• 25 Cents 1992, KM# 222, Canada, Elizabeth II, 125th Anniversary of the Canadian Confederation, Prince Edward Island
  • 25 Cents 1992, KM# 222, Canada, Elizabeth II, 125th Anniversary of the Canadian Confederation, Prince Edward Island
Description

125th anniversary of the Canadian Confederation occurred in 1992. 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

The crowned portrait of HM Queen Elizabeth II facing right, wearing the George IV State Diadem, surrounded by the inscription and the dates "1867-1992".

The George IV State Diadem, officially the Diamond Diadem, is a type of crown that was made in 1820 for King George IV. The diadem is worn by queens and queens consort in procession to coronations and State Openings of Parliament. The piece of jewellery has been featured in paintings and on stamps and currency. It can be seen in the Queen's Gallery at Buckingham Palace.

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

Engraver: Dora de Pédery-Hunt

ELIZABETH II CANADA D·G·REGINA
1867-1992

Reverse

Depicts the charming scene of Cousins Shore, enhanced by the ever-present water, the fragile seascape of sandstone cliffs, and the many small coves, surrounded by the facial value and the bilingual legend.

Prince Edward Island is known for its white sandy beaches, huge fields of potatoes, and as the birthplace of the popular novel Anne of Green Gables published in 1908.

Engraver: Nigel Graham Roe

PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND • ÎLE-DU-PRINCE-ÉDOUARD
NGR
25 CENTS

Edge

25 Cents

3rd portrait
KM# 222 Schön# 213
Characteristics
Type Commemorative Issue (Circulating)
Material Nickel
Weight 5.03 g
Diameter 23.88 mm
Thickness 1.58 mm
Shape round
Alignment Medal
Mint
Royal Canadian Mint (RCM)

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