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Canada 2017 150th Anniversary of Canadian Confederation - Allegorical Miss Canada Goddess Figure Personification $1 Pure Silver Dollar Proof L03

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Celebrating Canada's 150th anniversary, this year's Proof Silver Dollar features a highly symbolic and meaningful allegory or personification of the goddess Miss Canada, struck in 99.99% pure silver, to mark 150 years since Confederation in 1867!

Get your historic proof silver dollar quickly! Every year the annual silver dollar sells out. This silver dollar celebrates Canada's 150th birthday with the allegorical personification of Canada herself, Miss Canada, and will sell all the more rapidly as a result.

The similarly-themed 2017 Double Dollar Proof Set is also available and selling quickly!


As Canada marks its 150th anniversary, this proof silver dollar represents a heartfelt celebration of what it means to be Canadian. The annual proof silver dollar shows Miss Canada in all her glory! Strong, wise and hopeful, the goddess 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 gloriously depicted, this proof silver dollar presents a powerful personification of Canada - of her history, her people and her spirit. The figure of Canada is the visual embodiment of a nation that is today celebrating its 150-year journey, while looking ahead to the future.

This makes the 2017 low-mintage annual pure silver dollar a must-have work of art for silver dollar collectors and lovers of all things Canadian! So it's understandable why we're so excited to bring you this amazingly beautiful, amazingly affordable silver dollar celebrating Canada's 150th birthday!

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Also available as a limited edition, Gold-Plated Proof Silver Dollar (in the Double Dollar Pure Silver Proof Set) - click here!

Canada 2017 150th Anniversary of Canadian Confederation - Allegorical Miss Canada GoddessA Tour-de-Force Design!
The design by Canadian artist Rebecca Yanovskaya features a contemporary take on a classic female allegory that personifies Canada on her 150th anniversary. Every element in this complex design represents a different political, historic, geographic and social aspect - it represents the story of a nation, conveyed by the intricate engraving and careful use of multiple finishes.

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In the foreground, the goddess Canada rises up strong, majestic and bold. She bears a youthful appearance, given Canada’s status as a relatively young nation. Canada is the very picture of grace and a vision of strength in her protective armor. She carries no weapon, a symbolic nod to Canada’s 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 of O Canada affirm in French. Facing outward as though looking to the future, Canada’s gaze is calm and steady while her arms are open wide, ready to embrace what challenges and triumphs lie ahead. In one hand she holds the British North America Act, which represents the birth of the Dominion of Canada 150 years ago. In her other hand is a single feather that pays tribute to those who helped forge our nation’s path: the Native American peoples and the Fathers of Confederation. A fur cape is a further reminder of Native American traditions, as well as the importance of the fur trade in Canada’s early history. This representation of fur clothing in no way condones the slaughter of innocent animals for human profit; one should not wear real fur. Faux fur is just as attractive, much less expensive, and the moths won't eat it.

Back to our allegory. Thirteen rays of light (one for each province and territory) shine down upon Canada, while the waves at her feet represent the oceans (Atlantic, Pacific and Arctic) that surround the Great White North. The Canadian flags link air, land and sea, while in the background, Mount Logan (Canada’s tallest peak, and the namesake of the X-Men character Wolverine) represents the diversity of the land, and alludes to the ability of Canadians to “rise” to the challenges we face - yesterday, today and tomorrow.

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This proof silver dollar has been minted in absolutely stunning fashion to the highest quality possible! Finished with world-class frosting, the image is struck against a brilliant field three times to achieve a crisp impression with outstanding detail. The special dies are hand polished and frequently replaced to maintain absolute perfection. This is one for the ages, folks - get yours today!

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Purity Note

The Royal Canadian Mint refines the purest silver in the world. The RCM is also the only mint in the world to issue commemorative coins in a .9999 fineness. This silver dollar is 99.99% pure!

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Obverse
Canada 2017 Silver Dollar in boxThe design by Canadian artist Rebecca Yanovskaya features a contemporary take on a classic female allegory that personifies Canada on her 150th anniversary. The denomination and dual dates of 1867-2017 are indicated.

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Also available as a limited edition, Gold-Plated Proof Silver Dollar (in the Double Dollar Pure Silver Proof Set) - click here!

Reverse
The reverse of each coin features Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II, in profile facing right. This portrait, the fourth effigy of the queen to appear on Canadian coinage, was executed by the artist Susanna Blunt. The legend ELIZABETH II D. G. REGINA ("Elizabeth II, Queen by the Grace of God") also appears.

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Packaging

The coin is encapsulated inside a burgundy leatherette, clamshell-style presentation case, lined with black velvet and protected by a black outer box. An individually-numbered certificate of authenticity is included.

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Set Specifications
Country Canada
Year of Issue 2017
   
Face Value One Dollar
Weight 23.17 g
Diameter 36.07 mm
Mintage Limit 30,000
   
Finish Proof
Composition .9999 Fine (Pure) Silver
Edge Serrated (milled, reeded)
   
Artist Rebecca Yanovskaya
Certificate Individually Numbered

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