$1 Fine Silver Coin – Emanuel Hahn’s Original Sketch: Parliament

$1 Fine Silver Coin – Ema...

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$1 Fine Silver Coin – Emanuel Hahn’s Original Sketch: Parliament

Silver 2024 Mintage 1,350
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$1 Fine Silver Coin – Emanuel Hahn’s Original Sketch: Parliament

Silver 2024 Mintage 1,350
$629.95 CAD
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About

Features

Incuse lines
Historical effigy

Specifications

Product Number 245219
Mintage 1,350
Composition 99.99% pure silver
Weight 158.5 g
Diameter 110 mm
Edge Serrated
Face Value $1
Finish Antique finish
Packaging Black clamshell with black beauty box
Artist Emanuel Hahn (reverse), T. H. Paget (obverse)

Design & Artist

Reverse
Obverse

Melanie Luis, Product Manage

It’s always a thrill to see a piece of numismatic history come alive on a coin, especially when its design offers rare insight into the artist’s original vision for a now-iconic piece. We’ve effectively turned back time on both sides of the coin to transport the viewer to 1939, but we’re also making history with this thin 5 oz. coin, which is the first to feature engraved relief that isn’t raised—those lines are intentionally struck incuse and precisely rendered to mimic the sketching style of the renowned artist/sculptor/coin designer.

Melanie Luis, Product Manage

David Bergeron, Curator, Bank of Canada Museum

Beyond the coins in our pockets, Emanuel Hahn’s legacy in numismatics has forever been preserved through the transfer of his portfolio of original coin sketches to the National Currency Collection of the Bank of Canada in 1963. Having examined Mr. Hahn’s designs, and comparing them to the actual coins, I was most impressed to see the attention to detail in his pencil sketch of Centre Block of Parliament in Ottawa, Canada for the reverse of the 1939 commemorative dollar. It is a work of art, a feat of expert draftsmanship, and is a befitting theme for the Royal Canadian Mint’s first attempt at a new process of coin design and production. The etching on a large silver planchet with antique finish really captures Hahn’s craft.

David Bergeron, Curator, Bank of Canada Museum

Steven Stewart, 3D Artist/Engraver

This coin is a unique inversion of how we, as engravers, would approach artwork. Usually, engraving is about the translation of a two-dimensional piece of artwork into a three-dimensional form, while adding nuance and detail to turn that concept into a physical object. With this coin, we wanted to feature the original artwork itself, as both a representation of the artistic process and also a look behind the scenes of the first stages of coin making. The sculpting approach was to treat every line as if it were made by a pencil: instead of being raised, they act as an imprint on the coin surface, where the aim is to celebrate the subtleties of notation, drafting, editing and, most importantly, mark making.

Steven Stewart, 3D Artist/Engraver

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