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Christmas Holiday Coin Sets

Christmas coin sets released by the RCM

The holiday season is the most wonderful time of the year. For a large number of Canadians, this means celebrating Christmas. To help mark this occasion, the Royal Canadian Mint releases holiday and Christmas coins every year, typically in collectible sets. Whether you enjoy collecting for yourself or want to find the perfect gift for someone, these may be the right choice. Also, check out this 2018 3D snowball fight coin, a timeless gift for holiday season.

Creating a Collection of Royal Canadian Mint Holiday Sets

2015 Canada Holiday Gift Set with Snowflake Loon

Coin sets can be a great way to expand your collection. They typically come in attractive cases or holders and feature both a commemorative coin and a set of the year’s standard coins. Therefore, getting a set can be a nice way to start or expand a collection.

For the holidays, the RCM typically produces Christmas coins with painted or engraved designs based on some of the most popular imagery from the holiday. For example, some coins feature snowflakes, ornaments, holly, Santa Claus and more.

If you want to add to your collection with something special and seasonally appropriate, this may be what you are seeking. Christmas coins can make a perfect gift for yourself or a loved one.

Gift Giving and the Joy of Christmas Coins

Exchanging gifts is one of the most time-honoured and beloved traditions of Christmas. It is by no means exclusive to Christmas. Many other religious and cultural events involve gift-giving. In short, people just love giving and receiving gifts.

Gift Giving and the Joy of Christmas Coins

For Christians, gifts at Christmas are symbolic of the tributes from the wise men in the Nativity story. The biblical Magi presented the baby Jesus with gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh. However, gift-giving in December actually predates the foundation of Christianity. Another winter holiday celebrated by the Romans is believed to have inspired gift giving on December 25th. Saturnalia, a festival taking place at the end of December to celebrate Saturn, involved public banquets, private gift-giving and general merriment. There are many more religious holidays and events celebrated in December throughout the world like the Jewish holiday Hanukkah, the Buddhist holiday Bodhi Day and the Hindu holiday Pancha Ganapati plus many more.

Today, exchanging gifts is about celebrating being with family and friends and, for some, honouring traditions.

Santa Claus’ Christmas Eve Flights

Santa is the patron of Christmas in Canada, the United States and many other countries. He is based on Saint Nicholas, a bishop during the reigns of Diocletian and Constantine the Great. Saint Nicholas had a reputation for generosity, including giving substantial gifts to those in poverty. In some countries, Saint Nicholas’ Day (December 6th) is the main holiday for giving gifts to children.

2008 Canada Holiday Commemorative Coin Set with colourized 25 cent

The Dutch are believed to have helped transform Saint Nicholas into the image of Santa Claus we have today. Their name for the bishop is Sinterklaas. The Dutch Sinterklaas looks a lot like the modern image of Santa. They brought this to New Amsterdam (Manhattan) and helped to spread the fun and festivities of Christmas and Santa Claus in the Americas.

Santa Claus lives in the North Pole, where he and his wife are helped by elves. They make toys for children, and Santa flies them around the world on Christmas Eve in a sleigh pulled by reindeer. He often leaves the presents in stockings and/or under a Christmas tree in each home.

RCM Gift Sets Under the Tree

If you or someone you love wants Santa Claus to bring some RCM Christmas coins this year, there are plenty of great options. These are a few top choices:

RCM Gift Sets Under the Tree

Find the Perfect Christmas Coins for Your Collection

The holiday season is the perfect time to buy your loved one a gift or to treat yourself to something special. For the numismatist in your life, consider a Christmas coin gift set from Colonial Acres Coins. Explore our collection today.



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