Express your pride in Canada. On the 150th anniversary of Confederation, proud Canadians across the country are celebrating what it means to be Canadian in 2017.
The Royal Canadian Mint pays tribute to its great nation with a breathtaking and powerful design. Every element in this complex design represents a different political, historic, geographic and social aspect. It represents the story as a nation, all conveyed by the intricate engraving and careful use of multiple finishes.
- Contains 0.75 oz of .9999 fine Silver.
- Coins come in a mint-issued maroon clamshell box with a certificate of authenticity.
- Limited mintage of only 20,000 coins.
- Obverse: Displays the effigy of Queen Elizabeth II.
- Reverse: Features a female allegory that personifies Canada on its 150th anniversary. More details below.
- Guaranteed by the Royal Canadian Mint.
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For this commemorative coin, cutting-edge technology meets artistic vision and craftsmanship. Laser frosting gives the flag an ethereal appearance as it rises up behind the 3D-like map of Canada, a fitting way to represent the electrifying sense of pride that fills the air from coast to coast.
The reverse design by Canadian artist Rebecca Yanovskaya features a contemporary take on a classic female allegory that personifies Canada on its 150th anniversary. In the foreground, Canada rises up strong, majestic and bold; she bears a youthful appearance, given Canada’s status as a relatively young nation. Canada is the picture of grace and a vision of strength in her protective armor; and yet, she carries no weapon, a symbolic nod to Canada’s historic peacekeeping role, and our efforts to bring peace throughout the world. Her brow is wreathed with a glorious garland of poppies, much as the lyrics to O Canada affirm in French. Facing out as though looking to the future, Canada’s gaze is calm and steady while her arms are open wide, ready to embrace what challenges and triumphs lie ahead. In one hand is a symbolic representation of the British North America Act, which represents the birth of the Dominion of Canada 150 years ago, in the other hand is a single feather that pays tribute to those who helped forge our nation’s path: the First Nations peoples and the Fathers of Confederation. A fur cape is a further reminder of First Nations traditions, as well as the importance of the fur trade in Canada’s early history.
Thirteen rays of light shine down upon Canada, while the waves at her feet represent the oceans that surround us. The Canadian banners link air, land and sea while in the background, Mount Logan (Canada’s tallest peak) represents the diversity of the land, and alludes to the ability of Canadians to “rise” to the challenges we face, yesterday, today and tomorrow.