The First 25-Cent coins are minted in 1879. Queen Victoria is on the
obverse. On the reverse, "25 Cents" and the date are topped by
St. Edward's crown and circled by boughs of maple.
King Edward VII replaces Queen Victoria on the obverse.
"Canada" moves form the obverse to the reverse.
King George V replaces Edward VII on the obverse.
"Dei Gratia" was accidentally left off the obverse in 1911.
It was returned in 1912 as "Dei Gra:".
King George VI replaces George V on the obverse.
The caribou appears on the reverse.
Queen Elizabeth II replaces George VI on the obverse.
The design is updated in 1965 and 1990.
The reverse honours the 100th anniversary of the Royal Canadian
12 reverse designs featuring the provinces and territories
were released to celebrate the 125th anniversary of