2022 Canada Oscar Peterson $1 Coloured Uncirculated Coin


  • Composition – Three-ply brass plated steel with selective colouring.
  • Finish – Uncirculated
  • Weight (g) – 6.27
  • Diameter (mm) – 26.5
  • Edge – interrupted serrations
  • Face value – 1 dollar
  • Artist – Valentine De Landro (reverse), Susanna Blunt (obverse)
  • Each Coin will be dispatched in protective capsule

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Designed by Canadian artist Valentine De Landro, the reverse celebrates the life and legacy of Oscar Peterson (1925-2007), one of the greatest pianists of all time. It features a depiction of the musician seated at his piano, playing his powerful civil rights anthem Hymn to Freedom, while musical notes and chord symbols from that piece also appear in the design. On the $1 coin with selective colour, Peterson’s favourite colour (purple) conveys the joy and love of music that were evident every time he played. The obverse features the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Susanna Blunt.
Special features:
  • Canada celebrates Oscar Peterson! Piano virtuoso. Jazz legend. Composer, educator and advocate. Celebrate the extraordinary life, work and legacy of Canada’s Oscar Peterson (1925-2007) and his exceptional contributions to Canadian music and culture, as well as his reputation as one of the world’s most respected and influential jazz artists of all time.
  • Symbolic colour! Features Oscar Peterson’s favourite colour: purple. The colourful accent infuses our tribute with a little of his personality, and conveys the joy and love of music that were evident in every performance.
  • Uncirculated coins! None of these coins have been circulated—they all have a newly minted quality.

Additional information

Weight 25 g



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