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I know there's a lot of Canadians on this forum, so I hope some of you can help me out. I work a register in a retail store, and occasionally I encounter Canadian coins in my change rolls. Some of these coins have "novelty" reverses, and I wonder what they represent.

Coin 1 is a 1 cent piece. It has a picture of a bird, possibly a gull. It has the words "1 cent" above the bird, and "Canada 1867-1967" below it.

Coin 2 is a 25 cent piece. It has a figure on horseback, probably a RCMP, holding a flag. Above the figure are the words "Canada 25 cents." To the left of the figure is "1873," and to the right is "1973." (These are the two coins I'm most interested in. They're obviously for centennials, but they are *different* centennials. For what?)

Coin 3 is another 25 cent piece. It has stylized mountains in the background, and what I suppose is supposed to be a city in the foreground. There are rays emanating from the right side of the 'city.' On the top of the coin is "December 1999 Decembre."

Coin 4 is another 25 cent piece. It has rain clouds and rain, a fish, and a tree, with the words "National Legacy 2000 Patrimoine Naturel" written across the top.

Thanks in advance!
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Since: 3.1.02
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    Originally posted by Teapot
    I know there's a lot of Canadians on this forum, so I hope some of you can help me out. I work a register in a retail store, and occasionally I encounter Canadian coins in my change rolls. Some of these coins have "novelty" reverses, and I wonder what they represent.

    Coin 1 is a 1 cent piece. It has a picture of a bird, possibly a gull. It has the words "1 cent" above the bird, and "Canada 1867-1967" below it.

    Coin 2 is a 25 cent piece. It has a figure on horseback, probably a RCMP, holding a flag. Above the figure are the words "Canada 25 cents." To the left of the figure is "1873," and to the right is "1973." (These are the two coins I'm most interested in. They're obviously for centennials, but they are *different* centennials. For what?)

    Coin 3 is another 25 cent piece. It has stylized mountains in the background, and what I suppose is supposed to be a city in the foreground. There are rays emanating from the right side of the 'city.' On the top of the coin is "December 1999 Decembre."

    Coin 4 is another 25 cent piece. It has rain clouds and rain, a fish, and a tree, with the words "National Legacy 2000 Patrimoine Naturel" written across the top.

    Thanks in advance!



1867 is the year of Canada's Confederation (independence), so we commemorated that with coins that said "1867-1967". It's the Centennial coins, is all.

The figure on horseback IS an RCMP, and 1873 was the year they were officially called the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (previously they were the North West Mounted Police), and we celebrated THEIR centennial with coins.

The other quarters were part of a multi-yeared millennium coin contest where Canadians got to design our quarters. Some of the designs were cool, like the Inuit ones, but some others blew.

Hope that helped.



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All of the coins for 1967 had special designs on them.

In 1973 only the Quarter had a special design on them.

The quarter is the coin of choice for funky designs. In addition to the design contest, there is also a quarter design for each province and territory. (The US Mint got the idea from us.)



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