Celebrate Canada’s 150th with this must-have pack of two specially wrapped rolls of coins you won’t findin your pocket change. It features two versions of the rare and tradition-rich 50-cent coin: the timeless design featuring Canada’s official Coat of Arms, alongside another one bearing Heritage Canada's official CANADA 150 logo!
Only twice in its history has the 50-cent coin featured a special commemorative design, and you can be the proud owner of the third special-issue in 80 years! It features the winning design from Canadian Heritage’s contest that invited Canadian students to create a logo for Canada’s 150th anniversary—the first public design to ever appear on this denomination!
- Unique! These coins are not available in circulation and can only be acquired as special keepsakes likethis one.
- Includes two special wrap rolls of the 50-cent coin in two designs—the traditional Coat of Armsdesign plus the special CANADA 150 issue!
- Each coin roll includes twenty-five 50-cent coins in a special commemorative wrap.
- Limited to 35,000 packs worldwide and highly collectible!
- Share the pride and bring a unique touch of prestige to your CANADA 150 celebration!
Packaging: Special colored wrap
Largely unchanged since 1959, the reverse design of Canada’s classic 50-cent coin features the Canadian Coat of Arms. The history of our nation is powerfully conveyed through each of the richly symbolic elements—particularly within the shield, where a sprig of maple leaves represents Canadians of all origins while the upper portions honour the founding nations. On one side, a lion holds a lance with the Union Jack; on the other, a unicorn holds the royal flag of France. Saint Edward’s crown above the crowned lion represents the monarch as Canada’s Head of State, while beneath it all, a scroll reads Canada’s unifying motto, “A MARI USQUE AD MARE” (From Sea to Sea).
On the reverse of the special commemorative issue, Ariana Cuvin of Toronto (Ontario) has transformed a maple leaf into an eye-catching mosaic representing Confederation. The four diamond shapes connected to the stem symbolize the original provinces that formed Confederation in 1967 (Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia), while the remaining 9 shapes represent the provinces and territories that followed. Combined, they form the iconic symbol that represents unity, freedom and peace for people around the world—an ideal that is now 150 years proud!
50¢ – Canada 150
Paired with the classic design featuring the Coat of Arms of Canada, the commemorative issue bears Canadian Heritage’s official CANADA 150 logo by Ariana Cuvin of Toronto (ON). Four diamond shapes connected to the stem symbolize the original provinces of Confederation, while the 9 shapes represent the provinces and territories that followed.
50¢ – Coat of Arms of Canada
Paired with the commemorative issue which bears the Canadian Heritage’s official Canada 150 logo, the reverse design of Canada’s classic 50-cent coin features the Canadian Coat