Sculptural genius of legendary Haida carver Charles Edenshaw shines again in ultra-high relief
The Royal Canadian Mint is once again taking bold steps in celebrating Canada’s heritage with new coins that impress and inspire through their designs, their themes and their innovation. With its newest ultra-high relief five-kilogram fine silver coin, the Mint has paid an unforgettable tribute to Canada’s West Coast Haida culture and one of its greatest artists: Charles Edenshaw. This coin recreates the mythical lion figure which prominently adorns his classic 1882 argillite box carving.
Other large-scale celebrations of Canada include a one-kilogram 2016 $250 fine silver coin featuring a selectively gold-plated engraving of the Canadian Coat of Arms and a new 5 oz. Big Coin Series celebrating famous Canadian circulation coins.
Just in time for the celebration of Canada 150, the 2017 Big Coin Series will celebrate the iconic 1967 centennial designs of Alex Colville, starting with the flying Canada goose which graced the one-dollar coin.
These and many other fine collectibles are available for purchase as of today, October 4.
A number of new coins remind us that fall has returned. Canada’s beloved NHL® teams take to our neighborhood rinks and streets with a new $10 fine silver Passion to Play coin series featuring seven distinct scenes of youth hockey pick-up games superimposed with the team logo of each Canadian NHL® city. These lively scenes by artist Silvia Pecota stand out in rich color applied to the textured engraving of each coin.
Other colorful coins celebrating our new season include the 2016 $20 Fine Silver Coin – Autumn Tranquility by artist Tony Bianco and the 2017 $250 Pure Gold Coin – Maple Canopy: Kaleidoscope of Color featuring the work of Emily Damstra (View Designer’s Profile). Our cherished national symbol also shines on a new 99.999% pure gold creation: The Canada 150 Iconic Maple Leaf, featuring the Walter Ott design of the Sugar Maple leaf which has graced the Mint’s family of bullion coins since 1979.
Other coins available in the Mint’s newest catalogue of numismatic products include:
- The 2016 $20 Fine Silver Coin – A Royal Tour, featuring a full-colour photograph of Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and their children;
- The 2016 $20 Fine Silver Coin – Second World War Battlefront Series: The Battle of Hong Kong featuring the dramatic artwork of Joel Kimmel;
- The 2016 $20 Fine Silver Coin – The Colourful Wings of a Butterfly designed by artist Bonnie Ross and featuring the Mint’s first-ever agate embellishment;
- The 2017 $20 Fine Silver Coin – Brilliant Birch Leaves with Drusy Stone, designed by Tony Bianco;
- The 2017 $3 Fine Silver Coin – The Spirit of Canada by artist Steven Hepburn;
- The 2016 $200 Pure Gold Coin – Tall Ships Legacy: HMS Discovery, commemorating the 225th anniversary of its exploration of Canada’s west coast in a design by artist Neil Hamelin;
- The 2017 $20 Fine Silver Coin – Glistening North: The Polar Bear, illustrated by artist Glen Loates;
- The 2017 $20 Fine Silver Coin – The Bold Black Bear, designed by Pierre Leduc;
- A $150 18 KT gold and $15 fine silver coin, both dated 2017 and designed by artist Aries Cheung, in celebration of the Chinese Lunar Year of the Rooster;
- The square-holed 2016 $200 Pure Gold Coin – Tiger and Dragon Yin and Yang, featuring the artwork of Charles Vinh;
- The 2017 $20 Fine Silver Coin – Weather Phenomenon: Fiery Sky, whose sunset landscape by Tony Bianco comes to life through a new invisible black light effect;
- The 2017 $20 Fine Silver Coin – Snow-Covered Trees, featuring a Venetian glass tree adorning a winter scene designed by artist Tony Bianco;
- The 2017 $10 Fine Silver Coin – Celebrating Canada’s 150th: Great Blue Heron featuring Claude Belanger’s photograph of an idyllic New Brunswick shoreline;
- The 2016 $20 Fine Silver Coin – Star TrekTM: The Trouble with Tribbles; and
- The crystal-enhanced 2016 $5 Fine Silver Coin Birthstone Series – November.
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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