This stunningly engraved, finely finished 100-Dollar gold coin celebrates the 150th Anniversary of the Charlottetown and Québec Conferences—important steps on Canada’s path to nationhood.
Composition: 14 karat gold
Weight (g): 12
Diameter (mm): 27
Face Value: $100
Artist: Luc Normandin
Packaging: Maroon clamshell with black beauty box
Finished size: 67 mm x 67 mm
- The Royal Canadian Mint’s world-renowned annual $100 Gold Coin commemorates the 150th Anniversary of the Québec and Charlottetown conferences that helped to lay the foundation for the Canada we know today.
- The architectural elements of each building have been carefully polished to showcase the structures as they would have appeared 150 years ago.
- Intricate and elegant design is finely engraved and meticulously presented in a beautiful Proof finish (frosted raised elements on mirror background); a testament to the exceptional talents of the designer and unparalleled RCM craftsmanship.
- An excellent addition to any collection focused around history or Canadiana.
This $100 coin is certified to be 14 karat gold with a diameter of 27 millimetres and a metal weight of 12 grams.
The reverse design by Luc Normandin features finely detailed images of the buildings in which the Charlottetown and Québec Conferences took place, inspired by nineteenth-century engravings. The top half of the design features the Charlottetown Colonial Building, now called Province House. In the lower half of the image, we see Québec Parliament Buildings that stood in the place now occupied by the Château Frontenac. Again bringing to life the intricate detail of the original engraving, this image presents the building from atop a cannon-lined battlement, overlooking the harbour at Cape Diamant. The two images are separated by a scroll featuring the text “CHARLOTTETOWN 1864 QUÉBEC.”
The reverse is engraved with the word “CANADA,” the date “2014,” and the face value of “100 DOLLARS.” The obverse features the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Susanna Blunt.