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1 oz. Pure Silver Gold-Plated Coin - Black and Gold: The Canadian Horse - Mintage: 3,500 (2020)

1 oz. Pure Silver Gold-Plated Coin - Black and Gold: The Canadian Horse - Mintage: 3,500 (2020)

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Mintage: 3,500
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A gorgeous gold and black rhodium plated coin! Order today!

1 oz. Pure Silver Gold-Plated Coin - Black and Gold: The Canadian Horse

For thousands of years, horses have been our partners in transforming the world. Canada’s own national horse, the Canadian horse, is a living connection to our nation’s past and the embodiment of our spirit today: strong, hardy and even-tempered. This gold- and black rhodium-plated coin celebrates the human-horse relationship while bringing awareness to an emblem’s near extinction status. The circular, yin yang-like design reflects on the breed’s near-extinction and comeback; it also speaks to the many ways horses support our wellbeing. It is a powerful representation of a timeless bond between our species—two opposing yet complimentary forces that have moved forward as one.

Gold and black rhodium plating colours this horse-themed tribute coin! Order today!

Special features:
  • A STUNNING GOLD- AND BLACK RHODIUM-PLATED COIN! The magnificent Canadian horse is brought to life on a stunning gold- and black rhodium-plated coin. This heritage breed has twice faced extinction but is mounting a comeback, thanks to the efforts of passionate breeders and enthusiasts.
  • DYNAMIC DESIGN! Like a yin yang symbol, black rhodium and gold plating divide the design into two opposing but complementary portions. Each part flows into the other to represent dynamic movement, balance and harmony. It is a beautiful statement about a historic bond that still supports our wellbeing.
  • A CANADIAN CELEBRATION! Any horse enthusiast will appreciate the theme and the design. This coin will have extra meaning for Canadians and fans of the Canadian horse, an official symbol of Canada since 2002.
  • LATEST BLACK RHODIUM COIN! Building on the popularity of previous coins (including our Nocturnal by Nature series) this is the latest Canadian coin to feature black rhodium plating. The matte gunmetal finish adds a dramatic contrast, especially next to the rich gold plating—a powerful statement on the Canadian horse’s near-extinction and comeback.
  • THREE DIFFERENT ALLOYS! Beneath the gold and black rhodium plating, your coin has a 99.99% pure silver core.
  • LOW MINTAGE! Limited to 3,500 coins worldwide.


1 oz. Pure Silver Gold-Plated Coin - Black and Gold: The Canadian Horse

Inspired by the yin yang symbol, the circular reverse design by Claude Thivierge features two side profiles of the Canadian horse (Equus ferus caballus)—one plated with gold, the other with black rhodium. The two opposites interact to form a single dynamic image that celebrates the human-horse relationship and reflects on the heritage breed’s near extinction status. The obverse features the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Susanna Blunt.

“The Canadian horse is a little known national treasure. Across the centuries, it has played a critical role in the economic and social development of Canada; it has impacted agriculture, trade, transportation, and has even taken part in wars.” Regent Lalonde: President, Upper Canada District Canadian Horse Breeders

“Inspired by equine-based therapy, I suggested we present the horse as a mirror of our emotions. The artist created an image of two Canadian horses that form independent parts of a whole—two opposite forces that cannot exist without the other.” Pascal Clément: CNC Programmer, Engraving, Royal Canadian Mint

Did you know…
  • Horses can attune themselves to our emotions and reflect our behaviours, and that can open the door to healing. Equine-based therapy (hippotherapy, therapeutic riding, equine-facilitated wellness) aims to improve the wellbeing of many Canadians diagnosed with physical or mental health issues. Therapy horses can aid with physical rehabilitation exercises; they can also help reduce anxiety and boost confidence through positive interactions.
  • The tough “little iron horse” is descended from stock originally sent to New France in 1665. It is uniquely adapted to the Canadian climate — in fact, it has long been prized for its hardiness and calm nature. This domestic breed has twice faced extinction: in the late 1800s (due to exporting and breeding practices) and more recently in the 1960s and ‘70s. At one time, less than 400 remained. Today, the breed is still “at risk” but thanks to the efforts of Canadian horse breeders, the herd has mounted a steady comeback.


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

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  • No.175545
  • Mintage3,500
  • Composition99.99% pure silver
  • Finishmatte proof with black rhodium and gold plating
  • Weight (g) 31.39
  • Diameter (mm) 38
  • Edgeserrated
  • Certificateserialized
  • Face value20 dollars
  • ArtistClaude Thivierge (reverse), Susanna Blunt (obverse)

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