Includes Swarovski element & edge lettering! 40th anniversary of O CANADA National anthem. This coin is 38 mm in diameter and weighs 31.39 grams = 1 oz.
It is in perfect condition and is minted to the standard of 99.99% purity!! The reverse design has a gorgeous maple leaf, an engraved musical staff and the Swarovski element. It is also double (1980 - 2020) dated on the reverse.
The obverse has the brilliant relief image of Queen Elizabeth II against a satin background. The coin is minted in a beautiful reverse proof finish which means that the maple leaf, the queen's effigy, etc. Are all in brilliant relief against a frosted or proof background. Your coin will be sent to you in its original capsule. It is our song, the one that represents every Canadian from coast to coast and across'the True North strong and free.This year's Silver Maple Leaf fractional set celebrates the 40th anniversary of the National Anthem Act, and the day when "O Canada"officially became Canada's song. A red Swarovski® element adds extra sparkle to the 1 oz. Coin design, which is clad in a red (the colour of Canada) that allows the silver alloy to shine through. But it is the addition of an engraved musical staff-with the famous opening notes of'O Canada'-that ensures our anthem will always have a place in your heart and your collection.'O Canada' was first performed on June 24, 1880-100 years (almost to the day) before it became our national anthem.
Composed by Calixa Lavallée,'O Canada' quickly became popular in the province of Quebec. The original French lyrics by Sir Adolphe-Basile Routhier are the same ones we sing today.
While the melody has always been the same, several English versions of'O Canada' were introduced prior to 1980. The most recent change came in 2018, when'in all thy sons command' was modified to'in all of us command' to ensure gender parity. PHOTOS: Note that the photos I post in my listings are all from my own inventory.However, for items like this one where the products are brand new from the mint and are identical the photo posted in the listing is a STOCK photo meaning that the photos represent the item you will be getting. Photos are taken in natural light so sometimes there's a slightly WARMER reddish or brownish tone to the photos.....
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