The Royal Canadian Mint has started accepting pre-orders from Master’s Club members for a large batch of new product releases. These include a new silver coin with niobium insert, a hologram coin, an intriguing Maple Leaf impression, coins celebrating Canada’s “Lady Liberty”, more War of 1812 coins, the latest releases in the O Canada and Group of Seven series, and many more.
At this time, these new products are only available to order by Master’s Club members. Orders will open for the general public on June 4, 2013.
A new series of silver coins with colored niobium inserts features contemporary aboriginal art. The first release features the image of an Inuit mother ice fishing with her baby rendered in a contemporary Inuit style. The coin has a weight of 8.5 grams, diameter of 38 mm, and mintage limit of 6,500 pieces. There is an order limit of one per household.
The next coin brings together ancient First Nations culture with modern technology. A dream catcher is depicted in full color against a hologram of the sky and clouds. The coin has a weight of 15.87 grams, diameter of 34 mm, and limited mintage of 10,000 pieces. There is an ordering limit of one per household.
The 2013 Maple Leaf Impression Fine Silver Coin features an intriguing impression of a central maple leaf created from the negative space within a field containing more than 100 maple leaves. Each coin has a face value of $3 with weight of 7.96 grams and diameter of 27 mm. The mintage is 10,000 pieces, with an ordering limit of one per household.
Gold, silver, and bronze coins features Miss Canada or the allegorical “Lady Liberty” used in Canada’s past. The coin features a rendering of a new Miss Canada for modern-day Canada. She sits on the “throne” of the Canadian shield wearing a crown of maple leaves while her right hand is posed in a welcome gesture and her left holds a staff. The background scene represents the country’s robust natural variety. The coin incorporates the use of five different finishes, each with a separate degree of luster.
The 1 oz 99.99% fine silver coin has a face value of 25 Dollars. The diameter is 38 mm and the mintage limit is 8,500 pieces. There is a limit of one per household.
The 1/4 oz. 99.99% gold coin also has a face value of 25 Dollars. The diameter is 20 mm and the mintage limit is 2,000 pieces.
Also available is a bronze version (95% copper, 5% zinc) with a face value of 3 Dollars. The weight is 19.2 grams and the diameter is 35.75 mm. A mintage limit of 15,000 pieces applies. This is indicated as the first bronze coin ever produced by the Royal Canadian Mint.
Gold and Silver 1-kilogram sized coins reproduce an illustration of the Battle of Châteauguay. The mintage limits are 500 pieces for the 1 kilo silver coin and just 10 pieces for the 1 kilo gold coin, which features a different view of the battle.
A new release in the Heroes of the War of 1812 series features Laura Second. The 99.99% fine silver coin has a weight of 7.96 grams, diameter of 27 mm, and mintage limit of 10,000 pieces.
Gold and silver coins are released to celebrate the 300th anniversary of Louisbourg. The 99.99% fine silver coin has a weight of 31.6 grams, diameter of 40 mm, and mintage of 8,500 pieces. An ordering limit of one per household applies. The 99.99% gold coin has a weight of 1/25 oz. with diameter of 13.92 mm and mintage limit of 10,000 pieces.
An unusually themed new silver coin features Canada through the eyes of actor Martin Short. The reverse design was created in consultation with Martin Short and features his summer home in Muskoka, northern Ontario. The 99.99% fine silver coin is struck in proof quality with a weight of 7.96 grams and diameter of 27 mm. The mintage limit is 15,000 pieces.
A new Canadian dinosaurs series begins with a depiction of Bathygnathus borealis. Future coins in the series will feature life-like depictions of prehistoric animals and dinosaurs discovered in Canada. The present coin is struck in 99.99% silver to proof quality with a weight of 31.39 grams and diameter of 38 mm. There is a mintage limit of 8,500 and limit of one per household.
The latest release within the O Canada series features a depiction of a lone wolf on the 99.99% fine 1/2 oz silver coin, limited to a mintage of 40,000 pieces. There is also a 1 oz silver coin featuring a wolf mother and pups limited to 8,500 pieces and a 1/10 oz gold coin featuring a profile portrait of a wolf limited to 4,000 pieces.
The sixth release within the Group of Seven series features an adaptation of J.E.H. MacDonald’s Sumacs. The 99.99% fine 1 oz silver coin is limited to a mintage of 7,000 pieces.
Last is the 2013 1/2 oz Fine Silver Maple Leaf coin featuring a depiction of two sugar maple leafs. This coin has a mintage limit of 50,000 pieces, which is half the level of the previous year. Struck in 99.99% fine silver with a specimen finish, the coins have a weight of 15.87 grams and diameter of 34 mm.