The Royal Canadian Mint is proud to issue this 2011 commemorative 25-cent coin celebrating the 75th anniversary of CBC/Radio-Canada. For 75 years, Canada’s public broadcaster has contributed to the nation’s identity by broadcasting the diverse stories of this country’s people. Despite today’s everchanging media environment, CBC/Radio-Canada continues to give all Canadians the opportunity to share their experiences in brand new ways. Be inspired by CBC/Radio-Canada’s exciting future and join this special anniversary celebration.
The microphone depicted on this coin was created by CBC/Radio-Canada for the Royal Tour of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth in 1939. It was designed for outdoor broadcasts, and its special wind-resisting device — commonplace today—represented a major technological advance. This microphone is a reminder of the past and a testament to CBC/Radio-Canada’s commitment to overcoming challenges, creating new technologies, and breaking new ground.