2022 Canada $5 Moments to Hold: 50th Anniversary of the Medal of Bravery Fine Silver Coin (No Tax)
The first coin in the 2022 Moments to Hold series from the Royal Canadian Mint celebrates the 50th Anniversary of Medal of Bravery! This year's Moments to Hold in 2022 are the milestone anniversaries and themes that have special significance for Canada this year — the moments and stories that inspire a sense of pride and achievement.
Here’s to the heroes among us! The Medal of Bravery recognizes those who have risked injury, even death, to save the lives of others! From bystander interventions indrownings and fiery rescues to saving someone from an animal attack —these are some of the “acts of bravery in hazardous circumstances” recognized by Canada’s Medal of Bravery throughout its 50-year history. Those who have been awarded this decoration may not consider themselves as heroes, but their selflessness is one of our great strengths, and worthy of one of Canada’s highest honours.
Your coin’s reverse resembles Canada’s Medal of Bravery, which recognizes “acts of bravery in hazardous circumstances.” A maple leaf is surrounded by a laurel wreath on your coin’s reverse, which also includes the medal’s obverse inscription, “BRAVERY BRAVOURE”, and the dates “1972 - 2022” to commemorate the medal’s 50th anniversary. Your coin’s obverse indicates a face value of “5 DOLLARS” and features the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Susanna Blunt.
In 1972, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II established a group of medals recognizing courageous acts: the Cross of Valour, the Star of Courage and the Medal of Bravery. These are Canada’s Decorations for Bravery, which are awarded based on the degree of peril faced by the recipients. The Medal of Bravery is one of Canada’s best known civilian honours for acts of exceptional courage. Since its inception, the Medal of Bravery has been awarded by the Governor General of Canada to nearly 3,300 people — Canadians and others, civilians and combatants, living and deceased — in recognition of “acts of bravery in hazardous circumstances” ranging from animal attacks to burning buildings. The act of bravery does not have to take place in Canada, but it should involve at least one Canadian and/or Canadian interests. Any person or organization can nominate someone they believe deserves the Medal of Bravery though nominations must be submitted to the Chancellery of Honours at Rideau Hall within two years of the incident. To learn more, please visit the Governor General of Canada's website.
Item Number: 203234
Composition: 99.99% pure silver
Face Value: $5
Finish: Modified Specimen
• Coin #1! Canada, this is one of your Moments to Hold in 2022. This is Coin #1 in a four-part compilation series that is your essential set for 2022—it highlights some of the big themes and anniversaries that have special significance this year.
• A Canadian Celebration of Courage! While it commemorates the 50th anniversary of the Medal of Bravery, this coin is also a proud celebration of a half-century of ordinary Canadians doing extraordinary things. It is an expression of gratitude to the medal’s recipients for their willingness to risk their lives to protect or save another person.
• Special Packaging! Each Moments to Hold coin comes in a colourful folder filled with information about the theme. The coin itself is enclosed in a removable capsule, which allows you to hold the “moment” in your hand and take a closer look at your collectible.
• Great Gift or Addition to your collection! Looking to start a new collection? This is a great starting point! Our annual Moments to Hold coins are affordable collectibles that are perfect for sharing, whether you’re starting or growing a collection. Each theme is an important part of this nation’s story, and these coins will serve as enduring snapshots of Canada in 2022.
The coin comes in a colourful gift card folder with a removable coin capsule that allows easy access to your Moments to Hold collectible.