In 1967, our Centennial circulation coins introduced new wildlife designs that proved to be an instant hit. Even today, the Alex Colville-designed coins are revered as some of Canada’s most beautiful, thanks to a “less-is-more” aesthetic that has proven timeless. To mark the 100th anniversary of his birth, we turned Alex Colville’s centennial celebration of Canada into our six-part centennial celebration of the artist.
The reverse re-creates Canada’s 1967 Centennial circulation dollar coin design by artist Alex Colville and features a profile view of a Canada goose in flight. The obverse features Canada’s second effigy (1965-1989) of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Arnold Machin.
- First time struck in gold: This is the first time Colville’s numismatic artwork has been struck in gold.
- 1967, re-mastered: A centennial celebration of Canada becomes a centennial celebration of the artist. All six of Colville’s wildlife-themed, 1967 Centennial circulation coin designs have been lovingly re-created on 1/10 oz. pure gold coins, from the goose (dollar coin) to the dove (one-cent coin).
- Historic obverse: Like the original coins issued in 1967, all six 2020 versions feature the 1965 effigy by Arnold Machin.
Composition: 99.99% pure gold
Weight: 3.14 g
Diameter: 16 mm
Face Value: $1
Artist: Alex Colville
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