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05 Feb 2018

**Canadian Beauty**

Coins - World | Kepi

This is a recent addition to my collection! I saw it the coin store that I always shop at. He had just gotten it in the display case and while I was looking around this coin really caught my eye! It's a Canadian 1871-1971 $1 British Columbia Centennial Silver Dollar with some beautiful toning on it! This is the first non-circulating silver dollar issued to the public. It commemorates British Columbia entering into the Confederation in 1871. The reverse design is based on the provincial coat of arms. The engraver is Patrick Brindley. The obverse features a portrait of Queen Elizabeth ll. The engraver is Arnold Machin.There is a mintage of 585,217. Thickness of 2.95 mm. and Diameter of 36.07 mm. A composition of 50%Ag, 50% Cu (0.375 oz actual silver weight) Total weight of 23.3 grams. This coin also has a specimen finish and a reeded edge. I really thought this was a pretty coin and hope you enjoy reading about it! Thanks for your comments!

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