2003 $1 Silver Proof - 100th Anniversary Cobalt Silver Strike

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100th ANNIVERSARY OF THE COBALT SILVER STRIKE

Imagine discovering a glimmering vein of silver in the middle of Ontario's wilderness.  This is precisely what happened to Fred La Rose, a blacksmith who was forging rails for the railway in northern Ontario in 1903. According to local legend, he tossed his hammer to scare off a pesky fox but struck a rock, revealing a vein of silver the size of which the world had never seen.  Literally overnight, Cobalt became an international sensation as countless prospectors and mining companies rushed to stake their claim at this incredible site.

This fine Silver Proof Dollar designed by Canadian artist John Mardon depicts a typical head frame, a Silver vein and the legendary fox.  The obverse features the portrait of the Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Dora de Pedery-Hunt. 

Denomination - Canadian dollar

Composition - Silver Proof (99.99%)

Weight - 25.175g

Diameter - 28mm

Worldwide Mintage Limit -125,000

Mint - Royal Canadian Mint


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