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2024 Canadian Peace Dollar Released

Published November 15, 2023 | 2 min read

By Louis Golino

Early this month, the Royal Canadian Mint (RCM) issued the latest coins in its Peace Dollar series. The group includes 1- and 5-ounce silver proof coins, plus a 1-ounce gold proof coin—all struck in ultra-high relief. The series was inspired by the Peace statue at the National War Memorial in Ottawa. 

Each year’s release features a different finish on both sides. The 1-ounce silver piece is limited to 7,000 coins, the 5-ounce silver to 1,650, and the 1-ounce gold to 650. All sold out quickly.

The 2024 coins feature gold plating on the reverse portrait of Lady Peace, who wears a crown of maple leaves and olive branches. This same treatment appears on the royal portrait on the obverse. Both sides also have background fields made of tiny maple leaves. 

This fifth and final release depicts retired RCM engraver Susan Taylor’s iconic Lady Peace design. This is also the last coin to use Susanna Blunt’s effigy of Queen Elizabeth II, who passed away in September 2022.

The 2025 coins will feature King Charles III’s effigy and Taylor’s updated image of Lady Peace. 

As fans of this series know, the Canadian Peace Dollar series began with a precursor medal issued in 2019. That medal features the same reverse Peace design. But since medals don’t require the use of royal portraits, it also has an original obverse design by John Mercanti, the former U.S. Mint chief engraver. 

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