Every once in a while something truly magical falls within your grasp. When this happens, you can’t afford to let the opportunity slip by you. This is exactly true of the 1kg pure gold coin released by Royal Canadian Mint this year. This coin stands out among other Canadian coins as it is a symbolic representation of a pivotal moment in Canada’s rich history as it commemorates the merger of Britain’s two former colonies to create one political region by reflecting the seal that was used to represent the merged regions.
The Moment that Demands Commemoration
In the early nineteenth century, Upper and Lower Canada (now modern-day Ontario and Quebec respectively) were brought together under one government for the first time. The new colony was called the Province of Canada. This was a move that laid the foundation for the Canada we all celebrate today. The 26-year long political collaboration between Anglophone Ontario and Francophone Quebec gave birth to the modern Canada that is recognized worldwide as a nation to envy for its social, political and economic stability. This is definitely a moment in Canadian history that deserves to be etched in gold.
An Introduction to the Coin
This coin is a reproduction of the great seal of the Province of Canada (1841-1867) in pure gold. The Victorian-themed design of the seal speaks volumes through the coin in which it is engraved and takes the viewer back to a period that really represents a turning point in the creation of a great nation. In order to ensure that the impression is precisely crafted and maintains a high quality, each coin was struck up to four times.
A Significant Moment in Canadian History Flawlessly Captured in Gold
This Royal Canadian mint production features all the details of the original seal. The seals of both upper and lower Canada are held beside each other in the hands of two allegorical female figures who, of course, are standing side to side with arms around each other and (smiling faces) gazing at each other. The image is crowned by Queen Victoria’s coat of arms. Decorative floral engravings appear around the circumference in a semi frame position. The combined image paints a clear picture of the merger and hints at one of the proudest moments in Canadian history. On the outer rim of the coin, the Latin words VICTORIA D.G. BRITANNIARUM REGINA FID. DEF.” and “SIGILLUM PROVINCIAE CANADAE” which were displayed on the original seal add to the authenticity of the coin.
On the obverse, you’ll find an engraved effigy of the Susanna Blunt portrait of Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth the Second. The coin’s edges are serrated and each reflects a face value of 2500 dollars. Each coin measures 101.6 mm in diameter, weighs 1,006.1g and comes with a serialized authenticity certificate to provide buyers with the guarantee that they are acquiring a genuine article.
This coin’s mintage is extremely low. A limited quantity (just fifteen) of this coin was produced so it is quite a rare find in any dealer’s catalogue. In fact, many dealers who offer this gem will soon display the out of stock notice as they are taken from shelves by passionate Canadian collectors. Undoubtedly, if you’re not swift enough you may just miss out on the chance to own one.
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