2017 Canada Limited Edition Proof Set: 1967 Centennial Coins
In 1967, the Royal Canadian Mint celebrated Canada’s centennial with a unique set of circulation coins that bore animal-themed designs by acclaimed artist Alex Colville.
Now, as Canada celebrates its 150th anniversary, this special proof set pays tribute to these iconic coins that are prized for their historical value and aesthetic beauty, and cherished for igniting the passion of many life-long collectors. This contemporary re-issue of the 1967 Centennial coins as they appeared in the 1967 Specimen Set feature each denomination in its original size and a $20 coin bearing the Coat of Arms.
- Contains 7 different coins, each varying in size with a total Silver content in the set of 2 oz.
- This set comes in a genuine leather book-style packaging.
- Obverse: Features the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Susanna Blunt.
- Reverse: All reverses vary by denomination.
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All seven coins are crafted in .9999 fine Silver, with each one bearing a similar reverse design as the 1967 Centennial set of circulation coins designed by Canadian artist Alex Colville. Precision engraving recreates the iconic rock dove, rabbit, mackerel, bobcat, wolf and Canada goose featured on the 1 cent, 5 cent, 10 cent, 25 cent, 50 cent and 1 dollar coins, respectively. The set also includes a $20 coin, which shines brightly thanks to the full Gold plating that beautifully showcases the engraved Coat of Arms, as does the Gold-plated 1-cent coin. Each coin has been carefully polished to ensure a stunning proof finish that showcases the artistry and expert craftsmanship behind this timely tribute to some of Canada’s most beloved coins. The obverse features the second effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Arnold Machin.