RCM 2010 Limited Edition Proof Set - 75th Anniversary of the First Silver Dollar. This set is a treasure trove of historic coin designs inspired by Canadas circulation coinage from 1935 with the famed Voyageur silver dollar as its centrepiece. The limited edition proof silver dollar shows a voyageur and a Native person paddling a canoe, inspired by the original design created by Emanuel Hahn.
The remaining coins feature designs inspired by the maple leaf. The garlands on the 25- and 10-cent coins were designed by W. Blakemore, based on a concept by L.
Wyon, while the 5- and 1-cent coins were originally designed by W. Blakemore and Fred Lewis, respectively. The obverses feature the effigy of King George V by Percy Metcalfe (Silver Dollar) and Sir E. MacKennal (25-, 10-, 5- and 1-cent coins). The famous Voyageur silver dollar is arguably one of the most popular and enduring coin designs ever issued in the history of Canadian coinage.To this day, its design of a voyageur and Native person paddling a canoe conveys the spirit of adventurethe golden age of the fur trade that spurred exploration across a vast frontier and, in doing so, founded a nation. When the voyageur silver dollar was introduced to mark the 1935 Silver Jubilee celebrations for King George V, it was also Canadas first circulating silver dollar. But these two facts werent the only sources of pride for this new issuethe voyageur silver dollar was also one of Canadas first domestically-designed coins. By 1935, the Royal Canadian Mint had been striking Canadas coins for 27 years, but the designs, tools and dies were still being produced by the Royal Mint in England. This was the case for the coins that were already circulating when the Voyageur silver dollar was introduced; and although they were engraved by European sculptors, the presence of maple leaves in their designs hinted at an ever-expanding national identity for a young Canada.
The voyageur silver dollar captured the essence of the nations untamed character and brought it to the forefrontan epic design that will remain highly collectible for generations to come. The item "RCM 2010 Limited Edition Proof Set 75th Anniversary of the First Silver Dollar" is in sale since Sunday, May 16, 2021. This item is in the category "Coins & Paper Money\Coins\ Canada\Proof/Prooflike Sets". The seller is "marhiem28" and is located in Turner Valley, Alberta. This item can be shipped to Canada, United States.