2019 Canada 1 oz Silver $20 Viola Desmond
Viola Desmond sparked a movement by standing firm in the face of injustice. On November 8, 1946, she was arrested after she refused to sit in a segregated section of a movie theater. Her act of courage, and the legal challenge that ensued, became a rallying point for equal rights in Canada. Your coin honors civil rights pioneer Viola Desmond, whose signature appears on the coin. While the script text is a nod to the Halifax businesswoman’s line of beauty products, the photo-based design is a lasting reminder that one person can inspire change.
- Contains 1 oz of .9999 fine Silver.
- Limited mintage of 8,000 coins.
- Comes in a black clamshell with a graphic outer box.
- Obverse: The obverse features the effigy of Queen Elizabeth II.
- Reverse: The coin’s reverse features Viola Desmond’s signature. The accompanying certificate of authenticity features her full signature, as it appeared on a graduation diploma from the Desmond Studio of Beauty Culture.
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