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Royal Canadian Mint

Kayaking On The River - Celebrating Canada's 150th Anniversary - 2017 Canada 1/2 oz Pure Silver Coin - Royal Canadian Mint

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Gliding smoothly over calm waters, a paddling excursion offers stunning views of the changing landscapes that line Quebec's lakes and rivers. Hills, cliffs, forests and marshes—the stretches of untamed wilderness seem scarcely touched by time; one could easily imagine this was how the land appeared to early explorers and voyageurs, as they paddled into the annals of Canadian history. Today, these fjords, rivers, and lakes are all a treasured part of Quebec's natural heritage and provide a recreational playground for outdoor enthusiasts who seek solitude, a renewed connection with nature, and peace of mind.

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  • AVAILABLE AS THE SECOND COIN IN A MONTHLY 13-COIN SUBSCRIPTION! If you like this coin, you will most likely enjoy all the other coins in the subscription! Subscribe* today and you'll get a FREE collector case (ships with your first coin) plus a one-year subscription** to Canadian Geographic Magazine!
  • CELEBRATES CANADA'S 150TH ANNIVERSARY! As Canada celebrates its 150th anniversary, embark on a cross-country collecting experience with a stunning series that showcases Canada's iconic flora, fauna, landscapes and landmarks!
  • BASED ON UNFORGETTABLE PHOTOGRAPHS! This collaborative series between the Royal Canadian Mint and Canadian Geographic magazine features striking designs based on unforgettable photographs from the bi-monthly publication.
  • 99.99% PURE SILVER COIN! Your coin is GST/HST exempt!

Based on a photograph by Canadian nature photographer Daniel Dagenais, your coin offers a first-person perspective of a kayak excursion on a river in Quebec. In the crisp morning air, the clouded sunrise and the fog rolling off the steep cliffs add to the sense of stillness in the air. The application of vibrant colour over engraving recreates the life-like qualities of the original photograph, in which the stern of the bright blue kayak contrasts with the muted green and grey colours of the untamed landscape. The reverse also features the engraved word "CANADA" and the dates "1867-2017" to commemorate the 150th anniversary of Confederation.


Your coin is encapsulated and presented in a Royal Canadian Mint-branded maroon clamshell with a black beauty box.

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