A pair of new coins dedicated to the Bluenose from the Royal Canadian Mint serve to kick off a year-long celebration of the historic vessel.
The $100 pure gold coin and proof silver dollar honour the schooner, built in the Smith and Rhuland shipyard in Lunenburg 100 years ago.
“Bluenose is near and dear to my heart. I am a proud Nova Scotian, but the familial connection to the story makes it that much more special,” Joan Roué, great-granddaughter of Bluenose architect William James Roué, said in a news release. “The 2021 Proof Dollar helps keep my great-grandfather’s legacy alive and represents an opportunity to re-educate Canadians on the significance of the vessel on our dime. Seeing his signature on this coin is incredibly moving and very personal for the Roué family.”
The silver dollar will also be the centrepiece of a set. They are available from the Mint now.