Over the last five decades, Canada has made significant strides in becoming a more inclusive society, guided by a belief in diversity, equality for all and the right to live free from discrimination, regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression or sex characteristics.
The reverse image by Canadian artist Joe Average is a celebration of community, equality and inclusion. The intertwined stylization invites a personal interpretation of the design, viewed through the lens of sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression and sex characteristics. The facial traits intentionally reflect gender fluidity and the spectrum of genders; they may belong to two individuals, or they may represent different aspects of one’s identity.
- Each roll is guaranteed to include 25 EQUALITY dollar coins. A special issue to mark the 50th anniversary of the decriminalization of homosexuality in Canada.
- A Joe Average original. The thought-provoking design by Vancouver-based artist Joe Average invites viewers to interpret the art in their own way, to reflect their story and experiences.
- An inspirational message that re-affirms Canada’s commitment to human rights and reflects on our journey towards equality, diversity and inclusivity.
Composition: Three-ply brass plated steel
Weight: 6.27 g (per coin)
Diameter: 26.5 mm (per coin)
Face Value: $1 (per coin)
Artist: Joe Average
The coins are enclosed in a custom paper wrap that features a printed image of the coin design—an eye-catching hint of what’s inside.