This large proof Gold coin has a face value of 300 Canadian dollars. Note that this coin did not meet the maximum mintage and only 344 were minted.
Canada may be only 150 years old, but much of its identity reaches back centuries, to a time when knights in the Middle Ages painted symbols on their shields to identify friend from foe. This is how the coat of arms was born an ancient art form that is yours to enjoy with this new collection showcasing Canada's provincial and territorial Arms.
- Contains 1.125 oz actual Gold weight.
- Presented in the original display box and includes the numbered certificate of authenticity.
- Obverse: Right-facing profile of Queen Elizabeth II, along with the year and face value.
- Reverse: Features the Alberta Coat of Arms as described below.
- Sovereign coin backed by the Canadian government.
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The Coat of Arms for Alberta incorporates the Provincial Shield as a central element. The Shield is topped by St. George's Cross on a white background with an azure blue sky, snow-capped mountains, green foothills, prairies and wheat fields below. A beaver, royal crown and helmet with a silver and red wreath appear above the Shield. Two supporters; a lion representing power and a pronghorn antelope symbolizing Alberta's natural resources; flank each side. The Shield and supporters appear above a grassy mound with the province's floral emblem, the Wild Rose. The provincial motto, Fortis et Liber on the ribbon means, "Strong and Free." The Provincial Shield was officially granted by King Edward VII on May 30, 1907. The larger Coat of Arms as depicted on this coin was granted by Royal Warrant on July 30, 1980.