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1 oz. Fine Silver Coin - River Rapids - Mintage: 7,500 (2014)

1 oz. Fine Silver Coin - River Rapids - Mintage: 7,500 (2014)

$99.95 CAD
Mintage: 7,500
Canada and US only

A FIRST! Uses an advanced "Water Effect" colourization technique!

A FIRST! Uses an advanced "Water Effect" colourization technique!

Algonquin Provincial Park in autumn is one of Canada's most beautiful visual treats. In the land that inspired world-renowned Canadian landscape painters Tom Thomson and the Group of Seven, nature shows itself to those who are observant. Like Thomson, many nature enthusiasts take to Algonquin's waterways and trails to experience the back country in many forms, such as camping, canoeing, and fishing, and thus reconnecting one with nature. The Algonquin Highlands are the origins of six major rivers; the Nipissing, Amable du Fond, Petawawa, Bonnechere, Opeongo and lastly, the Madawaska. The mighty Madawaska River typifies the region's unique geography, as southern forests of the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Lowlands meet the northern Boreal Forest at the southern edge Canadian Shield.

Ontario's first provincial park was established in 1893 to preserve the region's waterways and protect the land from human settlement. The area was already in use by loggers, who harvested its massive white and red pines for global export. Logging continued after the creation of the park; however officials sought to conserve stands of timber, so it may be harvested in perpetuity. Though it was originally about half of its current size, surrounding tracts of land were slowly added to the park in the century following its establishment. In 1992, Algonquin Park became a Canadian National Historic Site for its contribution to park management practice in Canada, its groundbreaking visitor interpretation approaches, its historic structures and buildings, and its role in inspiring the Canadian identity. Today it is one of Canada's most popular year-round destinations for outdoor recreation and camping, still maintains an active logging industry, and is an important centre for research in biology and environmental sciences.

Your coin features a set of rapids on the Madawaska river and highlights the rough-hewn beauty of this rugged land. Don't miss out, order yours today!

Special features:
  •  A FIRST! A Royal Canadian Mint exclusive, your coin features the use of an advanced "Water Effect" colourization technique used for the first time! This shimmery colour innovation recreates the sparkle and glitter of the waterfall.
  •  This painted and engraved 99.99% pure silver coin brings to life the unique beauty of Algonquin Park in autumn.
  •  Own an original artwork by Canadian painter Robert Ross who paints in the tradition of Tom Thompson and the Group of Seven.
  •  Your coin is a beautiful addition to any coin display featuring fine artwork, natural images, or Canadiana.
  •  Your coin is GST/HST exempt and has a limited worldwide mintage.

Designed by Canadian artist Robert Ross your coin features an original painting of a set of rapids on the Madawaska River in the southern portion of Algonquin Provincial Park, Ontario. Captured in stunning colour atop an engraved surface, the image depicts a view of the Madawaska from the Track and Tower trail near Cache Lake. The composition centres on churning rapids that splash and froth as they overtake the massive red-mauve granite outcroppings of the Park's bedrock. On the left and right sides of the image, and in the distant background at the top of the image, vast pines rise high into the bright blue sky, mixing with the crimson-tinged autumn foliage of deciduous trees and brush. The fiery orange of the fall trees is captured in reflection on the surface of the river in the lower portion of the image.

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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great coin




Belgrave Ont.




Hope they produce a winter waterfall coin to go with the autumn one...

Kwik kath


Reminiscent of my days in Algonquin Park


I will give one of these to a very special friend.

Rick- Algonquin tripper since 1960

Norfolk, Virginia


Wonderful Effects


Unlike another reveiw, I love the "waterfall effect". Very well thought out design and implementation. Keep it up.


Calgary, AB.


beautiful design and colours


I get coins that I feel are unique,Canadian and natural.The colour effect is a big plus.


Niagara Falls,Canada


Beautiful Coin


I like nice & Decorative coins


Victoria, BC

Beautiful Waterfall Coin


This coin was beautiful in terms of the artistic aspect. However, I did not give it 5 stars because I was disappointed with the special water effect. The waterfall didn't stand out like I expected or looked 3D. I do like how colourful it is and look forward to the 2nd coin in the collection, which looks even more vivid. I do recommend it if you look beyond the 3D aspect of the coin and you appreciate the beauty of natural landscapes.


Edmonton, Alberta


Very Stunning


added to my collection




Less then Stellar


I picked one up at the Post Office on recommendation of employee simply because it was a 'first', unique, and wasn't part of a larger set. Overall the basic idea is interesting but I don't feel the wanted effect was achieved. The detail at magnification is 'grainy' and indistinct. The 'flow' effect is minimal and the water has no 'sheen'. As a first attempt, it is commendable but should be abandoned in favor of the better processes the mint excels at such as holography and multi-metals.

Peter perfectionist

Oshawa, On


I have shown others my River Rapids coin


I like the presentation and find it very attractive. Others feel the same way

Smokey 2013

Genelle B.C.


1 oz. Fine Silver Coin - River Rapids - Mintage: 7,500 (2014)

4.4 24



  • No.132482
  • Mintage7,500
  • Compositionfine silver (99.99% pure)
  • Finishproof
  • Weight (g) 31.39
  • Diameter (mm) 38
  • Edgeserrated
  • Certificateserialized
  • Face value20 dollars
  • ArtistRobert Ross (reverse), Susanna Blunt (obverse)

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