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Hand-selected 1914 - $5 Gold Coin From Bank Of Canada Vaults For Sale
by Mint staff for a high quality appearance, with minimal evidence of wear
caused by handling, storage, or environmental conditions, these coins are wonderful examples of Canadian numismatic history.
gold coins struck by the Mint were Canadian in almost every aspect, from raw
material to design. They were composed almost entirely of Canadian gold, much
of it from the Klondike region in 1912, with the gold source shifting eastward
to Ontario in 1913 and 1914. The coins featured the first symbol of Canada to
ever appear on a gold coin. The design was thedefactoCoat of Arms – adopted in 1868 – until
Canada's official coat of arms was proclaimed by King George V in 1921.
Canada's coat of arms, as it appeared in 1912 was composed of a maple bough
surrounding a shield composed of the provincial symbols of the four provinces
that joined Confederation in 1867 (Ontario, Québec, Nova Scotia, and New
Brunswick). Ontario was represented by St. George's Cross and maple leaves;
Québec by a pair of fleurs de lis accompanied by the British lion and maple
leaves; Nova Scotia by salmon between Scottish thistles; and New Brunswick by
the British lion and a sail-ship to represent the provinces prowess in ship
building. The inscription "CANADA" was engraved above the shield, and
the date "1912" and face value "FIVE DOLLARS" or "TEN
DOLLARS" were engraved below the shield. The obverse featured the effigy
of King George V. Both sides of the coin were framed with a raised beaded
The coin pictured is the actual one up for sale.
Rev: W. H. J. Blackmore
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Hand-selected 1914 - $5 Gold Coin From Bank Of Canada Vaults: $895