Ultra high relief has allowed us to take coin designs to greater heights than ever. But we’ve added incredible depth to our latest engineering marvel: a 13-sided, coin-sized replica of the Centennial Flame monument on Parliament Hill. The realistic rendering was made possible by a dramatic variation in relief height: the deep sunk basin gives this coin a minimum thickness of 1.51 millimetres, which soars to 5.05 millimetres when measured from the tip of the engraved flame. An antique finish also gives this coin a more weathered appearance — like the granite-and-bronze fountain that celebrates Canadian unity.
On the reverse, an engraved flame tops this small-scale replica of the Centennial Flame monument on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, Ontario. The 13-sided fountain consists of one panel for every Canadian province and territory, which are represented by their armorial bearings. On the edge of the fountain basin, the province or territory’s floral emblem frames its date of entry into Confederation. An antique finish adds a weathered look that emphasizes the deep sunk relief. The obverse features the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Susanna Blunt.