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The Royal Canadian Mint's (RCM) annual $100 gold coin, now in 99.99% pure gold — order today!

The design that gave Bluenose the gift of speed also gave the schooner its grace and majesty. RCM's 2021 Bluenose centennial celebration continues on this limited edition collectible, which highlights the ingenuity and elegance of the ship's design. On the 20 mm coin's reverse, the photo of a newly launched Bluenose before being fitted with sails and rigging presents a different view of the fishing vessel, while the hull drawing is a nod to the design that made it a racing champion.

This is the only gold coin in RCM's 2021 celebration of the 100th anniversary of Bluenose. Mintage is limited to 2,000 coins worldwide — order today!

Special features:

Design: The reverse celebrates Bluenose through two images that are precisely aligned to create a contrasting effect. In the background, the hull drawing focuses on W.J. Roué's streamlined design and the clean lines that contributed to the ship's successful racing career. In the foreground, the image of Bluenose without sails and dressed in an array of signal flags is based on a launch day (March 26, 1921) photograph, but the use of a forced perspective emphasizes the bow and creates a sense of movement. The obverse features the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Susanna Blunt.

Did you know?

A Winner By Design: In the Smith and Rhuland shipyard in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia., the construction methods were the same ones that had built more than 100 vessels, but Bluenose's design set it apart. Its architect, William James Roué, had envisioned a sleek-looking schooner that would be a "combination of Gloucester and Nova Scotian vessels, with the depth of the former and the breadth of the latter." Through theory and calculations, Roué drafted the blueprints for a vessel with a large hold for her catch carrying capacity and a hull that was optimized for reduced resistance in water—giving her speed that was a benefit in her fishing and racing careers.

Bluenose Specifications: Vessel no. 150,404, registered at the Port of Lunenburg, N.S., in March 1921. Length: 43.6 metres (143 feet) *not including bowsprit Waterline length: 34 metres (112 feet) Displacement tonnage: 258 tonnes (285 tons) Beam: 8.2 metres (27 feet) Draught: 4.85 metres (15 feet 10 inches) Sail area: 930 square metres (10,000 square feet)

Packaging: Your coin is individually encapsulated and presented in a Royal Canadian Mint-branded clamshell with a black beauty box.

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'Bluenose' is an official mark adopted and used by the Nova Scotia Department of Communities, Culture and Heritage pursuant to the Trade-marks Act (Canada). It is used by the Royal Canadian Mint with the Department's permission. William James Roué Signature © jeroué. Used with permission. Blueprints of 1921 BLUENOSE © jeroué. Used with permission. bluenose.novascotia.ca wjroue.ca

Your coin will be received in a beautiful, Royal Canadian Mint, branded clamshell box.

Specifications
7365
Canada
Brilliant uncirculated
9999
2021
20
CAD 100
0.25077
Yes
2000

SKU

7365

Country

Canada

Condition

Brilliant uncirculated

Purity

9999

First Released

2021

Diameter (mm)

20

Denomination

CAD 100

Metal Weight (ozt)

0.25077

Certificate

Yes

Mintage

2000
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