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Pure Silver Coloured Coin – National Heroes: Firefighter – Mintage: 10,000 (2016)

Pure Silver Coloured Coin – National Heroes: Firefighter – Mintage: 10,000 (2016)

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Mintage: 10,000
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A tribute to our heroes—firefighters! Order today!

$5 from your purchase of the "Firefighters" coin, the first coin in the National Heroes series, will be donated to the Red Cross Alberta Fires Appeal (Fort McMurray)

Your pure silver coin is a poignant tribute to firefighters and the dangers they face every time they answer the call of duty. The background features a burning home while selective colour highlights the firefighter in the foreground. He has just emerged from the house with the family dog—a heartwarming image that reflects the depth of a firefighter's commitment to preserve and protect all life.

A heartfelt way to recognize the valour and dedication of these men and women, who face danger each day in the line of duty! Order today!

Special features:
  • FIRST coin in a new series that honours our everyday heroes, and pays tribute to their dedication to their community and beyond. Other coins in the series include: paramedics, police, and military.
  • Selective colour over engraving brings to life this depiction of a courageous firefighter in action.
  • Crafted in 99.99% pure silver, your coin is GST/HST exempt!

About the Design:

Designed by Canadian artist Ken Ryan, your coin uses selective colour over engraving to create a timeless portrait of a firefighter in the line of duty. In the engraved background, flames and smoke pour out of a residential home as the firefighter emerges in the foreground; he is depicted in full turnout gear, including a red helmet with visor and a tan-coloured jacket with reflective yellow-green and silver trim. Beneath the visor, the firefighter's self-contained breathing apparatus is visible—this protects him from the dangers of exposure and smoke inhalation in a fiery environment. In his right hand, the firefighter holds a pike pole, used to pull apart debris. His left hand cradles a dog that he has rescued from inside the home and is carrying to safety.

Did you know…
  • There are an estimated 22,000 professional firefighters in Canada, and more than 85,000 volunteer firefighters.
  • Firefighters must contend with much more than just fire—they are trained for search and rescue operations, hazardous materials, medical emergencies, auto accidents and more!
  • …wherever flames may rage / give me strength to save a life / whatever be its age… These three lines speak of the selflessness of firefighting and are from A Firefighter's Prayer, which is well known among firefighters across North America.
  • Until the 1800s, firefighters wore little protective gear, save for clothing to keep them warm; as such, few dared to enter a burning building.

Packaging:

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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Specifications

  • No.152180
  • Mintage10,000
  • Composition99.99% pure silver
  • Finishproof
  • Weight (g) 23.17
  • Diameter (mm) 36.07
  • Edgeserrated
  • Certificateserialized
  • Face value15 dollars
  • ArtistKen Ryan (reverse), Susanna Blunt (obverse)

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