Relevance ?

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rjd65
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Relevance ?

Post by rjd65 » Mon Jul 04, 2022 9:29 am

What is the point of a coin such as this?

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Re: Relevance ?

Post by coinguy » Mon Jul 04, 2022 9:55 am

It is to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the adoption of the Canadian Coat of Arms.
Although George V was King at the time, for some reason the mint chose to put George VI on the obverse.
They were only available in rolls of 25 from the mint.

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Re: Relevance ?

Post by rjd65 » Mon Jul 04, 2022 10:42 am

Ok thanks, but the Arms have evolved numerous times since Confederation. I think they should have used Elizabeth II instead of her father. Using George VI instead of George V certainly doesn't make any sense. I think I would have clued in that it was some type of commemorative issue if George V had been used instead, thus my 'relevance' subject title. They used the reigning monarch or Elizabeth II for other issues such as the 1908-1998 (Elizabeth II) , 1908-2008 50 Cents (Edward VII), and 1911-2011 (George V) commemorative sets so this 2021 issue is inconsistent. I think the RCM has gotten so caught up in creating products, their marketing/creative departments have lost historical perspective.

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Re: Relevance ?

Post by TBH » Mon Jul 04, 2022 2:39 pm

The Mint didn't put much thought into this one.
It's the 1937 coin with a 2021 date.
1921 was the year the Arms of Canada was adopted.
1937 was the fist instance of the use of the Arms Of Canada, on a coin.
There is a 2021 with the current Arms and obverse, so if the coin had the Queen obverse it could be even more confusing.

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Re: Relevance ?

Post by rjd65 » Mon Jul 04, 2022 9:46 pm

Yep, definitely messed up initiative by the mint.

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