New Releases from the Royal Canadian Mint – September 2012

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.

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Comments

  1. Michael Zielinski says

    The purchase requirement is $999.99CDN but I am not sure if they give you membership immediately after you hit the threshold or at some other time after that. I would give customer service a call to ask about it.

  2. alrea says

    I think the 5 coin silver penny set might be sold out already. They have it posted for master club members as awaiting stock but it has been my experience in the past that when it gets posted this early, they are all gone. I hope I am wrong so that others might get a shot at it cause it looks like a nice set.

  3. Samuel says

    first of all, the camint website sucks.
    u cant see all the history orders, even last year’s.
    regarding “immediately after you hit the threshold or…”, they have a % meter in “my account”, for the $20 subscription, they increased the % immediately while the order is still being processed, for about a month now. so, in order to get the membership, i ordered some unnecessary stuff and received them about a couple of weeks ago, but the related % was not added to my account. i have spent >1000, but no membership yet.

  4. Shutter says

    $250 Silver Year of the Snake Coin – one kilogram silver coin featuring the new design shown above

    Not exactly new design. Looks an awful lot the lotus snake design. Just different shape.

  5. Louis says

    Could a Master’s Club member please tell me how much the RCM charged for the 5 coin farewell to penny set? Apparently they sold out in 1 day to club members. Thanks.

  6. Dan says

    Louis

    They were priced at 149.95 and there was a three set limit. I believe I was one of the last orders and I ordered it about 2PM on tuesday. I went back on the site later that afternoon and the awaiting stock was up preventing additional orders which in my experience meant they were gone.

  7. Dan says

    Louis

    I just checked my E-mail and I recieved the notice from them at 2:42 PM and I placed my order at 4:02 pm. It seem to me that they probaly sold out in about three hours as I recall. Are they priced on the secondary market already??? When I saw the mintage of 5000, I thought they would go fast but not that fast!!! Not to rub it in, but it looks like a nice set.

  8. Louis says

    Thanks, Dan. I just realized it’s in the above post too. I am really not doing well today and was not paying enough attention. I think it’s possible Gatewest or others may have some on the 25th if folks move fast when they post them.

  9. Dan says

    Louis

    Dont forget to check canadapost.com, soemtimes they even get a few. I have seen it in the past where the RCM is sold out but the post has some for a short period. It happened recently with the Bayeman Moose Coin.

  10. Louis says

    Dan, There are two on e-Bay with opening bid of $200 and buy it now at $250. At $150 I might get one, but it’s not worth it to me at the higher price points. There are some nice issues here but perhaps they should consider issuing fewer products. Like others I am wiped out by all the other recent coins from various mints. Enjoy your set.

  11. Samuel says

    just checked out the penny set on ebay, big box small coins, not that interesting. if they apply the pink gold probably will be better. .

  12. Louis says

    Thanks, Dan. Good point. And free shipping because it’s the post office. I will check for some of these items on Tues. though I need to eat and pay for meds and things too! I like the pink penny as well. They are supposed to sell some of the last strike pennies at some point too. Will the TPG’s slab them as last strikes!!

  13. Frankie says

    Re the 5-coin Farewell set – bear in mind that’s a total of half an ounce of silver – for $150! And considering the mintage of 5000 I can hardly imagine this set will gain in value… It does come in a nice wooden box though: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Canada-Fine-Silver-5-Coin-Set-Farewell-to-the-Penny-2012-PRE-SALE-/160886198712?pt=US_Canadian_Coins&hash=item25759091b8
    Still, some $17.50 worth of silver for $150? No, thank you.
    I will pick up the next Group of 7 coin – bought the previous two which are amazingly beautiful.

  14. A&L Futures says

    @ World Mint News Blog
    Attn: Michael

    Subject: 25th Anniversary of the Silver Maple Leaf Set

    “The five coin set includes 1 ounce, 1/2 ounce, 1/4 ounce, 1/10 ounce, and 1/25 ounce coins struck in .9999 fine silver with a reverse proof finish.”

    Close…yet, according to the RCM website it reads, “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.

    1/20 vs. 1/25

    Heck, it’s still a beautiful set. I love the fact that they’ve gone back to the “tiara portrait” effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II from the 1988 original.

    Thanks for the heads-up WMNB, I purchased my ten (10) sets last night along with five (5) 5 oz coins. The RCM continues to impress.

  15. Samuel says

    A&L futures, thanks for your post. i overlooked the set you mentioned and the 5oz one. (because i did not see pictures in Michael’s original post.)

    i was not the club member, i was a little bit $ short from $1000, so i ordered some junk and brought my status to Masters Club immediately. and, all the new stuff showed up!!! i ordered some sets and 5oz. but it seems, historically, all the canada sets/5oz dont perform well.

  16. A&L Futures says

    @ Samuel

    I considered cancelling my order for the 5 oz coins, but with the mintage at 1,500 I figured it was worth the risk.

  17. Wes says

    Why are some images left off from RCMint coins? like the 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.

    Or the Two Loon 25th anniversary coin coin that featured the art work of Richard Hunt. To my knowledge that coin was never featured on this blog. Unless i missed it when it came out.

  18. Michael Zielinski says

    The 1/25 oz gold and 5 oz silver have the same designs as the 1/2 oz silver- just picture them all gold or all silver.

    I try to be comprehensive, but there were literally 25 new product releases on a single day.

    I didn’t cover the Two Loons coins since it sold out before I had a chance to write about. I might revisit this in a subsequent post.

  19. Samuel says

    @A&L F, i checked ebay, it seems like all the canada 5oz mintage are in the range of 1500-2000, and no one sold for above $500. i think it is much better to buy 5 oz panda.

  20. Wes says

    Thank you for the detail I realize you are busy with all the new releases I was just asking thinking maybe there was another reason? In the past wasn’t there a problem with showing images of coins from the RCMint.

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