This 2020 United Nations commemorative dollar coin may be one of the most elusive Canadian commemorative issues in recent decades, with a relatively low mintage widely dispersed through the banking system during a pandemic and no collector issue (“special wrap”) rolls issued. This brilliant uncirculated roll comes in the original commercial wrap as produced at the Royal Canadian Mint in Winnipeg. It contains 25 coins, all featuring the commemorative design marking the 75th anniversary of the United Nations Charter and the establishment of the UN. The roll includes both coloured and classic coins. About two thirds of the coins are coloured, while about one third have a classic finish.
The commemorative dollar features a world map within an olive branch wreath paired with a maple leaf to symbolize Canada’s commitment to human rights and global peace. On the 75th anniversary of the Charter and the establishment of the United Nations (UN), Canada’s 2020 $1 commemorative circulation coin celebrates this nation’s role as a Founding Member of the UN and as a contributor to world peace.
About the United Nations:
Out of the chaos and devastation of the Second World War came a new era of global cooperation. Allies in war became allies for peace as representatives from 51 nations, including Canada, signed a treaty to establish a new world body which came into existence on October 24, 1945. Its purpose: to “save succeeding generations from the scourge of war” by promoting diplomacy, universal rights and international peace.
Canada is a nation of global citizens striving for a better world. Our place on the international stage was built on a history of peacekeeping and peacebuilding, and it is increasingly defined by values we hold dear — values embodied by the maple leaf on this $1 circulation coin, where it is a symbol of our vision, our voice, our place as partners in a global community.