1867-2017 5c Big Coin Series Rabbit 5 oz Pure Silver Coin Royal Canadian Mint
The 2017 Big Coins series has iconic designs created by Alex Colville in 1967 for Canada's centennial celebration. Mintage of this coin is limited to just 2,150. The Design: The design for the five cents denomination presents a hopping rabbit as a symbol of fertility. While the original 1967 version was struck in less than 5 grams of nickel, this new 2017 version has grown to a 65 mm diameter with a weight of more than five ounces (157.6 grams) of pure silver. The finish on the Big Coin is the finest quality double struck proof, and the rabbit has been enhanced with a layer of 24 karat gold, creating a spectacular work of numismatic art. Even the obverse portrait of Queen Elizabeth is special, featuring the effigy in use in 1967 with selective gold plating on the Queen's gown. 2017 Big Coins series has iconic designs created by Alex Colville in 1967 for Canada's centennial celebration. The design for the five cents denomination presents a hopping rabbit as a symbol of fertility.
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