A celebration of Haida art and culture.
- FAMOUS HAIDA ART: In honour of the 100th anniversary of the artist’s birth, our 2020 $2 commemorative circulation coin features the iconic art of Haida artist Iljuwas (Bill Reid) (1920-1998).
- A UNCOLOURed VERSION: A Reid’s original design.
- REVERSE DESIGN IS ALWAYS SHOWN: The reverse is visible on one or both ends of each roll.
- A PROUD CELEBRATION OF HAIDA ART AND CULTURE represented by Bill Reid’s Xhuwaji, Haida Grizzly Bear design.
The reverse design features Xhuwaji, Haida Grizzly Bear by renowned Haida artist Iljuwas (Bill Reid) on the inner core and extending onto the outer ring. On the top portion of the outer ring, two images of a maple leaf appear within the line pattern. A banner at the bottom of the outer ring bears the inscriptions “BILL” and “REID” in honour of the 100th anniversary of the Haida artist’s birth, while “2020” is centred between two security marks that consist of a maple leaf within another maple leaf. The obverse features the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Susanna Blunt.