Mintage of ONLY 500 Coins!
The Coat of Arms for Ontario incorporates the Provincial Shield that was originally granted by Queen Victoria in 1868. This Shield featured the Cross of St. George on a white background (representing England) above a sprig of three gold maples on a green background (representing Canada). The province's Coat of Arms was created 41 years later in 1909 under Royal Warrant from King Edward VII. Three animals indigenous to Ontario's wilderness were placed around the Shield; a moose to its left and a deer to its right act as supporters while a black bear stands above the Shield on a green and gold wreath. Absent from its design are any royal symbols (i.e. a royal crown); a distinction shared with a few other Provincial Arms. The Latin motto that appears at the bottom of the Arms reads UT INCEPIT FIDELIS SIC PERMANET (Loyal she began; loyal she remains), and reflects the province's Loyalist history—the British refugees from the American Revolution that settled throughout various regions of Ontario. Your coin comes encapsulated and presented in a maroon flock-lined clamshell case and protected by a black sleeve and accompanied by a serialized certificate – your proof of ownership for this low mintage coin and evidence that your coin has been individually inspected by Royal Canadian Mint assurance specialists. Contains 60 grams of 14 karat gold (58.33% gold, 41.67% silver).
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