Home > Products >

2023 Canada $1 Mixed Honouring Elsie MacGill Original Roll of 25pcs

2023 Canada $1 Mixed Honouring Elsie MacGill Original Roll of 25pcs

Alternative Views:

List Price: $36.00
Our Price: $35.00
Earn 3 points

Quantity in Stock:Out of Stock


2023 Canada Mixed Coloured and Non-Coloured Honouring Elsie MacGill Original Roll of 25pcs

Please note that this product carries a heavy shipping charge of $2.00 per roll.

The 2023 $1 commemorative circulation coin celebrates one of the most exceptional and inspiring Canadians of the 20th century: Elsie MacGill (1905-1980), aeronautical engineer and champion of women’s rights. MacGill’s accomplishments and desire to uplift others were driven by her unrelenting belief that we can all soar higher. Inside each Mixed Original Wrap Roll are 25 versions of the special-themed $1 coin with some coloured and some uncoloured, and all of them share the same reverse design that pays tribute to the “Queen of the Hurricanes,” whose life story and achievements continue to inspire. A Colourized Special Wrap Roll instantly adds 25 selectively coloured Honouring Elsie MacGill coins to your collection.

A 1942 issue of True Comics dubbed her “Queen of the Hurricanes.” As Chief Aeronautical Engineer, Elsie MacGill supervised the engineering work for the Canadian production of more than 1,450 Hawker Hurricanes for the Allied war effort – she even designed a winterized version.

Already Canada’s first practising professional woman engineer, Elsie MacGill became the first woman in North America – and possibly the world – to earn a master’s degree in aeronautical engineering. That same year (1929), she contracted polio and was told she would never walk again, but she defied expectations by learning to walk with the support of canes.

Designed by artist Claire Watson, the $1 coin’s reverse features a portrait of Elsie MacGill (1905-1980), an aeronautical pathbreaker and champion of women’s rights, indicated by the lapel pin she wears representing her tenures as provincial (Ontario) and national presidents of the Canadian Federation of Business and Professional Women’s Clubs. The sky backdrop highlights some of MacGill’s historic engineering achievements, including the Maple Leaf Trainer II (top) – the first aircraft to be produced and designed by a woman – and her key role in the wartime production of Hawker Hurricanes, which is highlighted on the colourized coin. 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.

Item Number: 208160
Mintage: 15,000 Rolls of $1 coins
Composition: Three-ply brass finish plated steel, some with selective colour on the reverse
Weight: 6.27g (per coin)
Diameter: 26.5 mm (per coin)
Face Value: $1 (per coin)
Finish: Circulation
Edge: Plain
Artist: Claire Watson (obverse), Susannah Blunt (reverse)

Browse for more products in the same category as this item:

Canada Rolls 1960 to Date > Canada One Dollar Rolls (20 pcs or 25 pcs)
Royal Canadian Mint > 2023 Royal Canadian Mint > 2023 Rolls