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  • 1 Dollar 1964, KM# 58, Canada, Elizabeth II, 100th Anniversary of Charlottetown & Quebec Conferences
  • 1 Dollar 1964, KM# 58, Canada, Elizabeth II, 100th Anniversary of Charlottetown & Quebec Conferences
  • 1 Dollar 1964, KM# 58, Canada, Elizabeth II, 100th Anniversary of Charlottetown & Quebec Conferences, 1964 Reverse Varieties: Normal and No Dot

The Charlottetown Conference was held in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island for representatives from the colonies to discuss Canadian Confederation. The conference took place between September 1 through 9, 1864. The conference had been planned as a meeting of representatives from the Maritime colonies; Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island. Britain encouraged a Maritime Union between these colonies, hoping that they would then become less economically and politically dependent on the Crown, and provide for greater economic and military power for the region in light of the American Civil War.

The Quebec Conference was held from October 10 to 24, 1864 to discuss a proposed Canadian confederation. It was in response to the shift in political ground when the United Kingdom and the United States had come very close to engaging in war with each other. Therefore, the overall goal of the conference was to elaborate on policies surrounding federalism and creating a single state, both of which had been discussed at the Charlottetown Conference around a month earlier.


First portrait of HM Queen Elizabeth II (laureate bust) facing right, wearing a wreath. It was introduced in 1953, one year after the Queen acceded to the throne. It captures the grace and youth of the 26-year-old new Queen. Her hair is restrained by a laureate crown which is tied with ribbons at the back of her head. The Queen's shoulders are bare and the truncation follows the curve of the coin. The engravers initials M.G. are incuse, generally faint, and are located on the raised edge found at the base of the bust.

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

Engraver: Mary Gillick



Depicts the French fleur-de-lis, the Irish shamrock, the Scottish thistle, and the English rose in a unique design, surrounded by the legend "CHARLOTTETOWN • QUÉBEC", the dates "1864" and "1964", the facial value and the inscription "CANADA".

There are two varieties of the 1964 silver dollar. If you look above the dot between the "C" in Quebec and the "N" in Charlottown you will see the designer's initials "T.S." On some coins the dot between T and S is missing. This is called the "No Dot" variety.

Engravers: Dinko Vodanovic, Thomas Shingles

1864 C A N A D A 1964
D.V. T S.


1 Dollar

1st portrait

100th Anniversary of Charlottetown & Quebec Conferences

KM# 58 Schön# 57
Type Commemorative Issue (Circulating)
Material Silver
Fineness 0.800
Weight 23.3276 g
Diameter 36.06 mm
Thickness 2.84 mm
Shape round
Alignment Medal
Royal Canadian Mint (RCM)

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