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1/2 Kilogram Pure Silver Coin - Tall Ships of Canada - Mintage: 500 (2019)

1/2 Kilogram Pure Silver Coin - Tall Ships of Canada - Mintage: 500 (2019)

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Mintage: 500
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Tall ships set sail once more on this exquisite half-kilo coin! Order today!

Canada's legendary tall ships have put to sea once more, this time on an exquisite half-kilo collector's item. Selectively gold-plated and brimming with engraved details, the compass-like design by Neil Hamelin and Yves Bérubé points to history in every direction—from HMS Discovery in the Pacific to the legendary Bluenose, the "Queen of the North Atlantic fishing fleet."

Canada's legendary tall ships on a half-kilo coin! Order today!

Special features:
  • A TRIBUTE TO THE SAILING LEGENDS OF OUR PAST! Crafted from a half kilogram of 99.99% pure silver, this magnificent piece features four legendary tall ships that are part of Canada's history. And selective gold plating adds an elegant contrast to the proof-quality silver.
  • "P" FOR PLATED! A "P" mark denotes the use of gold plating on the reverse, along the flat edge, and on the effigy on the obverse.
  • FOUR SHIPS. TWO ARTISTS. ONE DESIGN! The design combines the points of the compass and different art elements from two maritime artists: Neil Hamelin and Yves Bérubé.
  • A BIG CANVAS FOR TALL SHIPS! The coin's 85-mm diameter provides ample room for engraved details that make this a masterpiece of marine art.
  • A ONE-PIECE COLLECTION! All four ships were featured in the 2016 Tall Ships Legacy series. Together on this one coin, they represent nearly 150 years of Canadian maritime history.
  • A SLEEK LOOK! A limited collecting opportunity, your coin is securely enclosed in a sleek black clamshell and packaged in a black beauty box.
  • HALF KILOGRAM 99.99% PURE SILVER COIN! Your $125 coin is 99.99% pure silver, with a diameter of 85.45 millimetres and a nominal metal weight of 502.99 grams (half kilogram).


The reverse design brings together the four legendary vessels featured in the Royal Canadian Mint's 2016 Tall Ships Legacy series. Like a compass, the cardinal directions divide the coin's reverse into four gold-plated quadrants. Each quadrant features a depiction by maritime artists Neil Hamelin and Yves Bérubé. The northeast quadrant, "AMAZON", features the Nova Scotia brigantine more famously known as the ghost ship Mary Celeste. The southeast quadrant, "HMS DISCOVERY", features the ship commanded by Captain George Vancouver during his exploration of Canada's Pacific coast. The southwest quadrant, "MARCO POLO", features the New Brunswick-built passenger ship that brought immigrants to Australia in the mid-19th century. The northwest quadrant, "BLUENOSE", features the Nova Scotia fishing schooner that became an international racing legend. Selective gold plating is denoted by a "P" mark on the obverse, which features the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Susanna Blunt.
Our most famous tall ships have put to sea once more! This tribute to a golden age of Sail is a who's who of the legendary vessels that have left their mark on Canada's maritime past.

Tall ships set sail once more on this exquisite half-kilo coin! Order today!

The selectively gold-plated reverse is brimming with precision-engraved details from maritime artists Neil Hamelin and Yves Bérubé. Its compass-like design points to history in every direction, from HMS Discovery in our Pacific waters to Nova Scotia's legendary Bluenose, "Queen of the North Atlantic Fishing Fleet."

Launched in 1861, the Amazon was one of the first vessels built at Spencer's Island, Nova Scotia. For six years, this brigantine hauled cargo across the Atlantic and in the West Indies. Re-christened the Mary Celeste, the vessel became one of the world's most famous ghost ships after she was discovered adrift in 1872 without any trace of her crew.

Marco Polo
Proudly built in New Brunswick, the three-masted ship was launched in 1851 and refitted the following year for passenger service during the Australian gold rush. She was heralded as "the fastest ship in the world" after completing a round-trip voyage from Great Britain to Australia in five months and 21 days.

HMS Discovery
Under the command of Captain George Vancouver (1757-1798), HMS Discovery and her crew made history during a four-year expedition of discovery, diplomacy and exploration in the Pacific. The full-rigged tall ship reached the Pacific coast of modern-day Canada in 1792, and the expedition's survey of the coastline left a legacy that endures today.

The pride of Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, Bluenose is Canada's most famous Grand Banks fishing schooner and a racing legend. In 1921, the salt banker claimed her first of five victories in the International Fishermen's Race. The vessel served as the sailing ambassador of Canada during the World's Fair in 1933 and the Royal Silver Jubilee in 1935. She has been a fixture on our 10-cent circulation coin since 1937.


A limited collecting opportunity, your coin is securely enclosed in a sleek black clamshell and packaged in a black beauty box.

Order today!



  • No.172659
  • Mintage500
  • Composition99.99% pure silver with selective gold plating
  • Finishproof
  • Weight (g) 502.99
  • Diameter (mm) 85.45
  • Edgeserrated
  • Certificateserialized
  • Face value125 dollars
  • ArtistNeil Hamelin and Yves Bérubé (reverse), Susanna Blunt (obverse)

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