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1 dollar CANADA 2022 - Oscar Peterson Celebration (COLOR)

€2,99 EUR

1 dollar CANADA 2022 - Oscar Peterson Celebration (COLOR)


  • Oscar Peterson began playing trumpet and piano at the age of five. At the age of eight, Oscar decided to concentrate solely on the piano after his lungs were weakened by a year-long battle with tuberculosis.
  • Oscar Peterson was a prolific performer and recording artist. His first recording, I Got Rhythm, was released in Canada in 1945. He produced more than 400 recordings in his career, including the popular albums Night Train (1962) and Canadiana Suite (1964), his "musical portrait of Canada." Love."
  • The Oscar Peterson Trio helped make Oscar Peterson a household name in the 1950s. The group's composition changed several times over the years, even becoming a quartet in 1974. He also played in duos and on hundreds of albums by other legendary artists, from Ella Fitzgerald to Louis Armstrong, who called him “the man with four hands.” ”

The Design Behind Oscar Peterson's Specialty Wrap Roll

Designed by Canadian artist Valentine De Landro, the reverse celebrates the life and legacy of Oscar Peterson (1925-2007), one of the greatest pianists of all time. It features a depiction of the musician sitting at his piano, playing his powerful civil rights anthem Hymn to Freedom, while the musical notes and chord symbols from that piece also appear in the design. On the color-selective $1 coin, Peterson's favorite color (purple) conveys the joy and love of music that was evident every time he played. The obverse features the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Susanna Blunt.

Country: Canada
Denomination: 1$
Year: 2022
Queen: Elizabeth II
Weight: 6.27 gr
Diameter: 26.5mm