Canada, Loon Dollars, 1987-Date, Complete Proof
2017 Voyageur Loonie - 30th Anniversary





Coin Details

Origin/Country: CANADA - 1968 TO DATE
Item Description: S$1 2017 VOYAGEUR LOONIE 30TH ANNIV.
Owner: Pegas0

Set Details

Custom Sets: This coin is not in any custom sets.
Competitive Sets: Canada, Loon Dollars, 1987-Date, Complete Proof   Score: 155
Research: NGC Coin Price Guide

Owner Comments:

Dollar - Voyageur
99.99% pure gold
Weight (g)
Diameter (mm)
Emanuel Hahn (reverse), Susanna Blunt (obverse)

On June 30, 1987, Canadians were introduced to a new circulation coin. Quickly dubbed "the loonie", the distinctively bronze-coloured, 11-sided coin has become a daily part of Canadian life, even serving as a lucky talisman for our national hockey team.
Thirty years later, it's hard to imagine Canada's one-dollar coin without the solitary loon on its reverse. In truth, it wasn't the original design intended for the coin. Had the original dies not vanished in transit, our one-dollar coin would have featured the Voyageur image that first appeared on a dollar coin in 1935.
Perfect for someone who enjoys coin history! Don't be disappointed, hurry and order your 2-coin set today before they are all gone!
Special features:
CANADA'S LOONIE TURNS 30! Two pieces of Canadian coin history are yours to own in this special two-coin set that revisits the 1987 debut of Canada's $1 circulation coin.
HISTORY REVISITED! A special edition of the loonie is paired with the Voyageur design that was intended to appear on the one-dollar coin. It's a unique opportunity to view what is next to what could have been—the coin that never was!
A FAITHFUL REPRESENTATION—NOW IN ONE OZ. GOLD! Your two one-ounce 99.99% pure gold coins are shaped just like the 11-sided circulation piece!
INCLUDES SELECTIVE PLATINUM PLATING! Each coin's design is enhanced by the selective application of platinum plating on both the obverse and the reverse, and struck with special collars to create an 11-sided coin.
READY FOR DISPLAY! Your two coins are placed side-by-side inside a beautiful wooden case. It's a unique addition to your collection, and a great conversation piece about the story behind one of Canada's most famous coins!
INCLUDES SERIALIZED CERTIFICATE! The Royal Canadian Mint certifies all of its collector coins. Most of these are serialized certifications, meaning that each certificate is given a unique number, starting at 1.
LOW MINTAGE! Limited mintage worldwide of just 350 coin sets.

The first coin features the design by Canadian artist Robert-Ralph Carmichael that has become synonymous with Canada's currency: the iconic side-profile portrait of a common loon on a still lake, where it floats past the Group of Seven-esque trees rising up on a small island behind it. The entire scene is representative of the lakes that dot the Canadian Shield across much of the nation, and includes the engraved words "CANADA" and "DOLLAR", along with the commemorative dates "1987-2017" to mark the 30th anniversary of Canada's $1 circulation coin.
The second coin represents the one-dollar circulation coin that never was. Much as it appeared on Canada's silver dollar between 1935 and 1986, the "Voyageur" design by sculptor and artist Emanuel Hahn is a nod to Canada's early history and the fur trade era. A canoe moves swiftly past the wind-swept pines that dot a semi-circular island. A voyageur paddles at the stern, while an Aboriginal man paddles at the bow; between them lies a bundle of wrapped furs, while stylized vertical rays above represent the Aurora borealis. The reverse also features the engraved words "CANADA" and "DOLLAR", along with the commemorative dates "1987-2017".
Both coins feature the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Susanna Blunt on the obverse.

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