2019 Canadian $50 Rose of the Winds 5 oz Fine Silver & 3D Compass Coin

Item: #2019-$50-ROSEWINDS    |    Mfr: Royal Canadian Mint    |   #172012

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2019 Canadian $50 Rose of the Winds 5 oz Fine Silver & 3D Compass Coin

 

Nurture your spirit of adventure

It A fixture on antique maps, compasses, and even modern navigational systems, the Rose of the Winds connects explorers past and present. It is a centuries-old symbol of exploration that suggests a world of possibilities in every direction—and a reminder of where a person’s “True north” lies. The immovable marker is the star of this coin’s complex design, which could only be brought to life by high intricacy casting. Surrounded by vintage map art elements, our elaborate compass rose features fixed points for every cardinal direction, and for the winds that have led seafarers since ancient times. It is a look back at the romance of exploration in an era when terra incognita still appeared on nautical charts—a time when our sense of wonder was greater than our scientific understanding.

A stunning 5 oz. 99.99% pure silver coin featuring vintage map art elements!

 

Features

A DESIGN THAT PUTS THE “ART” IN “CARTOGRAPHY!” This pure silver coin captures the romance of exploration through the classic art of cartography.
A 5 OZ.-SIZED TRIBUTE! Only a 5 oz. 99.99% pure silver coin could provide the right size of canvas (65 mm) for such an elaborate design that defies the ages.
ORIGINAL ART, BUT A VINTAGE LOOK! From mythical creatures to fleur-de-lis symbol of the north, this all-new design is inspired by classic map art and cartography elements that ensure an authentic vintage feel.
HIGH INTRICATE CASTING SENDS THE ROSE SOARING! The compass rose rises to new heights on the reverse, where its 16 fixed points have an almost 3D-like appearance.
FROSTED TO PERFECTION! A full range of frosting techniques was the only way to do justice to the art, which also features multi-faceted engraving on every level. The result is a true showpiece that has the unmistakable gleam of supreme craftsmanship.
LIMITED WORLDWIDE MINTAGE! Limited mintage of 750 coins makes this sought-after coin a rare collectible.
INCLUDES SERIALIZED CERTIFICATE! The Royal Canadian Mint certifies all of its collector coins.
NO GST/HST!

 

Design

Designed by Pandora Young, your coin combines several cartography elements that hark back to a bygone age of discovery. The design is centred on a compass rose, also known as the Rose of the Winds or wind rose, which is brought to life by high intricate casting. The symbol’s 16 fixed points are set against engraved lines that emanate from a centre circle and form a 32-point compass rose. A fleur-de-lis marks the north “N” position; it is also a representation of a person’s “True north,” like a moral compass in the face of the unknown. Cresting waves and an inner ring of etched clouds frame the image, which includes a network of wind rose lines and a mythical creature in each quadrant. The obverse features the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Susanna Blunt.

When I was little, my parents had a wonderful book that contained a beautiful antique star chart. I used to pore over the intricate, hand-etched characters overlaying the constellations conjured in the imaginations of those who raised their eyes to the sky. With this coin design, I realized the best approach was to simply indulge my passion for maps and atlases! I am celebrating the wind rose for what it is, and all the genius and artistry and inspiration surrounding it.       - Pandora Young, Artist

 

Packaging

2019 Canadian $50 Rose of the Winds 5 oz Fine Silver & 3D Compass Coin comes encapsulated and presented in a Royal Canadian Mint-branded maroon clamshell, black beauty box and Certificate of Authenticity.

 

Specifications

Face Value: $50
Mintage: 750
Composition: 99.99% Silver
Weight (g): 157.6
Diameter (mm): 65
Finish: Reverse Proof

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