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fwo_554839 - CANADA 50 Dollars "Maple Leaf" Elisabeth II 1987 570

CANADA 50 Dollars  Maple Leaf  Elisabeth II 1987 570 MS
1 800.00 €(Approx. 1944.00$ | 1584.00£)
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Type : 50 Dollars "Maple Leaf" Elisabeth II
Date: 1987
Mint name / Town : 570
Metal : gold
Millesimal fineness : 999 ‰
Diameter : 30 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 31,19 g.
Edge : cannelée
Coments on the condition:
La monnaie présente des traces de manipulation au revers
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Cet exemplaire provient de la collection L.G.

Obverse


Obverse legend : ELIZABETH II/ 50 DOLLARS 1987.
Obverse description : Tête couronnée d'Élisabeth II à droite.

Reverse


Reverse legend : CANADA - FINE GOLD - 1OZ OR PUR/ 999 - 999.
Reverse description : Feuille d'érable.

Historical background


CANADA

It is February 15, 1965 on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, that takes place the ceremony inaugurating the new Canadian flag, with Governor General Georges Vanier, Prime Minister Lester B. Pearson and members of the Cabinet, as well as thousands of citizens. On first down the Red Ensign, bearing the Union Jack and the shield of the Royal Arms of Canada. Then, on the stroke of noon, hoisted the maple leaf. The crowd singing the national anthem O Canada followed by the royal anthem God Save the Queen. The words spoken that day by Maurice Bourget, Speaker of the Senate, give further symbolic meaning to the flag: "The flag is the symbol of the unity of the nation, because he is without a shadow of a doubt all the citizens of Canada without distinction of race, language, belief or opinion ". Second country in the world by area, Canada occupies most of North America. It runs east to west from the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific Ocean and northward to the Arctic Ocean and shares land borders with the United States to the south and northwest (Alaska). Originally occupied by indigenous peoples, the country was born from the union of three British colonies, which were French colonies at the time of New France. Today is a federal state of ten provinces and three territories. Canada gained independence from the United Kingdom peacefully in a process that is spread from 1867 to 1982.

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