Bill Reid 2020 Coin Collector CardBill Reid Gallery
Haida artist Bill Reid's contributions to the Haida Nation, and to Canada, through his art have secured his place on our coins.
This six-piece circulation set gives you two different versions (uncoloured and coloured) of the 2020 $2 Bill Reid Commemorative coin. These 2020 exclusives come packaged in a keepsake collector card alongside one of each classic circulation denomination issued this year: $1, 25-, 10- and 5-cent coins. It is a proud celebration of Haida art and culture and a special tribute to the artist on the 100th anniversary of his birth.
The reverse design features Xhuwaji / Haida Grizzly Bear by renowned Haida artist Bill Reid on the inner core and extending onto the outer ring. On the top portion of the outer ring, two images of a maple leaf appear within the line pattern. A banner at the bottom of the outer ring bears the inscriptions "BILL" and "REID" in honour of the 100th anniversary of the Haida artist's birth, while "2020" is centred between two security marks that consist of a maple leaf within another maple leaf. The selectively coloured $2 coin features the same reverse design encircled by a ring and enhanced with colours of red, white and black. Both versions feature the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Susanna Blunt on the obverse.