Canada Silver Proof

2008 Canada $250 Silver Kilo Coin 2010 Olympic Games Towards Confederation

2008 Canada $250 Silver Kilo Coin 2010 Olympic Games Towards Confederation
2008 Canada $250 Silver Kilo Coin 2010 Olympic Games Towards Confederation
2008 Canada $250 Silver Kilo Coin 2010 Olympic Games Towards Confederation
2008 Canada $250 Silver Kilo Coin 2010 Olympic Games Towards Confederation
2008 Canada $250 Silver Kilo Coin 2010 Olympic Games Towards Confederation
2008 Canada $250 Silver Kilo Coin 2010 Olympic Games Towards Confederation

2008 Canada $250 Silver Kilo Coin 2010 Olympic Games Towards Confederation
Never before has the Royal Canadian Mint issued coins containing one kilogram (2.2 lb) of 99.99% pure silvera historic weight and mintage! This coin depicts Canadas diverse Native heritage surrounded by a wreath of maple leaves, the internationally renowned symbol of Canada. Only 2,500 Fine Silver Kilo coins will be available worldwide The story behind the design of this masterpiece The design flows from east to west beginning in 1534, symbolized by a portrait of Jacques Cartier and a cross, claiming the land for France. Just below the portrait is an astrolabe representing explorer Samuel de Champlain.

This leads the eye to the centre of the design, which features Lower Fort Garry and the Red River Cart a means of transportation over land and water. We see the M├ętis flag featuring the infinity symbol representing the coming together of the two distinct cultures: European and Native.

To the lower left of the design are the Voyageurs travelling by canoe over the rapids, representing the development of the fur trade in Canada. Another major Canadian industry is represented by the salmon swimming upstream. Above the Voyageurs are images of David Thompson and Alexander MacKenzie representing the exploration and mapping of Canada to the Pacific coast.

Beside MacKenzie is an image of Fort Langley, representing the west coast and trading posts, while above him is an image of the logging industry which used the river system for transportation. The design comes full circle with the image of Province House in Prince Edward Island where the Fathers of Confederation met in 1867.

Artist Susan Taylor (reverse), Susanna Blunt (obverse). Will they listen and change... Low-ballers will be laughed at. The item "2008 Canada $250 Silver Kilo Coin 2010 Olympic Games Towards Confederation" is in sale since Wednesday, October 7, 2020. This item is in the category "Coins & Paper Money\Bullion\Silver\Coins". The seller is "trkrssuck" and is located in BC. This item can be shipped worldwide.
  • Certification: NGC
  • Modified Item: No
  • Country/Region of Manufacture: Canada
  • Precious Metal Content per Unit: 1 kg
  • Total Precious Metal Content: 1 kg
  • Year: 2008
  • Grade: PF 69 Ultra Cameo
  • Brand/Mint: Royal Canadian Mint
  • Strike Type: Proof
  • Composition: Silver
  • Fineness: 0.9999
  • Brand: RCM

2008 Canada $250 Silver Kilo Coin 2010 Olympic Games Towards Confederation