(Larger items will only have tracked option). For a relatively small, young country, Canada has made a significant contribution to international peacekeeping over the last half-century. Present at the inception of the United Nations mandate for official military peacekeeping interventions, Canada played a key role in one of the UN Emergency Force's first interventions: the 1956 Suez crisis in Egypt.This contribution not only earned Canadian Prime Minister Lester B. Pearson the Nobel Peace Prize but was also a pivotal moment in Canadians' understanding of their nation's place on the world stage.
Celebrate Canada's proud history of peacekeeping with this exclusive coin available only to Master's Club members! Hurry and order yours today! 2 OUNCES OF PURE SILVER! Celebrate Canada's proud history of peacekeeping with this exclusive coin available only to Master's Club members. The fifth coin in our popular series of renewed silver 1-dollar coins.Beautifully presented in a Royal Canadian Mint branded wooden box, lined with black flocking and including a removable insert and special certificate compartment. Selective gold plating adds a touch of elegance to the design on the reverse, the effigy on the obverse, and the rim that frames the mirror-like proof finish! The reverse image features the design from the Canadian 1995 one-dollar circulation coin depicting the Peacekeeping Monument in Ottawa, Ontario. The central figure on the image is plated in gold. The obverse features the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Dora de Pedery Hunt. Her Majesty's effigy is plated in gold. The reverse design for this coin is based on the Canadian 1995 one-dollar circulation coin commemorating Canadian peacekeepers. The image depicts the Peacekeeping Monument, Reconciliation, which stands in the heart of Canada's national capital. This monument, designed by Canadian artists Jack Harman, Richard Henriquez, and Cornelia Oberlander, presents two male peacekeepers and one female peacekeeper on a rubble-like stone base, looking out from high ground. Canada's peacekeeping experience during the Suez crisis was an important motivator behind Prime Minister Lester B. Pearson's drive to give Canada its own flag. During the crisis, Egypt requested that Canadian troops not participate on the ground because the flag on their uniforms-which at the time was the Red Ensign that bears an image of the Union Jack-closely resembled that of England. The Egyptian leadership could not guarantee that its people would not confuse Canadians with the British, whom Egypt considered an enemy in the conflict.
Launch date subject to change. Composition 99.99% pure silver. Finish proof with selective gold plating. Artist Dora de Pédery-Hunt (obverse). This item is in the category "Coins & Paper Money\Coins: Canada\Commemorative".
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