2022 Canada $200 Peace Dollar Ultra High Relief Pure Gold Coin (No Tax)
Celebrate Canada's commitment to global peace with this 1 oz. 99.999% pure gold collectible. In 1957, Canadian Lester B. Pearson won a Noble Peace Prize for organizing the first UN peacekeeping force, and that legacy of peace and international cooperation remains at the core of our national identity today. Pride in our peacekeeping heritage is evident on the 2022 Peace Dollar, which is struck in Ultra High Relief (UHR) and features a pulsating pattern. When the coin is tilted, the relief pattern appears to emit a pulse of hope for peace and prosperity, now and for generations to come.
Struck in Ultra High Relief (UHR), your Peace Dollar's reverse features a pulsating pattern behind the allegorical image of peace designed by retired RCM Senior Engraver, Susan Taylor. Lady Peace is depicted in profile with her hair crowned in a wreath of maple leaves and olive branches. She is flanked by her name, "PAX" (the Latin word for "Peace"), and the year "2022", while Canada's national motto, "A MARI USQUE AD MARE" ("From sea to sea") appears overhead. The obverse features the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Susanna Blunt.
Depicted on your coin's reverse, Lady Peace made her first appearance on the 2019 Peace and Liberty medal and has since become a fixture on Canada's annual Peace Dollar (2020, 2021, 2022). Her crown of maple leaves and olive branches is a symbolic representation of the core Canadian values of peace, order and good government.
Lester B. Pearson wasn't the only one to receive the Nobel Peace Prize for his peacekeeping efforts. In 1988, thousands of Canadians were among the peacekeepers of the world who were collectively awarded for their service in UN missions; this inspired Canada to establish our own Canadian Peacekeeping Service Medal (CPSM), now proudly worn by many veterans.
The first Peace Dollar was struck in the United States in December 1921 to commemorate world peace after the First World War, and just over a million coins bearing a 1921 date were issued. It was minted every year until 1928, and again in 1934 and 1935; in 1965, the Denver Mint struck over 316,000 1964-dated Peace Dollars but these were never issued.
Item Number: 201956
Composition: 99.999% pure gold
Weight*: 33.17 g
Diameter: 30 mm
Face Value: $200
Edge: Interrupted Serrations
Artist: Susan Taylor (reverse), Susanna Blunt (obverse)
- Canada's Peace Dollar returns in 2022â€”this time, with a dynamic field pattern that pulsates with pride and hope, thanks to photonic technology.
- This prestigious piece is impeccably crafted from 1 oz. of 99.999% ("five nines") pure gold, the ultimate level of purity available to collectors, which makes it one of the world's purest gold coins.
- The coin's reverse features a pulsating pattern that appears to expand and contract whenever the coin is tilted. The optical effect is produced by an array of sub-millimetre-scale mirrors that have been micro-engineered and precisely engraved to reflect light and create the illusion of motion, like hope radiating outward.
- UHR technology lifts the design to greater heights by adding extra depth and detail to this inspiring personification of peace.
- The coin's luminous proof finish ensures every crisply engraved detail stands out, from the strands of hair to the maple leaves in Lady Peace's crown. Only 500 are available to collectors worldwide.
Your coin is encapsulated and presented in a black Royal Canadian Mint-branded clamshell with a black beauty box.