J & M Coin and Jewellery. They were specially chosen for Canada's circulation coins in 1927, to commemorate Confederation's Diamond Jubilee; alas, the stunning designs never made it onto a. Instead, "the coins that never were" quietly faded into the background, becoming part of coin lore and a footnote in history... Nearly a century later, we've dug deep into our vault to retrieve these long forgotten coin designs and bring them to life!This three-coin set is more than a link to Canada's past, or a powerful tribute to the illustrious artists -it's our way of taking up their mantle and seeing their vision through. Working with the original sketches and little else, weset out to interpret the 90-year-old designs. And by treating them as though they were entrusted to ustoday, we've transformed these designs into apowerful bridge between past and present. All three coins feature the unused circulation coin designs intended to commemorate Canada's Diamond Jubilee in 1927. Working with the original sketches (and little else), the Royal Canadian Mint's engravers set out to interpret each artist's vision as though the art had been entrusted to them today, to mark Confederation's 150th anniversary. The 90-year-old concepts have been painstakingly adapted for modern engraving techniques-including a reverse proof finish that allows the more brilliant engraved elements to shine bright againstthe matte backdrop. The five-cent coin by Canadian artist J. A second design by MacDonald graces the reverse of the25-cent coin, and centres on a soaring view of theiconic Peace Tower on Parliament Hill. The clock tower soars high above the clouds and is surrounded by a ribbon-wrapped laurel of leaves, from which hangs four bells-an ode to the Dominion Carillon, which was inaugurated on July 1, 1927, during the Diamond Jubilee festivities. Each bell bears engraved numbers that combine to form the commemorative dates "2017" and "1867". Emanuel Otto Hahn (reverse), Sir E. For in-person pick-up we also accept cash or Interac. Please wait for us to send you an invoice.