It’s been a while since I’ve posted about coins after showing parts of my summer camping trips.  Today we’ll take a look at some older Canadian Commemorative Dollars.  These are only a few of the many that Canada has put out over the years.  They also happen to be some of my favorite.

1939 Royal Visit

This is the 2nd commemorative coin that Canada had out at the time. They made it to celebrate King George VI and Queen Elizabeth visit in 1939. The reverse of the coin depicts the Parliament building in Ottawa. It is 80% silver and had a mintage of 1.363.816 coins.

It did have a few varieties including a Double and Triple HP stamp under the neckline of George, a few flawed planchet strikes and also a Die cracked version. The one I have is just a regular strike.


1949 Newfoundland entry in the Confederation

This coin is in beautiful condition. It has a picture of the sailing ship used by John Cabot called “The Matthew”. This was the boat they used in the voyage to Newfoundland in 1497.

It has the lowest mintage of the 3 dollars I have, coming in at 672,218 coins. 2 error varieties are known. One being the double HP again and the other is a double TS near the ship. This looks like it may be a PL coin.


1958 Death Dollar

Of the 3 coins this one has the craziest story. It’s said the Totem has a figure of a Raven, which in some native tribes represented death. This was not discovered until after the coin was minted. The coin was actually put out to commemorate the 100th year of British Columbia being established.

This coin is also 80% silver with a mintage of 3,039,630. It has one known error coin being a Die crack on the word “Gratia” This coin is also in very nice condition with a very high relief on the Totem. Check this out.


Hopefully you enjoyed these coins from my collection.  I’ll continue to feature them, along with more of my travel posts in the near future.  Are you a coin collector?  Have you ever seen these before?  Leave me questions or comments below and I’ll get back to you.  Thanks for reading and rating this article!

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