Coin "100th Anniversary of Parks Canada"

100-летие Национального парка Канады

Name 100th Anniversary of Parks Canada
Presented by Royal Canadian Mint
Nominal value 1 dollar
Metal Silver 925° and 7.5% copper
Thickness 3,1
Mintage 45 000
Production quality Proof
Description of obverse and reverse Designed to celebrate the centennial of an important national institution whose value spans the globe, this silver proof dollar highlights Parks Canada’s role in conserving Canada’s unique flora and fauna. Four endangered ecological treasures are cradled in the hands of a young Canadian: a Whooping Crane (Grus Americana), the Southern Maidenhair Fern (Adiantum capillus-veneris), a Western Fringed Prairie Orchid (Platanthera praeclara), and a Kentucky Coffee Tree (Gymnocladus dioicus). The obverse features the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Susanna Blunt.
A brief annotation At the turn of the 19th century, Canada’s leaders had the foresight to protect the country’s natural resources by establishing the organization known today as Parks Canada. It was the world’s first government body mandated to preserve national parks. This coin celebrates how, from these seeds of sustainable thinking, Parks Canada now protects 300,000 square kilometres of land spanning 42 National Parks, 167 National Historical Sites, and four National Marine Conservation Areas.
Designer Luc Normandin
Producer Royal Canadian Mint

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