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Canada 2017 Canadian Confederation Medals #1 - 1867 Juventas et Patrius Vigor - Britannia, Lion and Maidens Allegory $100 10 Troy Ounce Pure Silver Proof L04 - MINTAGE 1,000

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First of three Canadian Confederation Medals sold out at the Mint on pre-release! Make the 1867 medal yours - a stunning allegory with Britannia, her lion and four maidens, struck in 10 troy ounces of pure silver with proof finish and very low mintage limit!

Sold out at the Mint!Sold out at the Mint on pre-release! Mintage just 1,000 - get it while you can!

This low mintage coin is the first in a series of three important historical 10 troy ounce legal tender pieces creating three famous Canadian Confederation medals. Each medallic proof 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.

Investment Opportunity!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.

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A Highly Symbolic, Allegorical Medal!
This huge, ten troy ounce pure silver proof is a faithful tribute to the original table medal’s design by world-renowned engravers J.S. and A.B. Wyon of London, England. Inspired by the rich medallic traditions of bygone centuries, the design features allegorical representations of Great Britain and the fledgling Dominion of Canada.

Britannia, the timeless goddess representing Great Britain’s timeless, is peacefully seated. She is adorned with a helmet and armor. She holds her customary 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 (as with Una and the Lion), is seated at Britannia’s feet, resting its head on her knees. Britannia is presenting a symbolic scroll that represents of the British North American Act of 1867, a scroll that reads simply, CONFEDERATION.

The CONFEDERATION scroll is being presented to 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 the fur trade of the era;
    - Nova Scotia, with a shovel representing its rich mining industry; and
    - New Brunswick, with an ax, symbolic of forestry.

The design also features the Latin phrase JUVENTAS ET PATRIUS VIGOR, which translates as YOUTH AND PATRIOTIC STRENGTH, as was present on the original design in 1867. The design also features the double-dated years of 1867-2017 and the face value 100 DOLLARS.

While the reverse of the original 1867 medal featured the single effigy of Queen Victoria, the reigning monarch at the time of Confederation, the reverse 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 reverse also includes the cypher used by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, and the cypher that was used by Queen Victoria. Each cypher is topped with a crown depicted in a style specifically used by each monarch.

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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 10 troy ounce silver proof is 99.99% pure!

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Obverse
This huge, pure silver proof is a faithful tribute to the original table medal’s design by world-renowned engravers J.S. and A.B. Wyon of London, England. Inspired by the rich medallic traditions of bygone centuries, the design features allegorical representations of Great Britain and the fledgling Dominion of Canada. The Latin phrase JUVENTAS ET PATRIUS VIGOR translates as YOUTH AND PATRIOTIC STRENGTH. The dual dates 1867-2017 commemorate the 150th anniversary of Canada. The denomination is also indicated. 

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Reverse
The reverse 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 reverse also includes the cypher used by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, and the cypher that was used by Queen Victoria. Each cypher is topped with a crown depicted in a style specifically used by each monarch.

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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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Specifications
Country Canada
Year of Issue 2017
   
Face Value 100 Dollars
Weight 311.535 g
Diameter 76.25 mm
Mintage Limit     1,000
   
Finish Proof
Composition .9999 Fine (Pure) Silver
Edge Serrated (milled, reeded)
   
Artist J.S. and A.B. Wyon (original medallists)
Certificate Individually Numbered

 

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