2020 Pure Silver Puzzle Coin Set - The Four Winds - 800 MINTAGE ONLY! With the same low mintage of just 800 and over 16 ounces of fine silver, this long-awaited 2020 issue expands the story of Canada's evolution.Guided by the four winds and a stunning compass rose, the 14-piece puzzle chronicles and connects nearly 1,000 years of exploration and adventure. Join Canada's great pathfinders as you immerse yourself in history and add this elusive low-mintage coin set to your own collection.
The central compass rose is comprised of a selectively gold-plated sun and a more subtle crescent moon. Inspired by mythology and the golden age of cartography, the elements are presented as benevolent spirits of nature watching over and guiding the adventurers. Presented in sepia-toned images within a gold frame, each of these significant individuals has made an indelible contribution to our history and the fabric of what we call Canada today.The obverse of all 14 coins features an effigy of Queen Elizabeth II by Susanna Blunt. Total number of coins: 14. Assembled diameter: 123.7 mm. Outer ring coin weight: 1 oz fine silver (each).
Centre coin weight: 3 oz fine silver. Total coin weight: 16 oz fine silver. Your coin is a map-inspired celebration of our inquisitive spirit and our pathfinding pioneers. Pieces of Canada's past come together in this puzzle coin set, which celebrates famous pathfinders, cartographers and chroniclers of Canadian history.
DEDICATED TO THOSE WHO PRESERVE HISTORY. The central coin at the heart of this puzzle celebrates history's mapmakers. With its personification of the Four Winds, the cartography-themed design evokes the thrill of adventure! Nearly 1,000 years of Canadian history are represented on the 13 puzzle-shaped coins.
It's a veritable photo album that begins with Canada's Viking Age and ends with a 20th century trailblazer. In addition to the "gilded" frames on eachpuzzle coin, the centre coin features selective gold plating on the compass rose and its rim, as wellas the effigy on the obverse. Each puzzle coin set comes with a special booklet that explains each person's place on this coin and in Canadian history.
It's a must-have for any history enthusiast! You won't need to piece this puzzle together - it comes packaged as a completed puzzle. Inside the wooden collector case, you'll find all 14 individually encapsulated coins already positioned in place. You'll notice a slight space between them -this is to draw attention to the individual pieces while also reducing the risk of contact during transit.
Given the low mintage (800) and high interest, this is set may also be a limited-time offering. Limited opportunity to own this prestigious collectible. Each obverse features the gold-plated effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Susanna Blunt.
I've always been drawn to storieson the high seas, especially with benevolent spirits of nature watching over and guiding the adventurers. Greek mythology and high fantasy novels inspiremany of my designs, and with the middle coin, I wanted to pay homage to the Age of Exploration and theunique wonder of sighting a new piece of land in the distance. The disappearance of the 1845 Franklin Expedition sparked a series of search-and-rescue expeditions that continued for nearly 170 years. Was located by Parks Canada in 2014, and HMS. Was discovered two years later.This item is in the category "Coins & Paper Money\Coins: Canada\Commemorative". The seller is "the_artful_pickle" and is located in this country: CA. This item can be shipped to Canada, United States.