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The other side pictures a pair of Northern Gannet birds (Morus bassanus).
This silver-plated Proof coin is 40mm in diameter and has a mintage of only 200 pieces.The obverse depicts the leaders of the two rebellions: William Mackenzie and Louis-Joseph Papineau.The reverse illustrates a Fleur-de-Lys which is the national emblem of Quebec. 20 nickel-silver Essais (patterns) were also minted for some of the leaders of the movement.The coins are an unusual six-sided shape measuring approximately 44mm x 38mm.
The silver-plated coins are dated 2017 and have a mintage of only 200 pieces each. This Quebec 1 Lys coin was minted in 1994 by the Quebec sovereignty movement in preparation for the 1995 referendum on Quebec becoming an independent nation.Instead it was turned into an upscale tourist resort.