Unique and distinct from any other dollar coin ever issued in Canada, this elegant fine silver coin features an intricately engraved female personification of Peace. The Latin inscription “Pax” denotes the Roman goddess of peace, and serves as a reminder of Canada’s past, present and future commitment to seeking peace, stability, and a more secure international order. Mintage is limited to only 5,500. GST/HST exempt.
Lady Peace is seen crowned with maple leaves. Her visage is accompanied by “PAX 2020” and the Canadian national motto: “A MARI USQUE AD MARE” - From Sea to Sea. The coin also bears edge lettering with the Latin word ‘PAX’. The obverse design features the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Susanna Blunt.
The Peace Dollar:
International recognition of Canada’s efforts to build a more peaceful world dates back to 1957 when Lester B. Pearson won the Nobel Peace Prize. Then Canadian Secretary of state for External Affairs, Pearson helped diffuse the Suez Crisis by creating the world’s first, large-scale United Nations peacekeeping force.
Over the next 40 years, Canada's contribution in UN peacekeeping became an integral part of the country's international role. In 1988, the UN received the Nobel Peace Prize for decades of peacekeeping activities. By then, Canada had contributed close to 80,000 peacekeepers. The Peace dollar celebrates Canada's dedication to making the world a more peaceful place.