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THE LIBRARY OF PARLIAMENT Concave Shape Ultra High Relief Antique Finish Silver Coin 25$ Canada 2016


First concave coin for the RCM creating unparalleled beauty and provides the perfect canvas for recreating the Library of Parliament’s breathtaking domed ceiling just as if you were standing in the room itself. The ultra high relief detailed engraving enhanced with this antique finish gives each coin its unique aspect and a 360 degree viewing. This coin marks the 140th anniversary of the building.

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The Library of Parliament
The Library of Parliament has been called "the most beautiful room in Canada".
The only part of the original Centre Block to survive the fire of 1916, the Library was saved by an employee - M. MacCormac - who closed the iron doors at the entrance of the building.
Built in the Victorian Gothic style (starting in 1859 and completed in 1876), its collection and services are used daily by Canadian Parliamentarians. Their work is done within the library's architecturally stunning surroundings, which include a parquet floor made of oak, cherry and walnut, and a beautiful lantern dome roof.  
The interior and exterior of the library, which is featured on the Canadian $10 bill, were extensively restored and upgraded between 2002-2006.

  • CountryCanada
  • Year2016
  • Face Value25 Dollars
  • MetalSilver
  • Fineness (purity)999/1000
  • Weight (g)23.17
  • Diameter (mm)36.07
  • QualityAntique Finish
  • Mintage (pcs)6.000
  • Certificate (COA)Yes
  • Presentation case (box)Yes
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The reverse design boasts an astonishing level of dimension and depth through the use of the coin’s concave shape, which lends itself beautifully to recreating the Library of Parliament’s lavish interior and domed ceiling. A unique viewing perspective from the base of the marble statue of Queen Victoria immerses the viewer in the artwork, conveying the reading room’s soaring height and spaciousness while creating the impression that they are on-site, looking upward at the ceiling. The intricately carved pine bookshelves that encircle the reading room are replicated on the reverse along the rim, further contributing to the 360-degree viewing experience. The coin's obverse depicts the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the face value.