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This stunningly engraved, finely finished $100 gold coin celebrates the 150th anniversary of the Charlottetown and Québec conferences—important steps on Canada's path to nationhood.
An excellent addition to your coin display focused around history or Canadiana. Order your coin today!
• Our world-renowned annual $100 gold coin
• Commemorates the 150th Anniversary of the Québec and Charlottetown conferences that helped to lay the foundation of Canada
• Intricate design features the buildings in which the conferences took place
• The architectural elements have been carefully polished to showcase the buildings as they stood in 1864
• Presented in a beautiful proof finish – frosted raised elements on mirror background
• Certified 14-karat gold
• Limited mintage of only 2,500 worldwide
ABOUT THE 1864 CONFERENCES
The history of North America is one of epic struggle as European nations fought for control. Long after the American Revolution and the War of 1812, the threat of American invasion remained ever-present.
It was in this atmosphere, in September 1864, that representatives from Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island and the Province of Canada (Ontario and Québec) met in Charlottetown, PEI, to discuss a maritime union. The meeting, however, took on a new dimension when Sir John A. Macdonald proposed the idea of uniting all colonies from east to west.
A second meeting was held the following month in Québec City, and it produced the landmark document that laid the basis for the British North America Act, which ultimately led to Confederation in 1867.
While many years would pass before the final province and territory joined
Confederation, the Charlottetown and Québec Conferences were the critical catalysts that propelled the vision for “Canada” forward.
Inspired by 19th century engravings, the coin brings to life finely detailed images of the two buildings in which the Charlottetown and Québec conferences took place.
The top half of the coin features the Charlottetown Colonial Building, now called Province House. Graceful pine trees flank the building's pillared façade.
The lower half showcases the Québec Parliament Buildings that stood in the place now occupied by the Château Frontenac. The structure is set atop a cannon-lined battlement, overlooking the harbour at Cape Diamant.
The two images are separated by a scroll featuring the text "CHARLOTTETOWN 1864 QUÉBEC."
• Encapsulated and presented in a maroon clamshell with a black beauty box
Order your coin today!