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1/2 oz. Pure Silver Coin - O Canada! 6-coin Series - Changing of the Guard (2020)

1/2 oz. Pure Silver Coin - O Canada! 6-coin Series - Changing of the Guard (2020)

$49.95 CAD
Mintage: 10,000
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A much-loved military tradition. Order today.

It is one of Canada's most recognized military traditions and a popular summertime attraction in the nation's capital!
Every morning from late June to late August, the Changing of the Guard ceremony brings pomp and musical pageantry to Parliament Hill in Ottawa, Ont. Dressed in scarlet tunics and tall bearskin hats, the Ceremonial Guard performs colourful drills and marches to the sounds of the regimental band, which leads the way on this fine silver coin.

Our O Canada! series continues! Coin #4 gives you the best view of the Changing of the Guard ceremony, which is one of six iconic images of Canada in 2020. Order today!

Special features:
  • THIS IS CANADA. Celebrate some of the sights and experiences that make Canada unique! Each coin highlights a famous Canadian symbol or scene that has shaped this nation's image and filled our hearts with Canadian pride.
  • SIX ICONS, SIX ARTISTS. Every coin in this series is designed by a different Canadian artist for a different take on some of the most famous images of Canada.
  • POMP AND PAGEANTRY: Coin #4 gives you an up-close view of one of Canada's most famous military traditions: the Changing of the Guard ceremony in Ottawa, Ont. This is the first time the ceremony has been depicted on a coin issued by the Royal Canadian Mint.
  • A UNIFORM LOOK: The curve text ("CANADA"), date ("2020") and maple flourish are the unifying features of this series. You'll find them on the reverse of all six coins, where they complete our 2020 celebration of Canada.
  • A DOSE OF CANADIANA: This series is your dose of Canadiana in 2020 and it will add severaliconic Canadian images to your collection.
  • SUBSCRIBE TO THE COMPLETE SERIES. Purchase eachcoin individually or sign up for a bi-monthly subscription that guarantees a complete 2020 O Canada! series. The first coin ships with an exclusive subscription-only case that lets you store and display all six coins as a complete series.
  • THE PERFECT ADDITION OR GIFT for those seeking a piece of Canada that fits in the palm of your hand.

Design:
Designed by Canadian artist Pandora Young, the reverse is a front view of the Changing of the Guard ceremony in Ottawa, Ont., where the Band of the Ceremonial Guard leads the procession. The reverse includes the curve text "CANADA" above a maple flourish and the year "2020". The obverse features the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Susanna Blunt.

"I see this ceremony as a celebration of Canada, and the drive felt by these men and women to execute a perfect performance comes from their love for our Canadian family." Pandora Young: Artist

"The members of the Band of the Ceremonial Guard are instantly recognizable with their distinctive red tunics and bearskin hats. The band performs the famous Changing of the Guard Ceremony on the lawns of Parliament Hill during the summer, an iconic Canadian military tradition." Master Warrant Officer Michel Simard, Ceremonial Guard Band Sergeant-Major: The Expert

Did you know…
  • The first Guard Mount on Parliament Hill took place on July 2, 1959.
  • In addition to the ceremony on Parliament Hill, the Ceremonial Guard also performs sentry duties at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and at Rideau Hall, the official residence of the Governor General of Canada.
  • The Ceremonial Guard is comprised of members of the Canadian Armed Forces. They uphold the customs and traditions of two Guards regiments, the Governor General's Foot Guards (GGFG) and the Canadian Grenadier Guards (CGG). If you see them in person, look closely at the colour of the plume in the bearskin hat: a red plume represents the GGFG while a white one represents the CGG.
  • The bearskin hats worn by Canada's Ceremonial Guard are carefully maintained and are all more than 20 years old!

Packaging:
Your coin comes in a full-colour custom folder that will catch everyone's attention.

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Specifications

  • No.178138
  • Mintage10,000
  • Composition99.99% pure silver
  • Finishmatte proof
  • Weight (g) 15.87
  • Diameter (mm) 34
  • Edgeserrated
  • Certificateserialized
  • Face value10 dollars
  • ArtistPandora Young (reverse), Susanna Blunt (obverse)

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