1 oz. Fine Silver Piedfort – The Coat of Arms of Canada – Mintage: 6,000 (2016)

1 oz. Fine Silver Piedfort – The Coat of Arms of Canada – Mintage: 6,000 (2016)

$99.95 CAD
Mintage: 6,000
Canada and US only

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Coats of arms are rich with heraldic tradition, and this collector issue is even more noteworthy because of its piedfort format. The word piedfort literally means "strong foot" in French and appeared centuries ago to mean "heavy measure" in minting. Coin-makers deliberately made their die templates thick and heavy to ensure these heavier coins would not be confused with regular coins. Today, piedfort indicates that your coin is thicker than usual. What's more, its design has been meticulously engraved with heightened detail so that even the tiniest feature stands out.

Uniqueness of a piedfort makes this a valued addition to your collection! Order today!

Special features:
  • HEAVIER AND ALMOST ABOUT TWICE THE THICKNESS OF A STANDARD COIN! Piedforts are thicker than normal and often contain up to double the amount of fine silver.
  • STUNNING DETAILS! This numismatic replica of the Coat of Arms of Canada offers a faithful reproduction of this country's heraldic symbol—even the tiniest detail has been recreated through meticulous engraving!
  • A timeless celebration of Canada, its people, its history and its heritage through this richly detailed reproduction of a distinguished national symbol.
  • Your coin is GST/HST exempt.

About the Design:

The reverse design features a faithfully detailed reproduction of the Coat of Arms of Canada. The base of the Coat of Arms features a garland of floral emblems—the English rose, the Scottish thistle, the Irish shamrock and the French lily—beneath a scroll that reads the motto of Canada, "A MARI USQUE AD MARE" (From sea to sea). At the centre is the shield; in the upper quadrants lie the three royal lions of England, the royal lion of Scotland, the royal Irish harp of Tara and the royal fleurs-de-lis of France, while the bottom portion features a sprig of three maple leaves to represent Canadians of all origins. On either side of the shield are the supporters, which are based on those of the Royal Arms of the United Kingdom: to the left is a lion holding a lance with the Union Jack, while at right is a unicorn (a royal symbol of Scotland) holding the royal flag of France. The ribbon behind the shield reads "DESIDERANTES MELIOREM PATRIAM" (They desire a better country), while above the shield is the royal helmet draped with a mantle of maple leaves. Atop the royal helmet is the crest set on a wreath of twisted white-and-red cloth, and is comprised of a crowned lion holding a maple leaf in its right paw. Above the crest is the imperial crown that represents the monarch as Canada's Head of State. The reverse also features the engraved face value "25 DOLLARS", the word "CANADA" and the year "2016".

Did you know...
  • Approved in 1994, the most recent revision to the Coat of Arms was the addition of a ribbon behind the Shield that reads "DESIDERANTES MELIOREM PATRIAM"; it is the motto for the Order of Canada, and it means "They desire a better country".
  • In the first years following Confederation in 1867, the Great Seal of Canada initially consisted of the arms of Canada's first four provinces: Ontario, Quebec, Nova Scotia and New Brunswick.
  • More arms were added as other provinces joined Confederation, but this resulted in a shield with nine quarterings that was deemed too complex or crowded for use as official arms.


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

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Nice addition


nice coin




"Grabbed My Inner Strings"


I collect a variety of currency and when I saw this coin I just had to purchase it. The Canadian Mint by far has the best varieties of designs, themes, and precious metals to offer. I've read comments about this coin being too small to appreciate the coat of arms design. If this coin was in high relief it would certainly make it more legible to the eye. A finer point is this coin being a Piedfort which makes it thicker than normal. You usually don't see this thickness with currency but rather with tokens and medals which is a plus. The fact there is a limited mintage of only (6000) coins worldwide and .9999 fine silver makes purchasing this coin a no-brainer hence the price. This is one of those purchases that will only appreciate in value especially with the low mintage. I see this as an all around win. Those of us lucky enough to own this coin should feel proud that we made a good future investment.


Taylor Mill, Kentucky


"I would buy this product again and again"




Montreal, PQ


Has a "flat"quality to it


It is of the usual mint quality. An exception to this is I found the coat of arms relief to have a "flat"quality to it.


Edmonton, Alta.


Coat of Arms




Moncton, NB


Let's celebrate Canada's Coat of Arms!


My first Piedfort Silver coin to add to my collection.


Edmonton, Alberta

I love the shine and coat of arms


Great collector coin




Very nice coins!


Beautiful coin, detail is nice and it's a good size, not too small.

Momma T



Mint has too much to offer but not enough money


keep it for a good return




Great Design But...


I love the Coat of Arms of Canada. But the Coat of Arms is too small on the coin . It should be bigger on this coin. Also, the mint should work on the engraving of their coin. The engraving of this coin cannot compare to the engraving of the older 50 cent. The engraving looks so flat on this coin.



1 oz. Fine Silver Piedfort – The Coat of Arms of Canada – Mintage: 6000 (2016)

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When can you purchase this coin on line


Sorry Ufgfxlkfxfkn, unfortunately we've sold all of our stock for this item.


on the photo with the side view of the Fine Silver Piedfort - The Coat of Arms of Canada what is the picture of the feet behind the coin


Behind the Piedfort coin is the 1/2 oz. Fine Silver Coin - Welcome to the World (2016). Sold separately, the "baby feet" coin is a great way to welcome the newborns of 2016!


To further the other answer, that coin is in the picture to show the difference in the standard thickness of their other coins compared to this one.


It's a completely different coin used as a comparison to show increased thickness of Coat of Arms coin.



  • No.150040
  • Mintage6,000
  • Composition99.99% pure silver
  • Finishproof
  • Weight (g) 31.39
  • Diameter (mm) 34
  • Edgeserrated
  • Certificateserialized
  • Face value25 dollars
  • ArtistRCM Engravers (reverse), Susanna Blunt (obverse)

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