The General Assembly of the United Nations declared 1990 as the International Year of Literacy. This Gold coin honors the process of developing syllabic alphabets for cultures whose languages and histories are completely oral.
- Contains 1/4 oz actual Gold weight.
- Comes in original packaging (no outside box) with certificate of authenticity.
- Mintage of 50,000 coins.
- Obverse: Displays a right-facing profile of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.
- Reverse: Designed by John Mardon featuring an elderly woman teaching two young children how to write in the syllabic script.
- Sovereign coin backed by the Canadian government.
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