2018 6 oz Canadian Antique Carousel Movable Miniature Gilded Proof Silver Coin
This beautiful silver coin is dedicated to an Antique Carousel, which has the ability to create a sense of magic and wonder that stays with us forever. The coin features a magnet that moves the wonderful Carousel miniature, has a great design and comes in an elegant case, along with the Certificate of Authenticity.
The reverse of the coin is designed by Canadian artist Calder Moore beautifully conveys the century-old ambience of an antique carousel, where engraved elements typify its fanciful décor. Imagine the sound of old-time carnival music and the illuminating effect of the carousel’s lights that are represented by a row of bulbs that line a scalloped rounding board. Two illustrations of horse riders add a touch of vintage art amid the gold-plated, rococo-style scrollwork, which provides the base for an unusual topper: a miniature carousel. Carefully sculpted in outstanding detail, this silver piece is affixed to the coin’s surface in a way that allows for a rotational movement assisted by a magnet (included). As you turn the magnet to rotate the carousel, the selectively gold-plated horses mimic the up-and-down motion of their real-life counterparts. On the bottom of the reverse, the inscriptions: “CANADA” – the issuing country, “50 DOLLARS” – the face value and “2018” – the year of issue. The obverse of the coin depicts the Effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the inscriptions: “ELIZABETH II” – the name of the Queen and “D. G . Regina” – Dei Gratia Regina.