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2016 Canada $100 Centennial of the Parliament Buildings Fire 14K Gold

2016 Canada $100 Centennial of the Parliament Buildings Fire 14K Gold
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2016 Canada $100 Centennial of the Parliament Buildings Fire and the Preservation of the Library of Parliament Fine Gold Coin - 149317

On the night of February 3, 1916, tragedy struck at the heart of a young nation when the Centre Block of Canada's stately Parliament Buildings was suddenly engulfed in flames. By morning, the still-smouldering outer walls were all that remained of the original landmark-save for the magnificent Library of Parliament, whose unlikely preservation became an inspiring national symbol of resilience in the face of adversity.

Item Number: 149317
Composition: 14-Karat gold
Mintage: 1,500
Weight (g): 12
Diameter (mm): 27
Face Value: $100
Finish: Proof
Edge: Serrated

Special Features:
- The Royal Canadian Mint's annual $100 gold coin celebrates the centennial anniversary of the preservation of the Library of Parliament, which survived the tragic fire that devastated the original Centre Block of Parliament in 1916.
- Powerful snapshot of a national tragedy: Captures some of the heroic efforts to combat the raging, fast-moving blaze and prevent it from spreading to the Library on that fateful winter night.
- Engraved with a meticulous attention to detail: The Library's ornate architecture is masterfully captured in this portrait of a proud national landmark that endures as a link to Canada's past.
- Striking proof finish: The contrast created by the frosted raised elements against the mirror background brings an added sense of dimension to the design, which exemplifies the artistry and unparalleled craftsmanship that is associated with the Royal Canadian Mint.

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