2023 FINE SILVER PROOF DOLLAR Kathleen “Kit” Coleman
2023 FINE SILVER PROOF DOLLAR Kathleen “Kit” Coleman: Pioneer Journalist – Royal Canadian Mint
Who was “Kit”? That’s what readers of the Toronto Daily Mail (later The Mail and Empire) were asking, as they pored over the writings of Kathleen Blake Coleman. An intrepid reporter with a lively journalistic voice, “Kit” Coleman rose above the fray in the male-dominated newspaper industry, tackling a wide range of issues as well as the topics typically covered in women’s columns. She made history 125 years ago by becoming North America’s first accredited woman war correspondent. Coleman also helped establish the Canadian Women’s Press Club in 1904 and served as its first president, and later became Canada’s first syndicated woman columnist.
In a time when women journalists were limited to writing about the female perspective and women’s issues, Kathleen Blake Coleman paved the way for better representation in newsrooms and a more equal standing for Canadian women in other aspects of life.
Kathleen “Kit” Blake Coleman: A journalism pioneer deserving of her place on the 2023 Proof Dollar.
- A journalism pioneer. One of Canada’s most successful early presswomen and a woman of many firsts, journalist Kathleen “Kit” Blake Coleman is honoured on Canada’s Proof Dollar in 2023, which marks the 125TH anniversary of her becoming North America’s first accredited woman war correspondent.
- Your proof dollar for 2023. Crafted in 99.99% pure silver, the annual Fine Silver Proof Dollar is our flagship collector coin and one of the year’s most anticipated collectibles.
- Limited supply. Only 35,000 coins—a lower mintage than in 2022—are available to collectors worldwide.
- Also available: The 2023 Fine Silver Proof Dollar honouring Kathleen “Kit” Blake Coleman is included in the 2023 Special Edition Proof Set, and you’ll find a selectively gold-plated version in the 2023 Fine Silver Proof Dollar Set.
- Includes serialized certificate. The Royal Canadian Mint certifies all of its collector coins.
Material: Pure Silver (99.99%)
Face Value: $1.00