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This 2008 $2,500 one kilogram gold coin presents an extremely rare opportunity to acquire one of Canada’s largest and most elusive gold coins. With a mintage of just 20 coins, this early issue is an exceptional piece of art that was internationally recognized at the “Most Inspirational Coin” at the annual Coin of the Year awards.  The coin has a huge 101mm diameter and a weight of 32.15 troy ounces of .9999 fine gold.

The coin is called “Towards Confederation”, an inspiring and intricate composition telling the story of pre-confederation Canada. The design flows from east to west beginning in 1534, symbolized by a portrait of Jacques Cartier and a cross, claiming the land for France. Just below the portrait is an astrolabe representing explorer Samuel de Champlain. A rendition of the tall ship represents the British influence and the continuing French-English presence. This leads the eye to the centre of the design, which features Lower Fort Garry and the Red River Cart, a means of transportation over land and water. We see the Métis flag featuring the infinity symbol, representing the coming together of the two distinct cultures: European and Native.

To the lower left of the design are Les Voyageurs travelling by canoe over the rapids, representing the development of the fur trade in Canada. Another major Canadian industry is represented by the salmon swimming upstream. Above the Voyageurs are images of David Thompson and Alexander MacKenzie representing the exploration and mapping of Canada to the Pacific coast. Beside MacKenzie is an image of Fort Langley, representing the west coast and trading posts, while above him is an image of the logging industry which used the river system for transportation.

The design comes full circle with the image of Province House in Prince Edward Island where the Fathers of Confederation met in 1867.

Comparison Value:  Current issue price for new (2024) gold kilo coins is $107,500, with a much higher mintage of 70 coins.  This 2008 issue represents exceptional design, rarity and intrinsic value at $7,500 below the cost of the higher mintage new issue.

• Weight: 32.15 troy ounces of .9999 fine gold 
• Diameter: 101mm 
• Mintage: 20 
• GST/HST exempt

• 2008 $2,500 One Kilogram Gold Coin - Towards Confederation 

Warranty Information: 
This product comes with a 30-day warranty through TSC.

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