Highly graded by PCGS as an MS-64, this gold coin is slabbed and carries a red Canada label with a unique PCGS certification number.
For over 75 years a group of Canada's first gold coins have been stored at the Bank of Canada as a part of the Government of Canada's Exchange Fund Account. These safeguarded coins became available to collectors in late 2012, allowing collectors a unique chance to own a piece of Canadian history. Each coin was struck over 100 years ago and remained untouched since then.
Approximately 245,000 of the $5 and $10 coins were found with only the top 30,000 coins being kept and made available for public purchase. The remaining 215,000 will be refined by the mint.
Each coin is struck on a 900 Fine Gold 26.92 mm planchet and weighs 16.72 Grams (.4838 oz Fine Gold). The obverse features a crowned portrait of King George V. The reverse bears Canada's Coat of Arms which was originally adopted in 1868.
|Crowned Portrait of King George V|
|Canada Coat of Arms|
|Royal Canadian Mint|