This stunning selectively gold-plated 99.99% pure silver Voyageur dollar is the first in the Royal Canadian Mint’s new series celebrating historic proof dollar designs. The series begins with Canada’s first silver dollar, designed by renowned sculptor Emanuel Hahn and first issued in 1935. At least 90% of this limited mintage is reserved exclusively for Masters Club members.
Composition: 99.99% pure silver
Weight (g)*: 62.67
Diameter (mm): 54
Face Value: $1
Finish: Proof with selective gold plating
Artist: Emanuel Hahn
Packaging: Maroon clamshell with custom beauty box
- Combines rare and unique features: pure silver Voyageur 1-dollar coin updated by selective gold plating on both the obverse and reverse.
- An exceptionally low mintage of only 2,200 coins means that this piece is sure to be sought after by collectors around the world.
- Features Emanuel Hahn’s famous 1935 Voyageur design and the original obverse effigy of King George V.
- Offers a historical pedigree that is sure to be appreciated by numismatists.
This 99.99% pure silver 1-dollar coin has a diameter of 54 millimetres and a metal weight of 2 ounces. Its reverse features Emanuel Hahn’s iconic Voyageur image, present on Canadian silver dollars from 1935 to 1986. A canoe traverses the horizontal centre of the image, carrying a European voyageur paddling at the stern and a First Nations man paddling at the bow. Between them are bundles of wrapped furs. The bundle closest to the bow is marked with the initials “HB” for Hudson’s Bay Company. A calm waterline runs along the starboard side of the vessel. In the background, two wind-swept pines rise from the centre of a smooth, semi-circular island. Stylized vertical rays representing the northern lights cross the sky. The canoe, travellers,
island, and pines are plated in 99.99% pure gold. The reverse is engraved with the words “CANADA” and “DOLLAR” and the commemorative dates “1935-2015.” The obverse features the effigy of King George V by British artist Percy Metcalfe from the original 1935 silver 1-dollar coin, as well as the legend GEORGIVS V REX IMPERATOR ANNO REGNI XXV (George V, King and Emperor, 25th Year of Reign). The King’s crown and mantle are plated in 99.99% pure gold. Please note, Masters Club members will have exclusive access to purchase this coin until December 23, 2015. Dealers cannot advertise or sell this coin until December 23, 2015. Please refer to your Dealer Terms and Conditions for further details.