Why buy this Alex Colville Designs 2017 1 Cent Canadian Big Coin Series Rock Dove 5 oz Silver Gilt Proof Coin?
This 5 oz Silver 2017 1 Cent Canadian Alex Colville Designs Big Coin Series Rock Dove Gilt Proof is the final coin in a Royal Canadian Mint (RCM) series that marks the 150th anniversary of Canadian confederation and the 50th anniversary of the 1967 Canadian Centennial circulation coins. That makes it a great option for collectors who like unique historical pieces. This piece was struck from .9999 fine silver and is part of a mintage of 2,150 pieces.
Stunning Rock Dove design by Alex Colville
Arnold Machin's portrait of Queen Elizabeth II is on the obverse of the design. The youthful image and the fact that the coin is marking its fiftieth anniversary reflect the record length of her reign. Her name, "ELIZABETH II," is inscribed to the left, while "D.G. REGINA," (By the grace of God, Queen) is on the right.
Alex Colville's reverse design features a single rock dove in flight. The bird's wings are spread to its sides, and the large size of the coin enables the holder to examine each detail. The bird and rim are gilt. Inscriptions on this face include the coin's face value, "1 CENT," the country of issue, "CANADA," and the anniversary of Canadian confederation years, "1867-2017."
Add this Gilt Proof 2017 1 Cent Canadian 5 oz Silver Alex Colville Designs Big Coin Series Rock Dove to your collection today!
|Year of Issue:||2017|
|Mint:||Royal Canadian Mint|
|Packaging:||Original Mint Packaging|
|Display Weight:||5 oz|
|Weight in Grams:||155.517 g|
|Weight in Ounces:||5 oz|
|Obverse Design:||Queen Elizabeth II Portrait|
|Reverse Design:||Rock Dove|
|Reverse Designer/Engraver:||Ian Rank-Broadley|
|Obverse Designer/Engraver:||Alex Colville|