Celebrate the lumberjack way of
life with this dramatic scene of hard-working loggers, minted in
here for all available coins in the Tribute to the Trades Historical
voice cries out in the forest, “TIMBER!” and a
tree falls to the ground. This was the scene that played out across
Canada as lumbermen worked to fulfill the growing demand for wood in
the 19th century. As time marches on, the demand for Canada's exquisite
in the Historical
has only grown as well - so when you find a
back date that you need, we recommend acquiring it straightaway!
was a welcome supplement to the lean winter months that farming
communities had to face. Armed with brawn, saw and axe, leagues of
lumberjacks disappeared into the forests for the entire season. Trees
were easier to fell when the sap was not running. And snow greatly
eased the difficult task of moving logs to the river.
Later, when the ice thawed, the lumbermen's attention turned to the
downriver “drive.” They released winter’s
the water and jumped from log to log as they guided their quarry with
long hooks. The sawmill was days or weeks away and they traveled by
raft, a floating community that could span hundreds of yards across.
It was dangerous work, but an adventurous life that has been
romanticized by subsequent generations. Later, responsible timbering
operations have resulted in the sustainable logging industry, securing
the future of this vital trade. And this perfectly engraved and crafted
22-karat gold proof recaptures the early days of timber trade - an
industry that helped build a nation and continues to enrich the
Canadian experience into the 21st century.
This year the mintage limit of the $200 gold coin remains low again
this year, previously
cut from 9,000 to only 4,500!
This is a very small
mintage indeed for the second entry in this heavily demanded series, so
recommend not waiting on this one. The $200 Gold Proof Historical
Commerce & Trades Program
has proven to be exceedingly popular, with most of the earlier issues
currently unavailable. Consider too the dramatic scene and add this
gold gem to your portfolio today!
here for more great gold coins!
finely engraved and dynamic depiction of two lumberjacks, hewing at a
huge tree trunk, with an axe and ferns in the foreground. The
denomination is also indicated.
Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II of England, in profile facing right.
This portrait, the fourth effigy of the queen to appear on Canadian
coinage, was executed by the artist Susanna Blunt. The legend ELIZABETH
II D. G. REGINA ("Elizabeth II, Queen by the Grace of God"), date and
mint mark also appear.
coins highlighting history!
The coin is encapsulated inside a burgundy leatherette, clamshell-style
presentation case, lined with black velvet and protected by a black
outer box. An
individually-numbered certificate of authenticity is included.