2022 175th Anniversary of the Birth of Alexander Graham Bell Commemorative Collector Keepsake Card

SKU: 623932110816

RCM Number:
205832
Country: Canada
Year: 2022

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Description

The 175th Anniversary of the Birth of Alexander Graham Bell commemorative one-dollar coin honours his contributions and achievements, including a record-setting hydrofoil and the first powered aircraft to fly in Canada. Both crafts are depicted on the commemorative $1 coin, which is twice featured in this Keepsake Card: there’s the non-colour version, and one with blue waves representing Nova Scotia’s Bras d’Or Lake, where the HD-4 and the Silver Dart made history.

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 that are highlighted in blue on the colourized coin. The obverse features the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Susanna Blunt.

Details

FEATURES:
Produced By: RCM
Denomination: 1 Dollar
Year: 2022

TECHNICAL SPECS:
Diameter: 26.5 mm
Material: BASE
Weight: 6.27 g

EXTENDED INFORMATION:
Reverse: Alexander Graham Bell
Artist: Chris Gorey
Finish: Circulation
Quantity Produced: 50000
Monarch: Queen Elizabeth II


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