Perfect for nature lovers! The featured gold plated Silver Dollar coin is a masterpiece of frosted detail including four endangered ecological treasures cradled in the hands of a young Canadian; a Whooping Crane, the Southern Maidenhair Fern, the Western Prairie- Fringed Orchid and a Kentucky Coffee Tree.
Conserving Canada’s Natural Treasures
The Dominion Parks Branch—known today as Parks Canada—was founded in 1911, and mandated to conserve Canada’s unrivalled wilderness for Canadians to explore, and enjoy. Parks Canada is the world’s first system of national parks. From these seeds of sustainable thinking, Canada has—through the innovation of Parks Canada—nurtured a legacy of conservation that has blossomed to include 300,000 square kilometres of protected land and places of outstanding cultural and natural importance to the common heritage of humanity.
For a century, Parks Canada has remained the dedicated steward and steadfast guardian of Canada’s vast stores of magnificent natural treasures, maintaining them for the pleasure not only of Canadians, but of the world, and of generations yet to come.
• It is the fourth set to feature the commemorative silver dollar selectively gold plated on the reverse and the edge.
• Commemorate a world first: Canada’s immense system of 42 National Parks, 167 National Historical Sites, and four National Marine Conservation Areas. Parks Canada also tends to ten of Canada’s fourteen UNESCO world heritage sites, from the Viking settlements of Newfoundland’s L’Anse aux Meadows to the North Coast Mountains of Kluane National Park and Reserve.
This set includes:
• A Certificate of Authenticity
• An elegant book-style packaging, with removable lens
Face Value: Set – Included are the $2, $1, Loonie, 50 cent, 25 cent, 10 cent, 5 cent, 1 cent coin.