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10 oz. Pure Silver Gold-Plated Coin - Keepers of Parliament: The Unicorn - Mintage: 750 (2018)

10 oz. Pure Silver Gold-Plated Coin - Keepers of Parliament: The Unicorn - Mintage: 750 (2018)

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$999.95 CAD
Mintage: 750
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The unicorn guardian of Parliament is one of four Keepers of Parliament! Order today!

The mythical creature featured on your remarkable coin rises up in a way that conveys the towering height of its real-life counterpart. It supports the Shield of the Arms of Canada and carries the royal flag of France. Gold plating selectively highlights the chained coronet of crosses and fleurs-de-lis around the unicorn’s neck as well as the flag’s three fleurs-de-lis. The positioning of the sculpted figure is adjusted slightly compared to the real thing to allow for an ornamental flourish: a floral motif based on a frieze that also adorns the Centre Block’s grand entrance.

Add this gorgeous 10 oz. pure silver gold-plated unicorn coin to your collection today!

Special features:
  • FIRST COIN IN A NEW SERIES! Beginning with the mythical supporter of the Arms of Canada, this series of four magnificently sculpted coins highlights the elaborate stonework figures that watch over the front doors of Parliament.
  • $200 IN SAVINGS WHEN YOU BUY THE SUBSCRIPTION! Save $50 per coin! While supplies last, order the 4-coin subscription to ensure you receive all four coins (each coin priced at $949.95) in the Keepers of Parliament series. Your credit card is charged only when your coin ships. Your four coins include:
    • The Unicorn (priced at $949.95, expected ship date of June 2018)
    • The Beaver (priced at $949.95, expected ship date of August 2018)
    • The Soldier (priced at $949.95, expected ship date of October 2018)
    • The Lion (priced at $949.95, expected ship date of December 2018)
  • 10 OZ. OF 99.99% PURE SILVER! Your 10 oz. coin is perfectly sized to showcase an elaborate work of sculptured art! The unicorn is painstakingly brought to life where crisp lines and very finely engraved details stand out against a brilliant proof finish.
  • SELECTIVE GOLD PLATING! The selective gold plating on your unicorn coin provides an elegant touch befitting the regal creature that towers on the reverse.
  • EXPERT CRAFTSMANSHIP! The details in your unicorn coin makes this a numismatic masterpiece and an extraordinary tribute to the original stone-carved art.
  • 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.
  • VERY LOW MINTAGE! Limited to 750 coins worldwide.
  • NO GST/HST!

Design:

Designed by Canadian artist Patrick Bélanger, your unicorn coin stands before the ceremonial entrance on Parliament Hill, in Ottawa, Ont., where the unicorn supporter of the Arms of Canada is carved into the sandstone that lines the east side of the arched entry. On the reverse, this mythical creature rises up in a way that conveys the towering height (1.8 m) of its real-life counterpart. It supports the shield of the Arms of Canada and carries the Royal flag of France. Gold plating selectively highlights the chained coronet of crosses and fleurs-de-lis around the unicorn’s neck, and the three fleurs-de-lis on the banner. The positioning of the sculpted figure is slightly adjusted to allow the inclusion of an ornamental flourish, whose floral motif is based on a frieze that also adorns the Centre Block’s grand entrance. The reverse includes the face value, “100 DOLLARS”, and the words “CANADA 2018”. The obverse features the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Susanna Blunt.

Did you know…
  • The Centre Block’s vaulted entranceway was still unfinished when the Peace Tower was inaugurated on July 1, 1927. It was embellished a decade later, when, led by Dominion Sculptor Cléophas Soucy and his assistant, Coeur de Lion MacCarthy, a team of six sculptors transformed the un-carved blocks of sandstone into an intricate display of floral motifs, animals and heraldic devices—including the unicorn supporter of the Arms of Canada, which has stood at the east side of the entrance since 1938.
  • The unicorn is the heraldic symbol of Scotland in the Royal Coat of Arms of the United Kingdom, and it is one of two supporters of the Arms of Canada.
  • Canada is the only country to have an official sculptor! The Dominion Sculptor of Canada is responsible for all new and existing carvings in the Parliamentary Precinct.
  • The Peace Tower’s architect, John Andrew Pearson, envisioned it as a continuously evolving monument: unfinished blocks were deliberately placed throughout the building to encourage future sculptors to add their take on history as it unfolds.
  • In May 1982, the shield-bearing unicorn was the unfortunate victim of vandalism when its spiral horn went missing. With great care, an assistant to the Dominion Sculptor painstakingly carved an exact match, and the unicorn was restored in time for Canada Day celebrations.

Packaging:

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

A magnificent gift or addition to your 10 oz. pure silver collection! Order today!

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Specifications

  • No.168140
  • Mintage750
  • Composition99.99% pure silver
  • Finishproof
  • Weight (g) 311.54
  • Diameter (mm) 76.25
  • Edgeserrated
  • Certificateserialized
  • Face value100 dollars
  • ArtistPatrick Bélanger (reverse), Susanna Blunt (obverse)

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