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2016 Canadian $25 140th Anniversary of the Library of Parliament - Fine Silver Coin

Item: #2016LIBRARYPAR25D    |    Mfr: Royal Canadian Mint    |   #149592

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2016 Canadian $25 140th Anniversary of the Library of Parliament - Fine Silver Coin


Face Value: $25
Mintage: 8,500
Composition: 99.99% Silver
Weight (g): 23.17
Diameter (mm): 36.07
Finish: Proof

The Library of Parliament is one of Canada's greatest architectural treasures. It's the only remaining section of the original Centre Block that was destroyed by fire in 1916, and continues to hold visitors spellbound as they gaze up at its massive domed ceiling and elaborate woodwork. Now, this gem can be enjoyed simply by taking in the stunning 360° view served up by this unique concave shaped coin. It creates an astonishing sense of depth and dimension that is further enhanced by ultra high relief and an antique finish that gives each coin a one-of-a-kind historic appeal.

A one-of-a-kind gift that will be treasured by anyone with an appreciation for art! Order today!


Special features:
AN UNUSUAL SHAPE CREATES UNPARALLELED BEAUTY! Your coin's state-of-the-art concave shape—AN INCREDIBLE FIRST for the Royal Canadian Mint—provides the perfect canvas for recreating the Library of Parliament's breathtaking domed ceiling.
ANTIQUE FINISH! Features intricate, ultra high relief engraving in an antique finish: The exceptionally detailed engraving enhanced with this antique finish gives each coin its unique aspect.
IMMERSIVE, 360-DEGREE VIEWING EXPERIENCE! By positioning the room's centrepiece in the foreground, your perspective is that of standing in the room itself, at the base of the statue of
Queen Victoria, looking up at the library's famous cupola overhead.
99.99% PURE SILVER! Crafted from 99.99% pure silver with a limited mintage of just 6,000 coins worldwide.
Your coin features the engraved commemorative dates of "1876-2016".
AWE-INSPIRING DESIGN FOR A MAGNIFICENT BUILDING! Your coin commemorates an important event in Canadian history while celebrating the enduring legacy of one of Canada's most treasured architectural jewels.
Your coin is GST/HST exempt.

Design:
The reverse boasts an astonishing level of dimension and depth through the use of the coin's concave shape, which lends itself beautifully to recreating the Library of Parliament's lavish interior and domed ceiling. A unique viewing perspective from the base of the marble statue of Queen Victoria immerses the viewer in the artwork, conveying the reading room's soaring height and spaciousness while creating the impression that they are on-site, looking upward at the ceiling. The intricately carved pine bookshelves that encircle the reading room are replicated on the reverse along the rim, further contributing to the 360-degree viewing experience. Finally, the application of a timeless antique finish to the ultra high relief engraving showcases the meticulous precision and masterful artistry that makes this coin a numismatic masterpiece. Beneath the statue, a banner features the engraved commemorative dates "1876-2016".

Painstakingly struck with a greater curvature than any other concave coin, your coin's distinctive shape mimics that of the Library's famous cupola and allows for a unique dimensional feel to this engraved rendition. By presenting an upward view from the base of the marble statue of Queen Victoria, the design alters our spatial perception in a way that conveys the grandeur, beauty and spaciousness of the library's interior.

The extraordinary dome depicted on this coin earned the Library the distinction of being the first building in North America to feature an iron structure for this design element. Windows allow light to spill in and illuminate the intricate wooden floor below. Here, the ultra high relief engraving recreates the astonishing artistry of the architectural detailing, particularly the ornately carved wooden bookshelves that line the perimeter of the room, as depicted along the coin's rim.

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

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