Alexander Graham Bell on new Canadian coin


15 March 2022
To mark the 175th anniversary of the birth of famed inventor Alexander Graham Bell, the Royal Canadian Mint is dedicating its 2022 Proof Silver Dollar to his legacy of innovation and life-long commitment to science.

This year's Proof Silver Dollar features a word-art profile of Bell speaking into his breakthrough invention that forever changed global communications. 

The creative assortment of words that describe aspects of his personal life and character, as well as his many innovations create a revealing portrait of one of the world's greatest inventors.  

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Born in Scotland, Bell settled with his family in Brantford, Ontario, where he developed a passion for problem-solving at an early age, which sparked his interest in science. 

After inventing the telephone in 1876, he later built an estate near Baddeck on Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia. It is there that he collaborated on more innovations, such as the Silver Dart, Canada's first powered airplane, and futuristic hydrofoil marine craft that blazed the waters of Bras D'Or Lake.