The Royal Canadian Mint has started accepting orders from the general public for an array of new products. This includes the final release from the Untamed Canada series and the latest releases from Tradition of Hunting, Great Lakes, and 1/25 oz Gold Coin series. Three of this month’s new releases have already sold out online.
All of the new products can be found within the new releases section of the Royal Canadian Mint’s website.
The third and final issue in the Untamed Canada series features the Wolverine. The design features a depiction of the powerful creature in a wood block style which utilizes five different coin finishes each with a separate degree of luster. The inscription includes the Latin name “Gulo Gulo”.
Each coin is struck in 1 oz of 99.99% pure silver to proof quality. The maximum mintage is 8,500 pieces.
A 1/4 oz 99.99% gold proof coin featuring the same design is also available with a mintage of 1,500 pieces.
The second issue in a new series of 1/25 oz gold proof coins features the Osprey in a detailed profile portrait. This coin has a face value of 50 cents with specifications of 1.27 grams weight and 13.92 mm diameter. The maximum mintage is 7,500 pieces.
An even tinier half gram gold coin features a Chipmunk. The design features the full image of a chipmunk holding an acorn with surrounding inscriptions “2014”, “Canada”, and the denomination of “25 cents”.
Each coin is struck in 99.99% pure gold to proof quality with a weight of 0.5 grams and diameter of 11 mm. There is a maximum mintage of 10,000 pieces with an ordering limit of three coins per household imposed.
The third coin in the Tradition of Hunting series features a design which captures the legend of Sedna, the goddess of the sea. If a hunter takes more than his fair share, Sedna will not permit animals to offer themselves. The design shows two traditional Inuit hunters standing over a breathing hole in the ice, while a seal emerges from another hole behind them. This is intended to show that Sedna is pleased and will provide the hunters with the animal.
Each coin is struck in 99.99% silver to proof quality with a weight of 23.17 grams and diameter of 36.07 mm. There is a maximum mintage of 10,000 pieces.
The second issue in the Great Lakes series features Lake Ontario. The coin includes the raised features of the land as well as the bathymetric depths below the lakes surface based on data from the Canadian Hydrographic Service. The water of the lake is represented by colored enamel.
Each coin is struck in 1/2 oz of 99.99% pure silver to proof quality. There is a maximum mintage of 10,000 pieces and ordering limit of three coins per household.
The second issue in this year’s O Canada 1 oz Silver Coin series is entitled Skiing Canada’s Slopes. The design features a downhill skier during a run down the mountain. These coins have a mintage of 8,500 pieces.
The Royal Canadian Mint no longer produces the 50 cent coin for circulation, however they do offer specially wrapped rolls of the coins for collectors. The 50-cent coin features Canada’s Coat of Arms and is struck in three-ply nickel plated steel with a circulation finish.
Each roll contains 25 coins or $12.50 in face value. There is a limit of 20,000 coins rolls with an ordering limit of three rolls per household.
The latest release in the series of birds coins features a colored depiction of two Pintail Ducks floating in their Canadian wetland habitat. The cupronickel 25-cent coins have a wide diameter of 35 mm to showcase the image. There is a maximum mintage of 17,5000 pieces.
Additionally, there are three new releases which are no longer shown as available for sale online. These include: