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Canada 2017 Canadian Confederation Medals #3 - Historia Tua Epos Est - Allegorical Miss Canada Goddess Figure Personification - Your History Is An Epic $100 10 Troy Ounce Pure Silver Proof L06 - MINTAGE 1,000

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This third and final of the Canadian Confederation Medals sold out at the Mint on pre-release! Make the 2017 150th Anniversary design yours - a highly symbolic, stunningly beautiful and meaningful allegory or personification of the goddess Miss Canada, struck in 10 troy ounces of pure silver with proof finish and very low mintage limit!

Sold out at the Mint!Get the beautiful Miss Canada of 2017 - and rare! Sold out at the Mint on pre-release! Mintage just 1,000 - make her yours while you still can!

This low mintage coin is the second 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!In the French version of O Canada, the poignant line “Ton histoire est une épopée” (Your history is an epic) alludes to the great lessons and legacy of Canada's past, which has helped define the country as a strong, steadfast and innovative nation. It’s a picture of Canada that is beautifully personified on this ten troy ounce pure silver coin, where the allegorical female figure proudly carries 150 years of history while welcoming whatever challenges the future may bring. This is the story of a nation. This is Canada.

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A Highly Symbolic, Allegorical Medal!
This huge, ten troy ounce pure silver proof brings the goddess Canada right up to the present day. The design by Canadian artist Rebecca Yanovskaya introduces a contemporary take on a classic female allegory that personifies Canada on its 150th anniversary.

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.

Fittingly, Miss Canada stands on a plinth bearing the legend HISTORIA TUA EPOS EST - a Latin translation of the line “Ton histoire est une épopée” (Your history/story is an epic), from the French version of O Canada. 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.

The reverse features the dual effigies of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Susanna Blunt and Her Majesty 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
Please see extensive description above.

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Reverse
The reverse 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 Rebecca Yanovskaya
Certificate Individually Numbered

 

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