Elizabeth “Elsie” MacGill (1905-1980) was a person of brilliant mind and unconquerable spirit who excelled in aeronautical engineering and elevated others by championing women’s rights. Twice featured (with and without colour) in this Commemorative Collector Keepsake Card, the 2023 $1 commemorative circulation coin celebrates this exceptional Canadian once dubbed the “Queen of the
Hurricanes,” whose accomplishments – as well as her exemplary desire to improve and uplift others – were driven by her unrelenting belief that we can all soar higher.
About the $2, $1, 25¢, 10¢ and 5¢ coins included in this Commemorative Collector Keepsake Card: As we focus our attention on commemorating the reign of Queen Elizabeth II (1952-2022), the Royal Canadian Mint will not be issuing 2023-dated Canadian circulation coins featuring both the traditional reverse designs and an obverse featuring Queen Elizabeth II. Instead, we are offering a collector’s edition of these annual issues that have been struck in limited numbers. These are non-circulation coins, meaning they are legal tender but not intended for general circulation. 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.