The Silver content of this coin is .600 of an ounce. This coin is of BU quality, which is difficult to find.
This Silver dollar, with its bold design of mountains behind a totem pole typical of Pacific coast Native Canadians, marks the centennial of British Columbia's establishment as a Crown Colony. In the early 1840s what is now British Columbia was part of the Oregon country and was controlled by the Hudson's Bay Company. By a treaty signed in 1846, however, the territory was divided along the 49th parallel. The United States was given title to the southern part of the territory, which had been settled by pioneers from the eastern United States; Britain was ceded all the land above it, including Vancouver Island, which became a Crown Colony in 1849.