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June 2017

The Royal Canadian Mint Canada 150 Coins Explained

Adding to your coin collection or purchasing a gift for an avid coin collector in your life is always fun, especially when the new set is a mint first. The Royal Canadian Mint has been quite busy this year creating new collections, sets and individual coins due to the fact that this year is Canada’s 150th anniversary. To commemorate the Canada 150 anniversary, the Mint has created several unique coin sets including the 2017 Classic Canadian Coin Special Wrap Roll Collection. With this set, you are not only receiving unique coins but rolls of each denomination!

With this new classic collection, the Royal Canadian Mint took traditional designs from Canadian coin currency and created 2017 versions for the new Canada 150 coins. The famous coin designs that include the polar bear, caribou, common loon, beaver and Bluenose were used for new 2017 versions. These coins are not in circulation this year so this is a unique opportunity to own the classic coin designs.

Not only do you get to enjoy these new classic designs, each coin roll is wrapped in commemorate paper. The paper features a re-creation of the reverse image of each coin, all in stunning colour. The collection also comes in a nice collector’s case for easy displaying. Each roll is in its place so that it can be viewed and enjoyed.

The Five Classic Coin Designs

The five classic coin designs take images that have been used in the past and reuse them for the 2017 150th anniversary. The Polar Bear is included in this coin roll set on the $2 coin. First launched in 1996, this coin shows the polar bear in its natural habitat. For the $1 coin, the common loon is seen swimming with the Canadian Shield as the backdrop. This coin was first launched in 1987.

On the 25 cent piece, the caribou is featured, being an icon of Canada since 1937. For the ten cent piece, the Bluenose is displayed, a fishing and racing vessel common to the history of the nature. The Bluenose first appeared in the country in 1921 and became a staple on the 10 cent piece in 1937.

The beaver is the last iconic image used in this collection. Seen on the five cent piece, the beaver is the national animal of Canada. The country sees the beaver as a symbol representing both perseverance and hard work.

This collection set is unique in the fact that you not only get the classic coin designs but they are marked for this milestone year, celebrating the 150th anniversary. You also get a full roll of each denomination, which sets this collection apart from the rest.

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2015 5-cent Legacy of the Canadian Nickel - Two Maple Leaves (No Tax) 2015 5-cent Legacy of the Canadian Nickel - Two Maple Leaves (No Tax)

2015 Canada 5-cent The Legacy of the Canadian Nickel - The Two Maple Leaves (#2) Fine Silver Coin (TAX Exempt) 135339

Throughout its history, each of the nickel's transformations provides a glimpse of a young nation that was seeking to define itself, and a Mint that would quickly come into its own. This Legacy of the Canadian Nickel series is a retrospective look at the history of 5-cent coins minted by the Royal Canadian Mint; it continues with the two maple leaves design used from 1922 to 1936 that first earned the 5-cent coin its "nickel" nickname.

Specifications:
Item Number: 135339
Composition: 99.99% pure Silver
Mintage: 8,500
Weight (g): 31.83
Diameter (mm): 40
Face Value: 5-cents
Finish: Proof with gold plating
Edge: Serrated

Special Features:
- The two maple leaves design is the second of the six-coin Legacy of the Canadian Nickel series, which revisits the previous 5-cent coin designs that were produced by the Royal Canadian Mint throughout its history.
- Multiple finishes and expert sculpting help bring added detailing and dimension to this recreation.
- Each coin within the series is faithful to the original design and includes the effigy of the reigning monarch at the time of the coin's original issue date.
- This coin's 40-mm diameter makes it double the size of the original, allowing for a larger canvas to showcase the intricately detailed design.
- A great gift for collectors of Canadiana, history-themed and circulation coins with this new 6-coin series!

Packaging:
Maroon clamshell with black beauty box

List Price: $110.00
Our Price: $74.95
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2016 Canada $20 Maple Leaf Maze Fine Silver Coin (TAX Exempt) 153437 2016 Canada $20 Maple Leaf Maze Fine Silver Coin (TAX Exempt) 153437

2016 Canada $20 Maple Leaf Maze Fine Silver Coin (TAX Exempt) 153437

Canadians love a good puzzle, and mazes are a fun way to exercise the mind while stirring up some adrenaline-pumping excitement in people of all ages! This one-of-a-kind, fine silver coin combines all of the interactive challenge of a maze with the stirring image of a proud national symbol.

Specifications:
Item Number: 153437
Composition: 99.99% pure Silver
Mintage: 8,000
Weight (g): 31.39
Diameter (mm): 38
Face Value: $20
Finish: Proof
Edge: Serrated

Special Features:
- ONE-OF-A-KIND! This fine silver coins a-MAZE-ing design combines a vibrantly coloured Canadian icon the maple leaf with all the fun and challenge of a maze.
- Round and round, the ball spins . . . but will you make it to the centre. Test your patience and skill to see how fast you can get the ball into the bull's eye!
- Crafted from 99.99% pure silver, with all the care and craftsmanship for which the Royal Canadian Mint is renowned.
- You won't want to put this coin down! An entertaining yet timeless addition to any collection, and a sure conversation-starter!

Packaging:
Maroon clamshell with black beauty box

List Price: $100.00
Our Price: $79.95
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