2018 Canada Captain Cook at Nootka Sound Special Edition Silver Dollar Proof Set

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2018 Canada Captain Cook at Nootka Sound Special Edition Silver Dollar Proof Set

Catalog #: RCM2018-PSC

$170.00

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2018 Canada 240th Anniversary of Captain Cook at Nootka Sound Special Edition Silver Dollar Proof Set

At the end of March, 1778, Captain James Cook (1728-1779) and his northbound expedition sailed into Nootka Sound, where the legendary navigator’s visit left an indelible imprint in our history. Exclusive to this seven-coin set, a selectively coloured proof dollar commemorates Cook’s stay near the ancient Mowachhat village of Yuquot, where the coastal landscape provides a breathtaking setting for this historic meeting of cultures.

Specifications:
Mintage: 15,000
Finish: Proof
Finished size: 130.5 mm x 90 mm

Face Value: Proof dollar
Composition: 99.99% pure silver with colour
Weight (g): 23.17
Diameter (mm): 36.07
Edge: Reeded
Artist: Maskull Lasserre (reverse), Susanna Blunt (obverse)

Face Value: 2 dollars
Composition:
– Outer ring: Three-ply nickel finish plated steel
– Inner Core: Three-ply brass finish plated aluminum bronze
Weight (g): 6.99
Diameter (mm): 6.99
Edge: Interrupted Serrations
Artist: Brent Townsend (reverse), Susanna Blunt (obverse)

Face Value: 1 dollar
Composition: Three-ply brass finish plated steel
Weight (g): 6.99
Diameter (mm): 26.50 (11 sided)
Edge: Plain
Artist: Robert-Ralph Carmichael (reverse), Susanna Blunt (obverse)

Face Value: 50 cents
Composition: Three-ply nickel finish plated steel
Weight (g): 6.9
Diameter (mm): 27.13
Edge: Reeded
Artist: Cathy Bursey-Sabourin (reverse), Susanna Blunt (obverse)

Face Value: 25 cents
Composition: Three-ply nickel finish plated steel
Weight (g): 6.9
Diameter (mm): 27.13
Edge: Reeded
Artist: Emanuel Hahn (reverse), Susanna Blunt (obverse)

Face Value: 10 cents
Composition: Three-ply nickel finish plated steel
Weight (g): 1.75
Diameter (mm): 18.03
Edge: Reeded
Artist: Emanuel Hahn (reverse), Susanna Blunt (obverse)

Face Value: 5 cents
Composition: Three-ply nickel finish plated steel
Weight (g): 3.95
Diameter (mm): 21.20
Edge: Plain
Artist: G.E. Kruger Gray (reverse), Susanna Blunt (obverse)

Special Features:
• ONLY AVAILABLE AS PART OF THE SET: Through a striking mix of symbolic imagery and selective colour, this special edition proof dollar commemorates the 240th anniversary of Captain James Cook’s arrival and stay at Nootka Sound, on the west coast of Vancouver Island.
• IMPECCABLE CRAFTSMANSHIP: Struck in 99.99% pure silver, the commemorative proof dollar features a classic and powerful reverse design – one that is painstakingly brought to life by a wealth of finely engraved, carefully sculpted details and a superb mix of finishes.
• SELECTIVE COLOUR highlights the principal participants in this story: Cook, his ship (HMS Resolution), and Chief Maquina, leader of the Mowachaht people.
• EVERY ENGRAVED DETAIL ADDS TO THE STORY: A textured map of Vancouver Island provides more than geographic context – the topographic map is also a nod to Cook’s cartographic legacy.
• READY TO DISPLAY WITH PRIDE: This set of Canadian coinage is safely enclosed in a book-style packaging that provides an elegant presentation time and time again, whether you’re proudly showcasing or repeatedly admiring this treasured addition to your collection.