"Kit" Coleman is honoured on the 2023 Proof Dollar, and you'll find an enhanced version of it in this seven-piece set. Each coin-one of every denomination, even 50 cents-has been meticulously crafted in 99.99% pure silver. But the unmistakable star of the set is "Kit" Coleman herself, whose portrait is part of the gold-plated collage on the reverse. Own a selectively gold-plated version of the 2023 Proof Dollar honouring "Kit" Coleman. SPECIAL FEATURES A journalism pioneer.One of Canada's most successful early presswomen and a woman of many firsts, journalist Kathleen "Kit" Blake Coleman is honoured on Canada's Proof Dollar in 2023, which marks the 125?? Anniversary of her becoming North America's first accredited woman war correspondent. The proof dollar for 2023. Crafted in 99.99% pure silver, the annual Fine Silver Proof Dollar is the Royal Canadian Mint's flagship collector coin and one of the year's most anticipated collectibles. Only 20,000 sets available worldwide. The Royal Canadian Mint certifies all of its collector coins. A DESIGN WITHIN A DESIGN The silhouette collage on the coin's reverse captures key moments in the journalist's life-from the office of the Toronto newspapers that published her columns from 1889 to 1911, to the vintage typewriter that represents her legacy and impact on journalism.
ENHANCED WITH GOLD PLATING All seven coins in this set are 99.99% pure silver, including the selectively gold-plated Proof Dollar-a set exclusive. The coin's silhouette collage (reverse), rim and effigy (obverse) are all plated with gold for an added touch of luxury.
Her weekly, seven-column "Woman's Kingdom" page featured a mix of observations and advice, thought-provoking articles and travel writings. Coleman was known to go undercover in other cities, such as London and San Francisco, in order to write about social issues and the plight of the poor. In 1898, during the Spanish-American War, Coleman became North America's first accredited woman war correspondent.While she was authorized to accompany American troops in Cuba, her male colleagues and the army commanders on the ground were opposed to the idea of having a woman in their midst, and they prevented her travel. Stranded in Florida, she eventually landed in Cuba in July 1898; while she had missed the main battles, her accounts of the war's aftermath made her internationally famous.
The obverse features the effigy of Queen Elizabeth II by Susanna Blunt. The obverse also bears a special marking that includes four pearls symbolizing the four effigies that have graced Canadian coins and the double date of her reign. PACKAGING Each fine silver proof set is presented in Royal Canadian Mint-branded book-style packaging with a removable lens for easy viewing. ABOUT THE ROYAL CANADIAN MINT The Royal Canadian Mint is known as one of the most reputable mints in the world.The Ottawa Branch of the Royal Mint opened in 1908 and was renamed The Royal Canadian Mint in 1931 when control was transferred to the Canadian government. The Royal Canadian Mint is renowned for producing some of the highest quality and purity of gold and silver bullion coins and bars in the world. Their high standards for excellence and quality allowed them to be the first refinery to manufacture 9999 fine gold bullion coins in 1982, as well as the first to reach 99999 fine gold purity in 1999. We may request for photo identification and other documentation before we confirm your order and begin packaging the item. This item is in the category "Coins & Paper Money\Bullion\Silver\Coins". The seller is "silvergoldbull" and is located in this country: CA. This item can be shipped to Canada.