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2013 $3 Canada: An Allegory Bronze Coin

2013 $3 Canada: An Allegory Bronze Coin
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2013 $3 Canada: An Allegory Bronze Coin

Female allegories have long been featured on coinage around the world. This exciting new coin celebrates the historic Miss Canada icon popularized in Canadian culture from Confederation to the end of the Second World War.

The reverse image by Canadian artist Laurie McGaw features an iconic rendering of a new Miss Canada allegory for modern-day Canada. Seated on the 'throne' of the Canadian Shield, this classically dressed, seated female figure occupies the centre of the reverse field.

Viewed with her head turned to the left side of the reverse, her body turned toward the right, she sports a crown of maple leaves-an iconic image associated with Canada for more than two centuries. From her dynamic position, she raises her right hand with open palm in a gesture of welcome.

In her left arm she holds a staff bearing a large maple leaf. Her bare right foot is visible beneath the hem of her long gown, connecting the figure directly to the natural world within which she is positioned. In the landscape surrounding her we see the robust natural variety of Canada.

In the distant background rise vast mountains and a pure glacial river. The mid-ground is occupied by a large waterway bounded by a wild forested shoreline. In the air above the figure and to her right flies an eagle, an important element of First Nations spiritualism.

In the water below the eagle, a jumping fish represents the vigour and power of Canada's natural world. The base of the image is decorated with a garland composed of more than 25 species of Canadian leaves, referencing Canada's multicultural makeup.

Item Number: 125761
Face Value: 3 dollars
Mintage: 15,000
Composition: bronze
Weight (g): 19.2
Diameter (mm): 35.75
Edge: Plain
Finish: Proof
Certificate: Serialized

Special Features:
- This coin showcases different coin finishes each with a separate degree of luster for a striking appearance and is particularly suited for this female allegory surrounded by various elements.
- Celebrate Canadian culture and heritage with this symbolically rich coin from the Royal Canadian Mint, a meaningful gift to commemorate Canada Day, new citizenship, and other important events.
- New annual offering part of a 3 coin offering-gold, silver and bronze.

Each coin is encapsulated and presented in a maroon clamshell case lined with flock and protected by a black RCM branded sleeve.

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