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Composition: 50% silver, 50% copper to 1991; 92.5% silver and 7.5% copper from 1992 to 2002; 99.99% silver from 2003 to date. Issued: From 1971 to date with a BU (brilliant uncirculated) finish and from 1981 to date in Proof finish.

The annual commemorative silver dollar release is one of Canada's most important annual numismatic events. The issues are eagerly awaited each spring, and has formed the foundation of Canada's numismatic program since its inception in 1971. Each year, a special topic of interest to Canadians is selected for commemoration. Usually the topics involve important Canadian anniversaries, and to look upon a set of commemorative silver dollars is to look upon the most important achievements.

These coins were issued in proof quality up to 1980, and thereafter with the Proof cameo finish. This is one of the most purchased elements of the years numismatic issues, but there are some low mintage years.

The designs on the 1981 to date BU coins are identical to their Proof counterparts, the only differences being that the Brilliant Uncirculated silver dollars lack the cameo frosted finish which gives proof coins such high contrast and the coin comes packaged in a two inch square plastic slab instead of a leather case. Newer years come in boxes.

Customarily, the BU coins are issued at a lower price than the Proof version, and also a lower mintage and lower resale price.

The entire Canadian commemorative dollar series is very popular worldwide, especially in Europe.

Please note that this catalogue is used as both an ordering tool and the only online reference list of its kind. We do not always have every item available in every grade, nor do we have every older coin or set. However, we tend to have many items available in many grades. Rare or hard to obtain items may not be available. Anything not currently available can be located for you if you request by sending an e-mail, fax, or by calling.

Year Description Proof Mintage BU Mintage Proof Price BU Price
1971  Centenary of BC Joining Confederation  585,217       14.00     
1972  Voyageurs and Canoe  341,581       18.00     
1873-1973  Centenary of Formation of RCMP  904,723       15.00     
1874-1974  Centenary of Founding of Winnipeg  628,183       14.00     
1875-1975  Centenary of Founding of Calgary  833,095       14.00     
1876-1976  Centenary of Opening of Library of Parliament  483,722       16.00     
1952-1977  25th Anniversary of Queen Elizabeth II's Reign (Silver Jubilee)  744,848       14.00     
1978  11th Commonwealth Games in Edmonton  640,000       12.00     
1679-1979  The Griffon, 1st Voyage by a Commercial Ship on the Great Lakes  688,671       18.00     
1980  Canadian Arctic/Polar Bear  389,564       22.00     
1981  Trans-Continental Railroad  353,742  148,647     20.00       16.00   
1882-1982  Centenary of Regina  577,959  144,989     13.00       12.00   
1983  Universiade - University Games in Edmonton  340,068  159,450     13.00       12.00   
1983 Medal  Royal Wedding of Charles and Diana [22.00]  Incl. Above    Sold out   
1834-1984  150th Anniversary of Toronto  571,079  133,563     14.00       18.00   
1885-1985  Centenary of Canadian National Parks  537,297  162,873     14.00       12.00   
1886-1986  Centenary of the Completion of the Railroad at Vancouver  496,418  124,574     15.00       18.00   
1587-1987  400th Anniversary of John Davis and the Davis Strait  259,230  118,722     20.00       16.00   
1988  St. Maurice Ironworks  259,230  160,702     22.00       20.00   
1989  Mackenzie River Exploration  272,319  110,650     25.00       22.00   
1690-1990  Henry Kelsey and Plains  222,983  85,703     25.00       16.00   
1816-1991  The Steamer Frontenac, First Steamship on the Great Lakes  222,892  82,642     28.00       16.00   
1992  Kingston to York Stage Coach  187,612  78,160     32.00       30.00   
1893-1993  Centenary of the Stanley Cup  294,314  88,150     32.00       32.00   
1969-1994  Last RCMP Dog Sled Patrol  178,406  65,295     38.00       32.00   
1995  325th Anniversary of the Founding of the Hudson  166,259  61,819     30.00       30.00   
1796-1996  200th Anniversary of John MacIntosh  133,779  58,834     38.00       32.00   
1972-1997   1972 Canada-Russia Hockey Series  184,965  155,252     38.00       30.00   
1987-1997  Flying Loon  24,995       99.95     
1873-1998  125 Years of the RCMP  120,172  79,777     30.00       30.00   
1774-1999  Voyage of Juan Perez, Sighting of the Queen Charlotte Islands  120,896  63,881     38.00       30.00   
1999  International Year of Older People  22,866       50.00     
2000  Millennium - Voyage of Discovery  121,575  61,819     38.00       30.00   
1951-2001  50th Anniversary of the National Ballet  89,390  46,792     32.00       30.00   
1911-2001  Replica of 1911 Silver Dollar Design [74.95]  24,996    Sold out   
1952-2002  50th Anniversary of the Ascention to the Throne of Queen Elizabeth II  121,642  75,000     38.00       36.00   
2002  The Queen Mother  10,000       249.95     
1903-2003  Centenary of Largest Silver Strike at Cobalt, Ontario  51,130  88,563     38.00       36.00   
2003  Voyageurs with Canoe  29,586       38.00     
1604-2004  400th Anniversary of Ile. St. Croix Colony (First French Settlement) [2 proof coins available]  42,582  106,974     59.95       36.00   
1604-2004  Ile. St Croix Coin and Stamp Set - Includes France Silver 1/4 Euro and Two Stamps in Chest/Box         125.00     
2004  The Poppy  24,527       59.95     
1965-2005  40th Anniversary of the Canadian Flag [2 proof coins available]  52,556  94,039     54.95       36.00   
1965-2005  Selectively Enameled (Colourised) Limited Edition Canadian Flag [200.00]  5,000    Sold out   
2006  The Victoria Cross [1 available; 1 other available no certificate--ask for $10 off in the comments box]         54.95       36.00   
2006  Medal of Bravery [60.00 PF]      Sold out  N/A 
2006  Medal of Bravery Enameled  5,000       199.95     
2007  Thayendanegea (1742-1807) [2 proof coins available]  65,000  35,000     54.95    [36] 
2007  Celebration of the Arts Sterling Silver [194.95]  20,000    Sold out   
2007  Thayendanegea (1742-1807) Enamel Effect [limited quantity]  7,500       129.95     
2008  400th Anniversary of Quebec City [2 proof coins available]  65,000   35,000 [36.00]     55.00    Sold Out 
2008  100th Anniversary of the RCM, Selective Gold Plating [129.95]  25,000    Sold out   
2008  Limited Edition Ultra High Relief Poppy Proof Coin  5,000    Sold Out   
2009  100th Anniversary of Flight in Canada [2 available]  50,000  30,000     54.95    [39.95] 
2009  100th Anniversary of the Montreal Canadiens [169.95]  15,000    Sold out   
2009  100th Anniversary of the Montreal Canadiens with Special Display Stand [1 available in full packaging with non-original capsule]  Incl. Above       169.95     
2010  Limited Edition The Sun [225]  5,000    Sold out   
2010  100th Anniversary of the Canadian Navy  50,000  30,000     60.00    [46.95] 
1935-2010  75th Anniversary of the Voyageur Silver Dollar Design [89.95]  7,500    Sold Out   
2010 Selectively Colourised Poppy proof silver dollar [179.95]    5,000    Sold out   
2011  100th Anniversary of Parks Canada [1 proof coin available]  40,000   25,000     59.95       49.95   
2011  100th Anniversary of the Striking of Canada's 1911 Silver Dollar  15,000       64.95     
2012  200th Anniversary of the War of 1812  40,000  25,000     59.95       54.95   
2012  Calgary Stampede [74.95]  10,000  N/A  Sold out   
2012  The 100th Grey Cup [79.95]  10,000    Sold out   
1913-2013  100th Anniversary of the Canadian Arctic Expedition [1 proof coin available]  40,000  20,000     59.95    [54.95] 
2013  250th Anniversary of the End of the Seven Years War  10,000       69.95     
2013  60th Anniversary of the Korean Armistice Agreement [69.95]  10,000    Sold out   
2014  100th Anniversary of the Declaration of World War I  40,000 - Sold out  20,000  [59.95]     36.00   
2014  75th Anniversary of the Declaration of World War II [69.95]  7,500    Sold out   
2015  5 oz. Big Coin - Dollar .9999 Silver with Select Gold Plating [549.95]  1,500    Sold out   
2015  50th Anniversary of the Canadian Flag [74.95]  20,000  15,000  Sold out  N/A 
1915-2015  100th Anniversary of In Flanders Fields Coloured Coin [1 available]  10,000       79.95     
2016  .9999 Silver Big Coin - Dollar [519.95]  1,500    Sold out   
2015  .9999 Silver Renewed Silver Dollar [Unavailable]  2,200    Unavailable   
2016  150th Anniversary of the Transatlantic Cable [89.95]  20,000    Sold out   
2017  Big Coin Series - Alex Colville Designs: $1 5 oz. Coin [559.95]  2,150    Sold out   
2017  Special Edition Our Home and Native Land [64.95]  20,000    Sold out   
2017  150th Anniversary of Canadian Confederation  30,000       59.95     
2017  Special Edition Our Home and Native Land  10,000       69.95     
Deluxe Blue Velvet Silver Dollar Presentation Case  Holds 46 Silver Dollars  n/a       59.95     
All prices shown in Canadian Dollars