• 2004 Canadian First French Settlement $1 Silver BU Coin reverse
  • 2004 Canadian First French Settlement $1 Silver BU Coin obverse
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  • 2004 Canadian First French Settlement $1 Silver BU Coin reverse
  • 2004 Canadian First French Settlement $1 Silver BU Coin obverse
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  • 2004 Canadian First French Settlement $1 Silver BU Coin front cover
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2004 Canadian First French Settlement $1 Silver BU Coin

This Canadian silver brilliant uncirculated $1 coin commemorates the 400th anniversary of the first French settlement in ÎIe Sainte-Croix.

This coin is struck in .9999 fine silver and contains 0.8093 troy ounces of the precious metal.

The dollar is struck in fine silver to a brilliant uncirculated finish and is supplied in a capsule, housed in its original card box, and accompanied by an informative combined leaflet and certificate.


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French Explorers

In June 1604, Samuel de Champlain and Pierre du Gua (Dugua), Sieur de Monts were exploring the Atlantic coast in order to establish the first settlement that would solidify France's rights to this region of the New World. Sailing into a bay in New Brunswick, they discovered an island at the cross-shaped confluence of three rivers- a perfectly strategic site which Sieur de Monts promptly named ÎIe Sainte-Croix.

ÎIe Sainte-Croix

By late September, the settlement was built - just in time for the snow that began to fall a few days later. The river quickly filled with ice floes, cutting the colony off from the mainland. Surrounded by salt water, the men were forced to spend the winter with very little food or firewood for heat. When spring warmed, only 44 of the original 79 men were alive. The settlement was relocated, but the historic impact of this small island would endure for centuries to come.


The obverse is the now familiar portrait of the Queen by Susanna Blunt, whose SB initials appear at the left just above the truncation. The coin bears the legend:



The reverse design shows a seventeenth century sailing ship, a galleon with sails billowing, and Champlain's original drawing of the island settlement. It was designed by Canadian artist Robert-Ralph Carmichael, who initials RRC appear to the left of the ship.


Silver Weight Troy Ounces0.809
Fineness / Carat0.9999 Fine
Obverse DesignerSusanna Blunt
Reverse DesignerRobert-Ralph Carmichael
Issuing Monarch Elizabeth II (1952-2022)
Mint / BrandRoyal Canadian Mint
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Bullion coins are provided as is and on occasion may have some minor scratches or edge knocks. These are not regarded as faulty or damaged goods as their precious metal content and value as a bullion coin is not affected. Any coin sold for a value less than a 180% intrinsic is considered a bullion coin.

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If your product is not a graded coin and is considered a bullion item, it should be noted that these are bought and sold on low premiums over their precious metal content and not solely for aesthetic purposes; therefore, some products may have edge knocks and/or marks. These edge knocks and marks do not alter the specifications of the coins.

Please note that all investment products are exempt from the Consumer Contracts (Information, Cancellation and Additional Charges) Regulations 2013 and therefore customers do not have the right to cancel their order once the order has been accepted. If customers no longer wish to go ahead with their investment purchase, there is an option to sell the products back to Chard (1964) Ltd instead. View our current buy back prices.

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  • Within the UK and BFPO - Next day fully insured and tracked. Delivery starts from £6. 

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