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Canada 2005 Proof Silver Alberta Centennial $5

Canada 2005 Proof Silver Alberta Centennial $5From many peoples strength - Celebrating 100 years of Alberta pride and optimism (1905 - 2005)

The early development of Canada was driven in large part by the fur trade as it expanded west across the continent.

In 1867, Nova Scotia. New Brunswick. Ontario and Quebec were entering Confederation, but the West was still in the throes of European settlement. Any land beyond Ontario fell under the jurisdiction of the Hudson's Bay Company and did not have provincial status.

However, the fur trade had begun its fatal downturn and the Hudson's Bay Company sold its territories to the Government of' Canada.

The timing was perfect. Canada had been feeling expansionist pressure from the United States, now it could solidify its claim to the West by settling the land with wheat fields.

Canada 2005 Proof Silver Alberta Centennial $5

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.

$59.95 CDN

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There is also a Saskatchewan Centennial coin.

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