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50-cent Gold-Plated Coin - TORONTO 2015™ Pan Am and Parapan Am Games: Celebrating Excellence (2015)

50-cent Gold-Plated Coin - TORONTO 2015™ Pan Am and Parapan Am Games: Celebrating Excellence (2015)

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Celebrate the athletic achievements in your family with this gold-medal inspired coin! Order yours today!

After years of rigorous training, fuelled by determination, passion and unwavering dedication to their sport, more than 7,500 athletes will compete in the TORONTO 2015 Pan American and Parapan American Games. Each athlete will strive to perform their personal best in the hopes of winning the greatest symbol of athletic excellence—a gold medal. Join the spirit of the "People's Games" alongside the athletes, organizers and volunteers with this highly collectible numismatic inspiration of the gold medal from the TORONTO 2015 Games, and preserve their legacy forever!

Enjoy a rare close-up view of the detailed, multi-layered design that will grace every gold medal won at the TORONTO 2015 Games. It's a beautiful blend of artistry and storytelling that captures the energy and vibrancy of this historic international multi-sport event.

An affordable gift and a unique opportunity to own your own gold medal moment. Order yours today!

Special features:
•    OWN THE COMPLETE SET! This is just one of three stunning TORONTO 2015 Pan American and Parapan Am Games coins. Order all three to make a complete set!
•    Detailed engraving provides a showcase for the breathtaking combination of artistry and storytelling, resulting in a truly stunning numismatic inspiration of the gold medals to be awarded at the TORONTO 2015 Pan Am/Parapan Am Games—as proudly created by the Royal Canadian Mint!
•    The multi-layered design includes unique textural elements that infuse each medal—and each coin—with vibrancy and energy, including an engraved recreation of the eye-catching, mokume gane insert adorning each of the medals.
•    A rare opportunity to add a commemorative symbol of athletic excellence to your collection, and to possess your very own replica for which the athletes will be competing to win.
•    A valuable keepsake to remember this high-level competition and the spirit of the Games long after the last medals of the TORONTO 2015 Pan Am/Parapan Am Games have been awarded.
•    Its artistic concept makes this coin a wonderful gift for any art appreciator and sports enthusiast.

About the Design:
This coin offers a numismatic replica of the competition medals to be awarded for gold performances at the TORONTO 2015 Pan Am/Parapan Am Games. Masterful engraving is enhanced by a stunning combination of reliefs, while artistry and storytelling are brought together through symbolic elements that represent both the natural world and the spirit of the Games. Three irregular shapes represent the participating nations from North America, South America, Central America and the Caribbean, and are layered in a way that resembles the steps of the medal podium. The curved nature of these shapes take their inspiration from the TORONTO 2015 logo (as seen on the top shape) and reference the open, accessible nature of the Host City. Dynamic pictograms featured on the middle shape reference the Games' official motto—United We Play!—by inspiring people to come together through sport. Unique patterns further celebrate diversity while adding an element of textural interest, including a beautifully engraved version of the mokume gane insert that adorns each medal; another crescent-shape represents water as a sustaining element for us all, with flowing lines that symbolize the rivers and oceans of the Pan American region.

The Pan Am and Parapan Am Games are held every four years, in the year preceding the Olympic and Paralympic Summer Games. They have been held twice before in Canada, in 1967 and 1999, both times in Winnipeg, Manitoba. TORONTO 2015—the "People's Games"—emphasize accessibility and the coming together of 41 countries and territories through the power of sport and culture.

Did you know?
•    The very first Pan American Games took place in 1951 in Buenos Aires, Argentina, while the first Parapan American Games took place in 1999 in Mexico City.
•    The Games are held every four years, on the year preceding the Olympic and Paralympic Summer Games.
•    The Pan American Games have been held twice before in Canada, in 1967 and 1999 in Winnipeg, Manitoba.
•    The Royal Canadian Mint has proudly designed and produced the unique gold, silver and bronze medals to be awarded to the winning athletes and para-athletes of the TORONTO 2015 Pan Am and Parapan Am Games.

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

Order your coin today!

© "TORONTO 2015", "TO2015", "United We Play" and related Games logos and marks are trademarks of Toronto Organizing Committee for the 2015 Pan American and Parapan American Games. Used under licence.

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  • No.144779
  • Mintage15,000
  • Compositiongold plated copper
  • Finishproof
  • Weight (g) 32.5
  • Diameter (mm) 42
  • Edgeserrated
  • Certificateserialized
  • Face value50 cents
  • ArtistChristi Belcourt (reverse), Susanna Blunt (obverse)

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