Canadian 2017 Coins Shaped Like Football

by CoinNews.net on November 11, 2016 · 6 comments

The Royal Canadian Mint this month introduced gold and silver collector coins that are curved and shaped like a football.

Canadian 2017 $200 Gold Football Coin - reverse, obverse, and side views

Canadian 2017 $200 Gold Football Coin – reverse, obverse, and side views

Touted as yet another Mint first, the two coins share the same designs and likeness, including their shape and leather-like appearance. Combined with unique engraving techniques, the coins mirror the features of a modern Canadian football.

Both are minted to collector proof quality in an ounce of 99.99% pure silver or gold, with faces values of $25 for the silver coin and $200 for the gold coin.

Canadian 2017 $25 Silver Football Coin - reverse, obverse, and side views

Canadian 2017 $25 Silver Football Coin – reverse, obverse, and side views

Susanna Blunt’s effigy of Queen Elizabeth II appears on obverses (heads side) along with inscriptions of CANADA, ELIZABETH II and D G REGINA.

Specifications for the coins as provided by the Royal Canadian Mint are as follows:

Gold Coin Silver Coin
Mintage 550 8,500
Composition 99.99% pure gold 99.99% pure silver
Finish proof proof
Weight (g) 31.32 31.66
Diameter (mm) 44 x 26.4 48 x 30.33
Edge plain plain
Certificate serialized serialized
Face value 200 dollars 25 dollars
Reverse Artist RCM engravers RCM engravers
Obverse Artist Susanna Blunt Susanna Blunt

 

Ordering

Order the gold and silver football-shaped coins directly from the Royal Canadian Mint at mint.ca. An affiliate link to the Mint’s new releases is right here.

Pricing is CAD $161.95, or about US $120, for the silver coin and CAD $2,899.95, or about US $2,151, for the gold coin. Each ship encapsulated within a Royal Canadian Mint-branded maroon clamshell and black beauty box.

{ 6 comments… read them below or add one }

Jess November 11, 2016 at 9:56 pm

I actually thinking about getting one of these, until I notice what was on the other side. Wow, to bad they didn’t use a famous players face.

Seth Riesling November 11, 2016 at 10:02 pm

The Queen is the Canadian football team owner!

-NumisDudeTX

Joe November 12, 2016 at 11:46 am

Doug Flutie should be on it. The greatest.

joera November 12, 2016 at 7:32 pm

I would buy this if it was from the US Mint. But then the US Mint could screw it up some how in one way or another. I didn’t know football was that important up north?

Seth Riesling November 13, 2016 at 2:32 pm

An expensive silver metal football with a high mintage. Pass!

-NumisDudeTX

Hewhodontknow November 13, 2016 at 7:41 pm

Compared to the insanely high mintages of the us mint on majority of the coins and products it seems to be a very very low mintage for these. Just saying.

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