Never before had anything so grand been built in North America. Queen Victoria had chosen Ottawa (Ontario) as the. National capital and the growing Province needed more space to. Barrack Hill, high above the Ottawa River.That had also housed engineers during the construction of the. The site was prominent, spacious and. Picturesque; perfect for a plaza of such importance. Construction began in December 1859 and was completed by the.
The Parliament Buildings incorporated the latest. Trends in Victorian Gothic Revivalism adapted to North American. Tastes and materials, but one feature of the original design was. Architects Thomas Fuller and Chilion Jones had originally.Proposed a central tower with a cap and decorative finials. Elements were added during 1872-78; when the Victoria Tower. First opened in 1866, it featured peaked gables and Gothic end. Unfortunately, these architectural treasures were lost forever when. Fire raged through the Centre Block in 1916. Was intent on respecting the original design but was expanded to. Provide more office space and adopt the latest architectural. Today's façades look quite different from the originals but. Are arguably Canada's most recognized buildings. And fifty years after construction first began, Ottawa's Parliament.
Buildings are still hailed as the purest example of Gothic Revival. Architecture in the Western Hemisphere. Fourth time that the Mint has produced a 5oz silver coin.
Previous issues: 2006 - Four Seasons, 2007 - Queen's 60th Wedding Anniversary and 2008 - 100th Anniversary of the Royal Canadian Mint. The design features the original architecture of the Parliament Buildings as proposed by Fuller and Jones, complete with capped tower and finials. The incomplete West Block in the foreground underscores the start of construction.Exquisite craftsmanship and finish enhance the majestic architecture of this important heritage building. Composition: 99.99% pure silver. Artist: Royal Canadian Mint engravers.
Coin is encapsulated and presented in a maroon clamshell case lined with flock and protected by. Advertising date: June 3, 2009.
Launch date: June 3, 2009. This item is in the category "Coins & Paper Money\Coins: Canada\Commemorative".
The seller is "gatewestcoins" and is located in this country: CA. This item can be shipped to Canada, United States.