More New Releases from the Royal Canadian Mint

This post will continue coverage of the new releases from the Royal Canadian Mint. The previous post covered the 2012 Maple Leaf Forever Coins in gold, platinum, and silver.

The War of 1812 $10 Gold Coin contains one-quarter ounce of .9999 fine gold and is limited to 2,000 coins worldwide. This release joins a silver dollar issued earlier this year to mark the bicentennial of the War of 1812.

The design includes an eagle representing the American forces and a lion symbolizing the British forces. In between is a shield of military conflict containing the maple leaf to signify the shared resolve of Canadian volunteers and First Nations warriors who worked together to bravely defend their land and ways of life.

The fifth release in a series of silver coins featuring colored designs and Swarovski elements features the Sugar Maple. Three windblown Sugar Maple leaves are colored in autumn shades with a crystal effect.

The mintage is limited to 10,000 and the RCM indicates that all previous coins in the series have sold out.

The second release in a series incorporating hand-crafted Venetian glass features a bumble bee. The yellow banded bumble bee sits on the daisy-like flower of a purple Aster. The Venetian glass was handcrafted by a master glass-maker in Murano, Italy.

The mintage is limited to 10,000 coins and previously appeared to have sold out prior to the general release. The status on the RCM website now states “awaiting stock”. There is a limit of 3 per household. The previous release which featured a venetian glass ladybug currently fetches a big premium on eBay.

A $5 Silver Coin limited to a mintage of 7,500 marks the 25th Anniversary of the completion of the Rick Hansen Man-In-Motion Tour (see Wikipedia page). The coin includes engraved lines including “journey, inspire, dream, together, involvement” and “anything is possible” in English and French.

The Royal Canadian Mint has started a new series for the Group of Seven, a group of Canadian landscape painters (see Wikipedia page). The design of the first $20 silver coin reproduces F.H. Varley’s painting Stormy Weather, Georgian Bay (1921). According to the RCM, the painting was recreated using approximately 80 hours of engraving.

Each coin is crafted in one ounce of .9999 fine silver and limited to a mintage of 7,000 coins. A subscription is also offered for all seven releases with a free Maple wood case.

All of the new releases can be found on the Royal Canadian Mint’s website in this section.

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  1. Shutter says

    Maybe I’m too dense, but I don’t understand War of 1812 $10 Gold Coin. IT could just as easily be claimed that this coin is celebrating the birthdays of Charles Dickens and Charles Tiffany.

  2. G says

    The direct Canadian mint? I called them two days ago and they said they were all sold out. Is there another spot? I hate to pay 200+ for it. But it might not be bad even at 200. it’s really cool lookin.

  3. G says

    Just a side note: I picked up a crazy cool hippo coin from Niger, French Mint, mintage of 500 with a citrine jewel as the sun. check it out when you get a chance. I’m a big fan of it if you can find one hanging around.

  4. Rolling Thunder says

    G – I believe both Gatewest Coins and Talisman Coins have the bee available for $199. + shipping

    In addition to the bee & aster, I like the Crystal Raindrop series & think this year’s coin is very nice – comparable to the 2009 red maple leaf crystal raindrop, perhaps the most popular so far.

  5. JW says

    Very cool coins. I wish I would of been able to pick up the Bee coin, but at least I was able to get in on the maple leaf. If it sells out like the other have, it should boost the price a bit.

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