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2008 Proof Set of Canadian Coinage

2008 Proof Set of Canadian Coinage

Proof Set

The Royal Canadian Mint is proud to present the 2008 proof set of Canadian coinage. It is the first such set to feature the commemorative silver dollar selectively gold plated on both the reverse and the obverse.

The elegant book-style packaging. with removable lens, splendidly complements these fine coins. Mintage of these sets has been limited worldwide.

Echoes of history: Celebrating the 400th Anniversary of Québec City (1608-2008)

2008 Proof Set of Canadian CoinageIn 1608. Samuel de Champlain landed on the shores of the St. Lawrence River at a place the Algonquin people called Kebek. "Where the river narrows" was a popular spot where they came to fish and to barter.

For nearly one hundred years prior, the French had tried to get a foothold on this part of the New World but were outmatched by scurvy, harsh winters and hostile natives. Now, as Champlain surveyed this strategic point on the river, its natural harbour and aboriginal presence, he knew it was the ideal location for a fur trading post.

Champlain's first habitation was a residence, warehouse and tort combined, complete with cannons, a palisade of wood stakes, a moat and a drawbridge. Within the year, it was a bustling enterprise where First Nations people came to trade furs for European goods.

As ships sailed the ocean and canoes paddled up and down river, Kebec became a hustling maritime city, the third largest in North America. By the mid I800's, it was a major outlet for lumber and soon added wheat to its exports. But the city's unique character attracted more than industry. Two hundred years ago. wealthy tourists were already writing about this "masterpiece of art and nature" in their memoirs.

Now as the only walled city in North America celebrates its 400th year. visitors have an enviable opportunity to literally step into the past and listen to the echoes of history from within its walls.

2008 Proof Set of Canadian Coinage

$99.95 CDN


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