This bronze 36 mm medal marks the 2017
celebration of Canada’s 150th Anniversary of Confederation in 1867. The reverse
design features a large “150” encircled by 13 maple leaves, one for each
province and territory. The medal is double dated 1867 – 2017, and includes a
subtle image in the background of Canada’s parliament buildings with a bold
inscription “CANADA”. Included with this medal is a certificate of authenticity. This medal has a mintage of 20,000 pieces.
The obverse features the official Canada
150 logo designed by Ariana Cuvin. Four diamond shapes connected to the stem
symbolize the original provinces of Confederation (Ontario, Quebec, New
Brunswick and Nova Scotia), while the nine additional shapes represent the
provinces and territories that followed. Combined, they form Canada’s iconic
maple leaf that has become a symbol of national pride, unity, freedom and
peace. Around the logo the inscribed motto reads “Strong, Proud, Free”.