**FREE BONUS - Receive a free roll of 2022 $1 175th Anniversary of the Birth of Alexander Graham Bell - Special Wrap Roll (Colourized) - Retail Value $54.95.**
From his estate in Baddeck, N.S., Alexander Graham Bell’s relentless drive for discovery bolstered this country’s spirit of innovation; and by partnering with Canadian innovators, Bell and his wife Mabel helped new ideas take flight, taking us faster and higher than ever before. This 99.99% pure gold coin’s reverse highlights Bell’s contributions to two scientific milestones achieved in Canada: the first powered aircraft to fly in Canada, the Silver Dart; and the record-setting HD-4 hydrofoil.
Designed by Canadian artist Chris Gorey, the coin’s reverse commemorates the 175th anniversary (“175 YEARS/ANS”) of the birth of Alexander Graham Bell (1847-1922) by honouring his legacy of innovation. A reproduction of Bell’s signature is paired with a portrait of the inventor in his later years, when much of his scientific work was done at his estate in Baddeck, N.S. Those experiments are represented by schematic illustrations of the Silver Dart—the aircraft that achieved the first controlled, powered flight in Canada—and the record-setting HD-4 hydrofoil; both crafts made history on Bras d’Or Lake, represented by the waves in the background. The obverse features the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Susanna Blunt.