The Royal Canadian Mint’s annual $100 Gold coin celebrates the centennial anniversary of the preservation of the Library of Parliament, which survived the tragic fire that devastated the original Centre Block of Parliament in 1916.
- Contains 0.38 oz of 14 karat (58.33%) fine Gold totaling 0.22 oz of Gold.
- Comes in a maroon clamshell with a graphic outer box.
- Limited mintage of 1,500 coins.
- Obverse: Likeness of Queen Elizabeth II with a stylized design.
- Reverse: The reverse design by Canadian artist Tony Bianco transports the viewer to the fateful night of February 3, 1916 as we bear witness to the tragic fire that has engulfed the Centre Block of Parliament in Ottawa, Ontario. As flames and smoke suddenly billow into the night sky, firefighters quickly rush onto the scene; near the western rear of the Centre Block, one firefighter stands ahead of a steamer as he douses the flames with water, while two more rush across the snow-covered landscape to join the fray.
- Guaranteed by the Royal Canadian Mint.
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On the night of February 3, 1916, tragedy struck at the heart of a young nation when the Centre Block of Canada’s stately Parliament Buildings was suddenly engulfed in flames. By morning, the still-smoldering outer walls were all that remained of the original landmark, save for the magnificent Library of Parliament, whose unlikely preservation became an inspiring national symbol of resilience in the face of adversity.