Silver Voyagueur coin, 1 ounce minted in 2017 by the Royal Canadian Mint.
In 1935, Canada launched a new coin on its domestic market: the Voyagueur dollar, a way of paying tribute to the country's past, its folklore and its music. These coins were in circulation as legal tender until 1986: today we have to make do with these bullion series in order to enjoy Canada's glorious past and those traders who travelled by canoe to transport furs from North America.
The cross on the coin, which gives the coin its name, is spectacular. Its design has two different parts: an external area that is divided from the central area by an edge that surrounds it and which includes the characteristics of the coin as well as a background made up of small rectangular lines in bas-relief; and the central part, the merchants' drawing.
The design is simply extraordinary. In the middle is a canoe that moves through the sea with two people moving a small oar, and in the centre of the boat they hold the goods. Near them there is a small island with a large plantation in the centre. At the bottom, which is almost flat, there are small vertical lines that assimilate the sun's rays and accentuate their efforts to bring their goods to port. Below them, the characters 150 years, the time commemorating the time when trading and travelling long distances by canoe was commonplace, and the maple leaf as a watermark.
On the other hand, on the face is the face of Queen Elizabeth II designed by the Canadian artist Susanna Blunt, which appears without a crown and highlights the quality of the monarch's accessories as well as her wavy hair. The background of the face is formed by rectangular lines in bas-relief that concur in the queen's design. The face value of the coin (5 Canadian dollars) and its name appear above it.
The Voyageur silver coin was minted in 2017 with 999.99 purity silver, has a diameter of 38 millimetres and weighs 31.104 grams. Get it at the best price and get it before it runs out!