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2 oz. Pure Silver Coin - The Queen's Gate: Formal Entrance to Parliament Hill - Mintage: 5,500 (2018)

2 oz. Pure Silver Coin - The Queen's Gate: Formal Entrance to Parliament Hill - Mintage: 5,500 (2018)

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$239.95 CAD
Mintage: 5,500
STATUS:
Ships Jan-07-2020
Canada and US only
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Your coin features the stately view from just outside the formal entrance to Parliament Hill!

As the ceremonial entrance for the Canadian sovereign or her representative, the Queen's Gate on Parliament Hill forms a beautiful boundary between the City of Ottawa and the political heart of the nation. Your 2 ounce 99.99% pure silver coin captures the Victorian-era beauty of the commanding gateway, where a metal-cast feature adds to a magnificent view that stirs Canadian pride.

A true must-have coin for someone who enjoys the grandeur and architecture of Parliament Hill! Order today!

Special features:
  • THIRD COIN IN SERIES OF FOUR! Your 3rd coin features a three-dimensional gate that adds another layer of dimensional artistry to a colour-over-engraved design! Previous coins in series include:
    • Gate to Enchanted Garden (first coin in series, available while supplies last)
    • Halifax Public Gardens (second coin in series, available while supplies last)
  • A FILIGREE GATE CRAFTED FROM BLACK BRONZE! Fashioned from black bronze and affixed to your coin's rim, this representation of the Queen's Gate on Parliament Hill captures the highly intricate, ornamental artistry of its real-life counterpart while allowing a breathtaking view of Parliament Hill behind it.
  • PUSHING THE LIMITS OF INTRICATE METALWORKING! The product of extensive research and development, our black bronze-cast reproduction of the Queen's Gate is carefully crafted to achieve as much detail as possible without sacrificing durability!
  • IN POSITION! The cast metal element on your coin is deliberately positioned to align with the Peace Tower—just like the actual gates!
  • 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.
  • CRAFTED FROM 2 OZ. OF 99.99% PURE SILVER! Your coin's large diameter (50 mm) allows for an outstanding amount of fine details that transform this piece into a true work of art. In addition, your coin has no GST/HST!
  • LOW MINTAGE: Only 5,500 coins will be made worldwide.

Design:

Combining high visual appeal with national historical significance, your coin features a filigree gate that captures the likeness of the Queen's Gate on Parliament Hill. This multi-dimensional design element is fashioned from black bronze and mimics the wrought-iron vines and floral flourishes that represent the height of Victorian craftsmanship and metalwork. Affixed to the coin's rim using a tongue-and-groove approach, the imposing entry re-creates the intended viewing experience if one was standing before the actual gate: the centre railing is perfectly aligned with the central axis of the parliamentary grounds, and forms a straight line from the gate, past the Centennial Flame, to the Peace Tower that dominates the Centre Block building. The green lawn, blue sky and burning Flame add colourful vibrancy to the engraved reverse, which was designed by Cathy Bursey-Sabourin and coloured by Patrick Belanger, while the Peace Tower's spire and flagstaff add a sense of soaring height by rising up beyond the image's edge. The obverse features the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Susanna Blunt.

Did you know…
  • Reserved for the Canadian sovereign and Her representative, the Queen's Gate remains closed at all times—save for ceremonial processions such as the Opening of Parliament, when the gate is opened to welcome the state landau.
  • The gate is centrally aligned with the Peace Tower—but you'll only notice it if you stand before the gate, on the sidewalk lining the north side of Wellington Street! Even if you're standing directly across the street, the centre of the gate won't necessarily align as intended (and as depicted on the reverse).
  • These wrought iron gates are among the many public structures, buildings and locations across Canada that were named for Queen Victoria.
  • The Centennial Flame can be seen between the railings on the reverse. Fuelled by natural gas, the flame at the centre of the fountain was lit on December 31, 1966, to mark the start of Canada's Centennial celebrations. This feature was only intended to be a temporary addition; it proved to be so popular, it has remained on the main walkway leading to the Centre Block building, where visitors can toss coins into the water for good luck!

Packaging:

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

Order your Queen's Gate coin today!

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Specifications

  • No.164185
  • Mintage5,500
  • Composition99.99% pure silver
  • Finishproof
  • Weight (g) 62.69
  • Diameter (mm) 50
  • Edgeserrated
  • Certificateserialized
  • Face value30 dollars
  • ArtistCathy Bursey-Sabourin and Patrick Belanger (reverse), Susanna Blunt (obverse)

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