One of the most globally revered Canadian artists of the 20th century, Jean Paul Riopelle (1923-2002) used his art to push boundaries and command the attention of critics and art lovers worldwide. His monumental fresco, L’Hommage à Rosa Luxemburg, is highlighted on the 2023 $2 commemorative circulation coin that celebrates the 100th anniversary of his birth (1923-2023). Each Special Wrap Roll contains 25 traditionally engraved (non-colour) $2 coins that pay homage to the Montréal-born 20th century artist.
On each coin’s reverse, the inner core re-creates elements of Riopelle’s L’Hommage à Rosa Luxemburg, a monumental work of art distinguished s – including the birds that are beautifully engraved on these $2 coins.
Item Number: 208110
Composition: Outer ring: Three-ply nickel-plated steel
Inner core: Three-ply brass-plated aluminum bronze
Weight*: 6.99 g (per coin)
Diameter: 28 mm (per coin)
Face Value: $2 (per coin)
Edge: Interrupted serrations
Artist: Jean Paul Riopelle