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2011 $300 Provincial Coat of Arms: Nova Scotia - 14-kt. Gold Coin
$300 2011 Gold Coin - Nova Scotia Coat of Arms
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Year: 2011

RCM# 115537

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During the Middle Ages, any knight who went into battle needed to distinguish friend from foe and would paint identifying marks on his shield. Later, these markings began appearing on military surcoats and cloaks worn by royal messengers.

This is how the Coat of Arms was born—a design of heraldic symbols created to represent a monarchy, a clan,
a territory or a nation. Even Canada, a nation formed long after the Middle Ages, has a Coat of Arms—as does every province and territory within its domain.

The Coat of Arms for Nova Scotia (NS) is the oldest of any province or territory. It was granted in 1625, the first Coat of Arms the British monarchy assigned to an overseas colony. As the name ―Nova Scotia‖ suggests, these Arms reflect strong Scottish ties. Its Shield features the Cross of St. Andrew, with the colours reversed (a blue saltire on a white background) in order to differentiate it from Scotland. The royal lion at the centre of the Shield and the crowned unicorn to the left are two more elements from the Royal Arms of Scotland. The aboriginal man to the right of the Shield represents the province’s First Nations People.

A royal helmet sits immediately above the Shield. It faces forward as opposed to the customary side view. Above the helmet are two crossed hands. The thistle represents Scotland and the laurel sprig is a symbol of peace; but one interpretation suggests the armoured hand represents the vow by the King of the Scots to protect his subjects while the bare hand symbolizes the conquest of hardships to be met in Nova Scotia.

When Nova Scotia joined Confederation in 1867, it was assigned a new Coat of Arms. However, its original Arms were re-instated in 1929, at which time the province’s floral emblem, the mayflower (Epigaea repens), was added to the bottom with Scottish thistles.
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Denomination: 300 Dollar

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