Canada Continues its Landscapes of the North $200 for $200 Series with “Vast Prairies”

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The Royal Canadian Mint has released the fourth $200 for $200 coin in its Landscapes of the North series, which highlights different ecologocial zones of Canada. Launched in 2014, previous themes in this series of two-ounce 99.99% silver coins include Towering Forests, Coastal Waters, and Rugged Mountains; the new issue is titled “Vast Prairies,” and features the sprawling grasslands of the Canadian West.

Coins in the Mint’s $200 for $200 series are available at the cost of their face value and measure 50 mm in diameter. The Towering Forests issue was given a mintage limit of 20,000 units, but all subsequent releases in this series, including the Vast Prairies coin, have been capped at 25,000 pieces.

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Luc Normandin designed the Vast Prairies reverse, which features a variety of cultural and ecological symbols reflective of the region in a 360-degree layout. Inscribed along the rim of the coin are CANADA, 200 DOLLARS, and 2016.

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Orders of this issue are limited to two coins per household. The item’s product pages lists its finish as Matte Proof.

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The obverse includes Susanna Blunt’s effigy of Queen Elizabeth II and the inscriptions ELIZABETH II and D.G. REGINA.

For more information on the 2016 Vast Prairies $200 for $200 coin, please visit the Web site of the Royal Canadian Mint. The Mint has also shared a short promotional video for the issue, which you can watch below.



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