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The 2022 Celebrating Oscar Peterson commemorative one-dollar coin reflects the pride Canadians feel for the legendary pianist whose love of music was evident in every performance. Neatly rolled up in a sleek paper wrap, these coins form a lasting tribute to Oscar Peterson (1925-2007) and his music.

One roll gives you 25 special $1 coins.

SPECIAL FEATURES

  • Canada celebrates Oscar Peterson! Piano virtuoso. Jazz legend. Composer, educator and advocate. Celebrate the extraordinary life, work and legacy of Canada’s Oscar Peterson (1925-2007) and his exceptional contributions to Canadian music and culture, as well as his reputation as one of the world’s most respected and influential jazz artists of all time.
  • A neatly wrapped addition! Each Special Wrap Roll contains 25 Celebrating Oscar Peterson $1 coins. These coins come wrapped together in a custom paper wrap that complements the coin design.
  • Uncirculated coins! None of these coins have been circulated—they all have a newly minted quality.

DID YOU KNOW?

  • Oscar Peterson began playing both the trumpet and the piano at the age of five. At the age of eight, Oscar decided to focus solely on the piano after his lungs were weakened by a year-long battle with tuberculosis.

  • Oscar Peterson was a prolific performer and recording artist. His first recording, I Got Rhythm, was released in Canada in 1945. He went on to produce over 400 recordings in his career, including the popular albums Night Train (1962) and Canadiana Suite (1964), his “musical portrait of the Canada I love.”

  • The Oscar Peterson Trio helped make Oscar Peterson a household name in the 1950s. The group’s composition changed several times through the years—it even became a quartet in 1974. He also played in duos and on hundreds of albums by other legendary artists, from Ella Fitzgerald to Louis Armstrong, who called him “the man with four hands.”

DESIGN & ARTIST

The Design Behind The Oscar Peterson Special Wrap Roll

Designed by Canadian artist Valentine De Landro, the reverse celebrates the life and legacy of Oscar Peterson (1925-2007), one of the greatest pianists of all time. It features a depiction of the musician seated at his piano, playing his powerful civil rights anthem Hymn to Freedom, while musical notes and chord symbols from that piece also appear in the design. The obverse features the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Susanna Blunt.

ABOUT THE ROYAL CANADIAN MINT

The Royal Canadian Mint is known as one of the most reputable mints in the world. The Ottawa Branch of the Royal Mint opened in 1908 and was renamed The Royal Canadian Mint in 1931 when control was transferred to the Canadian government. The Royal Canadian Mint is renowned for producing some of the highest quality and purity of gold and silver bullion coins and bars in the world. Their high standards for excellence and quality allowed them to be the first refinery to manufacture 9999 fine gold bullion coins in 1982, as well as the first to reach 99999 fine gold purity in 1999.

8802
2022
Brilliant Uncirculated
New
Canada
Royal Canadian Mint
CAD 1
10000
Valentine De Landro
6.27 grams

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