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1958 British Columbia Centennial "Totem Pole" Dollar

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Posted 5 years ago


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This is another one of those “I can't remember where I got it deals”. Anyway, this is a 1958 British Columbia Centennial “Totem Pole” dollar.
This coin is 80%, .6 ounces silver. I am definately not qualified to grade coins, but as you can see, coin is in excellent condition.
Here is some background info:
“During 1958, the Canadian Royal Mint issued a special circulation commemorative dollar to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the establishment of the colony British Columbia in 1858.
Prior to 1858, the area currently known as British Columbia was part of an unorganized area that was simply part of the lands under British North America. By 1857, Americans and British were beginning to respond to rumors of gold in the Thompson River area.
Almost overnight, some ten to twenty thousand men moved into the region around present-day Yale, British Columbia in search of gold. In an effort to protect land interests and to provide security to existing settlers, the area was converted to a royal colony on August 2, 1858 by the British Parliament and given the formal title of The British Columbia Colony.
Design: The obverse design was based on the original Young Queen Elizabeth II (designed by Mary Gillick). On the outer periphery are the words “ELIZABETH II” and "DEI GRATIA REGINA" a Latin term for “By the Grace of God, Queen”.
The reverse, designed by Stephan Trenka and Thomas Shingles, prominently features the image of a Native American Indian totem pole. To the left of the totem pole is the dual date “1858 1958” and to the right of the pole is “BRITISH COLUMBIA”. On the outer periphery are the words “CANADA” and “DOLLAR”.


  1. packrat-place packrat-place, 5 years ago
    Thank you very much BELLIN68
  2. packrat-place packrat-place, 5 years ago
    Thank you very much miKKoChristmas11, Trey , kerry10456 & walksoftly
  3. packrat-place packrat-place, 5 years ago
    Thank you very much petey & bratjdd
  4. kerry10456 kerry10456, 5 years ago
    Hey Pack, just dropping in and thought I'd just say, I didn't know you're a fan of the LP'S. Learn something new everyday. I've been following your comments on the Beatle's Album and finally had to put my 2 cents in. Wanted to pass along that while I was in the Marine Corps, I bought albums all the time, I've amast a sizeable collection of same. Most of which are from the late 60's thru the mid 80's. Rock-N-Roll mind you. LOL. will have to sit down and converse about same. Well enough of my babble. Have a great night
  5. packrat-place packrat-place, 5 years ago
    I had amassed quite a large collection of records. I specialized in Blues, Doo-Wop, Rock-A-Billy, and the early days of folk music. I have since sold most of my collection due to downsizing. Now I have only about seven hundred 78's.
    I am still constantly on the lookout for rare records, I go through stacks almost every weekend. You have to read up on the variations to get an understanding of what to look for. Many people do not know there is a variation of an otherwise common Bob Dylan lp that is worth $35,000 in the right condition.
    If you want to chat records, my email address is in my profile section.
  6. Natester, 11 months ago
    I received a 1958 BC silver dollar when I was 16, I am nearly 60 now, I listed it on kjijij Halifax and someone offered me 5.00....can anyone tell me what it is actually worth....thanks
  7. Natester, 11 months ago
    I also received have a 1968 Canadian Silver Dollar with a canoe on the back...can you please tell me how much that would be worth...thanks

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