Considered one of the most popular Canadian Silver Dollars, the 1973 Canadian Mountie Silver Dollar (.375) honors one of the country's most trusted public servants. When these heroic defenders helped establish ties with the Native Indians, break-up illegal whiskey rings and provide protection on railroad construction projects, they were known as the North West Mounted Police. That group later became the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and were affectionately referred to as Mounties.
The front is carries a bust of a young Queen Elizabeth II flanked by curved horizontal inscriptions of her name and D.G. Regina.
The back features a lone Mountie and his horse, with Canada Dollar and 1873-1973 inscription on the outer edge of the coin.