Formed in by the "Act of Union" in 1841, the "Province" of Canada was really the first "Federal" government, formed from the union of the two former colonies of Upper Canada (now called Ontario) and Lower Canada (now called Quebec). PC-2a
Mint to issue gold, silver coins to honour Pope John Paul II
The Royal Canadian Mint is planning to issue pure gold and pure silver coins to commemorate the upcoming canonization of Pope John Paul II. The mint will produce a 99.99 per cent pure gold coin. A 99.99 per cent pure fine silver coin will also be minted. The coins will feature a picture of Pope John Paul II celebrating Mass during his first visit to Canada in 1984. "Pope John Paul II was not only the first Roman Catholic pope in history to visit Canada, but a church leader whose pontificate…
50 Dollars Confederate currency, 1861, uncirculated,without a hint of handling. It has toned a shade as is common with this issue. However, ink erosion, another common ailment for this design, has not gotten a foothold on this attractive note. Type 14, PF-7, Cr. 76.