Population of Manitoba rises above one million (1974)

On today’s date in 1974, Statistics Canada reported the population of Manitoba had risen above one million people.

That year, the Royal Canadian Mint struck a silver dollar commemorating the 100th anniversary of Winnipeg’s founding. On the coin’s obverse appears a right-facing portrait of Queen Elizabeth II when she was 39 years old. The inscription “ELIZABETH II D. G. REGINA” surrounds it. The coin’s reverse shows the number 100 with a view of Winnipeg’s Main street inside each zero. Also inscribed on the reverse are the words “WINNIPEG”, “CANADA” and “DOLLAR” as well as the dates “1874-1974”. With a weight of 15.62 grams, the coin has a diameter of 32.13 mm and a thickness of 2.62 mm.

Today, there are more than 700,000 people living in the city of Winnipeg.

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