Features a stunning iconic rendering of a new Miss Canada allegory for modern-day Canada
Female allegories have long been featured on coinage around the world. Now, a powerful figure from Canada’s past is making a comeback: the historic Miss Canada icon. A visual representation of national values and identity who first appeared after Confederation, Miss Canada appeared in everything from political cartoons to political advertising, literature and film. She was originally portrayed as Britannia’s youthful and obedient daughter—but as Canada’s role and international relationships changed over time, so too did the symbolism associated with this icon. Miss Canada was withdrawn from public use shortly after the Second World War.
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3-coin Allegory Set – Mintage: 1200 (2013)