It’s a historic first for the Royal Canadian Mint! This unique square coin was inspired by the trade tokens that came into use during the fur trade, the adventurous industry that drove much of Canada’s development during the 17th and 18th centuries. When trappers brought their furs to the trading posts, something was needed to represent the value of the pelts. At first, everything from porcupine quills, ivory discs and bits of wood or bone were used-anything that that the trapper and merchant agreed upon. As the industry became more sophisticated, trade tokens began to appear. As the two parties went through the furs, tokens would be placed on the counter. Some trade tokens were square like this coin. Others featured the prize of the fur trade that also reigns as one of Canada’s earliest forms of currency-the beaver! Royal Canadian Mint Coin. Composition : 92.5% silver, 7.5% copper. Plated in 24-Karat gold. Weight (g) 11.72. Diameter (mm) 27 x 27. Artist: Cosme Saffioti (reverse). Condition: You coin encapsulated and packaged in the original RCM packaging. The COA is included. The coin has toned in multiple places. Please see the photos carefully. We have a few coins in stock, the photos are just an example of what you’ll receive. We send out US orders containing US and Canadian coins or notes when the total is. We make weekly trips, however. Unforeseen circumstances do pop up. If you have any issues reach out to us directly and we’d be happy to discuss it further. Or cancel the order at your request. Thank you for your patience. Please wait for us to send you an invoice. For in-person pick-up we also accept cash or Interac. This item is in the category “Coins & Paper Money\Coins: Canada\Commemorative”. The seller is “jandm-coin-jewellery” and is located in this country: CA. This item can be shipped to Canada, United States.
- Circulated/Uncirculated: Uncirculated
- Modified Item: No
- Country/Region of Manufacture: Canada
- Certification: Royal Canadian Mint
- Theme: Canada, The Beaver, Canadian History
- Grade: Ungraded