Proof Fine Silver Dollar - 50th Anniversary of the Canadian Flag (2015)
NEW EXTREMELY LOW MINTAGE! Order yours today before they're all gone!No other symbol is as synonymous with Canada as its distinctive red-and-white flag. To Canadians at home and abroad, the red maple leaf unites us and instills a sense of belonging regardless of our different cultures, languages and beliefs. As the National Flag of Canada celebrates its
50th anniversary, the Royal Canadian Mint proudly pays tribute to a beloved national symbol by showcasing the flag on the annual Proof Silver Dollar.
Your coin is the 56th issue of our popular Proof Silver Dollar coin. The perfect coin to give to someone you love so they may begin their appreciation of coins! Order yours today!
• NEW EXTREMELY LOW MINTAGE! This year's mintage is only 20,000. Hurry and order yours today!
• ABSOLUTELY STUNNING! Your proof coin is the highest quality possible. A frost image is struck against a brilliant filed as many as three times to achieve an incredible crisp impression with amazing detail. Special dies are hand polished and frequently replaced to maintain absolute perfection.
• Your coin is among our best-sellers every year since 1937! Continue the tradition and order yours today!
• INTERESTING DESIGN DETAIL: 50 maple leaves form a symbolic ring highlighting the flag's 50th anniversary.
• The Royal Canadian Mint's renowned artistry and craftsmanship bring to life this stunning design that celebrates the 50th anniversary of Canada's flag through the use of symbolic imagery.
• Crafted in 99.99% pure silver, your coin is GST/HST exempt!
• Also available in brilliant finish!
• This collectible piece allows the collector to celebrate their pride for their country and commemorate a milestone in Canadian history.
• A beautiful addition to any Canadiana-themed collection.
Your coin brings together symbolic elements that reflect how the Canadian flag is perceived both at home and abroad. Occupying much of the image's field, the famous red flag—its white centre square bearing the stylized red maple leaf—billows softly in the wind at full-mast atop a flagpole. Beneath it, a backpacker stands turned to the right and gazes at the horizon beyond a landscape that is a cross-section of Canada. This traveler's journey highlights the freedom and opportunities offered by Canada to explore and grow, whether at home or abroad. And while the addition of a small Canadian flag on the backpack is a common practice for Canadian travelers, it also speaks to the respect and recognition this national symbol receives throughout the world. The flag's 50th anniversary is highlighted with a symbolic ring of 50 maple leaves.
Since it was first raised in 1965, the National Flag of Canada has come to symbolize many of the values and opportunities that have defined Canada and its people.
Did you know?
• The adoption of a national flag was proposed as far back as the late nineteenth century, but to no avail – that is, until the idea was raised again in 1964 by Prime Minister Lester B. Pearson.
• After much divisive debate, the National Flag of Canada was approved by Parliament in 1964. At the stroke of noon on February 15, 1965, the Canadian Red Ensign (Canada's previous flag) was lowered on Parliament Hill and replaced by the National Flag of Canada!
• The official way to describe the flag is by explaining it as a red flag with a white square in its centre, which is adorned with a red maple leaf.
• The design is symmetrical—if you fold the flag from one red edge to the other, both halves should be the same!
• The maple leaf has long been used as a symbol for this country; meanwhile, red and white were featured prominently in the Canadian coat of arms, as proclaimed by King George V in 1921.Official flag etiquette requires that the National Flag of Canada never touch the ground!
Your coin is encapsulated and presented in a Royal Canadian Mint-branded maroon clamshell with black beauty box.
Order your coin today!