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

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


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

The 175th Anniversary of the Birth of Alexander Graham Bell commemorative one-dollar coin honours his contributes to many scientific fields and achievements, including a record-setting hydrofoil and the first powered aircraft to fly in Canada. Both crafts are depicted on the $1 coin, which is twice featured in this Keepsake Card: the non-coloured version; and the coloured version, with blue waves representing Nova Scotia's Bra 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.

Alexander Graham Bell’s legacy of innovation encompasses so much more than the telephone. Problem solving and critical thinking are key to many STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) fields, and Bell dedicated his life to solving challenges, whether it was sound transmission or aeronautics.

Even in his later years, Bell remained committed to scientific exploration and discovery, and he continued to do innovative work in various fields—including aviation, which was his main interest in the 1890s and early 1900s. His Aerial Experiment Association (AEA), which was managed and funded by his wife Mabel, laid the groundwork for the development of aviation in Canada.

Specifications:
Item Number: 205832
Mintage: 50,000
Finish: Circulation
Artist: Chris Gorey (reverse), Susanna Blunt (obverse)

Composition Weight Diameter Edge
2 dollars Outer ring: Three-ply nickel finish plated steel
Inner core: Three-ply brass finish plated aluminum bronze
6.99 g 28 mm Interrupted serrations
1 dollar Three-ply brass finish plated steel 6.27 g 26.5 mm
(11-sided)
Plain
1 dollar (colourized)
1 dollar (uncoloured)
25-cents Three-ply nickel finish plated steel 4.4 g 23.88 mm Serrated
10 cents 1.75 g 18.03 mm
5 cents 3.95 g 21.2 mm Plain


Special Features:
• A celebration of innovation! The year 2022 marks the 175th anniversary of the birth of Alexander Graham Bell (1847-1922), whose interests and ideas left an indelible mark on Canada’s history of innovation.
• Seven 2022 Canadian circulation coins in one Keepsake Card! In addition to the two versions of Canada's $1 tribute to Alexander Graham Bell, each Keepsake Card contains five 2022-dated classic circulation coins, one of each denomination: $2, $1, 25-cents, 10-cents, and 5-cents.
• Two scientific milestones! The $1 coin highlights Bell’s contributions to two scientific milestones achieved in Canada: the first powered aircraft to fly in Canada, the Silver Dart; and the HD-4 hydrofoil that set a new world record for marine speed.
• An easy, affordable way to own both versions of the 2022 175th Anniversary of the Birth of Alexander Graham Bell commemorative $1 coin.
• All seven coins are packaged together in a colourful, fact-filled collector card that allows for easy viewing and displaying.
• Limited to 50,000 worldwide

Packaging:
Graphic keepsake collector card.

Personality rights of ALEXANDER GRAHAM BELL and usage rights for his signature, the Silver Dart and HD-4 Hydrofoil are used with the permission of The Alexander and Mabel Bell Legacy Foundation.

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