1 oz 2017 Royal Canadian Mint | 30th Anniversary of the Loonie - Voyageur Gold Coin
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On June 30, 1987, Canadians were introduced to a new circulation coin. Quickly dubbed "the loonie", the distinctively bronze-coloured, 11-sided coin has become a daily part of Canadian life, even serving as a lucky talisman for Canada's national hockey team.
Thirty years later, it's hard to imagine Canada's one-dollar coin without the solitary loon on its reverse. In truth, it wasn't the original design intended for the coin. Had the original dies not vanished in transit, Canada's one-dollar coin would have featured the Voyageur image that first appeared on a dollar coin in 1935.
- A FAITHFUL REPRESENTATION—NOW IN ONE OZ. GOLD! This one-ounce 99.99% pure gold coin is shaped just like the 11-sided circulation piece!
- INCLUDES SELECTIVE PLATINUM PLATING! The coin's design is enhanced by the selective application of platinum plating on both the obverse and the reverse, and struck with special collars to create an 11-sided coin.
- LOW MINTAGE! Limited mintage worldwide of just 350 coins.
The coin represents the one-dollar circulation coin that never was. Much as it appeared on Canada's silver dollar between 1935 and 1986, the "Voyageur" design by sculptor and artist Emanuel Hahn is a nod to Canada's early history and the fur trade era. A canoe moves swiftly past the wind-swept pines that dot a semi-circular island. A voyageur paddles at the stern, while an Aboriginal man paddles at the bow; between them lies a bundle of wrapped furs, while stylized vertical rays above represent the Aurora borealis. The reverse also features the engraved words "CANADA" and "DOLLAR", along with the commemorative dates "1987-2017".
These coins feature the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Susanna Blunt on the obverse.
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