The Royal Canadian Mint has started accepting orders from the general public for another group of new product releases. This includes a wide array of new gold and silver coins to mark the Year of the Horse, the latest releases in the O Canada series featuring the Caribou, and coins featuring contemporary art and a maple tree from a unique perspective.
All of the new products can be found within the new releases section of the Royal Canadian Mint’s website.
The Year of the Horse coins start with a 1/2 oz 99.99% silver coin with a specimen finish. The design features a close up image of a horse with the Chinese character for horse. The coins have a diameter of 34 mm and a maximum mintage of 58,888 pieces.
A 1 oz 99.99% silver coin is also offered which contains an alternate design featuring a galloping horse with the Chinese character for horse. With a proof quality finish, the coins have a diameter of 38 mm and maximum mintage of 28,888 pieces.
A lotus-shaped silver coin offers another option for Year of the Horse Silver Coins. The proof quality coins are struck in 99.99% silver with a weight of 26.7 grams and diameter of 38 mm. The maximum mintage is 28,888 pieces.
At the high end is a 99.99% silver kilo-sized coin featuring a more dramatic portrayal of a horse within a decorative border. The proof quality coin carries a mintage limit of 388 pieces.
The Year of the Horse Gold Coin products begin with an 18 karat (75% gold, 25% silver) coin struck in proof quality. The design is the same that appears on the 1 oz silver coin. The gold coins have a weight of 11.84 grams and diameter of 28 mm. The maximum mintage is 2,500 pieces.
At the extreme high end is a 99.99% gold kilo-sized coin featuring the same design as the kilo-sized silver coin. The proof quality coin carries a mintage limit of only 18 pieces.
The latest releases within the ongoing O Canada series feature the Caribou. Representing the eighth coin in the 1/2 oz silver coin series, the reverse design features a male caribou set against the rugged terrain of the Canadian North. Each coin is struck in 99.99% silver to proof quality with a maximum mintage of 40,000 pieces.
The fourth coin in the O Canada 1 oz silver coin series features an alternate design featuring a caribou cow and calf. These coins are struck in 99.99% silver to proof quality with a maximum mintage of 8,500 pieces.
The fourth release within the O Canada 1/10 oz gold coin series features a close up portrait of a male caribou. These coins are struck in 99.99% gold to proof quality with a weight of 3.13 grams, diameter of 16 mm, and maximum mintage of 4,000 pieces.
The second release within the new series featuring maple trees from unique perspectives features a view from beneath the canopy looking upwards during autumn. Two colored leaves are seen drifting gently towards the ground. Each coin is struck in 99.99% silver to proof quality, with a weight of 31.39 grams, diameter of 38 mm, and mintage of 7,500 pieces.
A new 1 oz 99.99% silver coin features contemporary artwork by Canadian artist Carlito Dalceggio. The art depicts tribal symbols in a contemporary way. Their arrangement on the coin creates a circular narrative composition with no starting point. The coin utilizes different coin finishes, each with a separate degree of luster for a striking appearance. The maximum mintage for this coin is 7,500 pieces.
The twelfth release within the Birds of Canada series features the Barn Owl on a 25-cent colored coin. This release is limited to a mintage of 17,500 pieces.