1967 Canadian Confederation Silver Dollar
The Royal Canadian Mint issued the first silver dollar in 1935 to commemorate the Silver Jubilee of King George V. For the 100th Anniversary of Canada the 1967 Canadian Confederation Silver Dollar was issued. 1967 marked the end of the silver dollar as a business strike, or a coin issued for circulation. After 1967, the dollar coin was made of nickel, except for non-circulating commemorative issues for the collector market, which continue to contain silver.
3 major varieties of the 1967 Canadian Confederation Silver Dollar.
1967 Die Axis ↑↑
- Normal Strike
1967 Die Axis ↑↓
- Coin alignment
1967 Diving Goose 45%+
- a die rotation of about 45 degrees or more
The goose's normal level position is completly horizontal when the queen's head is pointing to 12 o'clock. The angle of the goose seems to be the important part here, ranging from slight die rotations of (0º-44º) on to (45º+) where the goose is considered to be diving, crashing or even an inverted flight goose.
1967 Double Struck
- Obvious double strike with varied rotations
Canadian Centennial - 100th anniversary of the Canadian Confederation
The Canadian Centennial was a yearlong celebration held in 1967 when Canada celebrated the 100th anniversary of the Canadian Confederation. Celebrations occurred throughout the year but culminated on Dominion Day, July 1. 1967 coins were different from previous (or forthcoming) years' issues, with animals on each — the cent, for instance, had a dove on its reverse. The Centennial Flame was also added to Parliament Hill. A Centennial Train traversed the country and school children across the country were able to see exhibits raising their consciousness as to Canadian history and nationalism and enlivening their enthusiasm to visit Expo.
The cent coins had a dove with wings spread.
The nickel coins had a snowshoe rabbit bounding left.
The dime coins had an Atlantic mackeral facing left.
The quarter coins had a lynx striding left.
The half dollar coins had a seated wolf howling.
The dollar coins had a goose flying left.
Canada: 1967 Centennial Dollar
In 1867 without firing a single shot (or drop of blood Canada) received its independence and became a Commonwealth Nation within the British Empire and establishing itself as a Confederacy.
Quick Coinage Facts
Years Minted: 1967
Composition: 80% Silver, 20% Copper
Diameter Type: 36.00 mm
Weight: 23.33 grams (0.60 oz of silver)
Total Series Mintage: 6,767,496
Obverse Design: Bust Design
Reverse Design: Goose
1 Dollar - Elizabeth II Confederation
Value 1 Dollar
1 CAD = 0.76 USD
Metal Silver (.8000)
Weight 23.3276 g
Diameter 36.06 mm
Thickness 2.84 mm
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
References KM# 70