The Royal Canadian Mint recently started accepting pre-orders for another batch of new products. Currently, orders may only be placed by members of the Master’s Club, with public ordering available starting tomorrow.
The 25th anniversary of the Loonie will be celebrated with the issuance of a 99.99% pure silver coin with a design depicting two loons swimming passed the number “25″. The anniversary dates “1987-2012″ appear below. The reverse was designed by Robert-Ralph Carmichael, who designed the first Loonie coin. The coins feature a unique soft matte finish.
Each coin has a weight of 7.89 grams, which converts to 0.2537 troy ounces. The mintage is limited to 15,000. Pricing is indicated at $34.95 CAD.
The second release within the series for the Group of Seven, features Nova Scotia Fishing Village by Arthur Lismer. The previous release of the series has sold out, with this release indicated as awaiting stock.
Each coin is struck in one troy ounce of .9999 fine silver. The mintage is limited to 7,000 units with a price of $89.95 per coin. When the first issue was released, a subscription option was available which included a special display case for all of the coins of the series.
Five different coins in gold, silver, and platinum are being released with designs taken from paintings by world renown wildlife artist Robert Bateman. The coins are issued to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Canadian Wildlife Federation and include the engraved signature of Robert Bateman.
The coins include a one ounce silver coin limited to 7,500 and priced at $94.95 CAD, a one kilogram silver coin limited to 1,000 and priced at $2,249.95, a one ounce gold coin limited to 750 and priced at $2,699.95 CAD, a one kilogram gold coin limited to 30 and priced at $69,000.00 CAD, and a one ounce platinum coin limited to 250 and priced at $2,999.95 CAD.
The winning image from the 2011 Canadian Geographic Magazine Photo Contest is featured on a new 99.99% pure silver coin. The image depicts a praying mantis perched on the underside of a grass seed head.
Each coin has a weight of 15.87 grams, which converts to 0.5102 troy ounces. The mintage is limited to 7,500 with pricing at $69.95 CAD.
The fourth gold and silver coins in a series celebrating the history and traditions of Canada’s Chinese communities have been released.
The Blessings of Good Fortune $150 Gold Coin features the Giant Panda, imagery of bamboo, and the Chinese character meaning “good fortune.” Each coin has a weight of 10.4 grams and purity of .99999 gold. The mintage is limited to 888 and the coins are priced at $988.88 CAD.
The Maple of Good Fortune $15 Silver Hologram coin features two leaping dear with a combination of five bats and eight figurative gold coins. The hologram is placed in the center. Each coin has a weight of 31.39 grams and purity of .9999 silver. The mintage is limited to 8,888 and the price is $98.88 CAD.
The first coin in a series celebrating the heroes and events of the War of 1812 features the HMS Shannon. The ship is seen leaving Halifax harbor during the War of 1812. A selectively gold plated cameo features the original figurehead from the ship’s bow.
The coins have a weight of 15.87 grams and purity of .9999 fine silver. The mintage is limited to 10,000 and the price is $64.95 CAD.
A one ounce .9999 silver coin is issued to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Canadian Coast Guard. Each coin is accompanied by a vial containing a small piece of steel from the pre-refit bow of CCGS Louis S. St-Laurent. The offering is limited to one per household, with an overall mintage limit of 7,500 pieces, and price of $129.95 CAD.
Finally, a tiny gold coin is issued for the 150th anniversary of the Cariboo Gold Rush. The weight of the coin is 1.27 grams, which converts to 0.0408 troy ounces. The design features a tin pan lifted from water filled with gold nuggets and dust.
The mintage limit is 12,000 coins and pricing is set at $129.95 CAD.
Additional new releases also include:
- Rhododendron Crystal Dew Drop $20 Silver coin
- Special Edition $2 Coin Specimen Set – Wolf Cubs
- 50th Anniversary of the Canadian Coast Guard Colored 25-Cent Coin
- Circulation Coins and Test Tokens Set
As mentioned sales to the general public will begin tomorrow. These new releases can be found on the Royal Canadian Mint’s website in this section.