Icons of Canadian nature shine with the help of jade inserts and glow-in-the-dark technology
The Royal Canadian Mint has just released an extensive catalogue selection of new collector coins, available since May 5, 2015 and featuring themes covering many aspects of Canada’s identity, from history to pop culture, as well as our legendary natural bounty. The Mint’s second-ever coin to incorporate a jade insert celebrates a polar bear carved of the semi-precious stone, which crowns artist Cindy-Deborah Sorley-Keichinger’s design of a new $20 fine silver coin. An impressive two-ounce fine silver coin featuring the art of Ervin Molnar displays the serene image of a lakeside camp site at night, showcasing a pair of fireflies, a campfire, and a full moon glowing through the intricate application of glow-in-the-dark technology.
Other newly launched products include:
- $20 and $50 fine silver coins both commemorating the 100th Anniversary of “In Flanders Fields“, designed by Laurie McGaw ($10) and Tony Bianco ($50);
- The 2015 $20 Fine Silver Coin – Black-Eyed Susan with Crystal Dew Drops, designed by artist Laurie Kloss;
- The 2015 $20 Fine Silver Coin – Forests of Canada: Coast Shore Pine, featuring a meticulously coloured pine bough in a landscape by artist Margaret Best;
- The 2015 $20 Fine Silver Coin – North American Sportfish: Rainbow Trout (Final issue of the four-coin series), designed by Curtis Atwater;
- The 2015 $20 Fine Silver Coin – Misty Morning Mule Deer, featuring a full-colour illustration by artist Trevor Tennant;
- The 2015 $10 Fine Silver Coin – Colourful Songbirds of Canada: The Blue Jay (#3 in the series) designed by artist Derek C. Wicks;
- The 2015 Fine Silver Fractional Set – Bald Eagle, containing four coins (1 oz., ½ oz, ¼ oz., and 1/10 oz.) designed by Derek C. Wicks;
- The 2015 $20 Fine Silver Coin – UNESCO at Home and Abroad: Wood Buffalo National Park and Sichuan Giant Panda Sanctuaries designed by Lauren Crawshaw;
- The 2015 5-Cent Fine Silver Coin: Legacy of the Canadian Nickel: The Identification of Nickel and the 2015 5-Ounce fine Silver Coin – Big Coin Series: 5-Cent Coin (both selectively gold plated);
- The 2015 $10 Fine Silver Coin – Canoe Across Canada: Serene Scene (#4 in the series) by artist Greg Banning; and
- The 2015 $15 Fine Silver Coin – Maple of Prosperity, featuring a fish design by Albert Ng and the 2015 $150 Pure Gold Coin, whose ox design by Simon Ng is engraved on 99.999% pure gold.
Mintages, pricing and full background information on each product can be found on the “Shop” tab of www.mint.ca.
All of these products can be ordered directly from the Mint at 1-800-267-1871 in Canada, 1-800-268-6468 in the US, or online at www.mint.ca. The coins are also available at the Royal Canadian Mint’s boutiques in Ottawa, Winnipeg and Vancouver, as well as through our global network of dealers and distributors, including participating Canada Post outlets.
About the Royal Canadian Mint
The Royal Canadian Mint is the Crown Corporation responsible for the minting and distribution of Canada’s circulation coins. An ISO 9001-2008 certified company, the Mint is recognized as one of the largest and most versatile mints in the world, offering a wide range of specialized, high quality coinage products and related services on an international scale. For more information on the Mint, its products and services, visit www.mint.ca.