When the original Bluenose fishing and racing schooner was completed in 1921, it was intended both to serve as a working fishing boat based in Nova Scotia and as a sleek racing yacht. Through its 25 year working life the Bluenose remained undefeated through numerous races against American and Canadian competitors. Quickly becoming a symbol of Canadian excellence and achievement, the Bluenose was adopted as the main design for Canada’s dime in 1937. It has also appeared on several Canadian postage stamps and on Nova Scotia’s license plates. The obverse of this Bluenose shaped coin features the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Susanna Blunt and a pattern of Bluenose silhouettes.
Famed sculptor Emanuel Hahn’s iconic image of the Bluenose Schooner is lifted out of the circular field of Canada’s 10-cent piece and granted the freedom to sail on its own. The coin is dated 2020 with a $50 denomination and weighs 100 grams (over three ounces) of pure silver. Adding to its collectability, the mintage is extremely limited to just 1,200.
- Every day Canadian circulation coins get a whole new life! This uniquely-shaped coin is part of the Royal Canadian Mint’s 6-coin series of intricately shaped pure silver coins featuring iconic coin designs transcending their circular boundaries.
- Selective 24kt gold plating adds a prestigious glow to the engraved details on the reverse.
- Unique packaging highlights the beauty of your coin! Special shaped capsule holds the coin and showcases its unique silhouette.
Composition: 99.99% pure silver with gold plating
Weight: 100 g
Diameter: 54.6 mm x 68.7 mm
Face Value: $50
Artist: Emanuel Hahn
Packaging: Black clamshell