Mar 24, 2014
By AM740 Staff
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.