15 Dollars - Elizabeth II Building the Canadian Pacific Railway

15 Dollars - Elizabeth II (Building the Canadian Pacific Railway) -  obverse15 Dollars - Elizabeth II (Building the Canadian Pacific Railway) -  reverse

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Features

Location Canada
Issuing entity Royal Canadian Mint
Queen Elizabeth II (1952-date)
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 2015
Value 15 Dollars
15 CAD = USD 12
Currency Canadian dollar (1858-date)
Composition Silver (.9999)
Weight 23.17 g
Diameter 36.07 mm
Shape Round
Technique Milled
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Number N# 76524
Numista type number (https://en.numista.com/help/what-is-the-n-number-visible-in-the-catalogue-33.html)
References RCM/MRC# 135223,
Monnaie Royale Canadienne (https://www.mint.ca/)
KM# 1664
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA.
And 5 more volumes.

Commemorative issue

Exploring Canada Series

Obverse

Effigy of Queen Elizabeth II facing right.

Script: Latin

Lettering: ELIZABETH II D·G·REGINA

Unabridged legend: ELIZABETH II DEI GRATIA REGINA

Engraver: Susan Taylor

Susan Taylor is a Canadian sculptor who serves as Senior Engraver for the Royal Canadian Mint (RCM). Rewarded by multiple prizes, she is vice-delegate of the International Art Medal Federation and was president of the Medallic Art Society of Canada.

Designer: Susanna Blunt

Susanna Blunt is a Canadian portrait artist who designed the most recent portrait of Queen Elizabeth II on the current Canadian coinage, which began in 2003. She was born in Harbin, China, the daughter of an English banker. Blunt started her studies at the Banff School of Fine Arts as a young teenager.

Reverse

Two "navvies" hard at work driving a spike while the third worker hauls gravel to fill the gap between railway ties.

Script: Latin

Lettering:
CANADA
2015
JM
15 DOLLARS

Designer: John Mantha

Edge

Serrated

Comments

Eighth coin in the 10-coin series.

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC
2015  6 144 Matte proof finish

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