2022 Alexander Graham Bell: Great Inventor - Special Edition Silver Dollar Proof Set

SKU: 623932107786

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Country: Canada
Year: 2022

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This set is all about marking the year 2022 with an exceptionally high quality coin collection at an affordable price point.  While only the silver dollar is made of pure silver, all the other coins are also exceptional quality proof finish collector coins.  Since 1971, the highest quality coins of the year have been produced for collectors by the Royal Canadian Mint in an annual set bound in a distinctive presentation case.  This 2022 special edition proof set continues the tradition presenting the highest quality coins of each denomination issued in the standard base metal composition with a frosted cameo finish, together with a large format dollar coin struck in fine silver.  Mintage is limited to 30,000.

The commemorative theme for 2022 is the 175th anniversary of the birth of Alexander Graham Bell, one of Canada’s greatest inventors.  While best known for his development of the first practical telephone, Bell was a prolific innovator and inventor including making substantial advancements in hydrofoils and aeronautics.  The 2022 dollar coin is a tribute to Bell’s lifelong commitment to science, innovation, and ingenuity.  The coin design features a depiction of an early telephone and its inventor together with Bell’s name inscribed in an artistic text. 

Alexander Graham Bell  (March 3, 1847 – August 2, 1922):

A Scottish-born Canadian inventor, scientist, and engineer who is credited with inventing and patenting the first practical telephone. He also co-founded the American Telephone and Telegraph Company (AT&T) in 1885. 

Bell's father, grandfather, and brother had all been associated with work on elocution and speech and both his mother and wife were deaf; profoundly influencing Bell's life's work. His research on hearing and speech led him to experiment with hearing devices which eventually culminated in Bell being awarded the first U.S. patent for the telephone, on March 7, 1876.  

Many other inventions marked Bell's later life, including groundbreaking work in optical telecommunicationshydrofoils, and aeronautics. Although Bell was not one of the 33 founders of the National Geographic Society, he had a strong influence on the magazine while serving as the second president from January 7, 1898, until 1903.   Beyond his work in engineering, Bell had a deep interest in the emerging science of heredity. 


Produced By: RCM
Year: 2022

Material: Other

Obverse: Queen Elizabeth II
Artist: Armand Nina
Finish: Proof
Quantity Produced: 30,000
Monarch: Queen Elizabeth II
Theme: A.G. Bell

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