2021 5 oz Canada The first 100 Years of Confederation: An Emerging Country .9999 Silver Proof Coin

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The Story

In the first 100 years of Confederation, the story of Canada was shaped by our efforts to bridge distances and come together — first by rail, then by sea, and finally, by air. It is the story that unfolds in the Royal Canadian Mint’s The First 100 Years of Confederation series, a three-part celebration of some of the mechanized history makers that helped shape a modern Canada.

Coin #1 presents a glimpse of Canada in the railway era (1867-1914). These were the years in which the locomotive — like the historic 4-4-0 one featured on this coin — was the driver of progress, and when transcontinental railways were the ribbons of steel that wrapped around almost every aspect of life in Canada.


Key Features 

-History on the move. This is Coin #1 of 3 in a new limited series that tells the story of Canada’s first 100 years (1867-1967). Each chapter is represented by a different mode of transportation and art style.

- Five effigies on one coin. The obverse features the effigies of five monarchs whose combined reigns span a century of change. Each effigy is accompanied by a Latin inscription stating the monarch’s name and royal title, as seen on some of Canada’s most historic coins.

- A rare treasure. Be one of the privileged few to own this 99.99% pure silver coin. Mintage is limited to just 1,250 worldwide.


More Information
Year 2021
Metal Content Silver
Denomination $ 50
Purity 9999
Condition Proof
Country Canada
Manufacturer Royal Canadian Mint
Mintage 1,250
Diameter (mm) 65.25
Series The First 100 years of Confederation
Box & Certificate yes