Launch includes new innovative “sculpture” series honoring five pillars of Canadian wildlife
With the end of the year just around the corner, the Royal Canadian Mint has launched a wide variety of keepsakes to appeal to a range of collectors, from Canada’s renowned wildlife to unique anniversaries. One of the many standouts is a new series of five coins each featuring a meticulously crafted sculpture mounted on its surface to bring unprecedented dimension and look and feel to the design. The first $100 fine silver coin in the series features the mighty grizzly bear – and the rush for this collection is fierce!
A cornucopia of themes can be found in other coins offered as part of the November launch:
- The 2017 Special Edition Fine Silver Proof Set Canada 150: Our Home and Native Land, featuring a gold-plated version of the Special Edition Proof Dollar and frosted, fine silver versions of the My Canada, My Inspiration coins;
- The 2016 $25 or $25 fine silver coin – Woodland Elf, featuring a colorful and cheerful elf by Jesse Koreck;
- The $200 for $200 fine silver coin – Canada’s Icy Arctic, teeming with life by Bonnie Ross;
- The 2016 50-cent lenticular coin – Snow Angels, a fun and playful motion-filled coin by Joel Kimmel;
- The 2016 $20 fine silver coin – Polar Bear, the first in a series of kaleidoscope coins is also the Mint’s thinnest ever one-ounce silver coin by Calder Moore;
- The 2017 fine silver coin – Canadian Underwater Life, the Mint’s second-ever 3D droplet coin by Alexandra Lefort;
- The 2017 $25 fine silver and 2017 $200 pure gold football-shaped and curved-shaped coins, both Mint firsts by Mint engravers;
- The 2017 $20 fine silver coin – The Nutty Squirrel and the Mighty Oak, the Mint’s first coin featuring Canadian wood embellishments by Tony Bianco;
- The 2017 25-cent coin – Love My Cat and the 2017 25-cent coin – Love My Dog, each coin is carefully enclosed in unique packaging that is easily customized for a favorite pet;
- The 2017 $25 fine silver piedfort – 35th anniversary of Trivial Pursuit Game, featuring dazzling enamel to recreate the six colored wedges of a winning game piece by Mint engravers;
- Three 2017 Year of the Rooster coins by Three Degrees Creative Group: $10 fine silver coin, $250 fine silver coin, and $2,500 pure gold coin;
- The 2017 $20 fine silver coin – Landscape Illusion Snowy Owl by Julius T. Csotonyi;
- The 2017 $25 fine silver coin – A View from Canada from Space celebrating the 25th anniversary of Dr. Roberta Bondar’s historic space mission, the world’s first glow-in-the-dark concave coin by Alexandra Lefort;
- The 2017 Legacy of the Penny fine silver coin set, featuring all of the designs of the penny since 1908;
- The 2017 $250 fine silver coin – The Canadian Coin Collection, which takes a 150-year journey through Canadian circulation coinage on a single coin by Mint engravers;
- The 2016 $5 fine silver coin – Birthstones: December, made with crystals by SWAROVSKI®;
- The 2016 $20 fine silver coin – The Migratory Birds Convention: 100 Years of Protection the Pileated Woodpecker by Claudio D’Angelo;
- The 2017 $20 fine silver coin – Three-Dimensional Breaching Whale, the Mint’s first 3D coin by Matt Bowen;
- The 2017 $10 fine silver coin – Canola Field, the fifth coin in the ongoing Celebrating Canada’s 150th series by John Sylvester;
- The 2017 $500 pure gold coin – Peregrine Falcon by Emily A. Damstra;
- The 2017 $20 fine silver coin – Nature’s Impressions: Woodland Caribou, featuring a Mint first with hoof tracks running along the coin’s edge by Claudio D’Angelo;
- The 2017 25-cent pure gold coin – Predator vs. Prey: Inuit Arctic Hare by Andrew Qappik; and
- The 2016 $20 fine silver coin – Baby Animals: Woodchuck by Michelle Grant.
Mintages, pricing and full background information on each coin can be found on the “Shop” tab of www.mint.ca. The 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.
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