Playing Card Money - 4 Coin Set

Canada 2008 - 4 x $15 - Playing Card Money Set - 4 x 31.56g LIMITED Silver Coin Set

Only a few of these have been issued by Royal Canadian Mint!
This silver coin is dedicated to history and currency.

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Country Canada
Year 2008
Face Value currency Dollar
Face Value number 15
Metal Silver - Gilded
Fineness 925/1000
Weight 31,56g
Dimensions 49,8 x 28,6 mm
Edge Flat
Quality Proof
Certificate of authenticity yes
Presentation Case yes
Price $408.33
Coin Story

In 17th-century New France, everything was in short supply - including coins. In a desperate move to keep his colony working, the governor issued playing cards bearing a written promise to pay what was owed when the next shipment of coins arrived from France. In 1729, authorities began using plain card stock, which circulated like modern bank notes, until New France fell to the British in 1759 - some 75 years after this unique form of money first appeared in 1685.Unique rectangular coin shape echoes the form and design of 18th-century playing cards. Superb engraving, combined with colour and selective gold plating on the edge of the coin.

Reverse Design

The reveres designs of the coins feature a classic Jack of Hearts, Queen of Spades, King of Hearts, and the Ten of Spades playing card. Parts of the characters are coloured, the rest is finely engraved into the background. The edges of the coin are gold-plated.

Obverse Design

The obverse of the coin features the an effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, which is outlines by finely engraved ornaments.


The Playing Card Money - 4 Coin Set Silver coins come in a presentation case with a Certificate of Authenticity.

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