The Royal Canadian Mint has started accepting pre-orders from Master’s Club members for a batch of new product releases. These include the initial coins from two new series featuring Canadian butterflies and perspectives of the bald eagle. Three different coins commemorate the final moments of the battle of the HMS Shannon and the USS Chesapeake. Other new releases continue ongoing series.
At this time, the new products are only available to order by Master’s Club members. Orders will open to the general public on May 7.
A new coin series will feature Butterflies of Canada, with the Canadian Tiger Swallowtail depicted on the first release. The design depicts an engraved and colored depiction of the butterfly resting on a dandelion. As an interesting first, the box for the coin uses a lenticular design so the butterfly will appear to be flapping its wings.
Each coin is struck in 99.99% silver with a weight of 28.02 grams and diameter of 40 mm. The maximum mintage is 10,000 coins, priced at $99.95 CAD.
A silver plated 50-cent coin featuring the same design is also available with a mintage limit of 20,000 and price of $34.95.
Another new series makes its debut this month, featuring different perspectives of the bald eagle. Two months ago, the Royal Canadian Mint had released a 1/25 oz. gold coin featuring a bald eagle which seems to have been well received.
The new 99.99% pure 1 oz silver coin features a portrait of a bald eagle’s head with intricate details of its features. The coin includes edge lettering “1 OZ FINE SILVER 1 OZ ARGENT PUR”.
The mintage for this coin is 7,500 pieces with a price of $99.95 CAD. An ordering limit of two per household was imposed, and the coin is already listed as “Awaiting Stock”.
Next up is the 2013 Maple Leaf Forever 1 Kilogram Silver Coin. This massive coin has a diameter of 102.1 mm and carries a depiction of two maple leaves with selective gold plating applied. The mintage is 600 pieces, with a price of $2,299.95 CAD.
Three different coins are issued which feature an intricately detailed depiction of the final moments of the battle of the HMS Shannon and the USS Chesapeake. The coins are issued to commemorate 200 years since the famous battle and contain the dates “1813-2013”.
A 99.99% pure 5 oz silver coin is available with a mintage of 1,500 and price of $499.95 CAD. A 99.99% pure 5 oz gold coin is available with a mintage of 200 and price of $11,999.95 CAD. Last, a 99.95% pure 1 oz platinum coin is available with a mintage of 250 and price of $2,999.95 CAD.
The fifth release within the hologram maple series is the Maple of Peace coin with a depiction of an elephant in traditional dressing. Each coin is struck in 99.99% pure silver with a weight of 31.39 grams and diameter of 38 mm. The mintage is limited to 8,888 pieces the a price of $98.88 CAD.
The fifth release within the lotus shaped series celebrating Chinese Canadian history is the Blessings of Peace Coin. The design features a phoenix and a sun which bears the Chinese characters for “peace” with swirling clouds above.
Each coin is struck in 99.999% pure gold with a weight of 10.4 grams and diameter of 22.5 mm. The mintage limit is 888 pieces, with a price of $988.88 CAD.
Additional releases for this month include:
- Queen Elizabeth II Coronation 25-Cent Colored Coin
- 2013 Fishing Silver Coin
- 2013 Canadian Summer Fun 1/2 oz. Silver Coin