This 2017 Limited Edition Silver Dollar Proof Set brings together ultra high quality frosted cameo strike examples of the “My Canada, My Inspiration” Canada 150 commemorative coins, and a limited edition coloured proof silver dollar. At a very affordable price, this set represents a collectible celebration of Canada, and a powerful representation of what it means to be Canadian in 2017. Denominations include the 5 cent, 10 cent, colour 25 cent, 50 cent, Loon Style dollar, Silver proof dollar and colour 2 dollar coins.
About the Designs: Our Home and Native Land is designed by Canadians for Canadians, the engraved images on each reverse are exclusive for Canada’s 150th anniversary year, including those of the five circulation coins from the My Canada, My Inspiration collection. The set also includes a 50-cent coin bearing the official CANADA 150 logo of a maple leaf mosaic, which represents Confederation, and a special edition proof dollar.
Supplementary Information: Coin Designs
The words “CANADA”, “DOLLAR” and the commemorative dates “1867-2017” are also engraved below, along with the CANADA 150 logo. The obverse features the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Susanna Blunt.
Special Edition Proof Dollar Design
Artist: Jamie Desrochers
Here the background features an engraved micro-pattern of thousands of maple leaves that are curved to create the feeling that the coin is a globe, along with a map of Canada to bring the focus on our nation. Engraved above it is the number “150”, whose large size conveys the significance of this milestone year, while the application of red colour echoes that of our nation’s flag.
$2 Coin Design Artist:
Timothy Hsia – Richmond, British Columbia
Dance of the Spirits, celebrates the wonders of Canada with a design featuring the spectacular Aurora Borealis. Dance of the Spirits depicts paddlers gliding across a placid lake under the shimmering curtain of the Northern Lights — which the Cree peoples called “the dance of the spirits”.
Loon Style Dollar Design Artist: Wesley Klassen – St. Catherines, Ontario
Connecting a Nation, pays tribute to Sir John A. Macdonald's vision of a national railway to unite the country — and celebrates the skill and drive that made that vision real through the steam age into the diesel era. Featuring impressive landmarks along the country's rail routes — from the Lion's Gate Bridge in British Columbia to the Grand Banks of the East Coast
50 Cent Design
Artist: Jamie Desrochers
Bears the official CANADA 150 logo of a maple leaf mosaic, which represents Confederation.
The tie that binds these coins is the Canada 150 logo, whose mosaic of 13 triangular shapes – one for each province and territory – evokes memories of the 1967 emblem.
25 Cent Design Artist:
Joelle Wong - Richmond Hill
Hope for a Green Future features a pair of hands bringing life to a plant that connects all living things — represented by some notable Canadian animals.
10 Cent Design Artist:
Amy Choi – Calgary, Alberta
An airborne maple leaf which forms the wings and tail of a dove delicately outlined beneath it. Like the olive branch, the Canadian maple leaf has become a worldwide symbol of hope, peace and good faith.
5 Cent Design Artist:
Gerald Gloade – Millbrook First Nations, Nova Scotia
This unique design features a beaver in the traditional style of the northeastern woodland tribes of the Algonkian people. The beaver has long been the traditional emblem on Canada's five-cent coins. But its power as a symbol of the land we share goes back thousands of years, deeply connected to the heritage of First Nations people.