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2024 Canada 25-cent Tribute: W Mint Mark Caribou Fine Silver (No Tax)

2024 Canada 25-cent Tribute: W Mint Mark Caribou Fine Silver (No Tax)

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Emanuel Hahn’s caribou graces the fourth Tribute: W Mint Mark coin.

More than any other Canadian denomination, the 25-cent coin has served as a canvas for Canadian history, having featured a number of designs that preserve the spirit of our national celebrations and commemorations. The circulation piece’s commemorative history includes notable firsts, but it is Emanuel Hahn’s caribou portrait—re-created here in 99.99% pure silver with a tailored specimen finish—that has left an indelible mark on our coinage, and it continues to resonate with Canadians and collectors worldwide.

Coin #4 in this "minted in Winnipeg" series.

Emanuel Hahn’s caribou has been a fixture on the 25-cent coin since 1937, but a few years prior, Hahn had suggested putting a caribou on a silver dollar. As part of an effort to modernize Canada’s coins, Hahn’s concept was re-visited in 1936 but it was intended for the 5-cent coin (as seen in the 2018 Royal Canadian Mint Coin Lore: The Coins That Never Were three-coin set). After several revisions, the design was ultimately selected to appear on the 25-cent piece.

Over 90 different designs have graced the 25-cent coin’s reverse since 1937—the year Emanuel Hahn’s caribou design was introduced—and most of those special-themed coins were struck in Winnipeg! In 1992, the 125th Anniversary of Confederation 25-cent pieces, which featured a different design for each province and territory (12 at the time), marked the first time a single coin featured multiple designs. And in 2004, the Royal Canadian Mint’s Winnipeg plant proudly produced the world’s first coloured circulation coin, its red poppy of Remembrance made possible by a high-speed, computer-controlled inkjet process.

A numismatic tribute to Canada’s 25-cent circulation piece, this all-silver coin’s reverse features Emanuel Hahn’s caribou design, along with the “W” (Winnipeg) mint mark denoting where this coin was struck. The obverse features the effigy of His Majesty King Charles III by Canadian artist Steven Rosati.

Specifications:
RCM Number: 209005
Mintage: 7,500
Composition: 99.99% pure silver
Weight: 31.39 g
Diameter: 38 mm
Face Value: 25-cents
Finish: Tailored Specimen
Edge: Serrated
Artists: Emanuel Hahn (reverse), Steven Rosati (obverse)

Special Features:

  • From the Winnipeg Mint. You’ve never seen Canada’s circulation coin designs quite like this: in 99.99% pure silver with a tailored specimen finish, and bearing the “W” mint mark of the Winnipeg Mint.
  • “W” Mint Mark. Coin #4 of a six-part series of 1 oz. 99.99% pure silver coins—a rarity for the Winnipeg Mint, which typically focuses its efforts on circulation coins rather than numismatic ones, and that’s why the “W” mint mark is so unique.
  • Tailored specimen finish. There’s a satin sheen to the 25-cent coin’s reverse design, and the field’s textured appearance is the result of angled lines inspired by the Winnipeg Mint’s pyramid shaped building.
  • New obverse. The coin’s obverse features the new effigy of His Majesty King Charles III.
  • Celebrate Canada’s circulation coins. An affordable series for collectors of all ages, the new Tribute: W Mint Mark series celebrates Canada’s circulation coins and tells their story. This is the first pure silver numismatic series struck at the Royal Canadian Mint's Winnipeg facility.
  • Honouring history. These circulation coin designs are part of Canada’s history and our heritage, and who better to tell their story than the facility that produces them!
  • The series continues in 2024. The series that kicked off in 2023 continues in 2024, and there’s still more to come:
    • Coin 1: Polar Bear
    • Coin 2: Loon
    • Coin 3: Coat of Arms
    • Coin 4: Caribou
    • Coin 5: Bluenose
    • Coin 6: Beaver

Packaging:
The coin is encapsulated and presented in a black Royal Canadian Mint-branded clamshell with a black beauty box.

 

‘Bluenose’ is an official mark adopted and used by the Nova Scotia Department of Communities, Culture and Heritage pursuant to the Trademarks Act (Canada). It is used by the Royal Canadian Mint with the Department’s permission.

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