1/2 oz 2015 Calgary Stampede Silver Coin | Royal Canadian Mint
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Celebrate the Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth with the 1/2 oz Calgary Stampede Silver Coin, produced by the Royal Canadian Mint!
This 1/2 oz silver coin is an uncommon Royal Canadian Mint issue as it is priced as bullion rather than like a numismatic coin. The $2 face value gives holders the security of knowing the coin will be honoured as legal tender in Canada.
- Ships individually in protective packaging
- Consisting of 1/2 oz of 9999 Fine Silver
- Obverse: Features an effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, her name and title initials, along with the legal tender value of the coin
- Reverse: Features the depiction of a cowboy riding a jumping bull, the Calgary Stampede logo, the year of the release, the artist's initials along with the metal weight, type and purity in English and French
Since 1912 the Calgary Stampede has been representative of the Wild West spirit that has been expressed by the evolution of the City of Calgary. The Calgary Stampede traces its roots back to the Calgary Frontier Days and Cowboy Championship. The rodeo events, still the centrepiece of the Calgary Stampede, are the richest tournament-style rodeo in the world. Cowboy athletes compete for over $2 million in prize money, and the bull riding event is considered the most dangerous and glamorous event in the show.
The obverse of the coin was executed by Canadian artist Steve Hepburn. He typically creates his art through oil painting, and his designs have been featured in many publications. Steve has also designed many coins for the Royal Canadian Mint, and this looks to be his finest yet. Hepburn's bull rider appears to be leaping out of the silver background with all four of the bull's hooves in the air above stylized dust clouds. The famed Calgary Stampede logo, complete with the cattle brand, appears below.
ABOUT THE ROYAL CANADIAN MINT
The Royal Canadian Mint is known as one of the most reputable mints in the world. The Ottawa Branch of the Royal Mint opened in 1908 and was renamed The Royal Canadian Mint in 1931 when control was transferred to the Canadian government. The Royal Canadian Mint is renowned for producing some of the highest quality and purity of gold and silver bullion coins and bars in the world. Their high standards for excellence and quality allowed them to be the first refinery to manufacture 9999 fine gold bullion coins in 1982, as well as the first to reach 99999 fine gold purity in 1999.
In multiples of 20 these coins are shipped in a plastic mint tube. In multiples of 240 these coins will ship in a new, smaller sized RCM monster box.
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|Obverse: Susanna Blunt. Reverse: Steve Hepburn|
|The words "Elizabeth II Canada D.G. Regina 2 Dollars" and the Susanna Blunt Effigy of Queen Elizabeth II|
|A cowboy resolutely riding a fierce bull above stylized clouds of dust and the Calgary Stampede brand with the words "Canada 9999 Fine Silver 1/2 oz Argent Pur 9999 2015 Calgary Stampede" and the artists initials.|
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