In 2017, Canada marks its sesquicentennial 150th anniversary by releasing two exclusive pieces. One is the beautiful 2017 $150 1 oz. 99.99% Pure Gold Canada 150 Special Edition Voyageur Coin. Additionally, there’s the 2017 $5 1 oz. Fine Silver Canada 150 Special Edition Voyageur Coin. Canadian Confederation unites with one Dominion of Canada on July 1, 1867. Both coins feature the iconic “Voyageur” design. This was an original creation for 1935-1986 Canadian Silver Dollars.
Gold and Silver Voyageur Coins
On the last summer day, the renowned Royal Canadian Mint delights its fans with two spectacular issues. We introduce the 2017 $150 1 oz. 99.99% Pure Gold Canada 150 Special Edition Voyageur Coin and 2017 $5 1 oz. Fine Silver Canada 150 Special Edition Voyageur Coin. Each bears on their reverse the legendary “Voyageur” image. Also, this design is a creation by the talented Toronto sculptor – Emanuel Hahn.
The coin’s design showcases a voyageur and a Native paddling a superb canoe. Further, the canoe moves swiftly past the windswept pines that dot a semi-circular island. Between them is a bundle of wrapped furs marked with “HB” as for Hudson’s Bay Company. In the background, stylized vertical rays represent the northern lights up the sky. This splendid image is a powerful nod to the industry which founded Canada– the fur trade industry. It is a design for the Canadian Voyageur Silver Dollar coins. These coins struck between 1935 and 1986. An astonishing symbol of Canadian character and spirit, these impressive coins were the first circulating silver dollars in Canada. They were introduced to celebrate the Silver Jubilee of King George V.
The obverse sides of the Canada 150 anniversary releases carry the famous effigy of Her Majesty. This is a creation by Susanna Blunt. It also features the unique RCM bullion security features. These features include the radial line background pattern and micro-engraved “17” maple leaf privy mark. Both coins are Canadian legal tender. Also, they weigh one troy ounce. Third, they are .9999 fine gold and .9999 fine silver. The Government of Canada backs their weight and purity.
The 2017 $5 1 oz. 99.99% Pure Silver Canada 150 Special Edition Voyageur Coin bears the highest denomination seen on a 1 oz. silver bullion coin – $5. Meanwhile, the 2017 $150 1 oz. Fine Gold Canada 150 Special Edition Voyageur Coin carries the first-ever face value for a 1 oz. .9999 gold bullion coin – $150 CAD. The gold piece also has a mintage limit of just 15,000 coins. It comes in a fantastic assay card featuring the official Canada 150 emblem and the beautiful aurora borealis. These beautiful features make the coins a treasured addition to any bullion portfolio. Or as a great gift for any RCM fan.