2023 Fine Silver Proof Dollar: Kathleen “Kit” Coleman: Pioneer Journalist

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Who was “Kit”? That’s what readers of the Toronto Daily Mail (later The Mail and Empire) were asking, as they pored over the writings of Kathleen Blake Coleman. An intrepid reporter with a lively journalistic voice, “Kit” Coleman rose above the fray in the male-dominated newspaper industry, tackling a wide range of issues as well as the topics typically covered in women’s columns. She made history 125 years ago by becoming North America’s first accredited woman war correspondent. Coleman also helped establish the Canadian Women’s Press Club in 1904 and served as its first president, and later became Canada’s first syndicated woman columnist.


The silhouette collage on your coin’s reverse captures key moments in the journalist’s life—from the office of the Toronto newspapers that published her columns from 1889 to 1911, to the vintage typewriter that represents her legacy and impact on journalism.

Special features

  • A journalism pioneer. One of Canada’s most successful early presswomen and a woman of many firsts, journalist Kathleen “Kit” Blake Coleman is honoured on Canada’s Proof Dollar in 2023, which marks the 125TH anniversary of her becoming North America’s first accredited woman war correspondent.
  • Your proof dollar for 2023. Crafted in 99.99% pure silver, the annual Fine Silver Proof Dollar is our flagship collector coin and one of the year’s most anticipated collectibles.
  • Limited supply. Only 35,000 coins—a lower mintage than in 2022—are available to collectors worldwide.
  • Also available: The 2023 Fine Silver Proof Dollar honouring Kathleen “Kit” Blake Coleman is included in the 2023 Special Edition Proof Set, and you’ll find a selectively gold-plated version in the 2023 Fine Silver Proof Dollar Set.
  • Includes serialized certificate. The Royal Canadian Mint certifies all of its collector coins.


  • Mintage 35,000
  • Composition 99.99% pure silver
  • Weight 23.17 g
  • Diameter 36 mm
  • Edge Serrated
  • Face Value $1
  • Finish Proof
Packaging Black clamshell with black beauty box