2023 Honouring Elsie MacGill Colourized $1 Coin Roll | Royal Canadian Mint
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Grow your collection by adding a Special Wrap Roll of colourized $1 Honouring Elsie MacGill coins.
The 2023 $1 commemorative circulation coin celebrates one of the most exceptional and inspiring Canadians of the 20th century: Elsie MacGill (1905-1980), aeronautical engineer and champion of women’s rights. MacGill’s accomplishments and desire to uplift others were driven by her unrelenting belief that we can all soar higher. Inside each Colourized Special Wrap Roll are 25 selectively coloured versions of the special-themed $1 coin, and all of them share the same reverse design that pays tribute to the “Queen of the Hurricanes,” whose life story and achievements continue to inspire.
A Colourized Special Wrap Roll instantly adds 25 selectively coloured Honouring Elsie MacGill coins to your collection.
- Make the inspirational story of Elsie MacGill a part of your collection. The 2023 $1 Honouring Elsie MacGill coin honours an extraordinary Canadian whose life and achievements are among the most exceptional and noteworthy Canadian stories of the 20th century.
- Collect Canada’s coins by the roll. Each Colourized Special Wrap Roll contains 25 selectively coloured $1 Honouring Elsie MacGill coins, which come in a custom paper wrap inspired by the coins’ reverse design.
- Features the transitional effigy. The 2023 Honouring Elsie MacGill coin is one of the few 2023-dated circulation coins to feature the transitional effigy and be destined for general circulation.
- All are uncirculated coins. Inside each Special Wrap Roll, all 25 coins are uncirculated—they all have a newly minted quality, and they all feature the same colour-enhanced reverse design.
- Limited supply. Only 15,000 rolls are available.
DID YOU KNOW?
A 1942 issue of True Comics dubbed her “Queen of the Hurricanes.” As Chief Aeronautical Engineer, Elsie MacGill supervised the engineering work for the Canadian production of more than 1,450 Hawker Hurricanes for the Allied war effort – she even designed a winterized version.
Already Canada’s first practicing professional woman engineer, Elsie MacGill became the first woman in North America – and possibly the world – to earn a master’s degree in aeronautical engineering. That same year (1929), she contracted polio and was told she would never walk again, but she defied expectations by learning to walk with the support of canes.
ABOUT THE COIN
Designed by artist Claire Watson, the $1 coin’s reverse features a portrait of Elsie MacGill (1905-1980), an aeronautical pathbreaker and champion of women’s rights, indicated by the lapel pin she wears representing her tenures as provincial (Ontario) and national presidents of the Canadian Federation of Business and Professional Women’s Clubs. The sky backdrop highlights some of MacGill’s historic engineering achievements, including the Maple Leaf Trainer II (top) – the first aircraft to be produced and designed by a woman – and her key role in the wartime production of Hawker Hurricanes, which is highlighted on the colourized coin. The obverse features the effigy of Queen Elizabeth II by Susanna Blunt. The obverse also bears a special marking that includes four pearls symbolizing the four effigies that have graced Canadian coins and the double date of her reign.
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.
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