Canada’s 150th anniversary is memorized on a new special edition Royal Canadian Mint coin, the 2017 Our Home and Native Land Silver Dollar.
Struck in 99.99% pure silver and designed by Canadian artist Jamie Desrochers, this dual-dated proof coin features the Canadian flag and a 3D-like map of Canada that is superimposed with "150" in red enamel.
"Laser frosting gives the flag an ethereal appearance as it rises up behind the 3D-like map of Canada," the Mint describes.
Reverses also show the official Canada 150 logo and lettering of CANADA, DOLLAR, the double-dated years 1867-2017, and JD for the artist’s initials.
Obverses offer the Susanna Blunt effigy of Queen Elizabeth II. Surrounding the portrait are ELIZABETH II, D G REGINA, and SB for the artist’s initials.
Royal Canadian Mint-provided coin specifications include:
- Mintage: 10,000
- Composition: 99.99% pure silver
- Finish: proof
- Weight (g): 23.17
- Diameter (mm): 36.07
- Edge: serrated
- Certificate: serialized
- Face value: 1 dollar
- Reverse Artist: Jamie Desrochers
- Obverse Artist: Susanna Blunt
Priced at CAD $69.95, or about US $53, the 2017 Our Home and Native Land Silver Dollar is available from the Royal Canadian website at mint.ca. An affiliate link to the coin’s product page is right here.