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2006 Canada Proof Gold $300 Shinplaster

2006 Canada Proof Gold $300 Shinplaster

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This huge (2 inch diameter) and stunning Gold proof features the seated goddess Britannia, vigilant and ready to defend her United Kingdom!

Coin Highlights:
  • Contains 1.12 oz of Gold.
  • Limited mintage of just 1,250 coins.
  • Comes packaged in a mint issued box and includes a certificate of authenticity.
  • Obverse: Right-facing profile of Queen Elizabeth II, along with the year and face value.
  • Reverse: A beautiful and faithful depiction of Britannia as she appears on the 1900 25 cents Shinplaster fractional banknote.
  • Sovereign coin backed by the Canadian government.

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In 1870, while waiting for new 25-cent silver coins to arrive from the Royal Mint in London, the Dominion of Canada issued a temporary fractional note. It wasn't long before people began calling it a "shinplaster" after the notes that American soldiers allegedly used to line their boots during the American Revolution. Each of the three different 25¢ shinplasters features a different portrait of Britannia on it.

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