As the Canadian Flag celebrates its 50th anniversary, the Royal Canadian Mint proudly pays tribute to our beloved national symbol by issuing both a coloured and non-coloured commemorative 25-cent circulation coin to celebrate this milestone.
Few symbols of Canada are as easily recognized and proudly displayed by Canadians as the red and white national flag featuring the emblematic red maple leaf. Canada's flag represents pride, valour, freedom and peace and is considered one of the most widely recognized national symbols in the world. But most of all, for Canadians, it represents home. To Canadians, the red maple leaf unites us by creating a common identity that bridges our different cultures, languages and beliefs.
This coin features a design of fifty children who each represent one of the flag's 50 years, as well as Canada's future. The words "50 years/ans" appear at the bottom center. The design was created by artist Bonnie Ross from Nova Scotia.