Sesquicentennial Puzzle Coin

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PUzzle Coin - Obverse of each piece                                 Puzzle Coin - Obverse

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)

 

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