The 1967 Canadian Centennial 7-coin Proof Set includes one of each of the regular denomination Canadian coins, from the cent to the dollar. The set also includes a 0.900 fine gold coin with a $20 face value. It has an actual gold weight (AGW) of 0.5288 troy oz. All of the coins in this set are Proof, meaning they were specially minted at the Canadian Royal Mint to have brilliant reflective fields and frosted details.
The obverse of each of these coins bears the profile of a young Queen Elizabeth II, facing right. Inscribed around the rim is her name and abbreviations for her various royal titles. Except for the $20 gold piece, different animals appear on the reverse design of each coin, with the denomination around the top rim and "CANADA 1867-1967" along the bottom rim. The reverse designs and their denominations are as follows: Flying Goose Dollar, Howling Wolf Half Dollar, Running Bobcat Quarter, Swimming Mackerel Dime, Racing Rabbit Nickel, Soaring Dove Penny, and Coat of Arms $20 Gold Piece.
This attractive Proof set was produced in 1967, when owning gold coins was still illegal in the U.S. Hence, many of these sets that made their way to the States, if still intact, have a gilt medallion in place of the gold Coat of Arms $20 piece. You can buy the original set, complete with the 0.5288 oz gold coin, from Gainesville Coins today.