2016 Canada $25 1 oz Silver "Invention of Basketball" Coin
Introducing the first-ever colored convex-shaped coin from the Canadian Mint. The sport of basketball, one of the most popular world-wide, was invented in 1891. This coin celebrates the 125th anniversary of this achievement with a convex-shaped coin.
Designed by Canadian artist Glen Green, your coin uses the coin's deeply convex curvature to recreate the rounded shape of a basketball. In addition to the engineering complexity of the coin's unusual shape, precision engraving replicates the tactile elements that are famously associated with the basketball – specifically the recessed lines and dimpled surface – while the application of color captures its iconic orange appearance.
In the foreground, an engraved action shot captures the classic, fast-paced intensity of the game. The player on the left leaps toward the net as he goes for a dunk, while the player on the right moves quickly to defend the shot with his outstretched arm. On both sides, two engraved basketballs overlap the wide band that frames the reverse image, where the word "CANADA" is engraved above the commemorative dates "1891-2016" that mark basketball's 125th anniversary.
As the one side of your coin is convex, the other side is concave. Crafted in 99.99% pure silver, the denomination is 25 Canadian Dollars and comes to you in Proof Condition.
Display Box Dimensions: 3" x 3" x 1-1/4"
Distributed by the Franklin Mint. Country of origin is Canada.
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