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$1 Pure Silver 2-Coin Set - 30th Anniversary of the Loonie (2017)

$1 Pure Silver 2-Coin Set - 30th Anniversary of the Loonie (2017)

$79.95 CAD
Mintage: 10,000
Canada and US only

A 30-year-old classic and the coin that never was. Order today!

On June 30, 1987, Canadians were introduced to a new circulation coin. Quickly dubbed "the loonie," the distinctively bronze-coloured, 11-sided coin has become a daily part of Canadian life, even serving as a lucky talisman for our national hockey team.

Thirty years later, it's hard to imagine Canada's one-dollar coin without the solitary loon on its reverse. In truth, it wasn't the original design intended for the coin. Had the original dies not vanished in transit, our one-dollar coin would have featured the Voyageur image that first appeared on a dollar coin in 1935.

Perfect for someone who enjoys coin history! Don't be disappointed, hurry and order your 2-coin set today before they are all gone!

Special features:
  • CANADA'S LOONIE TURNS 30! Two pieces of Canadian coin history are yours to own in this special two-coin set that revisits the 1987 debut of Canada's $1 circulation coin.
  • HISTORY REVISITED! A special edition of the loonie is paired with the Voyageur design that was intended to appear on the one-dollar coin. It's a unique opportunity to view what is, next to what could have been—the coin that never was!
  • A FAITHFUL REPRESENTATION—NOW IN SILVER! Your two 99.99% pure silver coins are shaped just like the 11-sided circulation piece!
  • READY FOR DISPLAY! Your two coins are placed side-by-side inside the clamshell case. It's a unique addition to your collection, and a great conversation piece about the story behind one of Canada's most famous coins!
  • INCLUDES SERIALIZED CERTIFICATE! The Royal Canadian Mint certifies all of its collector coins. Most of these are serialized certifications, meaning that each certificate is given a unique number, starting at 1.


The first coin features the design by Canadian artist Robert-Ralph Carmichael that has become synonymous with Canada's currency: the iconic side-profile portrait of a common loon on a still lake, where it floats past the Group of Seven-esque trees rising up on a small island behind it. The entire scene is representative of the lakes that dot the Canadian Shield across much of the nation, and includes the engraved words "CANADA" and "DOLLAR", along with the commemorative dates "1987-2017" to mark the 30th anniversary of Canada's $1 circulation coin.

The second coin represents the one-dollar circulation coin that never was. Much as it appeared on Canada's silver dollar between 1935 and 1986, the "Voyageur" design by sculptor and artist Emanuel Hahn is a nod to Canada's early history and the fur trade era. A canoe moves swiftly past the wind-swept pines that dot a semi-circular island. A voyageur paddles at the stern, while an Aboriginal paddles at the bow; between them lies a bundle of wrapped furs, while stylized vertical rays above represent the Aurora borealis. The reverse also features the engraved words "CANADA" and "DOLLAR", along with the commemorative dates "1987-2017".

Both coins feature the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Susanna Blunt on the obverse.


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

Order today!


fits in with the rest perfectly!


Real silver dollars. got to love them. i got lots of regular loonie's and lots of voyagers but now i got the real think now and its great seeing the loonie in silver. when ever family come over they want to see the coins. i have a very large and expansive collection spanning 5 generations. i love my coins and these ones fit right into the collection perfectly. thank you RCM.


Crystal Beach, Ontario


Happy with my purchase


Looks good. Packaging/presentation is good.









Great gift idea for anyone


To collect, ...




Beautiful coins!


A very cool keepsake to remind us of how the 'looney' came to and how it was never supposed to be...maybe we would have had a 'canoey' Instead.

Big Cheese

Cochrane, Alberta


Two beautiful coins


Good price for beautiful coins


North Vancouver


This the type of coins I prefer, it is truly Canadian


Part of my collection


Grimsby, Ontario


I might by it again?


Since siver is about $20.00 an once on spot price, and face value of coins is only $1.00 on each coin. They are a bit pricey which is why I gave it a low score for value. I do love the fact that they are real silver dollars.

Coin guy



This is an awesome addition to my collection!


I loved this coin set to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the loonie. I actually wish the loonie had been the original design instead of the loonie. Anyway, the set is great. The only issue I had was I purchased the set in the beginning of September and didn't get the set until nearly halfway through December. I do realize it wasn'tt starting to being shipped until the end of october but that was still about a month and a half of waiting.


St. John's


Very nice


I love these coins. Very beautiful


East Texas



4.6 177


I was looking at your dollar coin set and seen the date. Isn't it supposed to be from 1967 to 2017. Instead of 1987. 1967 was our centennial year.


Hello Len, Thank you for your question. The loonie was first put in circulation in 1987. This set is celebrating the 30th year anniversary of the first issued loonie and not the centennial year of Canada. Thank you! Sabrina

Sabrina (Product Team)

I recently purchased this - silver loonie two coin set. Is the effigy of the Queen larger on the voyageur coin than on the Loonie?. It appears to be larger in my opinion. If so, is this an anomaly or is it designed that way in all sets?


Hi Regina, Thank you for your question. Please note that both coins are the same size and both obverses (Queen's side) should be the same. Could you send us a picture? Thank you, Sabrina

Sabrina (Product Team)

The 2 coin subscription of the 30th birthday of the coin, what is the price for the 2 coin subscription, shipped. Thank you once In advance


Hi Pat, The "$1 Pure Silver 2-Coin Set - 30th Anniversary of the Loonie (2017)" is a set, not a subscription so both coins come in one case together for $79.95 plus $7.99 ground shipping or $15 expedited shipping. Please note that if your order is $100 or more, ground shipping is free. Or if you're a Masters Club member shipping is always free.


Re: the 2 coin "Loonie" 30th anniversary item. Are these 1 oz silver each? Thank you.


Hi Michael, The two "Loonie" coins are each 7.89 grams (approx. 0.25 troy ounces) of 99.99% pure silver. They were specifically designed to be the same size (diameter) as a regular (circulation) loonie, 26.5 millimetres. But the two pure silver coins each weigh a bit more than a regular loonie coin which only weighs 6.27 grams.


At 26.5 mm is this coin identical in size and weight as a say 1935 silver dollar?


Hi Terry, The 1935 Canadian silver dollar is larger. It has a diameter of 36 millimetres and weighs 23.33 grams. The two coins in the "$1 Pure Silver 2-Coin Set - 30th Anniversary of the Loonie (2017)" have 26.5 millimetre diameters and weigh 7.89 grams each.


are the coins inside a plastic casing like (for example) the vimy ridge coin?


Hi J, Yes, each coin comes encapsulated (plastic casing).



  • No.160374

Dollar - Loon

  • Composition99.99% pure silver
  • Finishproof
  • Weight (g) 7.89
  • Diameter (mm) 26.5
  • Edgeplain
  • ArtistRobert-Ralph Carmichael (reverse), Susanna Blunt (obverse)

Dollar - Voyageur

  • Composition99.99% pure silver
  • Finishproof
  • Weight (g) 7.89
  • Diameter (mm) 26.5
  • Edgeplain
  • ArtistEmanuel Hahn (reverse), Susanna Blunt (obverse)

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