Express your pride in Canada! On the 150th anniversary of Confederation, proud Canadians across the country are celebrating what it means to be Canadian in 2017. This special edition proof dollar is the perfect keepsake to preserve the spirit of this national celebration for years to come, while conveying the deep sense of pride that can be felt from coast to coast to coast!
Celebrate Canada's 150th anniversary with this beautiful coin! Order today!
A KEY CANADIAN KEEPSAKE IN 99.99% PURE SILVER! Just as the 1967 coins evoke memories of Canada's Centennial year, this powerfully symbolic collectible is the perfect snapshot of its time!
CUTTING-EDGE TECHNOLOGY MEETS ARTISTIC VISION AND CRAFTSMANSHIP! Laser frosting gives the flag an ethereal appearance as it rises up behind the 3D-like map of Canada.
EXPRESS YOUR PRIDE ABOUT WHAT IT MEANS TO BE CANADIAN! While the design incorporates visual elements that instantly resonate with all Canadians, the 150 engraved on the coin and enhanced with vibrant red enamel is as large as our celebratory spirit in 2017!
INCLUDES THE OFFICIAL CANADA 150 LOGO! Your coin also includes the official CANADA 150 logo to help preserve the memories of this milestone year within your collection—to be admired and revisited for years to come!
DOUBLE-DATED YEARS! Your coin also features the double-dated years of "1867-2017"!
INCLUDES SERIALIZED CERTIFICATE: The Royal Canadian Mint certifies all of its collector coins. Most of these are serialized certifications, meaning that each certificate is given a unique number, starting at 1.
LIMITED WORLDWIDE MINTAGE! Your coin is GST/HST exempt with a limited worldwide mintage.
Designed by Canadian artist Jamie Desrochers, your coin captures the celebratory spirit of a nation in 2017. Viewed from a unique perspective, the map of Canada has a distinctive dimensional feel to it as the viewer's eye sweeps across the nation. The focal point itself is the large "150" at the centre; enhanced with vibrant red enamel and superimposed on the map, the "150" is as large as the nature of the celebrations commemorating the 150th anniversary of Confederation. Below it, the words "CANADA", "DOLLAR" and commemorative dates "1867-2017" are also engraved in Heritage Canada's official font for the occasion, alongside the CANADA 150 logo. Behind it all is Canada's national flag, rendered in laser frosting that gives it an ethereal feel—a fitting way to convey the swelling sense of pride and patriotism that, though unseen, can be found within Canadian hearts during this momentous year. The obverse features the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Susanna Blunt.
Did you know…
Canada is home to more lakes than any other country in the world, and boasts the longest coastline (243,000 km). Nearly a third of the land is also covered by forest—a testament to our rich, natural legacy!
The scientific name for the Northern Lights is the combined names of the Roman goddess of the dawn, Aurora, and the Greek North Wind, Boreas. Peak time for this dazzling light show is between late September and late March.
Lester B. Pearson won a Nobel Peace Prize for his diplomatic efforts during the Suez Crisis, when he introduced the notion of a UN peacekeeping mission. He would go on to serve as Canada's prime minister from 1963 to 1968, and is also remembered for championing the adoption of a new national flag!
Canada's transcontinental railway was completed in 1885. During the span of five years, workers laid down 4,600 kilometres of single track along the varied terrain, including bogs and mountains that presented enormous engineering challenges!
Castor canadensis has a long history as a commodity during the fur trade era, when the high demand for its pelt spurred early European exploration and the establishment of Canada's oldest commercial corporation. The beaver is also an important cultural icon for First Nations people—including the Huron, who honoured it long ago as the totem of their tribe.
Your coin is encapsulated and presented in a Royal Canadian Mint-branded maroon clamshell with a black beauty box.