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Proof (Double Dollar) Sets, 1971-date



















Denomination: Set from 1 cent to $1.00, up to the $2.00 in sets 1997 onwards; Composition: Standard metals of nickel & nickel-aureate-bronze, the silver dollar is 50% silver to 1991 and 92.5% thereafter; Issued: Beginning in 1971, continues as an annual issue.

Proof sets are one of the most popular issues of the Royal Canadian Mint. Although the coins from 1971 to 1980 are technically of specimen quality, the whole series is generally known as the Proof set series. The coins were not actually entirely proof until 1981. The sets of 1971 and 1972 do not contain any silver coins, instead showing the front and back of the nickel dollar. A separate silver dollar was issued but never placed in the sets.

Proof sets are also known as Double-Dollar sets, or Prestige sets. Coins come suspended between layers of plastic in a special frame and mounted into a leather book style format, so that the cover may be opened to see the front of the coins and then the center piece turned over to see the backs of the coins. The date is foil stamped on the spine of the set.

Some "Custom Order" sets are known where a company has paid to have a special set made just for them. In this case, the name of the company is also foil stamped inside the cover. Issues like this are known for the Xerox Corp, and for Jeep-Eagle Corp. Proof sets are the only way to acquire the general circulation strike coins in proof condition, whereas the dollar coin is available separately.

Please note that this catalogue is used as both an ordering tool and the only online reference list of its kind. We do not always have every item available in every grade, nor do we have every older coin or set. However, we tend to have many items available in many grades. Rare or hard to obtain items may not be available. Anything not currently available can be located for you if you request by sending an e-mail, fax, or by calling.

Description Mintage Price
1971 Centenary of BC Joining Confederation  66,860     16.00   
1972 Voyageurs and Canoe  36,349     30.00   
1973 Centenary of Formation of RCMP  119,801     20.00   
1973 Centenary of Formation of RCMP - Large Bust  Incl. Above     300.00   
1974 Centenary of Founding of Winnipeg  85,230     18.00   
1975 Centenary of Founding of Calgary - Attached Jewel  97,263     18.00   
1975 Centenary of Founding of Calgary - Detached Jewel [25.00]  Incl. Above  Sold out 
1976 Centenary of Opening of Library of Parliament  87,744     18.00   
1977 25th Anniversary (Silver Jubilee) of Queen Elizabeth II  142,577     18.00   
1978 11th Commonwealth Games in Edmonton - Square Jewels  147,000     18.00   
1978 11th Commonwealth Games in Edmonton - Round Jewels [40.00]  Incl. Above  Sold Out 
1979 The Griffon, 1st Voyage by a Commercial Ship on the Great Lakes  155,698     20.00   
1980 The Canadian Arctic/Polar Bear  162,875     25.00   
1981 Trans-Continental Railroad  199,000     22.00   
1982 Centenary of Regina  180,908     18.00   
1983 Universiade - University Games in Edmonton  166,779     18.00   
1984 Centenary of Toronto  161,602     18.00   
1985 Centenary of Canadian National Parks  153,950     18.00   
1986 Centenary of the Completion of the Railroad at Vancouver  176,224     18.00   
1987 400th Anniversary of John Davis and the Davis Strait  175,686     24.00   
1988 St. Maurice Ironworks  175,259     25.00   
1989 Mackenzie River Exploration  154,693     30.00   
1990 Henry Kelsey and Plains  158,068     35.00   
1991 The Steamer Frontenac, First Steamship on the Great Lakes  131,888     50.00   
1992 The Kingston to York Stagecoach  147,061     40.00   
1993 Centenary of the Stanley Cup  143,065     40.00   
1994 Last RCMP Dog Sled Patrol  104,485     45.00   
1994 Memorial with Cenotaph Loon $1  Incl. Above     45.00   
1995 325th Anniversary of the Founding of the Hudson's Bay Company   101,560     45.00   
1995 Memorial with UN Peacekeepers Loon $1  Incl. Above     45.00   
1996 200th Anniversary of John MacIntosh  112,835     65.00   
1997 1972 Canada-Russia Hockey Series  113,647     65.00   
1998 125 Years of the RCMP  93,632     60.00   
1908-1998 Replica Set with Proof Finish [60.00]    Sold out 
1908-1998 Replica Set with Antiqued Finish       55.00   
1999 Voyage of Juan Perez, Sighting of the Queen Charlotte Islands  95,113     70.00   
2000 Voyage of Discovery  90,921     65.00   
1951-2001 National Ballet 50th Anniversary   74,194     65.00   
1952-2002 50th Anniversary (Golden Jubilee) of Queen Elizabeth II's Ascension to the Throne  65,315     65.00   
1952-2002 50th Anniversary (Golden Jubilee) of Queen Elizabeth II's Ascension to the Throne, Special Edition with Gold Plated Silver Dollar   33,490     65.00   
2003 Centenary of Largest Silver Strike at Cobalt, Ontario  60,282     65.00   
1953-2003 50th Anniversary of Queen Elizabeth II's Coronation [65.00]  21,400  Sold out 
2004 Ile. St-Croix, 400th Anniversary of First French Settlement  57,614     65.00   
2005 40th Anniversary of the Canadian Flag [2 available]  62,286     80.00   
2006 Victoria Cross with Selectively Gold Plated Silver $1       125.00   
2007 Thayendanegea with Selectively Gold Plated Silver $1  60,000     109.95   
2008 400th Anniversary of Quebec City with Selectively Gold Plated Silver $1 [1 available w/o sleeve]  60,000     109.95   
2009 100th Anniversary of Flight in Canada with Selectively Gold Plated Silver $1 [1 available]  55,000     109.95   
2010 100th Anniversary of the Canadian Navy with Selectively Gold Plated Silver $1 [1 available]  55,000     109.95   
2010 Limited Edition Commemorating the 75th Anniversary of the Voyageur Silver Dollar [very small chip in front corner of case--229.95]]  5,000  Sold out 
2011 100th Anniversary of Parks Canada with Selectively Gold Plated Silver $1  45,000     114.95   
2011 Special Edition Proof Set - 100th Anniversary of the Striking of the 1911 Canada Silver Dollar [1 available]  6,000     249.95   
2012 200th Anniversary of the War of 1812  40,000     99.95   
2012 200th Anniversary of the War of 1812 with Selectively Gold Plated Silver [1 available; 1 other available with some damage on underside of outer box-sleeve--ask for $5 off in comments box]  20,000     229.95   
2013 100th Anniversary of the Canadian Arctic Expedition with Selectively Gold Plated Silver $1  25,000     229.95   
2014 100th Anniversary of the Declaration of WW I  25,000     229.95   
2014 Silver Dollar 100th Anniversary of the Declaration of WW I  30,000     99.95   
2015 50th Anniversary of the Canadian Flag  20,000     229.95   
2015 Special Edition 50th Anniversary of the Canadian Flag [99.95]  20,000  Sold out 
2016 150th Anniversary of the Transatlantic Cable [Limit 3 per household]  20,000     229.95   
2016 Special Edition 150th Anniversary of the Transatlantic Cable [119.95]  12,500  Sold out 
2017 Special Edition Proof Set Canada 150 Our Home and Native Land [229.95]  20,000  Sold out 
2017 150th Anniversary of Canadian Confederation  20,000     234.95   
2017 Special Edition Proof Set Canada 150 Our Home and Native Land [99.95]  25,000  Sold out 
All prices shown in Canadian Dollars