Canada, while still considered a commonwealth state, earned its independence from British control in 1867. The 2017 Proof Canadian Celebrating Canadas 150th Series Great Blue Heron 1/2 oz Silver Coin recognizes the 150th anniversary of that day of independence. The commemorative coin is offered with a brilliantly colorized image of the Great Blue Heron, captured by Canadian Geographic. The coin was released in limited numbers, which does boost its overall collectability. With .9999 pure silver content, this coin is a great addition to the collection of investors and Canadian coin collectors both. This design is the 4th design released by the Royal Canadian Mint in the 150th Anniversary Series.
The 150th anniversary of Canadas breaking away amicably from British control is celebrated by the Royal Canadian Mint with the release of a 13-coin series. The series will feature photographs taken by Canadian Geographic that feature the flora, fauna and awe-inspiring landscapes that make Canada so unique.
The 2017 Proof Canadian Celebrating Canadas 150th Series Great Blue Heron 1/2 oz Silver Coin is the 4th design released in the series and features the Great Blue Heron enjoying a splash in the New Brunswick waterways. Each of the coins released in the series is issued in the order that the representative province or territory was entered into confederation in Canada.
The obverse design of the 2017 Proof Canadian Celebrating Canadas 150th Series Great Blue Heron 1/2 oz Silver Coin features the 2003 effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, created by famed artist Susanna Blunt. The obverse of the coin also features Her Majestys name, D.G. Regina and the face value of the coin itself.
The reverse design of the 2017 Proof Canadian Celebrating Canadas 150th Series Great Blue Heron 1/2 oz Silver Coin features the full-color photograph of the Great Blue Heron. The photograph was captured by Claude Belanger and printed in the bi-monthly publication of Canadian Geography. The image features the bird enjoying time along the edge of the New Brunswick. Also featured on the coin design are the word Canada and the date range of 1867 2017.
Founded in 1908, in an effort to provide Canada with its own minting abilities, the Royal Canadian Mint has earned a reputation for producing some of the prettiest coin designs across the world. The mint has a facility in Ottawa and one in Winnipeg.
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|Mint Mark||Not Shown|
|Producer||Royal Canadian Mint|
|Designer (Obverse)||Susanna Blunt|
|Designer (Reverse)||Claude Belanger|
|Product Series||Celebrating Canada\'s 150th|
|Certificate of Authenticity||Yes|
|Metal Content||.5 Troy Ounce|
|Shipping||Orders over $199 Ship Free|