|Sowing wealth from the stubborn prairies was not for the faint of heart. Still. immigrants flooded in and those that came were strong and fiercely independent people. A mosaic of' cultures began to cover the prairies, and as communities grew, so did the need for provincial self government.
After more than 30 years of confident growth, the region that was then known as the North-West Territory was divided into two provinces - Alberta and Saskatchewan. They joined Confederation on September 1, 1905.
Designed by Canadian artist Michelle Grant, the coin depicts the sun setting behind the Rockey Mountains with the foothills and the prairie in the foreground. Three of Alberta's main industries, oil, cattle and wheat are tied together by the floral emblem, the wild rose. The obverse shows the effigy of Queen Elizabeth by Susanna Blunt.
This proof $5 coin is 99.999% silver with a diameter of 36.07 mm and a weight of 25.175 gm.
Note: Silver is currently in a speculative market and silver coins may be unavailable or subject to price changes. Please phone or email before ordering to confirm price and availability.
There is also a Saskatchewan Centennial coin.