1998 (1908-) Canadian 5-Coin Antique 90th Anniversary of the Mint Set

Item: #1998COMASET    |    Mfr: Royal Canadian Mint    |   #1998COMASET




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1998 (1908-) Canadian 5-Coin Antique 90th Anniversary of the Mint Set


Struck to commemorate the opening of the Mint on January 2, 1908, the specimen sets were the first numismatic products to be offered by the Royal Mint, Ottawa. They were presented in a handsome red leather box stamped with these words in gold lettering: "First Coinage of Canada/1908/Royal Mint Ottawa". In 1998, to commemorate the ninetieth anniversary of the Royal Canadian Mint, the Mint's master engravers have reproduced the original 1908 designs with an antique finish. The observe of each coin bears the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by artist Dora de Pédery-Hunt.

Coins composed of sterling silver:
1-Cent : 92.5% silver, 7.5% copper, bronze-plating
5-Cent : 92.5% silver, 7.5% copper
10-Cent : 92.5% silver, 7.5% copper
25-Cent : 92.5% silver, 7.5% copper
50-Cent: 92.5% silver, 7.5% copper



1998 (1908-) Canadian 5-Coin Antique 90th Anniversary of the Mint Set comes encapsulated and presented in a Royal Canadian Mint leatherette case with Certificate of Authenticity.



Face Value: Set - Includes five coins.
Mintage: 24893
Composition: 92.5% silver, 7.5% copper
Weight (g):
Finish: Proof


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