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2017 $100 FINE SILVER COIN- JUVENTAS ET PATRIUS VIGOR THE 1867 CONFEDERATION MEDAL

$999.95

2017 $100 FINE SILVER COIN- JUVENTAS ET PATRIUS VIGOR THE 1867 CONFEDERATION MEDAL

$999.95
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This low mintage coin is the first in a series of three important historical pieces commemorating Canadian Confederation. Each medal features a landmark along the path of Canadian history: Canadian Confederation of 1867, the 1927 Diamond Jubilee of Canadian Confederation, and the 150th anniversary of Canadian Confederation in 2017.

With the British North America Act, Canadian Confederation became a reality after several hard-fought years of debate and conferences. As a celebration of the historic event, the Fathers of Confederation commissioned two of the greatest engravers of the 19th century to produce Canada’s first officially sanctioned medal. One example of the original medal struck in gold was presented to Queen Victoria in recognition of her support for Confederation, while a silver medal was awarded to Sir John A. MacDonald and other prominent Fathers of Confederation. Additional silver and bronze medals were presented over the following years to noteworthy Canadians who contributed in a significant way to life in Canada.

PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS
Item Number: 158310
UPC: 6-23932-08259-5
Composition: 99.99% pure silver
Mintage: 1,000
Weight (g): 311.535
Diameter (mm): 76.25
Face Value: $100
Finish: Proof
Edge: Serrated
Artist: J.S. and A.B. Wyon
Packaging: Maroon clamshell with Canada 150 beauty box

SPECIAL FEATURES

  • OWN A RARE PIECE OF CANADIAN HISTORY! Only 1,000 collectors will have the honour of owning this important continuance of a 150 year old tradition.
  • PAST AND PRESENT SHINE TOGETHER! This stunning piece combines the greatest artistry at the time of Confederation with the Mint’s world-class modern craftsmanship.
  • A FAITHFUL TRIBUTE! We scoured our archives for the original dies, ensuring that every detail and nuance of the original 1867 design has been faithfully incorporated into this landmark 150th anniversary adaptation.
  • A SPECIAL OBVERSE. This double-effigy obverse commemorates Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, our current sovereign, and Her Majesty Queen Victoria, the sovereign at the time of Confederation. Also – look for their Royal Cyphers!
  • Struck with the same impressive 76 mm diameter and bold high relief design as the original 1867 version.
  • The official CANADA 150 branding on our packaging is a reminder

DESIGN
The reverse is a faithful tribute to the table medal’s original design by world-renowned engravers J.S. and A.B. Wyon of London, England. Inspired by the rich medallic traditions of the 16th century. The design features allegorical representations of Great Britain and the fledgling Dominion of Canada.

Britannia, Great Britain’s timeless allegory, is peacefully seated and is adorned with a helmet and armour. She holds a trident on her right as a shield ornamented with the Royal Union Flag rests on her side. A lion, the stalwart symbol of Great Britain, is seated at Britannia’s feet and is resting its head on her knees. Britannia is presenting a figurative representation of the British North American Act that reads CONFEDERATION.

The CONFEDERATION scroll is being bestowed upon four young maidens, who gaze cherishingly upon the matronly Britannia. The maidens represent the four original provinces in the British North America Act (clockwise from the top): Ontario with a sickle and sheaf symbolizing agriculture; Quebec holding a canoe paddle that represented commerce of the era; Nova Scotia with a shovel representing its rich mining; and New Brunswick with an axe, a representation of forestry.

The design also features the Latin adage JUVENTAS ET PATRIUS VIGOR, or YOUTH AND PATRIOTIC STRENGTH, as was presented on the original design in 1867. The reverse also features the double-dated years of “1867-2017”, the word “CANADA” and the face value “100 DOLLARS”

While the obverse of the original 1867 medal featured the single effigy of Queen Victoria, the reigning monarch at the time of Confederation, the obverse of this new coin features the dual effigies of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Susanna Blunt and Queen Victoria by Leonard Charles Wyon. The obverse also includes the cypher used by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, and the cypher that was used by Queen Victoria. Each cypher is ensigned with a crown depicted in a style specifically used by each monarch.

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