82-YEAR OLD ALICE MUNRO HONOURED WITH COMMEMORATIVE COIN

Mar 24, 2014

By AM740 Staff

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Nobel prize-winning author, Alice Munro’s reputation as a literary great has been forged in silver. Today, the Royal Canadian Mint released a limited edition 5-dollar commemorative coin to hounour the 2013 Nobel Prize winner for literature. The coin features an inscription of a passage from ‘The View From Castle Rock’ and above it, a laurel branch celebrates Munro’s distinction as the first Canadian woman to win a Nobel Prize in literature. The flip side of the coin features the Queen. Only 75-hundred of the coins will be minted. The sell for $69.95 each.

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