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One Kilogram Pure Gold Coin - The Great Seal of the Province of Canada (1841-1867) - Mintage: 15 (2019)

One Kilogram Pure Gold Coin - The Great Seal of the Province of Canada (1841-1867) - Mintage: 15 (2019)

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$75,000.00 CAD
Mintage: 15
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Ships Nov-13-2019
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Stunning Great Seal design from Canada’s history! Order today!

The design for this coin comes from an important moment in Canada’s past. The official seal it is based on was created when Britain’s two major Canadian colonies were brought together under a single government for the first time. The images in the design build on the separate seals of Upper Canada (now Ontario) and Lower Canada (now Quebec) and use popular Victorian imagery—all showcased in stunning detail on a large-format pure gold coin.

A beautiful addition to your pure gold kilogram coin display! Don't be disappointed, order today!

Special features:
  • GORGEOUS CANADIAN HISTORY! Own a piece of early Canadian history, the Great Seal of the Province of Canada (1841-1867), recreated on a one-kilogram 99.99% pure gold coin.
  • STUNNING DESIGN! Enjoy the beautiful craftsmanship brought to life on this coin; large format, masterful engraving and intricate finishes work together to ensure that every little detail of this stunning design is faithfully replicated.
  • MULTIPLE COIN STRIKES! Your coin was struck up to four times to ensure an immaculate impression that leaves no doubt about its beauty and value!
  • ONE KILOGRAM PURE GOLD! Your coin is crafted from one kilogram of 99.99% pure gold!
  • INCLUDES SERIALIZED CERTIFICATE! The Royal Canadian Mint certifies all of its collector coins.
  • EXTREMELY LOW MINTAGE! Your coin has an extremely low mintage of just 15 coins worldwide, which makes this a highly prestigious and rare collecting opportunity.
  • NO GST/HST!

Design:

Your coin features the Great Seal of the Province of Canada from 1841, redrawn for use on a Royal Canadian Mint 101.6-millimetre, one-kilogram 99.99% pure gold coin. The image features all of the elements of the original seal, including the seals of the colonies of Upper and Lower Canada held side-by-side by two allegorical female figures representing the united colonies. The coat of arms of Queen Victoria sits at the top of the image, which also features engravings framing the images and decorative floral engravings. The outer rim includes the Latin text from the original seal: “VICTORIA D.G. BRITANNIARUM REGINA FID. DEF.” and “SIGILLUM PROVINCIAE CANADAE.” The obverse features the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Susanna Blunt.

About the Great Seal:
Before 1841, Upper and Lower Canada each had their own seals

The Great Seal of the Province of Canada placed these seals side-by-side, held up by two allegorical figures with their arms around each other’s shoulders. Over top of the entire scene is the Royal Arms of Queen Victoria, held by the lion representing England and the unicorn representing Scotland. Every element in this detailed design is symbolic. Here are some of the important symbols:

  • Lower Canada seal (engraved by Thomas Major in 1793)
    A graceful oak tree on the bank of a river overlooking several ships at anchor, with a typical Quebecois town featuring a church steeple in the background.
  • Upper Canada seal (from when the province was established in 1792)
    A peace-pipe or calumet crossed with a sword and an anchor and bound by an olive crown. The Union Jack is visible in the upper right-hand corner and two cornucopia decorate the bottom. Topping the design, to the left of the Union Jack, is the Royal Crown.
  • The royal arms of Queen Victoria (1837)
    Victoria’s shield, held up by the lion (England) and the unicorn (Scotland).
  • Two allegorical figures
    A common practice during this era was to embody political entities like countries or provinces as a Grecian-style female figure. In this image, two graceful ladies embrace each other with one hand while holding up the seals of Lower and Upper Canada with the other.
  • Floral ornamentations:
    The seal is decorated throughout with the Scottish thistle, English rose, and Irish shamrock.

Did you know…
  • The 1840-41 Act of Union united the colonies of Upper Canada (“Canada West” under the new Act, now Ontario) and Lower Canada (“Canada East,” now Quebec) into a single colony with a shared government and economy. It was Canada’s first move toward responsible government and, according to the Canadian Encyclopaedia, was a “26-year experiment in Anglophone-Francophone political cooperation.”
  • There are two stone carvings of the Great Seal of the Province of Canada at the Parliament Buildings. One is above the doorway entrance to the East Block and believed to belong to the original buildings. The other is in the Hall of Honour of the Centre Block, carved in 1953 by Anthony Borysink, William F.K. Oosterhoff, and Wilfrid Rossignol.

Packaging:

Your coin is encapsulated and presented in a Royal Canadian Mint-branded wood case with black beauty box.

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Specifications

  • No.170375
  • Mintage15
  • Composition99.99% pure gold
  • Finishproof
  • Weight (g) 1,006.1
  • Diameter (mm) 101.6
  • Edgeserrated
  • Certificateserialized
  • Face value2,500 dollars
  • ArtistSusanna Blunt (obverse)

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