From its origins as the home of the aboriginal people to its current state as a melting pot of cultures and ethnicities from around the world, Canada has earned the enviable reputation of being the most celebrated country in the world. It is undeniable that Canada has a long and rich history with many memorable moments worthy of celebration and commemoration. As citizens of one of the most desirable places to live today, Canadians have much to celebrate and commemorate and the Royal Canadian Mint’s,
Oh Canada coin sets are designed for just this purpose.
Oh Canada Coin sets
Oh Canada coin sets are specifically designed series of coins geared at promoting, celebrating and commemorating important elements of Canadian history and culture.
When you buy these sets for your collection, you’ll receive the coins set in a blister on the inside face of the card in a beautifully decorated envelope. The packaging is designed to allow you to mail the set (if being purchased as a gift) and adding special messages. Upon opening the card, the recipient will be met with a summary outlining the significance of the maple leaf in Canadian culture. The summary is written in English as well as French and just above the English version you’ll find an orange-gold hued bunch of maple leaves. On the right inner page of the card, a coloured maple leaf is displayed and on each extremity of the leaf, a coin is attached.
In the background, you’ll see images of other items (such as the acorn, ice skating boots, a hockey stick and a pine cone) that symbolize aspects of Canada’s alluring culture. Each coin in the set has the inscription Canada at the top, a dominant Canadian culture symbol in the middle and the face value along with the year of issue at the bottom.
Symbols of Canadian Culture
Among the popular symbols of Canadian culture, you’ll see the Polar Bear and Maple Leaf. These symbols are beautiful in and of themselves, but when their significance to the Canadian way of life is considered, they take on an exceptionally profound beauty.
The eleven-point maple leaf, designed by George Stanley, is a very significant element in Canadian culture. It was a crucial part of the establishment of a truly Canadian flag, a momentous occasion which was made official in 1965, when the flag was officially presented to Canadians. The maple leaf represents a staple element of Canadian culture, the maple tree and more specifically the syrup it produces, which has served as delicious Canadian food staple for centuries, starting with the very first settlers.
Today, the maple leaf sits boldly in the middle of the Canadian flag and provides a distinction that is undeniable. The maple flag has been proudly hoisted at memorable global and national events, giving Canadians all the more reason to beam with pride.
The Polar Bear is another symbol of great significance to Canadian culture. The animals are most closely associated with the very remote and cold locality of Churchill Manitoba, where they gather seasonally (summer to winter). It isn’t difficult to see why Churchill has earned the name Polar Bear Capital of the World and why it attracts people from all around the world who travel there to witness the spectacular sights of Polar Bears lounging around in the summer or perching on the frozen bay and hunting for ringed seals beneath the ice in the winter.
This coin was designed to be the perfect gift to give to someone else or even yourself. It includes a range of coins all featuring traditional designs. The set contains five coins and face value on these coins include $1, $2, 5 cent, 25 cent and 10 cent all inscribed with the year 2017. The coins are placed on the inner portion of the decorated card which also doubles as a gift card that you can personalize. Each coin features a symbol of Canadian culture on the obverse. The face of the card depicts a line of boats on a lakeshore with a mountain range in the backdrop, highlighting a beautiful Canadian view.
In 2018 Royal Canadian Mint introduced a coin set designed to impress the most discerning of collectors. The set includes five coins with face values of 5 cents, 25 cents, 10 cents 2 dollars and 1 dollar. Each coin bears an image of a significant symbol in Canadian culture. The 2018 Oh Canada Coin Set stands out because of the special edition design on the $1 (Loon) coin, the rest of the set includes graphics and colours (red and white) that are reminiscent of the Canadian spirit and culture. The coins are placed in a blister inside a beautifully decorated card which also serves as a gift card.
All five sets are identical in that they comprise five coins, four of which are the 2019 uncirculated 25, 2, 10 and 5 cent pieces. What makes each set stand out though, is the fifth piece, which has a $1 face value and is unique to that set. The packaging for each set is designed to reflect the title of the set.
The Birthday Set comes encased in a card adorned with colourful birthday hats, party decorations, and the words Happy Birthday in both French and English.
The Baby Gift Set coins are enclosed in a card that bears the words ‘born in’ in both English and French, allowing you to customize it by adding the specific birth date. Below the words is a clothesline with baby clothing hanging from it. A golden coin with a pair of baby shoes engraved onto its face sits at the top right corner of the card.
The card-carrying the Oh Canada Set is adorned by a depiction of a relaxing outdoor setting. The dominant image is a small bonfire set on a metallic standing fire pit. Around the fire are reclining lawn chairs and further backwards you can see some artificial decorative lighting.
The Wedding Set has a beautiful bouquet of flowers along with two golden wedding rings which sit beside it. Above the image are the word marriage and an image of the Canadian dollar coin.
The Holiday Gift Set card is a plain white card with the words ‘2019 Holiday Gift Set’ in both English and French. The coins in each set are placed in blisters on the inner panel of the card.
The Oh Canada Coin Sets are perfect gifts for those who want to share a special moment with a relative or friend. You can make the gift extra special by customizing the cards with the addition of significant milestones or sentimental messages and Colonial Acres, as providers of certified Royal Canadian Mint coin sets, stands ready to assist you with this.