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1 oz. Pure Silver Coloured Coin - Canada’s Historical Stamps: Coat of Arms and Flags Special Delivery - Mintage: 5,000 (2019)

1 oz. Pure Silver Coloured Coin - Canada’s Historical Stamps: Coat of Arms and Flags Special Delivery - Mintage: 5,000 (2019)

$139.95 CAD
Mintage: 5,000
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Third and final coin in our tribute to Canada's classic stamps! Order today!

Beyond history-themed pictorials and portraits, Canada's philatelic history can also provide a sense of the nation's mindset at a key moment in time. Such is the case with this uniquely shaped reproduction of a vintage stamp, which is forever preserved in 99.99% pure silver. The third (and final) instalment in our limited tribute to philately, your stamp-shaped coin takes a special look at Canada in 1942—a time when a proud nation had dedicated its resources to support an Allied victory in the Second World War. 

Attention philatelists and numismatists! Your coin combines the best of stamp & coin collecting! Order today!

Special features:
  • ALSO AVAILABLE AS PART OF A 3-COIN SUBSCRIPTION! While supplies last, order the 3-coin subscription to ensure you receive all three coins in the series! Your credit card is charged only when your coin ships! Previous coins include:
    • Arrival of Cartier - Quebec 1535
    • Parliament Building 1927 Confederation
  • THIRD AND FINAL COIN IN THE SERIES! With serrated edges that mimic a postal stamp's perforations, your 99.99% pure silver coin is a numismatic celebration of Canada's postal and philatelic history, with a special focus on early 20th century stamp designs.
  • THE CLASSIC LOOK OF A BYGONE ERA! Your coin looks back at Canada during the war years with a reproduction of the 10-cent special delivery stamp from the 1942-43 War issue.
  • FAITHFUL REPRODUCTION! The engraved reproduction is just as detailed as the original stamp, complete with horizontal lines that were the product of intaglio printing, or line engraving—one of the oldest methods of stamp production.
  • VINTAGE COLOURS! A modern application of green colour completes the vintage (and historically accurate) look of this classic design.
  • INCLUDES SERIALIZED CERTIFICATE! The Royal Canadian Mint certifies all of its collector coins.
  • LOW MINTAGE: Only 5,000 coins will be made available worldwide. Hurry and order yours today before they are all gone!
  • ONE-OUNCE 99.99% PURE SILVER COIN! Your coin has no GST/HST!


Engraved on your stamp-shaped coin is a detailed reproduction of a Canadian special delivery stamp issued on July 1, 1942, to highlight Canada's involvement in the Allied cause during the Second World War. The 10-cent denomination stamp was designed by Herman Herbert Schwartz and originally engraved by Silas Robert Allen, as evidenced by the horizontal lines that are indicative of traditional intaglio printing or line engraving. The pictorial collage features the former Arms of Canada within a shield atop a bough of maple leaves, and flanked by four flags that represent Canada's different military contributions. An application of modern colour mimics the deep bright green colour of the original issue, which had an inscribed denomination of “10 CENTS”. The obverse features the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Susanna Blunt.

The 1942-43 War Effort Issue
On July 1, 1942, the Post Office Department of Canada introduced the War issue: a series of patriotic-themed stamps that highlighted the nation's contributions to the Allied war effort, both at home and abroad. The special delivery stamp re-created on the coin's reverse features a collage of emblematic images that reflect pride in Canada's military contributions—from the flag of the Royal Canadian Air Force to the stylized version of the Arms of Canada. By the fall of 1946, 3,276,404 of these stamps had been printed at the Canadian Bank Note Company's facility in Ottawa where some of Canada's postage stamps are still produced today.

Did you know…
  • Issued between 1898 and 1946, Canada's special delivery stamps were used for express mail delivery (similar to Canada Post's Xpresspost today). 
  • Canada's final special delivery stamp (1946) was a peacetime version of this design. It featured a different-shaped shield, while laurel boughs replaced the flags.


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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  • No.169809
  • Mintage5,000
  • Composition99.99% pure silver
  • Finishproof
  • Weight (g) 31.86
  • Diameter (mm) 51 x 30
  • Edge
  • Certificateserialized
  • Face value20 dollars
  • ArtistSusanna Blunt (obverse)

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