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Bluenose Coin & Stamp Collection 
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The “Bluenose” 10 cent coin is one of Canada’s most loved coins.

• It features Canada’s most famous sailing vessel.

• The “Bluenose” was a racing schooner from Nova Scotia that was launched in 1921 to compete for the newly-established International Fisherman’s Trophy.

• During an 18-year racing career, “Bluenose” never lost an International Fisherman’s Trophy series.

• The coin was first minted in 1937.

• Although the design is officially a “fishing schooner under sail” it is actually an image of “Bluenose.”

• Nova Scotians are known as “bluenoses,” but the origin of the name is not clear.

This historic collection includes the five different versions of the “Bluenose” coin.

• The original “Bluenose” 10 cent coin was struck from 1937-1952 and features King George VI on the obverse.

• The coin is struck in .800 silver.

• The next four coins depict Queen Elizabeth II on the obverse.

• The 1953-1966 coin was struck in .800 silver.

• The 1968 coin was struck in .500 silver as a transition from .800 silver to nickel.

• The 1968-1999 coin was struck in 1.000 nickel.

• Starting in 2000, the coin was struck in .920 steel.

• Collection includes all five different versions of the coin.

• Also included is an official Canadian postage stamp featuring an image of “Bluenose.”

• The stamp was issued in 1988 and features “Bluenose” and skipper Angus Walters.

• The stamp is out of issue and is no longer available from post offices.

The collection comes in a custom display wallet with a Certificate of Authenticity.

 

Price: $29.99

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