Canadian heraldic artist Cathy Bursey-Sabourin has recreated Canada’s 13 provincial and territorial shields on a series of jigsaw pieces that encircle a central coin to create a large, 14-part coin. Each shield is exquisitely coloured and presented in the order each province and territory entered Confederation. A garland of maple leaves visually connects the pieces and carries a ribbon with each province’s and territory’s year of entry into Confederation. The central coin features a selectively gold plated Centre Block of Parliament Hill with the Centennial Flame burning in the foreground. A double-date (1867-2017) flanks the Peace Tower, and its clock indicates 10:00 pm when fireworks usually begin on Canada Day.
Each piece of the puzzle is legal tender with a face value of $50 (central coin) and $20 (each of the jigsaw pieces) and each piece of your 14-piece puzzle coin features the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Susanna Blunt.
Specifications: * Mintage: 800
* Composition: 99.99% pure silver with selective gold plating
* Finish: proof
* Weight (g): 502.47 (16.14 ounces of silver)
* Diameter (mm): 123.7
* Edge: Interrupted serrations
* Certificate: serialized
* Face value: $50 (central coin) and $20 (each of the jigsaw pieces).
* Artist: Cathy Bursey-Sabourin (reverse), Susanna Blunt (obverse)
Images and description courtesy of Ebay seller kiemss (https://www.ebay.ca/sch/kiemss/m.html?item=132139637310&ul_noapp=true&rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675.l2562)