• 1 Cent 1967, KM# 65, Canada, Elizabeth II, 100th Anniversary of the Canadian Confederation
  • 1 Cent 1967, KM# 65, Canada, Elizabeth II, 100th Anniversary of the Canadian Confederation
Description

100th anniversary of the Canadian Confederation occurred in 1967. Canadian Confederation was the process by which the British colonies of Canada, Nova Scotia, and New Brunswick were united into one Dominion of Canada on July 1, 1867. Upon confederation, the old province of Canada was divided into Ontario and Quebec; along with Nova Scotia and New Brunswick, the new federation thus comprised four provinces. Over the years since Confederation, Canada has seen numerous territorial changes and expansions, resulting in the current union of ten provinces and three territories.

Obverse

Second crowned portrait of HM Queen Elizabeth II facing right, wearing the Girls of Great Britain and Ireland tiara.

The Girls of Great Britain and Ireland tiara was a wedding present in 1947 from her grandmother, Queen Mary, who received it as a gift from the Girls of Great Britain and Ireland in 1893 on the occasion of her marriage to the Duke of York, later George V. Made by E. Wolfe & Co., it was purchased from Garrard & Co. by a committee organised by Lady Eve Greville. In 1914, Mary adapted the tiara to take 13 diamonds in place of the large oriental pearls surmounting the tiara. At first, Elizabeth wore the tiara without its base and pearls but the base was reattached in 1969. The Girls of Great Britain and Ireland Tiara is one of Elizabeth's most recognisable pieces of jewellery due to its widespread use on British banknotes and coinage.

ELIZABETH II DEI GRATIA REGINA means Elizabeth II, by the grace of God, Queen.

Engraver: Arnold Machin

ELIZABETH II D·G·REGINA

Reverse

A rock dove in flight is surrounded by the facial value and the inscription CANADA 1867-1967.

The rock dove, rock pigeon, or common pigeon is a member of the bird family Columbidae (doves and pigeons). Wild rock doves are pale grey with two black bars on each wing, whereas domestic and feral pigeons vary in colour and pattern.

Habitats include various open and semi-open environments. Cliffs and rock ledges are used for roosting and breeding in the wild. Originally found wild in Europe, North Africa, and western Asia, pigeons have become established in cities around the world. The species is abundant, with an estimated population of 17 to 28 million feral and wild birds in Europe alone and up to 120 million worldwide.

Engraver: Alex Colville

1 CENT
CANADA 1867-1967

Edge
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Characteristics
Type Commemorative Issue (Circulating)
Material Bronze
Weight 3.24 g
Diameter 19.05 mm
Thickness 1.55 mm
Shape round
Alignment Medal
Mint
Royal Canadian Mint (RCM)

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