|Long a source of national pride, many of Canada's breathtaking wilderness areas have been preserved for the enjoyment of current and future generations thanks to the world's first national parks system. This network of important natural sites was created 100 years ago when the Dominion Parks Branch, later named Parks Canada, was founded. This important centennial is celebrated on the 2011 Mint's Silver Dollar, available in proof or brilliant uncirculated finish and crafted of sterling silver. This flagship of the Mint's annual collector coin program can also be found in a selectively gold-plated version, found exclusively in the Mint's 2011 Proof Set.
Limited to a mintage of 40,000, the 2011 Proof Silver Dollar is available for $59.95 CDN. The