2016 Canada 5 Dollar 1-oz Silver ANA California The Poppy Flower Proof

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Honoring the state that held the American Numismatic Association 2016 World’s Fair of Money!

In the late 19th century, Dr. George F. Heath published a short leaflet called THE AMERICAN NUMISMATIST, that was meant to overcome his geographical isolation.  The response to that leaflet, the name of which was shortened later to THE NUMISMATIST, led to the creation of the American Numismatic Association, whose World’s Fair of Money was the inspiration for this coin.  Honoring the Royal Canadian Mint’s participation in the event, this coin features the same base designs as appear on the country’s famous silver bullion coin.  A realistically designed maple leaf, the iconic symbol of Canada that appears on its flag, is at the center.  To its lower left is a privy mark of the poppy, the state flower of California, where the Fair was held. Susanna Blunt’s right-side portrait of Queen Elizabeth II serves as the obverse design.  Blunt’s initials, “SB,” are inscribed on the Queen’s shoulder.  Along the rim are inscriptions of the date and face value, as well as the queen’s name and abbreviated Latin title.

  • Traditional Maple Leaf Design – Executed in fine detail
  • One Troy Ounce of 99.9% Fine Silver – An elite standard of purity!
  • Low Mintage – Only 6,000 pieces were minted.
  • Struck at the Royal Canadian Mint – Comes from a manufacturer respected throughout the world.
  • Perfect for Avid Numismatists – Collectors who follow and attend events will love this memento.

The American Numismatic Association started with one collector reaching out to connect with his fellow enthusiasts.  The organization’s first event was held in 1891, and since then has grown into one of the world’s leading organizations for coin collectors.  This coin is a testament to its long-term success, as it celebrates the participation of one of the world’s leading mints in its annual event.  Whether you attended the event or not, this Poppy Proof offers you the opportunity to share in the celebration.  Connect with your fellow hobbyists by adding this coin to your collection today! 

Year of Issue 2016
Country Canada
Composition Silver
Purity 0.9990
Condition Proof
Denomination 5.00
Currency Type Dollar
Mint Name Royal Canadian Mint
Coin Weight 31.39 Grams - g
Weight 1 Ounce - oz
Dimensions 38mm
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