Tuesday, April 12, 2011

$1 Coin - Royal Canadian Navy Centennial - 2010

Year of Issue: 2010
Composition: nickel electroplated with bronze
Weight (g): 7.0
Diameter (mm): 26.5
Artists: Bonnie Ross (reverse), Suzanna Blunt (obverse)

A new one-dollar circulation coin immortalizing the centennial of the Canadian Navy, proudly produced by the Royal Canadian Mint, was unveiled by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, Queen of Canada and Commander-in-Chief of the Canadian Forces.

The coin depicts a serviceman with the 1910 uniform and a female officer with a modern day uniform, to represent the men and women in the Naval service. The ship represented is HMCS Halifax, the lead ship in the Navy’s current fleet. The fouled anchor is part of the centennial identifier image in use to recognize the 100th anniversary of the Navy.

In addition to releasing this commemorative circulation coin, the Canadian Mint  also offers a selection of sterling silver coins featuring the famous corvette HMCS Sackville launched in January 2010. This includes:

    * a 2010 Proof Silver Dollar at $52.95 CDN (mintage of 50,000);
    * a Brilliant Uncirculated Silver Dollar at $46.95 CDN (mintage of 30,000); and
    * a selectively gold-plated Proof Silver Dollar exclusive to the 2010 Proof Set at $109.95 CDN (limited to 55,000 sets)

Click here to see the miniature sheet issued by Canada Post to commemorate the Royal Canadian Navy Centenary.

Click here to see other coins with ships in my collection.

Source: CoinNews.net, mint.ca

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