100th Anniversary of Women's Right to Vote Coin Pack (2016)

100th Anniversary of Women's Right to Vote Coin Pack (2016)

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100th Anniversary of Women's Right to Vote Coin Pack (2016)

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The 100th Anniversary of Women's Right to Vote

A Turning Point In Our History

Commemorate the 100th Anniversary of Women's Right to Vote with this beautifully crafted $1 coin depicting a woman proudly casting a ballot, while her daughter, who represents the future, looks on.

This sealed keepsake is the perfect way to pay tribute to the beginnings that would one day lead to voting rights for women across the nation.

For $5, you will receive this limited-edition keepsake of five $1 coins, with free shipping.

The Story Behind Our History – 100th Anniversary of Women's Right to Vote
A century ago, Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta granted most women the right to vote in provincial elections, beginning the journey that would one day lead to securing voting rights for women across Canada. This hard-won victory in the Prairie Provinces was the result of years of campaigning by women's groups, beginning as early as 1890. As a result, women in Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta could not only vote, but also run for and hold political office—granting them a far greater ability to drive social and political change. This breakthrough was a critical turning point in the evolution of women's rights and equality in Canada.

A Complicated Journey
Despite this victory in the Prairies in 1916, the path to universal suffrage in Canada was full of twists and turns. Women's experiences varied widely depending on where they lived, as well as their cultural, social, and economic status. While Ontario and British Columbia granted women the right to vote provincially in 1917, women in Quebec didn't enjoy the same rights until 1940. Some ethnic minorities were still excluded, and First Nations men and women weren't able to vote federally until 1960.

The Famous Five
Another important step in the evolution of women's political rights in Canada is the "Persons Case," brought forward by the Famous Five: Nellie McClung, Louise McKinney, Henrietta Muir Edwards, Emily Murphy, and Irene Parlby in 1927. The Famous Five collectively requested that the Supreme Court clarify whether or not the word "persons" in the British North America Act included women, and by extension, if women could serve in an appointed office. Dissatisfied with the Supreme Court's ruling which declared women nonpersons, the Famous Five took their case to the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council in Britain, Canada's highest court of appeal at the time. On October 18, 1929,
Lord Sankey, Lord Chancellor of the Privy Council, ruled in their favour, paving the way for the first female Senator in Canada in 1930, Cairine Wilson.

100th Anniversary of Women's Right to Vote $1 Coin
The Royal Canadian Mint is proud to commemorate this defining historical moment with the
100th Anniversary of Women's Right to Vote $1 coin. Designed by Canadian artist Laurie McGaw, this circulation coin depicts a woman proudly casting a ballot while her young daughter looks on—an important feature according to the coin's designer. "As I researched this topic, I thought of my Manitoba-born grandmother. Married in 1916, she passed on to her four children, including my mother, a strong sense of fairness, responsibility, and curiosity about the world. Politics, I remember, was a favourite topic of conversation around the kitchen table. Community involvement was important. For her to vote for the first time must have been a powerful experience! And now my daughter is a strong, accomplished woman who values the efforts—as I do—of those who fought so hard to secure the vote for women and their place in society."

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100th Anniversary of Women's Right to Vote Coin Pack (2016)
 
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  • Unique (354)
  • One of A kind (305)

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  • Too small (13)
  • Poor personalization (11)
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5.0

Excellent coin

By jim the runner

from lob, new bob

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  • Good Value
  • Great Quality
  • One Of A Kind
  • Unique

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    Comments about 100th Anniversary of Women's Right to Vote Coin Pack (2016):

    Great for gifting

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    • No
     
    5.0

    2016 coin pack

    By Robert

    from California

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        Comments about 100th Anniversary of Women's Right to Vote Coin Pack (2016):

        I love it when the Mint issues these special coin packs for face value. I usually cannot find them in my change but I always know I can get a quality product at a great price by purchasing these 5 coin packs. Keep them coming!

        • Was this a gift?:
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        5.0

        Would buy more!!

        By Di

        from Grand Fals,N.B.

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          Comments about 100th Anniversary of Women's Right to Vote Coin Pack (2016):

          Too bad we can only get one per household.As these would make great stocking stuffers,gifts!!

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          5.0

          Love it! Great deal!

          By CoinCollector1

          from montreal , quebec

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            Comments about 100th Anniversary of Women's Right to Vote Coin Pack (2016):

            The limit should be more than one per household after a certain time. Since these and other similar coins are still available long after the release date.

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            5.0

            just the right stuff

            By Jim

            from Ajax, ON

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              Comments about 100th Anniversary of Women's Right to Vote Coin Pack (2016):

              I just collect coins to add to my personal collection

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              5.0

              Worth to keep it!

              By Ivy

              from Markkham

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                Comments about 100th Anniversary of Women's Right to Vote Coin Pack (2016):

                It was a nice coin pack and worth to keep for memory.

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                • Yes
                 
                5.0

                Nice looking coins

                By Rarecoins2001

                from Toronto, Ontario

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                    Comments about 100th Anniversary of Women's Right to Vote Coin Pack (2016):

                    Nice looking special edition

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                    5.0

                    fantastic buy

                    By lucky

                    from cocagne nb

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                    Comments about 100th Anniversary of Women's Right to Vote Coin Pack (2016):

                    personal satisfaction

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                    5.0

                    Happy to see that it's about women

                    By Lady Di

                    from Fort Erie Ontario

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                      Comments about 100th Anniversary of Women's Right to Vote Coin Pack (2016):

                      Unique quality coin that anybody can afford to add to their collection.

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • Yes
                       
                      4.0

                      Nice to pass on to grandkids

                      By Gumper

                      from Longueuil QC

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                        Comments about 100th Anniversary of Women's Right to Vote Coin Pack (2016):

                        Gift to pass on in a few years

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                        • Q:

                          Hi! I ordered one set of this coins to keep them as a souvenir, however I noticed that most coins are scratched from inside the nylon case. Is it normal? I can't order another set cause it's 1 per household.
                          Asked on 6/15/2016 by .

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                            A:

                            Hi there! This is completely normal. As these are circulation coins, they are minted on our high-speed presses in Winnipeg where there is a greater chance of some coins having minor scuffs or scratch marks as they make their way through production.
                            In order to allow as many Canadians as possible the opportunity to own one of these coin packs, we have limited the quantity to 1 per household.

                            Answered on 6/17/2016 by Dave (Product Team) from RCM - Ottawa
                        • Q:

                          When will the Women's Right to Vote Coin Pack be available?
                          Asked on 3/15/2016 by Jake from Victoria, BC

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                          • Staff Reviewer

                            A:

                            Thank you for your question. This product is currently available for sale.

                            Answered on 3/21/2016 by Anonymous
                        • Q:

                          what is the mintage on the women's rights coin?
                          Asked on 3/15/2016 by jennypoo from kingston ont

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                            A:

                            The Mint produced 5 Million one-dollar circulation coins for the 100th Anniversary of Women's Right to Vote.

                            Answered on 4/6/2016 by Anonymous
                        • Q:

                          are these coins going to be in our change for the public
                          Asked on 3/8/2016 by mary from nova scotia, canada

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                          • Staff Reviewer

                            A:

                            Hi Mary - yes these coins will be in circulation.

                            Answered on 3/16/2016 by Anonymous
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                        Specifications

                        • No.148545
                        • Mintage While Supplies Last
                        • Compositionthree-ply brass plated steel
                        • Finishuncirculated
                        • Weight (g) 6.27
                        • Diameter (mm) 26.50
                        • Edgeplain
                        • Certificate
                        • Face value1 dollar
                        • ArtistLaurie McGaw (reverse), Susanna Blunt (obverse)