2016 Canada Invention of Basketball Domed 1 oz Silver Proof
This remarkably produced domed-coin issued by the Royal Canadian Mint celebrates the 125th anniversary of the invention of basketball. Invented in 1891 by Canadian Physical Educator, James Naismith, it is amazing the heights of popularity that the ball and the game has soared over the decades since. This colorized 2016 Canada Invention of Basketball Domed 1 oz Silver Proof coin is certainly a worthy tribute to the history of the game!
If you are looking for just the right gift for a special basketball player or a committed fan, look no further. This is it!
- 2016 Canada Invention of Basketball Domed 1 oz Silver Proof.
- Produced by the Royal Canadian Mint.
- Contains 1 oz 9999 fine silver.
- Comes in a clamshell display box with a custom shipper along with a certificate of authenticity.
- Obverse displays on the concave side the right-facing effigy of Queen Elizabeth II created by Susan Blunt. Inscriptions include "ELIZABETH II . D.G REGINA . 25 DOLLARS".
- Reverse features an incredibly designed tribute to the game of basketball produced on a highly-convex (domed) surface. This medium, coupled with the impeccable engraving and colorization presents a stunning action scene on the court. Two opposing players face-off on a high jump shot. The background displays the perfectly colorized basketball, with the ball's dimpling and recessed lines providing a similar tactile feel as that of an actual basketball. Simply amazing! On either side of the scene is a small basketball image. Inscriptions displayed in the wide rimband include "CANADA 1891-2016."
- Legal Tender of $25 in Canada.