2023 Special Edition Silver Dollar Proof Set- Kathleen 2Kit” Coleman: Pioneer Journalist

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Known to her many readers as “Kit,” Kathleen Blake Coleman (1856-1915) made history by becoming North America’s first accredited woman war correspondent, the first president of the Canadian Women’s Press Club, and the first syndicated woman columnist. In 2023, the journalism pioneer is honoured on Canada’s Proof Dollar, which is included in this seven-piece set.


Designed by Canadian artist Pandora Young, the Proof Dollar coin’s reverse features a silhouette of journalist Kathleen “Kit” Blake Coleman (1856-1915) holding an open notebook and pen. Within that silhouette are various elements that represent her life and career (from top to bottom): The Mail and Empire building in Toronto, Ont.; SS Circassian, the passenger ship that brought the Irish-born writer to Canada in 1884; a partial map of the Atlantic Ocean, to represent Coleman’s travels and dispatches; a view of Coleman writing at her desk; and a vintage typewriter that symbolizes her legacy and impact on Canadian journalism. 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.

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 12,500 sets available worldwide.
  • Includes serialized certificate. The Royal Canadian Mint certifies all of its collector coins.


Your Special Edition Proof Set is presented in Royal Canadian Mint-branded, book-style packaging with a removable lens for easy viewing.