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Canada 125 Collection

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• In 1992, Canada issued a set of commemorative 25¢ coins to celebrate the 125th anniversary of Confederation.

• Confederation was the act of joining the various provinces to form a single and unified nation.

• There were 12 provinces and territories in 1992, and each was honored on its own unique 25-cent coin. 

• This was the forerunner of the U.S. Mint’s 50 State Quarters series.

Nunavut is now a separate territory but in 1992 it was part of the Northwest Territories, so it is not included in the set.

• A contest was held to select designs submitted by Canadian residents.

• Each of the 12 coins in the set features a different one-time-only design that symbolizes the history and culture of the featured province or territory. 

• All 12 coins were issued in 1992 at the rate of one per month.

• The unique reverse designs replaced the traditional moose design only in 1992.

• The order of issue was selected in a random drawing.

• Each coin was a limited edition of only one month.

• Due to the small editions and the popularity of the series, most coins disappeared from circulation by 1993.

• The total mintage of all 12 coins was about one-third of the average mintage for a single U.S. State Quarter. 

• This was the most popular and most successful coin program in Canada’s history.

• The obverse of each coin depicts a portrait of Queen Elizabeth II.

• There are 12 coins in the set.  Each coin was struck in nickel.

The collection comes in a custom display wallet with a Certificate of Authenticity.


SKU: 09B7
Weight: 1.00
Price: $49.99


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