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2017 Canadian Royal Canadian Mint Coin Lore: The Forgotten 1927 Designs - Fine Silver 3-Coin Set - Coins are all toned

Item: #2017RCMLORESET    |    Mfr: Royal Canadian Mint    |   #160230

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2017 Canadian Royal Canadian Mint Coin Lore: The Forgotten 1927 Designs - Fine Silver 3-Coin Set

Face Value: Set - Includes one 25-Cent, 5-Cent, and 1-Cent coins.
Mintage: 5,500
Composition: 99.99% Silver
Weight (g): 31.39
Diameter (mm): 38
Finish: Proof

They were specially chosen for Canada's circulation coins in 1927, to commemorate Confederation's Diamond Jubilee; alas, the stunning designs never made it onto a single coin. Instead, "the coins that never were" quietly faded into the background, becoming part of coin lore and a footnote in history... that is, until now.

Nearly a century later, we've dug deep into our vault to retrieve these long forgotten coin designs and bring them to life! This three-coin set is more than a link to Canada's past, or a powerful tribute to the illustrious artists — it's our way of taking up their mantle and seeing their vision through.

Working with the original sketches and little else, we set out to interpret the 90-year-old designs. And by treating them as though they were entrusted to us today, we've transformed these designs into a powerful bridge between past and present.

A beautiful gift for someone who enjoys coin design history! Order today!

Special features:
A BEHIND-THE-SCENES PEEK! A glimpse of the Royal Canadian Mint's archives!
JOINING TWO MILESTONES! On the 150th anniversary of Confederation, we look back on history to re-visit proposed coin designs from another milestone year: Confederation's Diamond Jubilee in 1927!
A FIRST! This marks the first time these designs have appeared on coins, and they may be the only coin designs submitted to the Royal Canadian Mint by Group of Seven co-founder J.E.H. MacDonald and renowned muralist Gustav Hahn! You could say these coins were 90 years in the making!
A CAREFUL BALANCE! Our team of engravers pored over every little detail of the original sketches in order to interpret each artist's vision, while adapting it for today's engraving techniques and finishes.
A DESIGN THAT STANDS OUT! The matte field on each coin puts the focus squarely on the beautifully engraved elements that truly shine!
INCLUDES SERIALIZED CERTIFICATE! The Royal Canadian Mint certifies all of its collector coin sets. Most of these are serialized certifications, meaning that each certificate is given a unique number, starting at 1.
LOW MINTAGE! This coin set is limited to just 5,500 sets worldwide.
EACH COIN IS ONE OUNCE OF 99.99% PURE SILVER! Your coin set is GST/HST exempt.

All three coins feature the unused circulation coin designs intended to commemorate Canada's Diamond Jubilee in 1927. Working with the original sketches (and little else), the Royal Canadian Mint's engravers set out to interpret each artist's vision as though the art had been entrusted to them today, to mark Confederation's 150th anniversary. The 90-year-old concepts have been painstakingly adapted for modern engraving techniques—including a reverse proof finish that allows the more brilliant engraved elements to shine bright against the matte backdrop.

One-cent coin design:
The one-cent coin features an Art Nouveau-inspired design by Canadian artist Gustav Hahn (1866-1962), with a bough of maple leaves encircling the commemorative dates "1867-2017".

Five-cent coin design:
The five-cent coin by Canadian artist J.E.H. MacDonald (1873-1932) features a crowned lion gripping a maple leaf as it stands perched on a rock, which represents the changing Canadian landscape cradled by the sea; beneath the forepaw is Canada's motto, "A MARI USQUE AD MARE" ("From Sea to Sea"), while the commemorative dates "1867" and "2017" are inscribed beside the lion.

25-cent coin design:
A second design by MacDonald graces the reverse of the 25-cent coin, and centres on a soaring view of the iconic Peace Tower on Parliament Hill. The clock tower soars high above the clouds and is surrounded by a ribbon-wrapped laurel of leaves, from which hangs four bells—an ode to the Dominion Carillon, which was inaugurated on July 1, 1927, during the Diamond Jubilee festivities. Each bell bears engraved numbers that combine to form the commemorative dates "2017" and "1867".

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

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