This commemorative silver proof dollar celebrates 100 years of the Calgary Stampede. The reverse image by artist Steve Hepburn centres around a depiction of the wild spirit of the Stampede's bareback bronc rodeo event. A powerful dark-haired horse with blonde tail and mane advances on the viewer head-first, its hind legs fully raised behind in as it prepares to extend them fully behind it. Its front hooves kick up a dramatic cloud of dust and dirt as the fearless cowboy battles for control. From the vantage point of ideal ring-side seats, the viewer perceives in fine detail the required one-arm clutching stance of the mustachioed cowboy whose face, locked in a grim frown of determination, is just visible beneath the brim of his weathered cowboy hat. Against a gleaming polished silver background, the words 'Calgary Stampede' are embossed in Western typeface that gives the feel of an old-time rodeo poster, while the word 'Dollar' in vintage typeface surmounts embossed '2012' and 'Canada' markings. The obverse features the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Susanna Blunt.
Item Number: 119102
Face Value: 1 dollar
Composition: 99.99% fine silver
Weight (g): 23.17
Diameter (mm): 36.07
- A low mintage of only 10,000 coins makes this silver commemorative proof dollar a sought-after collectible.
- Whether or not you have the opportunity to attend the 100th Anniversary Calgary Stampede, this beautiful proof silver dollar offers you the chance to celebrate by owning a piece of Stampede history.
- Makes an ideal gift for Western fans, Stampede aficionados, horse lovers, and collectors of beautiful coins.
- Invest in a sparkling silver rendering of a uniquely Canadian celebration.
Coin is encapsulated and presented in a Royal Canadian Mint branded black clamshell case lined with flock and protected by a customized design sleeve