350 years ago Canada was inhabited by Europeans and known as ‘New France’ but there was a coin shortage in the colony. To remedy this, French coins known as 15-Sols were shipped from France and began circulating in Canada.
These coins stand as some of the FIRST EVER coins to circulate in Canada and are an integral part of the nation’s history. And now, to mark the 350th anniversary of this, The Royal Canadian Mint has issued a BRAND NEW commemorative.
40 times rarer than the original
This BRAND NEW 24-Carat Gold coin, struck to a proof finish, features a design that’s a faithful replica of the original – in fact this coin design has never been featured on a Canadian coin before!
It’s thought that just 400,000 original French 15-Sols were ever struck and shipped from the Paris Mint to be used in Canada. That’s an incredibly small amount, and makes it one of the most sought-after historic Canadian coins around – there’s only 17 known examples of it in the world!
Which leads to why the Royal Canadian Mint’s new commemorative Gold Proof 15-Sol is so important…
JUST 1,000 have been authorised for release worldwide. That makes this issue 40 times rarer than the original, meaning your chances of owning one are extremely limited.
Extremely limited – secure yours today – for JUST £69.50
Out of the 1,000 available worldwide very few will make their way to the UK. There are surely not enough coins to satisfy Canadian collectors, let alone collectors around the rest of the globe.
As official distributors we have been lucky to secure JUST 75 of these historically significant issues for UK collectors.
And if you’re quick you can secure one today with a deposit of just £69.50 (+p&p), followed by nine further equal interest-free instalments – just tick the instalment option at the checkout.
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Canada 2020 Relics of New France - Louis XIV 15 SOL Gold Coin
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- Year of Issue: 2020
- Country of Issue: Canada
- Metal: 99.99% Pure Gold
- Diameter: 20mm
- Weight: 7.8g
- Denomination: $10
- Finish: Proof
- Mintage: 1,000