The RCM has put out a coin release honouring Oscar Peterson..
1 oz Gold - $4099.95 - 400 Mintage 1 oz Silver - $99.95 - 5000 Mintage Keepsake Card - $24.95 - 50,000 Mintage Special Wrap $1 Colourized - $54.96 - 15,000 Mintage Special Wrap Set $1 Colourized/Non-Colourized - $109.90 - 10,000 Special Wrap Commemorative Keepsake Subscription Includes Alexander Graham Bell - $24.95 - 50,000 Mintage Special Wrap Commemorative Collection Subscription - Includes Oscar Peterson, Alexander Graham Bell, Summit Series - $54.95 - 10,000 Mintage
I didn't see this coming... This is the prime intersection of two of my great passions... Coins and Music. Oscar Peterson is a giant in the field... For those more rooted in numismatics, he is the 1911 Silver Dollar of piano Jazz.
This is an offering that rocketed to the top of my list and I will be buying. Now if the RCM were to extend this to a "Great Canadian Pianist" series and add Glenn Gould...
For those not familiar with his work take a look at
. If you want something a bit more accessible if you are not a big Jazz fan, here is his masterful rendition of Summertime
@atticguy The collector cards are a nice display and informative. If you want a full year set. I usually get the rolls from the mint. If you are willing to pay 5 to 10 dollars a piece, at about $43 US they are not a bad deal. Mintage is limited 2 million with the purple accent 1 million without.