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2021 Canada $50 The First 100 Years of Confederation: Coming of Age Silver (No Tax)

2021 Canada $50 The First 100 Years of Confederation: Coming of Age Silver (No Tax)
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2021 Canada $50 The First 100 Years of Confederation: Coming of Age Silver (No Tax)

For the first 100 years of Confederation, the story of Canada was shaped by our efforts to bridge distances and come together by means of different transportation — first by rail, then by sea, and finally, by air.

This is the story that unfolds across the three coins in the Royal Canadian Mint's 2021 The First 100 Years of Confederation series. Each coin features a different piece of transportation history, and a design that channels the spirit of the era through its perfect blend of art, history and industry. Tied together by the multiple effigies on the obverse, the arrangement represents a century of rapid change and innovation in Canada.

This was an era in which a young Canada was navigating uncertain waters made murkier by two wars and a crippling economic depression. Waves of immigration had landed on our shores and swept west, transforming society and enriching our cultural fabric. But the changing tides of history also carried Canada's finest and our hopes for peace to places like Vimy, and later, Juno Beach — two key turning points that marked Canada's coming of age, which is represented on this coin.

Designed by Canadian artist Glen Green, your coin's reverse features a symbol of a Canada's new-found standing on the world stage after the First World War (1914-1918). Art deco elements surround the depiction of HMCS Saguenay; built in 1931, the vessel was one of the first warships built for the Royal Canadian Navy before the naval service's rapid expansion during the Second World War (1939-1945). The obverse combines five of the effigies that have appeared on Canadian coins since 1867 (clockwise, from top): the first effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Mary Gillick, with the Latin inscription "ELIZABETH II D·G·REGINA"; the effigy of King George VI by T. H. Paget, with the inscription "GEORGIVS VI D·G·REX"; the effigy of King George V by Sir E. B. Mackennal, with the inscription "GEORGIVS V D·G·REX ET IND: IMP:"; the effigy of King Edward VII by G. W. De Saulles, with the inscription "EDWARDVS VII D·G·REX IMP:"; and the effigy of Queen Victoria by L. C. Wyon, with the inscription "VICTORIA D·G·REGINA".

Item Number: 200291
Mintage: 1,250
Composition: 99.99% pure silver
Weight*: 157.6 g
Diameter: 65.25 mm
Face Value: $50
Finish: Proof
Edge: Serrated
Artist: Glen Green

Special Features:
• This is the second coin in an exciting three-coin series that fuses art, history and industry! It's the story of Canada's first 100 years (1867 to 1967), viewed through the lens of art and represented by a mode of transportation that defined the era.
• As you view each coin, let the art style guide you in this journey through time! Coin #2 features the modern art deco style that is considered the successor to art nouveau, which we saw in the first coin of the series.
• The multi-effigy obverse features the effigies of five monarchs who served as Canada's constitutional head of state between 1867 and 1967, and whose combined reigns span a century of change. Each effigy is accompanied by a Latin inscription stating the monarch's name and royal title, as seen on some of our most historic coins.
• Collectors, this series is for you. Each coin in this series offers you captivating art and a fascinating story. And the effigies on the obverse don't just represent Canadian history; they represent your hobby and a century's worth of Canadian coin history — one effigy even predates Confederation!
• Be one of the privileged few to own this 99.99% pure silver coin — mintage is limited to just 1,250 worldwide.

Presented in a Royal Canadian Mint-branded clamshell with black beauty box.

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