• 25 Cents 1992, KM# 203, Canada, Elizabeth II, 125th Anniversary of the Canadian Confederation, New Brunswick
  • 25 Cents 1992, KM# 203, Canada, Elizabeth II, 125th Anniversary of the Canadian Confederation, New Brunswick
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 Oldfield Covered Bridge, spanning Smith Creek, leading into a forest of mixed coniferous and deciduous trees, surrounded by the facial value and the bilingual legend.

The Oldfield Covered Bridge was built in 1910, it is 28 m (92 ft.) in length and named after a local mill.

A covered bridge is a timber-truss bridge with a roof and siding which, in most covered bridges, create an almost complete enclosure. The purpose of the covering is to protect the wooden structural members from the weather. Uncovered wooden bridges have a lifespan of only 10 to 15 years because of the effects of rain and sun.

Engraver: Ronald Lambert

NEW BRUNSWICK · NOUVEAU-BRUNSWICK
RL
25 CENTS

Edge
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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