The original coat of arms created for Canada in 1921 is re-created in extraordinary detail on this 99.99% pure gold coin struck on an innovative thin, wide blank. A century ago, these were the Arms that expressed the Dominion of Canada’s newfound sense of self. Today, the design stands as a symbol of nationhood that proudly recounts our history and our journey together. The coin weighs one tenth of an ounce of pure gold, and has a mintage limited to just 3,000. HST/GST exempt.
The coin’s reverse features a detailed reproduction of the original Arms of Canada proclaimed by King George V on November 21, 1921. At the base of the Coat of Arms is a garland of floral emblems—the English rose, the Scottish thistle, the Irish shamrock, and the French lily— and a scroll bearing the motto "A MARI USQUE AD MARE" (“From sea to sea”). At the centre is the shield; its upper quadrants feature the three lions of England, the lion of Scotland, the Irish harp of Tara and the fleurs-de-lis of Royal France, while the bottom portion features a sprig of three maple leaves. The supporters are based on those of the Royal Arms of the United Kingdom: to the left of the shield, the lion of England holds the Royal Union Flag, while on the right, the unicorn of Scotland carries the flag of Royal France. Above the shield is the royal helmet draped with mantling. Atop the royal helmet is the crest set on a wreath of twisted cloth, and is comprised of a crowned lion holding a maple leaf in its right paw. Above the crest is the imperial crown that represents the monarch as Canada's Head of State.
The reverse also features the engraved word “CANADA,” the commemorative dates “1921 - 2021”, and the face value, "20 DOLLARS”. The obverse features the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Susanna Blunt.