The 2020 $2 Bill Reid Commemorative circulation coin is a celebration of the Haida artist's legacy and of Haida culture. You'll find one (or more) of these coins in your pocket change, two in our special keepsake set, and 25 inside every Special Wrap Roll. All 25 coins are neatly rolled up in a custom-designed paper wrap, with the reverse design visible on one or both ends of the roll.
Master goldsmith. Sculptor. Cultural bridge-builder. Iljuwas (Bill Reid) (1920-1998), expanded the world's appreciation for Haida art and influenced new generations of artists. His astounding body of work includes 1,500 pieces ranging from jewellery art to monumental work like The Spirit of Haida Gwaii - which has appeared on our coins. This year marks the 100th anniversary of the artist's birth and, to mark the occasion, the Royal Canadian Mint is proud to introduce the 2020 Bill Reid commemorative coins featuring an adaptation of his iconic Xhuwaji, Haida Grizzly Bear (1990).