2016 Silver Fractional Set: Longest-reigning Sovereign

2016 Silver Fractional Set: Reverse of 1 oz. coinJ&M is pleased to announce that the new 2016 fractional silver and gold sets are in stock.  The set is quite different than it appears in the Royal Canadian Mint’s product information sheets and website.  In a word, it’s better.  The obverse of the 1-oz. coin features a frosted field with one leaf plated in rose gold, one in yellow gold, and one left in its original silver look.  It’s a poetic hymn to the autumnal season in which these coins were launched.

2016 Silver Fractional Set: Obverse of 1 oz. coinThe obverse features the effigy that graced the bronze coronation medals from 1953; this same effigy made an appearance on the golden jubilee commemorative 50-cent coins from 2002.  It’s worth noting that while the RCM’s website shows yellow gold on the effigy, the sets have rose-gold plating.  The effect is much nicer, not least because rose gold is so seldom used for plating accents by the Mint.

I was unable to get a very good image of the entire set, but there is an image below.

2016 Silver Fractional SetNote that the yellow gold plating is used only on the 1-oz. coin, rendering it distinctive.  The smaller coins probably benefit from this decision, though.

This set is expected to sell out quickly.  To order, visit our website at www.jandm.com.  (Click on “catalog” on the far top left, then on “Royal Canadian Mint’ on the sidebar, and then “Proof, Hologram, Colourized, Test Maple Leaf Coins and Sets, Lunar Zodiac and Other Fractional Sets” on the next sidebar.  Scroll down.  Clicking on the price of the item will add it to your cart.)

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