Why add this Domed 2016 Canada Silver Proof 125th Anniversary of the Invention of Basketball to your collection
This Domed 2016 Silver Proof Canada 125th Anniversary of the Invention of Basketball should be in every sports fan's collection. It is also a great option for proud Canadians, as the sport's inventor, Dr. James Naismith, was Canadian. Mintage of this coin was capped at 8,500. Struck from .9999 fine silver, this piece has an attractive domed shape that adds to its uniqueness and appeal. Further, precision engraving makes the basketball appear like a real one, complete with a dimpled surface and recessed lines.
Unique Basketball Design
On the concave obverse is Queen Elizabeth II, the Canadian head of state, as rendered by Susanna Blunt. Rim inscriptions include "ELIZABETH II," "D.G. REGINA," and "25 DOLLARS."
The convex shape of this coin reflects the curvature of a basketball, with additional design elements adding to its appeal. An orange basketball with engraving that replicates the ball's touch severs as the backdrop. In the foreground, a player is shown preparing to dunk as a defender attempts to get a hand on the ball just outside the rim. Silver basketballs are included on either side. "CANADA" is inscribed on the rim above, while the year of the invention of basketball and year of the anniversary, "1891-2016," are inscribed at the bottom.
Add this Canadian Domed Proof 2016 Silver 125th Anniversary of the Invention of Basketball to your collection today.
|Year of Issue:||2016|
|Weight in Grams:||30.75 g|
|Weight in Ounces:||1 oz|
|Mint:||Royal Canadian Mint|
The Royal Canadian Mint has released a new domed commemorative coin, this time with a quality, colorized finish! This beautiful coin shows off the design of a basketball as it commemorates the 125-year-old sport. While this is not the first colorized domed coin ever made, it is certainly one of the highest quality seen!