This Canadian coin, minted in 1958, was used to memorialize the establishment of British Columbia as a crown colony. This legal tender Silver coin has a face value of one dollar and weighs .60 troy ounces of 80% pure silver. The totem pole design was chosen to represent British Columbia for the 1958 Canadian Silver Dollar because it was the only area throughout Canada where the structures were built. The raven displayed on the totem pole is said to be a symbol of death in Indian culture, and therefore some refer to this coin as the "Death Dollar."
The coin's obverse design is a portrait of Queen Elizabeth II with her name and "DEI GRATIA REGINA" circling around her. The reverse shows a raven totem pole in the forefront of a mountainous backdrop. The words "CANADA" and "BRITISH COLUMBIA" circle the outer edges, with the face value of $1 at the bottom and the year 1858 to the left of it.
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