The Canadian flag as we know it today comes with a rich history which was inspired by the planning of the 1967 centennial celebrations. During this time, countless experts were involved in the parliamentary committee and after a number of proposals, a new design was found: the maple leaf. It should be noted that the maple leaf was (and still is) a highly recognized symbol of Canada and is indeed a fitting emblem. Celebrate the rich history of the Canadian flag and its significance to the country with this 2005 Limited Edition Red Enamel National Flag Proof Silver Dollar Coin.
This beautiful, limited edition coin is made with 99.99% pure silver and features a red enamel Canada flag. The coin comes encapsulated in a Royal Canadian Mint maroon presentation case, black beauty box and is accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity.
The birth of the Canadian Flag that we know today was inspired by the planning for the centennial celebrations of 1967. Numerous experts joined the parliamentary committee and after months of reviewing countless proposal, a new design was found. It incorporated red and white, Canada’s national colours that had been proclaimed in 1921. And the maple leaf, recognized as a symbol of Canada since the early days of the fur trade, emerged as the most fitting emblem. On February 15, 1965 Canada’s new flag was raised for the first time in an official ceremony on Parliament Hill.
The coin is made with 99.99% pure silver and comes with a maroon display case protected by a black beauty box.
Composition: 99.99% silver with red enamel
Weight (g): 25.18
Diameter (mm): 36.07
Face value: $1
Artist: William Woodruff (reverse), Susanna Blunt, Susan Taylor (observe)