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1867, 1927 and 2017 Confederation Medal - 30 oz. Pure Silver Set
1867, 1927 and 2017 Confederation Medal - Pure Silver 3 Piece Set
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Year: 1867 & 1927 Re-strikes, 2017

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This is the first time ever Canada’s full series of ten ounce fine silver Confederation Medals have been offered together, and quantities available are extremely limited. The three medals in the series including the new 2017 Canada 150 issue are all spectacularly beautiful, exeptionally high quality, historically important and exceedingly scarce. This is a rare opportunity to own Canada’s most celebrated and sought after commemorative medals, at a special one time price to celebrate Canada’s 150th Anniversary of Confederation. Each medal has a large diameter of 76.25 mm (3 inches) and a weight of just over ten ounces of pure silver. (Over 30 ounces total for the set). Mintage in silver is limited to just 1,000 pieces. As ten ounce silver medals of the highest quality and purity, this item is GST/HST exempt.

Canada’s first and most celebrated official commemorative medal dated 1867 was issued shortly after Confederation. Silver examples of this large ultra high relief 76 mm table medal were presented to the leading Fathers of Confederation including Sir John A. Macdonald, and one example was struck in gold and presented to Queen Victoria. These spectacular medals are extremely rare and sought after today, with attractive examples in silver selling for thousands of dollars on the rare occasion they come into the market. A similar medal was struck in 1927 to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee of Confederation, and original silver examples of this medal are also extremely rare and valuable.

The tradition of issuing beautifully designed symbolic table medals on important anniversaries of Confederation is continued this year to celebrate Canada 150 with a new limited edition 76 mm table medal
officially approved by Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth. This stunning new medal features an ultra high relief allegorical design on the reverse and a new 2017 high relief effigy of Queen Elizabeth designed by Susanna Blunt on the obverse. Mintage in silver is limited to just 1,000 pieces.

As part of the Canada 150 celebration, a small number of collectors also now have the opportunity to own the original design 1867 and 1927 commemorative medals in silver. While the designs are identical to the originals issued in 1867 and in 1927, they can be distinguished by edge lettering indicating they are Canada 150 restrikes. Medals have been produced to the highest medallic art standards by the Canadian Heritage Mint.

2017 ‘Canada 150’ Allegorical Design |
Design by Rebecca Yanovskaya
The reverse design by talented Canadian artist Rebecca Yanovskaya centers on an allegorical personification of Canada, and is intended to represent the newest chapter in the history of the country following the designs appearing on the classic commemorative medals issued in 1867 and 1927. The timeless imagery features numerous symbols of Canada, its history, values and spirit.

Symbolism in the Reverse Design:

► Central Figures:
“Canada” is personified as a youthful woman who is also strong and confident. She is flanked by a polar bear, symbolizing strength, power, natural beauty, and our reach to the northern most parts of the continent. Canada holds a shield with a maple leaf. The maple leaf is one of Canada’s oldest and most recognizable symbols, while the shield represents Canada as a place of safety where we enjoy law and order, freedom of expression, and the ability to practice our own beliefs and religion. In Canada’s right hand she proudly holds a familiar representation our Charter of Rights and Freedoms, which helps to define us as a modern free nation. A fur is draped over ‘Canada’s’ right shoulder, recognizing the historic fur trade which brought many of the first Europeans to British North America, and to the relationships forged with the native peoples. The central figures stand proudly on a pedestal marked “Canada 150”, with the country’s history behind it and the future awaiting.

► From Old World to New World: RMS Empress of Britain
The ship seen at the bottom left of the reverse design is the RMS Empress of Britain. While this Canadian Pacific steamship made 190 round trip crossings bringing thousands of new immigrants to Canada between 1906 and 1922, the image represents the many ships which delivered the brave and hopeful immigrants who together formed the backbone of a great new country.

► Modern Flight
The image of an airplane represents the modern connection of the Canadian provinces and territories to each other, as well as the connection of Canada to the rest of the world. Canada continues to grow through the arrival of new immigrants arriving by air from nearly every part of the globe. The continuing arrival of new Canadians adds to the growth, strength, and cultural diversity of Canada.

► Spherical Lines of the Globe
The lines of the globe seen over the entire reverse design emphasize Canada’s historic connection to Great Britain, France and other countries of the ‘old world”, as well as the modern connection of new immigrants to nearly every country in the world.

► Canadian Pacific Railway Engine 371: Connecting a Nation
The train pictured at the bottom right of the design is Canadian Pacific Railway Engine 371. This famous CPR steam engine was the first to cross the country from east to west, completing the trip from Montreal, Quebec to arrive in Port Moody, BC on July 4, 1886. (Ten months later Engine 374 of the same design would pull the first passenger train to Vancouver). The arrival of this train represents the realization of Sir John A. Macdonald’s vision of a unified nation spanning “from sea to sea”, and set the stage for rapid growth of the economy and the settlement of the Canadian West.

► Waves and Motto: From Sea to Sea to Sea
An updated Latin motto surrounds the medal design in wave styled banners “A Mari, Ad Mare, Ad Mare”, or “From Sea, to Sea, to Sea”, expressing our expanded reach not only east to west from sea to sea, but also to the north.

Effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II (2017) | Design by Susanna Blunt

This new effigy of Her Majesty has been created by highly respected Canadian artist and sculptor Susanna Blunt. Susanna Blunt is the same artist who designed the effigy of Queen Elizabeth that currently appears on both Canadian circulation and collector coins. In designing the new effigy, Ms. Blunt has expressed that she “sought to achieve a true to life image of Her Majesty as she appears today, while maintaining a stately appearance with poise and timeless dignity”. This effigy design has been approved by Her Majesty exclusively for this medal.

Edge Lettering
Incuse edge lettering shows the issue date of 2017, the silver fineness of .9999 and weight of 10 ounces.

1867 Confederation Medal | Canada 150 Limited Restrike

As a celebration of Confederation and the creation of the new country of Canada, the Fathers of Confederation commissioned two of the greatest engravers of the 19th century to produce Canada’s first officially sanctioned medal. One example of the original medal struck in gold was presented to Queen Victoria in recognition of her support for Confederation, while a silver medal was awarded to Sir John A. MacDonald and other prominent Fathers of Confederation. Additional silver and bronze medals were presented over the following years to noteworthy Canadians who contributed in a significant way to life in Canada. 150 years later, this re-strike of the original design continues to honour the legacy set forth by the Fathers of Confederation.

1867 Confederation Design:
The reverse is a faithful re-issue of the medal’s original design by world-renowned engravers J.S. and A.B. Wyon of London, England. Inspired by the rich medallic traditions of Europe and the still young United States, the ultra-high relief design features allegorical representations of Great Britain and the fledgling Dominion of Canada. Britannia, Great Britain’s timeless allegory, is peacefully seated and is adorned with a helmet and armour. She holds a trident on her right as a shield ornamented with the Royal Union Flag rests on her side. A lion, the stalwart symbol of Great Britain, is seated at Britannia’s feet and is resting its head on her knees. Britannia is presenting a figurative representation of the British North America Act that reads CONFEDERATION.

The Confederation scroll is being bestowed upon four young maidens, who represent the four original provinces of 1867 (clockwise from the top): Ontario with a sickle and sheaf symbolizing agriculture; Quebec holding a canoe paddle that representing commerce; Nova Scotia with a shovel representing its rich mining; and New Brunswick with an axe, representing forestry. The prominent Latin motto around the reverse reads JUVENTAS ET PATRIUS VIGOR, or YOUTH AND PATRIOTIC STRENGTH.

The obverse features an ultra high relief effigy of Queen Victoria as she appeared at the time of Canadian confederation in 1867.

Edge Lettering
Incuse edge lettering shows the Canada 150 re-strike issue date of 2017, the silver fineness of .9999 and weight of 10 ounces.

1927 Diamond Jubilee Medal | Canada 150 Limited Restrike

As Canada reached its milestone 60th Anniversary of Confederation, the precedent first set in 1867 was continued with a new official medal representing an updated image of Canada. The design was first created by Canadian illustrator Charles William Jefferys (1869-1951), and was engraved by the illustrious French medallist, Raymond Delamarre (1890-1986) of the Paris Mint. Medals were struck in silver and bronze and awarded to prominent Canadians, dignitaries and members of government, while one medal was struck in gold and presented to King George V.

90 years after the celebration of Canada’s 60th anniversary of confederation, this restrike of the original design continues to honour the legacy set forth by the Fathers of Confederation and those who carried on fulfilling their vision of what Canada could become.

Diamond Jubilee Design:
The 1927 medal design provides an allegorical representation of the growth, development and early transformation of Canada. In place of the four eager young maidens which represented the founding provinces of Canada on the 1867 medal, a new single “Canada” figure on the 1927 medal has gained maturity and confidence, and represents the unified country. Her arms are spread wide, echoing Canada’s official motto which appears across the medal Ad Mari Usque Ad Mare (“From sea to sea”). Below the allegorical figure are sheaves of wheat and clusters of maple leaves. Behind her, a map of the country includes the transcontinental rail links and the shield from the Royal Arms of Canada. The names of four prominent explorers are also included: (Captain James) Cook, (Captain George) Vancouver are inscribed along the West coast, while (Jacques) Cartier and (Samuel de) Champlain are inscribed on the East side of the map. ‘Canada’ stands proudly on a pedestal marked 1867-1927.

Obverse Effigy
The obverse features a regal crowned effigy of King George V by Sir Bertram Mackennal. While this is essentially the same portrait that was used on most Canadian coins from 1911 to 1936, it appears as an exceptional striking image in this large format with high relief and a proof-like finish.

Edge Lettering
Incuse edge lettering shows the Canada 150 re-strike issue date of 2017, the silver fineness of .9999 and weight of 10 ounces.

Canada in 1927
Set against the backdrop of new found peace, prosperity and growth through the roaring 1920s, the 60th Anniversary of Confederation was cause for great celebration across the Dominion of Canada. In its first 60 years, the Dominion had quickly grown from four founding provinces to a vast country of nine provinces and two territories spanning from sea to sea. The National Railway envisioned by Sir John A. MacDonald was now a reality, and Canada was rapidly gaining its own distinct identity and national pride. While about 3.5 million Canadians celebrated the birth of the country in 1867, the population had grown to over 9.5 million in just 60 years. The celebration of Canada’s Diamond Jubilee not only reflected the growing patriotism of the day, but also contributed to the development of Canada’s unique and distinctive personality as a nation.
Produced By: Canadian Heritage Mint

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