2017 $3 Silver Coin Celebrates Spirit of Canada

by Darrin Lee Unser on September 30, 2016 · 1 comment

Imagery reminiscent of Canada appear on a new collectible that has the added attraction of being the most affordable silver coin produced by the Royal Canadian Mint.

2017 $3 Spirit of Canada Silver Coin

2017 $3 Spirit of Canada Silver Coin – Obverse and Reverse

Entitled the 2017 Spirit of Canada Pure Silver Coin, each is composed from a bit more than one-quarter troy ounce of 99.99% pure silver and is priced at CAD $19.95, which is about US $15.

Spirit of Canada Coin Designs and Specifications

Canadian artist Steve Hepburn designed the coin’s reverse (tails side). As the second largest country in the world, there are a plethora of possible scenes identifiable as Canadian. Those most emblematic of the spirit of the country are representted.

2017 $3 Spirit of Canada Silver Coin - Reverse

Reverse or tails side of the silver coin

Inscriptions of CANADA and 2017 are above the design and the artist’s initials are near the lower right.

Obverses (heads side) show Susanna Blunt’s effigy of Queen Elizabeth II and have inscriptions of ELIZABETH II, D G REGINA and 3 DOLLARS.

Specifications as provided by the Royal Canadian Mint are:

  • Mintage: Unlimited (while supplies last)
  • Composition: 99.99% pure silver
  • Finish: specimen
  • Weight (g): 7.96
  • Diameter (mm): 27
  • Edge: serrated
  • Certificate: not serialized
  • Face value: 3 dollars
  • Reverse Artist: Steve Hepburn
  • Obverse Artist: Susanna Blunt


The 2017 Spirit of Canada Pure Silver Coin is available directly from the Royal Canadian Mint at mint.ca. An affiliate link to the coin’s product is right here.

Each coin is enclosed in unique folder-style packaging that can either be stored for posterity or displayed using its pop out easel back.

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John miller September 30, 2016 at 8:54 am

Looking to seen this new,unlimited mintage 2017 coin, sell out.Thus, not minting more,will make it a true value collectable coin.Very nice coin too.
Thank You,
John Miller

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