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Medal: Canada British Columbia  1960 to 1976
Medal: Canada British Columbia 1960 to 1976

Hi Nathan -- Thanks for sending in your request (BTW, you did ok on spelling and grammar, but keep working on them. Today most kids have lost touch with language skills due to the influence of the Internet. Good writing will always be important to a good career.)

What you have is not a coin, but a medal that was manufactured during the mid 1900s, not during 1871 as indicated. The year 1871 is the year British Columbia entered the Canadian Confederation and the medal was made to commemorate this fact. The Pacific dogwood is BC's provincial flower.

It turns out a gasoline company produced many of these medals for each of the Canadian provinces and gave them away as sales promotions starting around 1967. As such, the value of these medals is not particularly high. If you can find one in beautiful condition, it may sell for a few US dollars, as high as $10 for fully uncirculated. Most of them are pretty well beat up by now, so they are worth less than $1. The example in our picture might sell for a three or four dollars.

Coin: 11727 , Genre: Medals
Requested by: Nathan, Wed, 04-Jul-2012 23:37:45 GMT
Answered by: Paul, Fri, 20-Sep-2013 14:47:00 GMT
Reviewed by CoinQuest. Appraisal ok., Sat, 13-Sep-2014 14:43:52 GMT
Requester description: 1871 One side of the coin has a deer and a ram/goat on their hind legs against the British Columbia(Canada) flag placed on a sheild.On the top of the sheild is a crown and a miniture lion stands above it. The lettering at the top reads 'British Columbia' and the bottom reads it in french. The reverse side has three fully bloomed flowers on two stems with some leaves. The top reads 'Pacific Dogwood' and french at the bottom once agian. Sorry for any spelling or gramer errors I'm only 14.
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