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Female allegories have long been featured on coinage around the world. Now, a powerful figure from Canada's past is making a comeback: the historic Miss Canada icon. A visual representation of national values and identity who first appeared after Confederation, Miss Canada appeared in everything from political cartoons to political advertising, literature and film. She was originally portrayed as Britannia's youthful and obedient daughter-but as Canada's role and international relationships changed over time, so too did the symbolism associated with this icon. Miss Canada was withdrawn from public use shortly after the Second World War.
Connect with Canada's cultural past: order yours today!
• Your bronze coin (95% copper, 5% zinc) showcases different finishes, each with a separate degree of lustre for a striking appearance.
• Your coin is a new annual offering and is part of a three-coin offering: gold, silver and bronze.
• Limited mintage of 15,000.
Designed by Canadian artist Laurie McGaw, your coin features a stunning iconic rendering of a new Miss Canada allegory for modern-day Canada. Seated on the "throne" of the Canadian Shield, Miss Canada is classically dressed, sporting a crown of maple leaves, her right hand open in a welcoming gesture, and holding a staff in her left. The landscape surrounding Miss Canada demonstrates our country's robust natural variety-including vast mountains, a pure glacial river, large waterway and a wild forested shoreline. An eagle flies overhead the image of a jumping fish. The base of the image is decorated with a garland composed of more than 25 species of Canadian leaves. The reverse is engraved with the word "CANADA," the date "2013" and the face value of "3 DOLLARS."
Your coin is encapsulated and presented in a maroon clamshell case lined with flock and protected by a black Royal Canadian Mint-branded sleeve.
Rich in symbolism and meaning, this coin is a wonderful gift to commemorate Canada Day, new citizenship, and other important events. It makes a stunning addition to any collection featuring Canadian heritage, history, classical coin design, natural imagery or Canadiana.
Order yours today!