The first Canadian Silver Dollar was issued by the Royal Canadian Mint in 1935, as a tribute to King George V's Silver Jubilee. Emanuel designed the coin's reverse and it was used between 1935 and 1986.
The front carries an image of Queen Elizabeth II inscribed with her name and D.G. Regina.
The back has a scene showing a man paddling in a river/body of water, in a birch-bark canoe against a backdrop of the Toronto skyline. The coin has “Canada” inscribed at the top, “Dollar” at the bottom and “1834- Toronto 1984” under the image.