LIGHTHOUSE AT PEGGYS COVE Celebrating 150th Anniversary Silver Coin 10$ Canada 2017

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Third issue in an exciting 13 coin series, as Canada celebrates its 150th anniversary, that showcases Canada’s iconic flora, fauna, landscapes and landmarks. This coin presents the Peggy’s Cove Lighthouse, an active lighthouse and an iconic Canadian image, has the vibrant colors and will be shipped in a special case, with Certificate of Authenticity. Limited mintage to 25.000 pcs in the world.

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Specifications
Country Canada
Year 2017
Face Value 10 Dollars
Metal Silver
Fineness (purity) 999/1000
Weight (g) 15.87
Diameter (mm) 34
Quality Proof
Mintage (pcs) 25.000
Certificate (COA) Yes
Presentation case (box) Yes
 
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The Lighthouse at Peggy's Cove
Peggys Point Lighthouse also known as Peggys Cove Lighthouse is an active lighthouse and an iconic Canadian image. Located within Peggys Cove, Nova Scotia, it is one of the busiest tourist attractions in the province and is a prime attraction on the Lighthouse Trail scenic drive. The lighthouse marks the eastern entrance of St. Margarets Bay and is officially known as the Peggys Point Lighthouse. The classic red-and-white lighthouse is still operated by the Canadian Coast Guard, and is situated on an extensive granite outcrop at Peggys Point, immediately south of the village and its cove. This lighthouse is one of the most-photographed structures in Atlantic Canada[citation needed] and one of the most recognizable lighthouses in the world. Visitors may explore the granite outcrop on Peggys Point around the lighthouse; despite numerous signs warning of unpredictable surf (including one on a bronze plaque on the lighthouse itself), several visitors each year are swept off the rocks by waves, sometimes drowning.

 
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Based on a photograph by Canadian photographer Dale Wilson, the reverse offers a sea-level view of the rocky shoreline at Peggy’s Cove, Nova Scotia. The sun’s first rays appear in the horizon to the east, over the calm waters of the Atlantic Ocean; while its return adds a warming glow to the winter sky, the faint daylight illuminates the wave-battered rocks that line this inlet. The iconic Peggy’s Cove Lighthouse is seen rising up toward the sky—a familiar landmark since its construction in 1915 (on the site of the previous 1868 light), and arguably is one of the world’s most photographed lighthouses. The application of vibrant colour over engraving recreates the life-like qualities of the original photograph, including the golden hues of the sunrise in a setting that is otherwise dominated by dark blue and grey colours. The reverse also features the engraved word “CANADA” and the dates “1867-2017” to commemorate the 150th anniversary of Confederation.

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