It was 150 years ago that a newly minted country issued its first coins. To mark this anniversary, Leonard C. Wyon’s historic maple bough design has been brought back to life on a limited $10 commemorative piece that proudly pays tribute to Canada’s first national coinage.
Double dated (“1870 – 2020”) to commemorate the 150th anniversary of Canada’s first national coinage, the reverse is a reproduction of Leonard C. Wyon’s crossed maple boughs design surmounted by St. Edward’s Crown, as seen on the four denominations (5, 10, 25 and 50 cents) of coins issued by the Dominion of Canada in 1870. The obverse features the “laureate” effigy of Queen Victoria by Leonard C. Wyon, as it appeared on the historic 5- and 10-cent coins.
- A TRIBUTE TO THE PAST! Own a piece of Canadian numismatic history with a tribute to the first coins issued by the Dominion of Canada.
- HISTORY ON BOTH SIDES! For added historical authenticity, your coin features the 1870 reverse and obverse designs by Royal Mint engraver Leonard C. Wyon, including the laureate effigy of Queen Victoria from the 5- and 10-cent coins of that era
- DOUBLE-DATED REVERSE! The reverse is a near-exact reproduction of the original design. The double dates (“1870 – 2020”) commemorating the 150th anniversary of Canada’s first national coinage are the only modern additions to a classic image.
- A LIMITED COLLECTIBLE! The perfect addition to any gold or circulation-themed coin collection, this is an exclusive collecting opportunity that’s limited to just 1,000 coins worldwide! And you pay no GST/HST!
- INCLUDES SERIALIZED CERTIFICATE! The Royal Canadian Mint certifies all of its collector coins.
- Mintage 1,000
- Composition 99.99% pure gold
- Finish proof
- Weight (g) 7.8
- Diameter (mm) 20
- Edge serrated
- Certificate serialized
- Face value 10 dollars
- Artist Leonard Charles Wyon (reverse), Susanna Blunt (obverse)