This coin has been certified by NGC as a perfect MS-70. NGC defines a Mint State 70 coin as having no post-production imperfections visible at 5x magnification. Early release means that it was received by NGC within the first thirty days of issue. The coin is held in an NGC coin slab with a Canada (Red) Early Releases label.
Celebrate the Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth with the 1/2 oz Calgary Stampede Silver Coin, produced by the Royal Canadian Mint!
This ½ oz silver coin is an uncommon Royal Canadian Mint issue as it is priced as bullion, rather than like a numismatic coin. The $2 face value gives holders the security of knowing the coin will be honoured as legal tender in Canada. With low premiums and an unprecedented guaranteed resale value when selling to Silver Gold Bull, you can be assured that your investment is a sound one.
Since 1912 the Calgary Stampede has been representative of the Wild West spirit that has been expressed by the evolution of the City of Calgary. The Calgary Stampede traces its roots back to the Calgary Frontier Days and Cowboy Championship. The rodeo events, still the centrepiece of the Calgary Stampede, are the richest tournament-style rodeo in the world. Cowboy athletes compete for over $2 million in prize money, and the bull riding event is considered the most dangerous and glamorous event in the show.
The obverse of the coin was executed by Canadian artist Steve Hepburn. He typically creates his art through oil painting, and his designs have been featured in many publications. Steve has also designed many coins for the Royal Canadian Mint, and this looks to be his finest yet. Hepburn's bull rider appears to be leaping out of the silver background with all four of the bull's hooves in the air above stylized clouds of dust. The famed Calgary Stampede logo, complete with cattle brand appears below.
|Obverse: Susanna Blunt Reverse: Steve Hepburn|
|The words "Elizabeth II Canada D.G. Regina 2 Dollars" and the Susanna Blunt Effigy of Queen Elizabeth II|
|A cowboy resolutely riding a fierce bull above stylized clouds of dust and the Calgary Stampede brand with the words "Canada 9999 Fine Silver 1/2 oz Argent Pur 9999 2015 Calgary Stampede" and the artists initials.|
|Royal Canadian Mint|