A new silver $1 coin from the Royal Canadian Mint recaptures the design of the 1949 silver dollar marking Newfoundland and Labrador’s transformation from a British colony to Canada’s newest province.
This coin’s reverse features the Matthew, the sailing vessel that intrepid European explorer John Cabot sailed to Newfoundland’s shores in 1497.
When Master Engraver Thomas Shingles first handcarved the reverse of this coin, it became an instant classic, prized for its graceful and meticulous design.
Now it can be enjoyed even more on the scale of a 5 oz 99.99% pure silver coin whose obverse also features the effigy of His Majesty King George VI, just as it appeared on the original.
Mintage is 1,000, and each comes with a serialized certificate. Learn more at www.mint.ca.
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