2018 $100 FINE SILVER COIN – KEEPERS OF PARLIAMENT: THE BEAVER

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Buy 2018 $100 FINE SILVER COIN KEEPERS OF PARLIAMENT : The beaver because few  other  species  invoke  the  spirit  of  our  wilderness  and  embody  our  history  like  Castor  canadensis, whose  stone-sculpted  likeness  welcomes  all  who  stand  at  the  base  of  the  Peace  Tower.  The  Centre Block’s  shield-supporting  beaver  is  the  second  of  four  Keepers  of  Parliament  featured  on  a  10  oz.  coin, whose selectively plated design is as ornate and intricate as the carvings on Parliament Hill.

SPECIAL FEATURES

  • THE  BEAVER  SENTINEL:  This  is  the  SECOND  in  a  series  of four  magnificently  sculpted  coins,  which  highlights  some of  the  elaborate  stonework  figures  that  watch  over  the front doors of Parliament.
  • 10 OZ. 99.99% FINE SILVER: A 10 oz. coin is perfectly sized to  showcase  an  elaborate  work  of  sculptured  art!  Each “guardian” is painstakingly brought to life on the reverse, where  crisp  lines  and  very  finely  engraved  details  stand out against a brilliant proof finish.
  • SELECTIVE  GOLD  PLATING  adds  an  elegant  touch  to  this depiction of a stately animal emblem.
  • EXPERT  CRAFTSMANSHIP  is  evident  in  the  details  that make     this     a     numismatic     masterpiece,     and     an extraordinary tribute to the original stone-carved art.

DESIGN

The  reverse  image in $100 FINE SILVER COIN KEEPERS OF PARLIAMENT by  artist  Patrick  Bélanger  offers a  rare  close-up of the  beaver  sculpture that stands atop  the  ceremonial  entrance  on  Parliament  Hill,  in  Ottawa,  Ont.  The  deliberate  positioning  of  the beaver helps convey the height  (1 metre) of the actual  stone  sentinel, while a  frontal view  emphasizes the  facial  features  and  textural  details.  The  industrious  animal  emblem  of  Canada  grips  an  unusual shield bearing the floral emblems of five European cultures that figure prominently in Canadian history: the  English  Tudor  rose,  the  Scottish  thistle,  the  Irish  shamrock,  the  French  fleur-de-lis  and  the  Welsh leek. Gold plating selectively highlights the heraldic-themed element and a scattering of maple leaves. To the right of the sculpture is an ornamental flourish, whose floral motif is based on a frieze that also adorns the Centre Block’s grand entrance. The reverse includes the face value, “100 DOLLARS”, and the words  “CANADA  2018”.  The  obverse  features  the  effigy  of  Her  Majesty  Queen  Elizabeth  II  by  Susanna Blunt.

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Weight 326.53 g
Dimensions 230 x 180 x 20 mm
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169274

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