Canada Silver Proof

2023 Fine Silver Proof Set (with'Kathleen''Kit'' Coleman) (RCM 205802) (20578)

2023 Fine Silver Proof Set (with'Kathleen''Kit'' Coleman) (RCM 205802) (20578)

2023 Fine Silver Proof Set (with'Kathleen''Kit'' Coleman) (RCM 205802) (20578)

Pencil to paper to precious metal: The 2023 Pure Silver Proof Set honours the journey of journalism pioneer'Kit' Coleman. Known to her many readers as'Kit,' the intrepid reporter made history 125 years ago by becoming North America's first accredited woman war correspondent.

She helped establish the Canadian Women's Press Club in 1904 and served as its first president, and later became the first syndicated woman columnist in Canada. Kit' Coleman is honoured on the 2023 Proof Dollar, and you'll find an enhanced version of it in this seven-piece set. Each coin-one of every denomination, even 50 cents-has been meticulously crafted in 99.99% pure silver. But the unmistakable star of the set is'Kit' Coleman herself, whose portrait is part of the gold-plated collage on your coin's reverse. Own a selectively gold-plated version of the 2023 Proof Dollar honouring'Kit' Coleman. 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 125?? 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. Only 20,000 sets available worldwide.

The Royal Canadian Mint certifies all of its collector coins. Your fine silver proof set is presented in Royal Canadian Mint-branded book-style packaging with a removable lens for easy viewing.

A design within a design. 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. All seven coins in this set are 99.99% pure silver, including the selectively gold-plated Proof Dollar-a set exclusive.

The coin's silhouette collage (reverse), rim and effigy (obverse) are all plated with gold for an added touch of luxury. Packaging Genuine leather book style packaging.

Artist Proof Dollar: Pandora Young (reverse), Susanna Blunt (obverse). Composition 99.99% pure silver with selective gold plating. Composition 99.99% pure silver with gold plating. Composition 99.99% pure silver.

Her weekly, seven-column'Woman's Kingdom' page featured a mix of observations and advice, thought-provoking articles and travel writings. Coleman was known to go undercover in other cities, such as London and San Francisco, in order to write about social issues and the plight of the poor. In 1898, during the Spanish-American War, Coleman became North America's first accredited woman war correspondent. While she was authorized to accompany American troops in Cuba, her male colleagues and the army commanders on the ground were opposed to the idea of having a woman in their midst, and they prevented her travel.

Stranded in Florida, she eventually landed in Cuba in July 1898; while she had missed the main battles, her accounts of the war's aftermath made her internationally famous. 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.

2023 Fine Silver Proof Set (with'Kathleen''Kit'' Coleman) (RCM 205802) (20578)