Another batch of new product releases have been revealed by the Royal Canadian Mint. Products center around the themes of “Farewell to the Penny”, the War of 1812, and the upcoming holiday season. At this time, the new products are only available for pre-order by Master’s Club Members. Orders from the general public will be accepted starting on September 25.
Four new products are released to continue the “Farewell to the Penny”. The first, pictured above, is a 1/2 ounce silver proof one cent coin with selective pink gold plating. The coin features G.E. Kruger-Gray’s design that was used as the reverse design for the Canadian Cent for 75 years. Priced at $54.95 CAD, there is a limited mintage of 30,000 pieces.
Also available is a 5 ounce proof silver coin featuring Kruger-Gray’s iconic design with a mintage limit of 1,500 pieces and price of $495.95 CAD, and a 1/25th ounce gold coin with a mintage limit of 12,000 and price of $129.95 CAD. The latter is indicated as the only tribute the penny in gold.
The fourth penny related product is a silver five coin set which features all of the designs of the cent throughout Canadian history, one of which is pictured above. The five coins are each struck in one-tenth ounce of silver in proof quality. The product is limited to 5,000 sets and priced at $149.95 CAD.
A gold fractional set of Maple Leaf coins is available with a limited mintage of 600 sets. The coins feature two overlapping sugar maple leaves by Canadian artist Claudio D’Angelo. The set consists of 1 ounce, 1/4 ounce, 1/10 ounce, and 1/20 ounce .9999 fine gold coins with a reverse proof finish. The sets are priced at $3,899.95 CAD.
A silver fractional Maple Leaf Set is also available, which celebrates the 25th Anniversary of the Silver Maple Leaf. The reverse design features two small sugar maple leaves overlapping a larger leaf by Canadian artist Arnold Nogy. The obverse features the tiara portrait of Queen Elizabeth II that appeared on the 1988 Silver Maple with commemorative dates “1988” and “2013”. The five coin set includes 1 ounce, 1/2 ounce, 1/4 ounce, 1/10 ounce, and 1/20 ounce coins struck in .9999 fine silver with a reverse proof finish. The mintage limit is 9,999 sets, and the pricing is $199.95 CAD.
New products with a War of 1812 theme start with separate $4 silver coins issued featuring Sir Isaac Brock and Tecumseh. Each coin is struck in .9999 fine silver to proof quality with a diameter of 27 mm and weight of 7.96 grams. A mintage of 10,000 pieces applies to each with pricing at $49.95 CAD.
The next coin features details from John David Kelly’s 1896 painting Battle of Queenstown Heights, 13 October 1812. Sir Issac Brock is seen dying in the foreground with two soldiers trying to bring him to safety, while British troops, Canadian militia, and First Nations Warriors battle Americans in the background. The 5 ounce silver coin is limited to a mintage of 700 pieces and priced at $2,249.95 CAD. A one kilogram gold version with a mintage of 20 pieces is available for $69,000 CAD.
There are several holiday themed coins included in the new product releases. The first, pictured above, is a $20 silver coin featuring a depiction of costumed children playing the roles of the three wise men in a Christmas pageant. With a mintage of 10,000 pieces, the coins are priced at $114.95 CAD.
Other releases include a $10 silver coin with a winter scene, having a mintage of 8,000 pieces and price of $69.95 CAD. There is a crystal snowflake $20 silver coin containing a Swarovsky crystal element with a mintage of 10,000 pieces and price of $114.95 CAD. A $20 silver holiday snowstorm coin with multiple crystal elements is available with a mintage of 10,000 pieces and price of $114.95 CAD.
Finally 25-cent and 50-cent clad coins are available priced at $19.95 CAD and $29.95 CAD.
The next release in the Group of Seven series features a reproduction of Franklin Carmichael’s painting Cobalt (c. 1931-1932). The one ounce silver coins are limited to a mintage of 7,000 pieces and priced at $89.95 CAD. The previous releases of the series have sold out.
Still more new product releases include:
- $500 Maple Leaf Forever Gold Coin – struck in 5 ounces of gold with a mintage limit of 200 pieces.
- $300 Nunavut Coat of Arms Coin – continuing the biannual Coat of Arms series, struck in 14 karat gold with a mintage of 500 pieces.
- $250 Silver Year of the Snake Coin – one kilogram silver coin featuring the new design shown above, with a mintage of 888 coins.
- $2,500 Gold Year of the Snake Coin – one kilo gram gold coin featuring the same design as the silver, with a mintage of 25 coins.
- Georgina Pope $5 Silver Coin – limited to a mintage of 10,000 coins.
As mentioned, these coins are currently available for pre-order by Master’s Club members only. Orders from the general public will be accepted starting on September 25.