Collect Canada’s highest quality annual coin collection with this 2022 seven-piece fine silver proof set. Presented in a genuine leather folio case, the set features a unique selectively gold plated Alexander Graham Bell commemorative silver dollar, a selectively gold plated $2 coin, a fully gold plated loon dollar, plus the fine silver half dollar, quarter, dime and nickel. This set continues the long tradition of annual Royal Canadian Mint proof sets started in 1971, providing an exceptional annual collection or a prestige gift to mark an important event in 2022.
In honour of the 175th anniversary of his birth, the commemorative silver dollar coin celebrates one of Canada’s greatest inventors - Alexander Graham Bell. While best known for his development of the first practical telephone, Bell was a prolific innovator and inventor including making substantial advancements in hydrofoils and aeronautics. The 2022 dollar coin is a tribute to Bell’s lifelong commitment to science, innovation, and ingenuity. Mintage is limited to 20,000 sets. HST/GST exempt.
Silver Dollar Design
The coin design features a depiction of an early telephone and its inventor together with Bell’s name inscribed in an artistic text. The obverse features a portrait of Queen Elizabeth II.
Alexander Graham Bell (March 3, 1847 – August 2, 1922) was a Scottish-born Canadian inventor, scientist, and engineer who is credited with inventing and patenting the first practical telephone. He also co-founded the American Telephone and Telegraph Company (AT&T) in 1885. Bell's father, grandfather, and brother had all been associated with work on elocution and speech and both his mother and wife were deaf; profoundly influencing Bell's life's work. His research on hearing and speech led him to experiment with hearing devices which eventually culminated in Bell being awarded the first U.S. patent for the telephone, on March 7, 1876. Many other inventions marked Bell's later life, including groundbreaking work in optical telecommunications, hydrofoils, and aeronautics. Although Bell was not one of the 33 founders of the National Geographic Society, he had a strong influence on the magazine while serving as the second president from January 7, 1898, until 1903. Beyond his work in engineering, Bell had a deep interest in the emerging science of heredity.