Canada’s 2023 pure silver proof set is highly sought after not only as the highest quality annual coin collection, but also as the final issue to feature the effigy of Queen Elizabeth II. Since the new King Charles II dies were not ready at the time of issue, the Royal Canadian Mint decided to issue this set with a posthumous effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, with an added double date of 1952-2022 marking her reign. Interestingly, the Royal Canadian Mint has stated that it will not be issuing 2023 circulation coins with Queen Elizabeth on them, but will be waiting to issue circulation coins featuring King Charles. This makes every Queen Elizabeth coin in this set much more interesting and collectible. Mintage is limited to 20,000 sets. HST/GST exempt.
The seven-piece collection includes regular design coins from the cent to the $2 coin, except that each coin struck in pure silver with a near flawless proof finish, and with the effigy of Queen Elizabeth II. The set also includes a half dollar coin and a special issue silver dollar featuring Kathleen “Kit” Coleman, an historically significant pioneer journalist. The silver dollar and $2 coin also feature selective gold plating over fine silver, while the loon dollar coin features full gold plating over fine silver. The set comes presented in a high quality genuine leather folio book, and continues the long tradition of annual Royal Canadian Mint proof sets started in 1971.
This set is the ultimate annual coin collection, providing an exceptional opportunity to mark a moment in time or present as a prestige gift to mark an important event in 2023.
Silver Dollar Design
Kit Coleman was one of Canada’s most successful early presswomen. A pioneer of Canadian journalism, Coleman made history by becoming North America’s first accredited woman war correspondent. She also helped establish the Canadian Women’s Press Club in 1904 and served as its first president, and later became Canada’s first syndicated woman columnist.
The innovative and artistic design features a silhouette collage that captures key moments in Coleman’s life, including: the ship that brought her to Canada; the office of the Toronto newspapers that published her columns from 1889 to 1911; and a typewriter that symbolizes her impact on Canadian journalism.