The Royal Canadian Mint released the 2015 5-Cent Victory Silver Coin, the third of six issues from its Legacy of the Canadian Nickel series.
Honoring historic 5-cent issues and sold by subscription, each coin of the series depicts a different Canadian nickel used since 1908, and showcases the effigy of the reigning monarch at the time of the original issue. These designs, however, are double their original nickel size as they appear on one ounce 99.99% pure silver coins with selective gold plating to enhance their intricate imagery.
"Throughout its history, each of the nickel’s transformations provides a glimpse of a young nation that was seeking to define itself, and a Mint that would quickly come into its own," describes the Royal Canadian Mint.
Coins of the Legacy of the Canadian Nickel subscription include:
- Crossed Maple Bough
- Two Maple Leaves
- The Victory
- The Identification of Nickel
- The Centennial 5-Cent Coin
- The Beaver
This third coin features the victory-themed design that promoted the Canadian war effort during the Second World War, and appeared on nickels from 1943 to 1945.
Specifications for each 5-cent coin include a diameter of 40 mm, a gross weight of 31.83 grams and a serrated edge. These proof quality coins are also struck with their historic face value of five cents.
Those interested in the Legacy of the Canadian Nickel subscription program may order directly from the Royal Canadian Mint website. An affiliate link to the Mint’s product page for the subscription is located here.
New coins will be shipped in monthly intervals with subscribers charged CAD $109.95 (~US $87.32) for each coin. Mintage per coin is limited to 8,500.