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BLUENOSE Tall Ships Legacy Gold Coin 200$ Canada 2016


First in an outstanding four-coin subscription series “Tall Ships Legacy”, which celebrates the famous tall ships that have left an indelible mark on Canadian history. This Gold coin commemorates the 95th anniversary of the Bluenose – a Canadian schooner and a racing legend. Extremely limited mintage to only 275 in the world!

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Bluenose was a Canadian fishing and racing schooner from Nova Scotia built in 1921. A celebrated racing ship and fishing vessel, Bluenose under the command of Angus Walters became a provincial icon for Nova Scotia and an important Canadian symbol in the 1930s. She was later commemorated by a replica Bluenose II built in 1963; leaking and worn out, she was dismantled in 2010, and rebuilt in the same shipyard as its ancestors in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, and launched in 2013. The name "bluenose" originated as a nickname for Nova Scotians from as early as the late 18th century. The Bluenose was designed by William Roué and built by Smith and Rhuland, Bluenose was launched in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia on March 26, 1921, and christened by Audrey Marie Smith. She was built to be a racing ship and fishing vessel, in response to the defeat of the Nova Scotian Fishing Schooner Delawana by the Gloucester, Massachusetts fishing schooner Esperanto in 1920, in a race sponsored by the Halifax Herald newspaper.

  • CountryCanada
  • Year2016
  • Face Value200 Dollars
  • MetalGold
  • Fineness (purity)999/1000
  • Weight (g)31.16
  • Diameter (mm)30
  • QualityProof
  • Mintage (pcs)275
  • Certificate (COA)Yes
  • Presentation case (box)Yes
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The reverse design by Canadian artist Neil Hamelin features a starboard side view of Canada’s iconic schooner, the Bluenose, under full sail and heeled at a distinctive racing angle. The legendary racing ship and working fishing vessel is brought to life through intricate engraving that captures her likeness in outstanding detail, including the rigging and even the dories on deck. Atop the foremast and mainmast, the Canadian Red Ensign and the Flag of Nova Scotia flap in the wind that fills the ship’s eight sails, as the Bluenose charges for victory in the waters of the North Atlantic.