The Royal Canadian Mint has started accepting orders from the general public for a wide array of new numismatic products. This includes premium versions of the 2014 Gold and Silver Maple Leaf coins, a 1/25 oz gold coin featuring the 5-cent circulating coin design, a commemorative to mark the 100th anniversary of the declaration of the First World War, the first releases for the 2014 O Canada series, and more.
All of the new products can be found within the new releases section of the Royal Canadian Mint’s website.
A premium version of the 1 oz. 2014 Silver Maple Leaf is available. The coin features the same basic design carried on the bullion version, with a large maple leaf on the reverse and the Susana Blunt effigy of Queen Elizabeth II on the obverse. The product description differentiates this version as premium struck for added relief and greater detail with a reverse proof finish. Additionally, the coin will be readily distinguishable from this year’s bullion coin since it will not carry the radial lines and micro-engraved laser mark security features.
The premium version coin is issued to celebrate the beauty and success of the Silver Maple Leaf since introduced in 1988. A maximum mintage of 20,000 pieces has been indicated. The coins are priced at $79.95 CAD.
A premium version of the 1 oz. 2014 Gold Maple Leaf coin is also offered. Featuring the basic design of the bullion version, this coin is similarly described as premium struck for added relief and greater detail with a reverse proof finish featuring brilliant raised elements against a frosted background.
The premium version celebrates the success of the Gold Maple Leaf since introduced in 1979. With a maximum mintage of 2,000 pieces, the coins are priced at $2,699.95 CAD.
The Royal Canadian Mint’s latest 1/25 oz gold coin features a beaver design inspired by the 5-cent circulation coin designed by G. E. Kruger Gray in 1937. The well known design has been adapted for the smaller size of the coin.
Each coin is struck in 99.99% pure gold with a proof finish. The weight is 1.37 grams and the diameter is 13.92 mm. With a maximum mintage of 7,500 pieces, the coins are priced at $129.95 CAD.
A silver dollar is issued to mark the 100th anniversary of the declaration of the First World War. The reverse design of the coin by Canadian artist Bonnie Ross depicts a couple’s emotional farewell at a train station where the the first wave of volunteers is boarding a train bound for the Valcartier camp. It serves a a poignant reminder of the sacrifices made by those who answered the call of duty and their loved ones who remained on the home front.
The coins are struck in 99.99% pure silver with a weight of 23.17 grams and diameter of 36.07 mm. The proof version carries a mintage of 40,000 and is priced at $59.95 CAD. The uncirculated version has a mintage of 20,000 and is priced at $54.95 CAD. A version of the coin with selective gold plating is also available within the 2014 Fine Silver Proof Set.
The first 1 oz silver coin in the new 2014 O Canada series features an image of an Inuit family perfecting the exterior of their igloo home. The coin is struck in 99.99% pure silver to proof quality. A mintage of 8,500 is indicated and the coin is priced at $89.95 CAD.
A 1/2 oz silver coin featuring another scene of an Inuit man constructing an igloo is also available. This coin has a mintage of 40,000 and is priced at $39.95 CAD.
The first 1/10 oz $5 gold coin within the O Canada series features a full body portrait of a grizzly bear standing atop a rocky outcropping with the jagged peaks of its western highland habitat visible in the background.
Each coin is struck in 99.99% pure gold to proof quality with a weight of 3.14 grams and diameter of 16 mm. With a mintage of 4,000 pieces, the coins are priced at $279.95 CAD.
The 100 Blessings of Good Fortune Coin features an intricate design containing 13 bamboo inspired vertical lines engraved with 100 variation of the word “fu” which means “good fortune.” A red colored square in the upper right features the Chinese character “fu.”
The coins are silver plated copper with a proof finish. The weight is 32.82 grams with a diameter of 42 mm. With a mintage of 14,888 pieces, the coins are priced at $34.95 CAD.
The final coin within the 13-coin series featuring the Coats of Arms of Canada’s 10 provinces and 3 territories features the Coat of Arms of Saskatchewan.
The coin is struck in 14-karat gold to proof quality with a weight of 60 grams and diameter of 50 mm. With a mintage of just 500 pieces ,the coins are priced at $2,649.95 CAD.
The third coin within the Great Explorers series features a depiction of Samuel de Champlain and a First Nations guide disembarking from birch bark canoes on a shoreline in Ontario. Previous releases within the series have featured Jacques Cartier and Vikings.
The Samuel de Champlain coin is struck in 99.99% pure gold with a proof finish. The coins have a wight of 15.43 grams and diameter of 29 mm. With a mintage of 2,000 pieces, the coins are priced at $1,199.95 CAD.
The Royal Canadian Mint has released four different gift themed sets, which includes the Baby Gift Set, Wedding Gift Set, Birthday Gift Set, and O Canada Gift Set.
An interesting draw for each of the sets is that they contain a special struck $1 coin available only within the particular set. The special coin included in the 2014 Baby Gift Set is shown above.
All sets also include uncirculated version of the 5c, 10c, 25c, and $2 coins. The five coins are housed in a graphic envelope with an area available to personalize the set for the recipient. Each set is priced at $19.95 CAD each.
Additional new releases for this month include: