• 10 Cents 2017, Canada, Elizabeth II, 150th Anniversary of the Canadian Confederation, Wings of Peace
  • 10 Cents 2017, Canada, Elizabeth II, 150th Anniversary of the Canadian Confederation, Wings of Peace
Description

Canada turned 150 in 2017 and the RCM struck new designs on 5-cent, 10-cent, 25-cent, loonie and toonie coins to commemorate the anniversary.

A national design contest, My Canada, My Inspiration, kicked off in March 2015 when the RCM asked Canadians to create new designs from five theme perspectives: Our Wonders, Our Character, Our Achievements, Our Passions, and Canada’s Future. The public cast more than 1 million votes for designs that numbered in the thousands. The finalists in each class were determined by the RCM and a panel of notable Canadians. Canadians then voted and selected a final design for each category in September 2015.

Obverse

Fourth portrait of HM Queen Elizabeth II, when she was 77 years old, facing right and surrounded by the inscription.

Below is the Canada 150 logo. The logo is composed of a series of diamonds, or “celebratory gems”, arranged in the shape of the iconic maple leaf. The four diamonds at the base represent the four original provinces that formed Confederation in 1867: Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia. Additional diamonds extend out from the base to create nine more points—in total representing the 13 provinces and territories. Created by Ariana Cuvin from Toronto, Ontario, the logo was the winning design in a nation-wide competition.

Dei Gratia Regina (often abbreviated to D. G. Regina and seen as D·G·REGINA) is a Latin title meaning By the Grace of God, Queen.

Engraver: Susanna Blunt

ELIZABETH II D. G. REGINA
SB

Reverse

Depicts an airborne maple leaf that forms the wings and tail of a dove. Around the maple leaf are inscriptions of CANADA, 1867-2017, 10 CENTS, and AC for the engraver's initials.

Like the olive branch, the Canadian maple leaf has become a worldwide symbol of hope, peace and good faith.

Engraver: Amy Choi

CANADA
1867-2017
AC
10 CENTS

Edge
Characteristics
Type Commemorative Issue (Circulating)
Material Nickel Plated Steel
Weight 1.75 g
Diameter 18.03 mm
Thickness -
Shape round
Alignment Medal
Mint
Royal Canadian Mint (RCM)

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