Earlier this week, the Royal Canadian Mint started accepting orders from the general public for their latest round of monthly new product releases. Coins are issued from both existing and new series including popular subjects such as the bald eagle and bison. A multitude of coins are issued to mark the Year of the Sheep or Ram.
All of the new products can now be found within the new releases section of the Royal Canadian Mint’s website.
The Royal Canadian Mint is offering a 1 oz Silver Maple Leaf coin with an ANA privy mark to celebrate their attendance at this year’s convention. According to the product page, the coins are premium struck for added relief and greater detail and presented with a reverse proof finish. There is a maximum mintage of 7,500 pieces, with an ordering limit of three coins per household.
The second release of the Birds of Prey series features the bald eagle. A full body profile of the bald eagle in flight is depicted after it has just caught a fish. The 1 oz silver coin is struck to proof quality with a diameter of 38 mm and maximum mintage of 7,500 pieces.
This design will also be used for a 1 oz silver bullion coin, which will carry a maximum mintage of one million coins.
The latest releases in the O Canada series feature the North American Bison. The 99.99% pure 1/10 oz gold proof coin features a full body profile portrait of a bison in its natural habitat. This coin is limited to a mintage of 4,000 pieces and still remains available for sale.
A 1/2 oz silver coin featuring a profile of a group of three adult bison and one bison calf is shown as no longer available online.
A new White-Tailed Deer series begins with a coin depicting a three-quarter profile portrait of a male white-tailed deer. The series will include four different 99.99% pure 1 oz silver coins with a proof finish and edge lettering. The maximum mintage for the first release is 7,500 with an ordering limit of three per household.
The second release within the Stained Glass series features a color reproduction of the central disc of the McCausland stained glass dome in Toronto’s Casa Loma. The coin is created by filling individual sections of the coin with translucent enamel to create the stained glass panels from the window.
Each coin is struck in 1 oz of 99.99% pure silver to proof quality. The maximum mintage if 7,500 pieces.
The fourth and final coin in the Maple Canopy series presents a scene of autumn allure. The design of the coin shows a view from the base of three maple trees leading towards a canopy of leaves carrying vivid hues of orange, yellow, and gold.
The coins are struck in 1 oz of 99.99% pure silver to proof quality. There is a mintage of 7,500 pieces with an ordering limit of three coins per household. Previous releases in the series have sold out.
The first release in a new Majestic Maple Leaves subscription series features an image of maples leaves in pure silver. The second release in the series will feature the same design but with maples leaves in red and orange. The third release will include a maple leaf made from jade stone. Each coin is struck in 1 oz of 99.99% pure silver to proof quality.
There is also a five coin subscription available which includes the three silver coins, along with a platinum and gold coin featuring a different but similarly themed design.
The second release in a series showcasing Canada’s young wildlife features a depiction of a young puffin and its mother on the shores of the Atlantic Ocean. The baby puffin is shown in full color and elements from the background are also colorized.
Each coin is struck in 1 oz of 99.99% pure silver to proof quality. There is a mintage 7,500 pieces with an ordering limit of three coins per household.
The fourteenth and final release within the Birds of Canada series features the Scarlet Tanager as it lifts off from a bough of bright green oak leaves. The cupronickel 25 cent coins have a diameter of 35 mm and carry a specimen finish. The mintage is limited to 17,500 pieces.
Lastly, the Royal Canadian Mint has launched numerous coins to mark the Year of the Sheep. These include gold and silver coins with a several different designs and across a wide range of price points. The coins include:
- 1/2 oz silver proof with a mintage of 22,888
- 1 oz silver proof with a mintage of 18,888
- silver proof lotus coin with a mintage of 18,888
- silver proof colored coin with a mintage of 8,888
- silver proof kilogram coin with a mintage of 388
- 1/10 oz gold proof coin with a mintage of 2,888
- 18 karat gold proof with a mintage of 2,500
- gold proof kilogram coin with a mintage of 10
There is a five coin subscription option available, which includes the five lowest priced coins of the group.