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2022 Canada Celebrating Oscar Peterson Commemorative Collector Keepsake Card

2022 Canada Celebrating Oscar Peterson Commemorative Collector Keepsake Card


 
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2022 Canada Celebrating Oscar Peterson Commemorative Collector Keepsake Card

Piano virtuoso. Jazz legend. Composer, educator and advocate. Celebrate the extraordinary life, work and legacy of Canada’s Oscar Peterson (1925-2007) and his exceptional contributions to Canadian music and culture, as well as his reputation as one of the world’s most respected and influential jazz artists of all time. The 2022 Celebrating Oscar Peterson commemorative one-dollar coin is an expression of the pride Canadians feel for the legendary pianist, and in this keepsake card, you'll find two versions of the special-theme piece: a non-colour version, and one with Peterson's favourite colour, purple.

A master of his craft, Canada’s Oscar Peterson, CC, CQ, OOnt, was a piano virtuoso whose technical brilliance and melodic inventiveness inspired awe in his peers and listeners alike.

The 2022 Celebrating Oscar Peterson commemorative one-dollar coin pays tribute to the legendary pianist, one of the greatest the world has ever known. This coin’s reverse design is an expression of the pride Canadians feel for this homegrown talent who has influenced generations of artists in Canada and around the world, and whose love of music was evident in every performance.

Throughout his illustrious six-decade career, Oscar Peterson fronted his own groups, performed solo, accompanied nearly every jazz legend, and won countless awards and accolades. His command of the keyboard, and the powerful emotions conveyed through his music—including his civil rights anthem Hymn to Freedom, the notes and chord symbols of which are represented on the $1 coin—made him a globally admired artist. Yet, no matter how far he travelled, Oscar Peterson’s heart remained in Canada, where he is—and always will be—a national treasure.

Designed by Canadian artist Valentine De Landro, the reverse celebrates the life and legacy of Oscar Peterson (1925-2007), one of the greatest pianists of all time. It features a depiction of the musician seated at his piano, playing his powerful civil rights anthem Hymn to Freedom, while musical notes and chord symbols from that piece also appear in the design. On the $1 coin with selective colour, Peterson’s favourite colour (purple) conveys the joy and love of music that were evident every time he played. The obverse features the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Susanna Blunt.

Specifications:
Item Number: 205217
Mintage: 50,000
Finish: Uncirculated
Artist: Valentine De Landro (reverse $1 commemortive circulation coin), 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
(colourized, non-colour, and Loon)
Three-ply brass finish plated steel 6.27 g 26.5 mm
(11-sided)
Plain
25 cents Three-ply nickel finish plated steel 4.4 g 23.88 mm Serrated
10 cents Three-ply nickel finish plated steel 1.75 g 18.03 mm Serrated
5 cents Three-ply nickel finish plated steel 3.95 g 21.2 mm Plain


Special Features:
• Seven Canadian circulation coins in one set! In addition to the two Celebrating Oscar Peterson $1 coins, the set contains five 2022-dated classic circulation coins (one of each denomination): $2, $1, 25 cents, 10 cents, and 5 cents!
• An easy, affordable way to own both versions of the 2022 Celebrating Oscar Peterson commemorative $1 coin!
• The $1 coin with selective colour features Oscar Peterson's favourite colour (purple). It infuses this tribute with a little of his personality, and conveys the joy and love of music that were evident in every performance.
• All seven coins are packaged together in a colourful, fact-filled collector card that allows for easy viewing and displaying!
• A great addition to any collection, especially if you're a music lover!

Packaging:
Colourful keepsake collector card.

Hymn To Freedom” written by Oscar Peterson – Tomi Music Company (SOCAN)/ Sony Music Publishing Canada (SOCAN)

All rights reserved. Used by permission.


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