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TRIVIAL PURSUIT 35 Anniversary Silver Coin 25 Dollars Canada 2017


This Silver coin celebrates the 35th anniversary of a classic board game whose worldwide success has made it a household name, the Trivial Pursuit. The Silver coin comes beautifully enclosed in a premium wooden case and custom packaging that cleverly mimics a Trivial Pursuit board and box, with Certificate of Authenticity included. Limited worldwide mintage of only 10.000 coins.

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Availability date: 11/11/2016

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Trivial Pursuit
Trivial Pursuit is a board game in which winning is determined by a player's ability to answer general knowledge and popular culture questions. The game was created in December 1979 in Montreal, Quebec, by Canadian Chris Haney, a photo editor for Montreal's The Gazette, and Scott Abbott, a sports editor for The Canadian Press. After finding pieces of their Scrabble game missing, they decided to create their own game. With the help of John Haney and Ed Werner, they completed development of the game, which was released in 1982. In North America, the game's popularity peaked in 1984, a year in which over 20 million games were sold. The rights to the game were initially licensed to Selchow and Righter in 1982, then to Parker Brothers (now part of Hasbro) in 1988, after initially being turned down by the Virgin Group; in 2008 Hasbro bought the full rights, for US$80 million. As of 2004, nearly 88 million games had been sold in 26 countries and 17 languages. Northern Plastics of Elroy, Wisconsin produced 30,000,000 games between 1983 and 1985. In December 1993, Trivial Pursuit was named to the “Games Hall of Fame” by Games magazine. An online version of Trivial Pursuit was launched in September 2003.

  • CountryCanada
  • Year2017
  • Face Value25 Dollars
  • MetalSilver
  • Fineness (purity)999/1000
  • Weight (g)31.39
  • Diameter (mm)34
  • QualityProof
  • Mintage (pcs)10.000
  • Certificate (COA)Yes
  • Presentation case (box)Yes
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The reverse design pays tribute to the enduring popularity of Trivial Pursuit, its Canadian origins, and its 35-year history as one of the top-selling board games in the world. The piedfort offers nearly double the thickness of traditional coins, allowing for high-relief engraving to capture the look and feel of a player’s rounded game piece, as viewed from above. The raised elements mimic the appearance of the six individual wedges that complete this game-winning piece, while the application of coloured enamel recreates the iconic colours of each question category: History (yellow), Geography (blue), Entertainment (pink), Arts & Literature (purple), Science & Nature (green), and Sports & Leisure (orange). The reverse also features the iconic “Trivial Pursuit” logo engraved between the commemorative dates “1982” and “2017”, along with the word “Canada” and the face value “25 Dollars”. The obverse features the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Susanna Blunt.