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Object - Set of six Canadian coins

Set of six Canadian coins

  • Object:

    Object

  • Place of origin:

    Canada (made)

  • Date:

    1967 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Colville, Alex, born 1920 (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Silver and bronze

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Alex Colville Esq.

  • Museum number:

    A.14-1971

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

This set of six Canadian coins was struck in 1967. Queen Elizabeth II is depicted on the obverse side while different animals including a Canada goose, a howling wolf and a salmon are represented on the reverse.

Physical description

Set of six Canadian coins. Each coin depicts Queen Elizabeth II on the obverse side and has a different image on the reverse. Dollar has a Canada goose in flight, 50 cent has a howling wolf, 25 cents has a Mountain lion, 10 cents has a Salmon, 5 cents has a hare running and the 1 cent has a bird in flight (an eagle or a goose?).

Place of Origin

Canada (made)

Date

1967 (made)

Artist/maker

Colville, Alex, born 1920 (maker)

Materials and Techniques

Silver and bronze

Dimensions

Diameter: 3.5 cm Dollar, Diameter: 3.02 cm 50 cents, Diameter: 2.4 cm 25 cents, Diameter: 1.76 cm 10 cents, Diameter: 2.22 cm 5 cents, Diameter: 1.9 cm 1 cent

Object history note

Given by Mr Alex Colville Esq., The Canada Council, 140 Wellington St, Ottawa 4, Canada.

Descriptive line

Set of six coins, Canada, 1967

Materials

Silver; Bronze

Subjects depicted

Lion; Wolf; Hare; Goose

Collection

Sculpture Collection

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