefighter – Mintage: 10000 (2016):

            I bought two as gifts for my grandsons. We are very pleased with this coin.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes
             
            5.0

            firefighter coin

            By Jackie

            from Edmonton, Alberta

            About Me Grandparent

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Detailed
            • Displays Well
            • Mint Condition

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Pure Silver Coloured Coin – National Heroes: Firefighter – Mintage: 10000 (2016):

                A collectable gift for our grand daughter

                • Was this a gift?:
                • Yes
                 
                5.0

                LOVE IT! LOVE IT! LOVE IT!

                By Elaine

                from Ajax, Ontario

                About Me Collector

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • 2 Heros On One Coin
                • Addition Of My Collection
                • Authentic
                • Detailed
                • Displays Well
                • Have Jack Russell Terrier
                • Mint Condition
                • Rare

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Adults
                  • Firefighter Compassion
                  • Love Jack Russell Terrier
                  • Memorabilia
                  • Proud Firefighter Saved
                  • Saved Animals
                  • Shows Bravery

                  Comments about Pure Silver Coloured Coin – National Heroes: Firefighter – Mintage: 10000 (2016):

                  I have this coin on show with my other collector items that represent my collection of Jack Russell Terriers.
                  Love the fact that it shows the LOVE, DEVOTION & COMPASSION of a fire fighter and how hard his job really is, that he would even go back for the family pet. Pets mean the world to the owner and to have the devastation of your home burning, only to find you have lost your pet would crush someones world. Brave Men/Women.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No
                   
                  5.0

                  Excellent idea

                  By Spike

                  from Montreal Que.

                  About Me Collector

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Detailed
                  • Displays Well

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Adults
                    • Hobby

                    Comments about Pure Silver Coloured Coin – National Heroes: Firefighter – Mintage: 10000 (2016):

                    Good as a gift and for a collection. It was grew that pary of price was used to help those afflicted by the fire out west.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No
                     
                    5.0

                    Much better than I could have hoped for

                    By CoinCollector1

                    from montreal

                    Verified Reviewer

                    Pros

                    • Detailed

                    Cons

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                        Comments about Pure Silver Coloured Coin – National Heroes: Firefighter – Mintage: 10000 (2016):

                        Much nicer than anticipated. The detail is gorgeous. Well done!

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No

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                        • Q:

                          Will more be going up for sale?
                          Asked on 6/27/2016 by K. from Vancouver, BC

                          1 answer

                          • Staff Reviewer

                            A:

                            This coin is sold out.

                            Answered on 7/13/2016 by Anonymous
                        • Q:

                          My understanding is that this series will also be released on regular circulation quarters, is this correct??
                          Asked on 5/20/2016 by DG

                          1 answer

                          • Staff Reviewer

                            A:

                            This is not correct. These coins will only be released as collectors coins at this time.

                            Answered on 5/24/2016 by Anonymous
                        • Q:

                          So I have I guess, a stupid question - but i honestly don't know; why is the face value $15 and you are selling it just under $70?
                          Asked on 5/18/2016 by Ottawa raised from Ottawa

                          1 answer

                          • Staff Reviewer

                            A:

                            As a collector coin, its price is influenced by several different factors such as its composition, its handcrafting, manufacturing innovations (such as colouring over relief) and its limited mintage. It is also non-circulating legal tender, which means it has to show a face value. Showing a face value lower than the retail price also discourages the circulation of these coins and protects the Mint against precious metal price volatility.

                            Answered on 5/24/2016 by Anonymous
                        • Q:

                          What is the weight on this coin?
                          Asked on 5/13/2016 by sinta

                          1 answer

                          • Staff Reviewer

                            A:

                            The coin weighs 23.17 grams.

                            Answered on 5/16/2016 by Anonymous
                        • Q:

                          Could you weigh it and let me know how much silver is in it?
                          Asked on 5/13/2016 by Doob from Near Cowgary

                          1 answer

                          • Staff Reviewer

                            A:

                            This coin contains 23.17 grams of silver.

                            Answered on 5/16/2016 by Anonymous
                        • Q:

                          if I buy this coin do I have to buy anymore
                          Asked on 5/5/2016 by bear from sk canada

                          2 answers

                          • A:

                            no

                            Answered on 5/18/2016 by monty from Edmonton, Ab.
                          • Staff Reviewer

                            A:

                            Hi bear,

                            If you order the Pure Silver Coloured Coin – National Heroes: Firefighter (item: 152180) you will not have to buy anymore coins.

                            Answered on 5/6/2016 by Chad from Ottawa
                        • Q:

                          Is the firefighter painted on the coin or part of the coin??
                          Asked on 5/3/2016 by Michael

                          1 answer

                          • Staff Reviewer

                            A:

                            Hi Michael,

                            Selective colouring is applied over the engraving of the firefighter.

                            Answered on 5/4/2016 by Chad from Ottawa
                        • Q:

                          What size floating box would you recommend for this coin
                          Asked on 5/2/2016 by Darrell from Amherstburg, ON.

                          1 answer

                          • Staff Reviewer

                            A:

                            Hi Darrell,

                            This coin has a diameter of 36.07 millimetres so it would fit in the 80 mm x 80 mm x 34 mm floating frame but would have a bit extra room in the 100 mm x 100 mm x 34 mm floating frame. All the frames have a rim width of 15mm (each side). So to calcualte the size of the display area simply subtract 30 millimetres from the height and width. So the 80mm x 80mm coin frame has a display area of 50mm x 50mm, large enough for this 36.07mm coin.

                            Answered on 5/3/2016 by Chad from Ottawa
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                        Specifications

                        • No.152180
                        • Mintage10,000
                        • Composition99.99% pure silver
                        • Finishproof
                        • Weight (g) 23.17
                        • Diameter (mm) 36.07
                        • Edgeserrated
                        • Certificateserialized
                        • Face value15 dollars
                        • ArtistKen Ryan (reverse), Susanna Blunt (obverse)