Step into the rich history of Canada with the Great Seal of Province 10 oz Silver Coin. This remarkable coin captures a significant moment in Canada's past, when the separate colonies of Upper Canada (now Ontario) and Lower Canada (now Quebec) were united under a single government for the first time. The design of the coin is based on the official seal created during this historic event, showcasing the distinctive imagery of the two colonies and incorporating popular Victorian symbols in exquisite detail on a large-format fine silver coin.
The Great Seal of the Province of Canada brings together the individual seals of Upper Canada and Lower Canada, displayed side by side and held up by two allegorical figures embracing each other. Overarching the scene is the Royal Arms of Queen Victoria, held by the lion representing England and the unicorn representing Scotland. Every element in this intricate design carries symbolic meaning, representing the unity and heritage of the Canadian provinces.
The Lower Canada seal, engraved by Thomas Major in 1793, features a graceful oak tree overlooking ships at anchor on a riverbank, with a typical Quebecois town in the background. The Upper Canada seal, from the province's establishment in 1792, displays a peace-pipe or calumet crossed with a sword and an anchor, bound by an olive crown. The Union Jack and the Royal Crown are prominent in the design, symbolizing the connection with the British monarchy. Floral ornamentations throughout the seal depict the Scottish thistle, English rose, and Irish shamrock, further reflecting the diverse heritage of the Canadian provinces.
Your Great Seal of Province 10 oz Silver Coin faithfully replicates all the elements of the original seal, showcasing the seals of Upper and Lower Canada held side by side by two allegorical female figures. The coin features selective gold plating, adding elegance and an extra layer of dimension to its already stunning design. Each coin comes with a serialized certificate from the Royal Canadian Mint, ensuring its authenticity and collectible value.
Crafted from 10 oz of 99.99% pure silver, this coin has a diameter of 76.25 millimeters and a nominal metal weight of 311.535 grams. The reverse design showcases the Great Seal of the Province of Canada, with engravings framing the images and decorative floral engravings. The Latin text from the original seal is featured along the outer rim, paying homage to the historical significance of this design. The obverse of the coin displays the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Susanna Blunt.
Own a piece of Canada's history with the Great Seal of Province 10 oz Silver Coin. This meticulously crafted coin celebrates the unity and heritage of the Canadian provinces, providing a glimpse into a significant era in the nation's past. Encapsulated for protection, your coin is elegantly presented in a Royal Canadian Mint-branded clamshell with a black beauty box, adding to its allure and ensuring its preservation for generations to come.