L CANADIAN MOUNTED POLICE CO 1734

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Year 1973

Canada 1873-1973 RCMP BADGE Commemorative Medal

- NWMP Horse & Rider with Rifle

Uncirculated.A superb medal in very high relief. Modern regimental badge(since 1954). Depictshorse & rider in historic uniform and pillbox hat, carrying rifle.

Large size. Measures about 38 mm. Edge is plain. Metal - bronze or copper alloy(it is non-magnetic)

Front: ROYAL CANADIAN MOUNTED POLICE CENTENNIAL

Back: MANTIENS LE DROIT 1873 CANADA 1973

Canada’s last true silver dollar

Minted from 1935 to 1966 by the Royal Canadian Mint, these classic coins are the last 80% pure silver dollars minted for regular issue by the Canadian government. They feature the portrait of Queen Elizabeth II of England on the obverse, and the image of two intrepid explorers, known as “voyageurs,” paddling a birchbark canoe, on the obverse. The vertical lines above the voyageurs represent the Northern Lights. These lovely coins represent the end of the real silver era and are difficult to find in any real quantity today

In 1964 silver dollars were issued to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Charlottetown Conference where, in 1864, the negotiations were started that led to Canadian Confederation as a distinct country. Some 1965 dollars are missing the “dot” between T and S of the designers initials, and are known as the “NO DOT” variety.

In 1958, to celebrate the 100th anniversary of British Colombia becoming a British Territory, silver dollars were issued with an image of a Totem Pole (beaver totem) similar to those for which the Coastal Indians of British Colombia are well known.

We are told that to some tribes, this is the “Death Totem”, and many Native North Americans refuse to handle these dollars, due to their religious beliefs.  This may be an Urban myth.

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