This limited edition 2013 pure silver proof $25 coin features an iconic rendering of a new Miss Canada allegory for modern-day Canada. The coin is a beautiful work of art with a frosted proof finish. This is a substantial coin with a diameter of 38 mm and a weight of just over one ounce of pure silver.
Miss Canada is seated on the "throne" of the Canadian Shield. She is classically dressed, wearing a crown of maple leaves, her right hand open in a welcoming gesture, and holding a staff in her left. The landscape surrounding Miss Canada demonstrates our country's robust natural variety-including vast mountains, a pure glacial river, large waterway and a wild forested shoreline. An eagle flies overhead the image of a jumping fish. The base of the image is decorated with a garland composed of more than 25 species of Canadian leaves.
The reverse is engraved with the word "CANADA," the date "2013" and the face value of "25 DOLLARS."
Miss Canada Allegory:
Allegorical images have been used for centuries as an artistic way to reveal deeper meanings and convey political or patriotic ideas. Female allegories have been especially popular and been featured on coinage from around the world through the 19th and early 20th centuries. Canada's most popular allegory was Miss Canada, appearing in everything from political cartoons to political advertising, literature and film. She was originally portrayed as Britannia's youthful and obedient daughter—but as Canada's role and international relationships changed over time, so too did the symbolism associated with this icon. Today, this new image of Miss Canada has become independent in her beautiful and dynamic country.
• This is a pure silver item which is GST/HST exempt
• Mintage: 8,500
• 2013 Proof Silver $25 Coin, Miss Canada Allegory