2017 $1 Canadian Confederation, 150th Anniversary - Proof Silver Dollar

SKU: 623932081642

RCM Number:
157486
Country: Canada
Year: 2017

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Description

Strong, wise and hopeful, Canada embodies the ideals and aspirations of a nation that has proudly come into its own since its creation in 1867. Through the symbolic female figure featured on the reverse, this proof silver dollar presents a powerful personification of CanadaÑof its history, its people and its spirit. The image of Canada is the visual embodiment of a nation that is today celebrating its 150-year journey, while looking ahead to the future. Among our best sellers every year since 1937! Each year, the proof dollar is one of the most sought-after coins issued by the Royal Canadian Mint. This coin is a continuation of a proud tradition that carries added meaning in 2017, as Canada celebrates 150 years.

The reverse design by Canadian artist Rebecca Yanovskaya features a contemporary take on a classic female allegory that personifies Canada on its 150th anniversary. Every element in this complex design represents a different political, historic, geographic and social aspectÑit represents our story as a nation, all conveyed by the intricate engraving and careful use of multiple finishes.
In the foreground, Canada rises up strong, majestic and bold; she bears a youthful appearance, given CanadaÕs status as a relatively young nation. Canada is the picture of grace and a vision of strength in her protective armour; and yet, she carries no weaponÑa symbolic nod to CanadaÕs historic peacekeeping role, and our efforts to bring peace throughout the world. Her brow is wreathed with a glorious garland of poppies, much as the lyrics to O Canada affirm in French. Facing out as though looking to the future, CanadaÕs gaze is calm and steady while her arms are open wide, ready to embrace what challenges and triumphs lie ahead. In one hand is a symbolic representation of the British North America Act, which represents the birth of the Dominion of Canada 150 years ago; in the other hand is a single feather that pays tribute to those who helped forge our nationÕs path: the First Nations peoples and the Fathers of Confederation. A fur cape is a further reminder of First Nations traditions, as well as the importance of the fur trade in CanadaÕs early history.
Thirteen rays of lightÑone for each province and territoryÑshine down upon Canada, while the waves at her feet represent the oceans that surround us. The Canadian banners link air, land and sea while in the background, Mount Logan (CanadaÕs tallest peak) represents the diversity of the land, and alludes to the ability of Canadians to ÒriseÓ to the challenges we faceÑyesterday, today and tomorrow.



Details

FEATURES:
Produced By: RCM
Denomination: 1 Dollar
Year: 2017

TECHNICAL SPECS:
Diameter: 36.07mm
Material: Silver
Fineness: 0.9999
Weight: 23.17 grams
Bullion Weight: 0.745 Troy Ounces

EXTENDED INFORMATION:
Obverse: Queen Elizabeth II
Reverse: Symbolic female personification of Canada
Artist: Rebecca Yanovskaya
Finish: Proof
Quantity Produced: 30000
Monarch: Queen Elizabeth II
Theme: Canada 150


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