From the beginning, innovation has been the hallmark of the Mint with a revolutionary coin plating process, the purest 99.999% numismatic gold coin and the first colored circulation coin are just a few of the Mint’s internationally-renowned "firsts"- each a source of pride for collectors and Canadians alike.
This set takes you back 100 years to the 50-cent coin of 1908-Canada’s first domestically produced coin. This faithful replica coin is now double-dated (1908-2008) and struck in sterling silver to celebrate this centennial year.
Face Value: 50 cents
Composition: 92.5% silver, 7.5% copper
Weight (g): 11.62g
Diameter (mm): 29.72mm
Packaged in a genuine wood box featuring engraving of the Mint’s historic building on the lid. Each set includes a double-dated (1908-2008) sterling silver proof replica of the 1908 fifty cent piece. oused in a protective mount, the companion mint postage stamp depicts the original reverse of the coin. Numbered limited edition (16,000) full-color information booklet featuring vintage photos and historical facts about the Mint.
Coin encapsulated in a protective mount-Genuine wooden box.