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 Colourized Special Wrap Roll are 25 selectively coloured versions of the special-themed $1 coin, and all of them share the same reverse design that pays tribute to the exceptional Canadian once dubbed “Queen of the Hurricanes,” whose life story and achievements continue to inspire.
Make the inspirational story of Elsie MacGill a part of your collection. The 2023 $1 Honouring Elsie MacGill coin honours an extraordinary Canadian whose life and achievements are among the most exceptional and noteworthy Canadian stories of the 20th century.
Item Number: 208160
Mintage: 15,000 rolls of $1 coins
Composition: Three-ply brass-plated steel, with selective color on the reverse
Weight*: 6.27 g (per coin)
Diameter: 26.5 mm (per coin)
Face Value: $1 (per coin)
Artist: Claire Watson