New Issue: CMHR featured on pewter medallion

The Manitoba Coin Club issued a pewter-finish medallion depicting the Canadian Museum for Human Rights (CMHR) in celebration of the sesquicentennial of Canadian Confederation.

A total of 150 medallions were produced, and each piece costs $15 and includes a clamshell case as well as a certificate of authenticity that specifies composition and mintage (numbered from “001” to “150”).

The medallion is the first-ever piece to depict the CMHR building. All orders should include the buyer’s name, and contact information and quantity are required.

For more information, contact Howard Engel at or P.O. Box 321, Main Post Office, Winnipeg, MB, R3C 2H6.

The medallions were issued by the Manitoba Coin Club.


The CMHR was the first museum solely dedicated to the “evolution, celebration and future of human rights.” The museum is a member of the Canadian Heritage Portfolio and reports to Parliament through the minister of Canadian heritage.

The CMHR’s mission is to “explore the subject of human rights, with special but not exclusive reference to Canada, to enhance the public’s understanding of human rights, to promote respect for others and to encourage reflection and dialogue.”

The CMHR building is a striking landmark situated at the forks where the Red River and Assiniboine River meet in Winnipeg. The building was designed by Ralph Appelbaum Associates and is a “unifying symbol of concepts such as inclusion, freedom, equality and dignity … inspired by Canada’s majestic domain—grasslands, deeply rooted trees, towing mountains, northern lights, snow, icebergs, water and sky.”

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