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2013 Canada 50-cent The Maple Leaf Tartan with Tartan Swatch

2013 Canada 50-cent The Maple Leaf Tartan with Tartan Swatch
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2013 Canada 50-cent The Maple Leaf Tartan with Tartan Swatch

This limited-edition set features two of Canada's iconic national symbols: a 2013 50-cent coin and a swatch of the Maple Leaf Tartan. A 50-cent piece was the very first coin to be struck at the opening of the Ottawa Branch of Britain's Royal Mint by Governor General Earl Grey in 1908. In 1931, the Mint became a Government of Canada institution and was renamed the Royal Canadian Mint. With the exception of the centennial year, the 50-cent coin has featured the arms of Canada on the reverse since 1937.

The official arms of Canada depict several symbolic images of Canada's heritage and are an official symbol of the sovereignty of the Government of Canada. The two inscriptions 'A Mari usque ad Mare' and 'Desiderantes meliorem patriam,' translate to 'From sea to sea' and 'They desire a better country,' respectively.

The fabric is 'The Maple Leaf Tartan', Canada's official tartan pattern. It was created by David Weiser in anticipation of Canada's Centennial celebrations in 1967. The green, gold, red and brown stripes represent the maple leaf's varied colors through the ever-changing Canadian seasons. While April 6 is officially Tartan Day in Canada, the Maple Leaf Tartan can be worn anytime as a reflection of national pride or heritage.

Item Number: 123690
Face Value: 50 cents
Mintage: Produced to demand
Composition: Nickel-plated Steel
Weight (g): 6.9
Diameter (mm): 27.13
Edge: Serrated
Finish: Circulation

Special Features:
- Everyday Canada celebrates the iconic symbols of Canada in a whimsical format.
- This special limited edition product features an uncirculated 2013 50-cent piece and a swatch of Canada's Official National Tartan, the Maple Leaf Tartan. The Maple Leaf tartan is comprised of colours symbolizing the changing colours of the maple leaf through the seasons.
- A unique gift or keepsake, commemorating two of Canada's iconic official symbols, packaged in a beautifully designed card.
- The card also includes information on the history of the Canadian 50-cent coin, as well as the history of the Maple Leaf Tartan. Did you know that April 6th is Tartan Day in Canada?

Coin is set in a blister in the inside panel of the card. The fabric is also secured in a die cut in the inside panel.

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