No other symbol is as synonymous with Canada as its distinctive red-and-white flag. To Canadians at home and abroad, the red maple leaf unites us and instills a sense of belonging regardless of our different cultures, languages and beliefs. As the National Flag of Canada celebrates its 50th anniversary, the Royal Canadian Mint proudly pays tribute to a beloved national symbol by showcasing the flag on the Special Edition Proof Silver Dollar. The commemorative proof dollar is struck in 99.99% fine silver and is only available in this set, which also includes a special 25-cents coloured coin.
The reverse design by Canadian artist John Mantha brings together symbolic elements in a telling image that is representative of Canada on the 50th anniversary of its national flag. Standing in a vast land of opportunity a family holds hands as they look beyond the horizon towards a hopeful future. Above them, the familiar national flag with its bold maple leaf fills much of the image field as it billows in the wind. The entirety is framed by 50 maple leafs, each one representing a year since the National Flag of Canada was first raised in 1965.
A great opportunity for collectors to display their pride for their country through their collection, and to commemorate a milestone in Canadian history.