2009 $300 14-KARAT GOLD COIN - PROVINCIAL COAT OF ARMS: PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND
Designing a nation’s character
The Coat of Arms for Prince Edward Island (PEI) incorporates the Provincial Shield as a central element. The upper section features the English lion. Below, is an oak tree (England) with three saplings to the left (PEI’s three counties). The crest above the Shield includes a golden helmet with a red and white wreath topped by a Blue Jay holding a red oak leaf in its beak and wearing the Royal Crown of St. Edward. Two silver foxes serve as supporters. One fox is decorated with potato blossoms (agriculture); the other, with a fishing net.
The foxes are standing on a mound featuring Lady Slippers (PEI’s floral emblem) and floral emblems of the Island’s European settlers: the shamrock (Irish), thistle (Scottish), rose (England) and lily (French). The eight-pointed star at the centre is the Mi’kmaq symbol for the sun.
The provincial motto Parva sub Ingenti means ―The small under the protection of the great.‖ The Coat of Arms was originally granted by Royal Warrant in 1905 and expanded to include the crest and supporters on December 13, 2002.
Face Value: 300 dollars Mintage: 1,000 Composition: 58.33% gold, 41.67% silver Weight (g): 60 Diameter (mm): 50 Edge: Serrated Finish: Proof Certificate: Serialized
Fourth coin in the series of Canada’s provincial Coats of Arms.