2023 Honouring Elise MacGill 7 Coin Keepsake Carded Coin Set - With Coloured $1 Coin
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.
Designed by artist Claire Watson, the $1 coin’s reverse features a portrait of Elsie MacGill (1905-1980), an aeronautical pathbreaker and champion of women’s rights, indicated by the lapel pin she wears representing her tenures as provincial (Ontario) and national presidents of the Canadian Federation of Business and Professional Women’s Clubs. The sky backdrop highlights some of MacGill’s historic engineering achievements, including the Maple Leaf Trainer II (top) – the first aircraft to be produced and designed by a woman – and her key role in the wartime production of Hawker Hurricanes, which is highlighted on the colourised coin.
The obverse features the effigy of Queen Elizabeth II by Susanna Blunt. The obverse also bears a special marking that includes four pearls symbolising the four effigies that have graced Canadian coins and the double date of her reign.
- Mintage: 50,000
- Artist: Claire Watson
- Finish: Uncirculated
- Composition: Other Metals
- Diameter: Various
- Weight: Various