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2014 50c Quebec and Charlottetown Conferences, 150th Anniversary - Pure Gold Coin
2014 50c Pure Gold Coin - 150th Anniversary of Quebec and Charlottetown Conferences
 
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Year: 2014

RCM# 130590

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Product Code: 623932057685

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This charming coin weighs in 1/25th of an ounce of 99.99% pure gold, and was created to honour the 150th anniversary of the Quebec City and Charlottetown Conferences, two events which eventually led to the British North America Act, shaping the Canada we know today. The first meeting was held in 1864, with delegates from the Province of Canada (then Quebec and Ontario) and the Maritime Provinces meeting to discuss a potential union. Newfoundland was in support of this idea, though they were informed too late to attend. The next meeting was held the following month, in the Quebec Parliament in Quebec City-now known as Chateau Frontenac. This time Newfoundland sent observers, though no official delegates; neither did British Columbia. At this meeting, it was agreed to divide powers between a "general" parliament and "local" provincial legislatures; it was also decided to create a "lower" house, the House of Commons, and an appointed upper house, the Senate. Eventually, a proposed structure for the government was written out in the form of 72 resolutions. The design on this coin is a reinterpretation of the Royal Canadian Mint's 1964 silver dollar that celebrated the 100th anniversary of the Charlottetown and Quebec City Conferences. The floral symbols of the major European settler groups represented in the Canadian provinces at the time of Canadian Confederation can all be seen on this coin: the French fleur-de-lis, the English rose, the Irish shamrock, and the Scottish thistle. This coin would make a fantastic gift for any Canadian history buff, and it would certainly make an excellent addition to any distinguished Canadian coin collection.
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Produced By: RCM
Denomination: 50cent

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