100 Dollars - Elizabeth II 100th Anniversary of Parliament Buildings Fire


Issuer Canada
Queen Elizabeth II (1952-2022)
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 2016
Value 100 Dollars
100 CAD = USD 74
Currency Dollar (1858-date)
Composition Gold (.583)
Weight 12 g
Diameter 27 mm
Thickness 2.2 mm
Shape Round
Technique Milled
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
References RCM/MRC# 149317,
Monnaie Royale Canadienne (https://www.mint.ca/)
KM# 2238
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, United States.
And 5 more volumes.

Commemorative issue

Centenary of the burning of the Parliament BuildingsAutomatically translated


Head of Queen Elizabeth II, as at 77 years of age, bare headed, wearing necklace and earrings, facing right.

Script: Latin



Translation: Elizabeth II Queen by the grace of God

Engraver: Susan Taylor

Susan Taylor is a Canadian sculptor who serves as Senior Engraver for the Royal Canadian Mint (RCM). Rewarded by multiple prizes, she is vice-delegate of the International Art Medal Federation and was president of the Medallic Art Society of Canada.

Designer: Susanna Blunt Read more on Wikipedia

Susanna Blunt is a Canadian portrait artist who designed the most recent portrait of Queen Elizabeth II on the current Canadian coinage, which began in 2003. She was born in Harbin, China, the daughter of an English banker. Blunt started her studies at the Banff School of Fine Arts as a young teenager.


Parliament building on fire

Script: Latin


Designer: Tony Bianco


SerratedAutomatically translated


Royal Canadian Mint of Ottawa, Canada (1908-date)


In 1916, tragedy struck at the heart of the young Canadian nation, when the Centre Block of its majestic Parliament suddenly fell prey to flames. At dawn, the still-smoldering exterior walls were the only remnants of this nationally significant monument, with the exception of the magnificent Library of Parliament, whose unlikely preservation has become an inspiring national symbol of resilience in the face of adversity.

Special features
WORLD-RENOWNED ANNUAL $100 GOLD COIN! The Royal Canadian Mint's annual $100 gold coin marks the 100th anniversary of the preservation of the Library of Parliament, spared from the tragic fire that destroyed the original Centre Block in 1916.
POWERFUL IMAGE OF A NATIONAL TRAGEDY: The coin depicts some of the heroic efforts that went into fighting the massive blaze and preventing its spread to the Library of Parliament on that fateful winter's night.
The meticulous attention to detail in the engraving results in a motif that perfectly reproduces the architectural style of the Library of Parliament, in this portrait of a monument of national importance that still links Canada to its history.
AMAZING NUMISMATIC FINISH: The contrast between the raised frosted elements and the glossy background gives the motif an impression of depth, illustrating the artistic and technical expertise associated with the Royal Canadian Mint.
Worldwide limited edition of 1,500.

The coin is encapsulated and presented in a burgundy double-shell case featuring the Royal Canadian Mint logo. The case comes with a black protective box.Automatically translated

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC
2016  1 463 (fr) Épreuve numismatique

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