2016 – $200 Pure Gold Coin – Tall Ships Legacy – Marco Polo

$ 2,699.95

During the golden era of sailing, the flourishing shipbuilding industry on Canada’s east coast produced some of the world’s finest wooden ships. Beginning with the “fastest ship in the world,” the Marco Polo (1851-1883), this series celebrates the majesty and beauty of the legendary tall ships that drew international acclaim for Canada’s shipyards and contributed to our rich maritime heritage.

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During the golden era of sailing, the flourishing shipbuilding industry on Canada’s east coast produced some of the world’s finest wooden ships. Beginning with the “fastest ship in the world,” the Marco Polo (1851-1883), this series celebrates the majesty and beauty of the legendary tall ships that drew international acclaim for Canada’s shipyards and contributed to our rich maritime heritage.

SPECIAL FEATURES:

  • Second in an outstanding four-coin subscription series that proudly celebrates Canada’s famous tall ships and our rich maritime heritage.
  • Commemorates the 165th anniversary of the launch of the Marco Polo, which is arguably New Brunswick’s most famous ship and a sailing legend that brought international acclaim to Saint John’s shipyards.
  • Expertly engraved with multiple finishes that bring the design to life in stunning detail, which stands as a testament to the craftsmanship for which the Royal Canadian Mint is renowned.
  •  An unforgettable addition to any collection featuring Canadian or naval themes, and a powerful keepsake for those with a passion for Canada’s maritime history.
  • Also available as a 4-coin subscription series with a premium wooden case.
  • DESIGN:

    The reverse design by Canadian artist Neil Hamelin features a three-quarter portside view of the iconic Canadian sailing vessel, Marco Polo. The fastest clipper in her day, the Marco Polo is depicted on an oceanic voyage under full sail. With the wind filling her billowing sails, the sight of Marco Polo’s masts rising up into the sky adds a regal grandeur to this portrait of the wooden vessel as her bow cuts through the water. Precision engraving faithfully recreates the ship’s appearance with great historical accuracy, while capturing the finer details that served as a testament to her shipbuilder.

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