The Canada’s Historical Stamps series is a beautifully crafted, numismatic tribute to the philatelic tradition in Canada. But we’re not just diving into Canada’s postal history—we’re also adding to our own history with the first stamp-shaped coins created by the Royal Canadian Mint. With their “perforated” edges, each of your rectangular coins capture the look of real postage stamps, while each finely engraved, coloured reverse is every bit as detailed as the original stamp issues. The three coins are a stunning representation of early 20th century stamp design in Canada, forever preserved in 99.99% pure silver.
The three coins in your include:
– Parliament Building 1927 Confederation;
– Arrival of Cartier – Quebec 1535; and,
– Coat of Arms and Flags Special Delivery.
CANADA’S FIRST STAMP-SHAPED COINS! With serrated edges that mimic a postal stamp’s perforations, your pure silver coins are numismatic celebrations of Canada’s postal and philatelic history, with a special focus on early 20th century stamp designs!
INCLUDES SERIALIZED CERTIFICATE! The Royal Canadian Mint certifies all of its collector coins. Most of these are serialized certifications, meaning that each certificate is given a unique number, starting at 1.
LOW MINTAGE: Only 5,000 coins will be made available worldwide. Hurry and order yours today before they are all gone!
ONE-OUNCE 99.99% PURE SILVER COINS! Your coins are GST/HST exempt!
About your Parliament Building coin design:
Engraved on the stamp-shaped reverse is a detailed reproduction of a Canadian postal stamp issued on June 29, 1927, to commemorate Canada’s Diamond Jubilee. Titled Centre Block of the Parliament Buildings, the original design by Herman Herbert Schwartz and engraved by Harold Osborn, features a front view of the Peace Tower and Centre Block building on Parliament Hill, in Ottawa. The three-cent stamp was printed using the traditional intaglio printing or line engraving method, as evidenced by the horizontal lines re-created on the reverse. An application of modern colour mimics the brown carmine hue of the original issue, while the double dates “1867” and “1927” and the word “CONFEDERATION” reflect the 60th anniversary of Confederation. Like the 1927 stamp, the reverse includes ornamental flourishes and the word “CANADA” on a scroll banner, along with the bilingual “POSTES / POST” and the face value, represented by the number “3” and the word “CENTS”. The obverse features the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Susanna Blunt.
About your Arrival of Cartier design:
Engraved on the stamp-shaped reverse is a detailed reproduction of a Canadian postage stamp issued on July 16, 1908, to commemorate the 300th anniversary of the founding of Quebec City by French explorer and navigator, Samuel de Champlain. The stamp was titled “ARRIVÉE DE CARTIER – QUÉBEC 1535” (Arrival of Cartier – Quebec 1535), as inscribed beneath the image. It was designed by José Antonio Machado and originally engraved by Elie Timothée Loizeaux, as evidenced by the horizontal lines that are indicative of traditional intaglio printing or line engraving. The image depicts the arrival of Champlain’s predecessor, French explorer Jacques Cartier, in the St. Lawrence River near the Iroquoian village of Stadacona. An application of modern colour mimics the brown colour of the original issue, while the double dates “1608” and “1908” and the words “IIIE CENTENAIRE DE QUÉBEC” reflect the city’s tercentenary. Like the 1908 stamp, your coin also includes ornamental flourishes and the words “CANADA POSTAGE” atop the framed image, while the stamp’s original denomination is represented by the number “20”. The obverse features the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Susanna Blunt.
About your Canadian special delivery stamp:
Engraved on your stamp-shaped coin is a detailed reproduction of a Canadian special delivery stamp issued on July 1, 1942, to highlight Canada’s involvement in the Allied cause during the Second World War. The 10-cent denomination stamp was designed by Herman Herbert Schwartz and originally engraved by Silas Robert Allen, as evidenced by the horizontal lines that are indicative of traditional intaglio printing or line engraving. The pictorial collage features the former Arms of Canada within a shield atop a bough of maple leaves, and flanked by four flags that represent Canada’s different military contributions. An application of modern colour mimics the deep bright green colour of the original issue, which had an inscribed denomination of “10 CENTS”. The obverse features the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Susanna Blunt.
Each coin retails for 139.95 each. Purchase this set and you will also receive a high quality LED Lighthouse magnifier, which retails for $39.99. PLUS, NO TAX AND FREE SHIPPING. A great gift for the stamp and numismatic collector!!!