Royal Canadian Mint March 2015 New Releases

The Royal Canadian Mint has started accepting orders for a large array of new products. This includes the first coins in many new series which range from world war themes to Canadian forests and animals. Large sized gold and silver coins are available with small limited mintages. A new set brings together three different finishes in ultra high relief for the first time.

All of the new products can now be found within the new releases section of the Royal Canadian Mint’s website.

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A three coin set features a bold and unique representation of a singing moon across three different finishes with all coins struck in ultra high relief. The varied finishes of proof, antique, and color enamel are intended to reflect the myriad ways songs can affect the moon light.

Each coin is struck in 99.99% pure silver with a weight of 30.76 grams and diameter of 36.07 mm. The mintage is limited to 3,000 sets.

Growling Cougar 1/2 Kilogram Silver coin

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The second half-kilogram silver coin in the Call of the Wild series features the growling cougar. The reverse design features a profile portrait of the cougar within a natural setting, surrounded by coniferous forests of the Rocky Mountains.

The coin is struck in 99.99% pure silver to proof quality with a weight of 500 grams and diameter of 85 mm. The mintage is 1,000 pieces.

A half-kilogram gold coin featuring the same design is also available. This coin carries a mintage of just 25 pieces.

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A 1 oz 99.99% gold proof coin features a dynamic portrait of a largemouth bass leaping from a lake with the tree-lined shore in the background. Last month the same design had been seen on a 1 oz. silver proof coin. The gold coin carries a mintage of 300 pieces.

Battle of Neuve-Chapelle Silver Coin

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The new First World War Battlefront series will feature depictions of Canada’s soldiers in action on the battlefields of Europe. The first coin within the series features a detailed depiction of Canadian soldiers in action during the Battle of Neuve-Chapelle. At the base of the design is a selectively gold plated image of the winged figure “Victory” as it appeared on the Victory Medal awarded to allied soldiers of the First World War. The obverse design carries the effigy of King George V, the reigning monarch during the first world war.

The 1 oz silver proof coin carries a mintage of 10,000 pieces. A subscription is available to receive coins for the entire series.

Transcontinental Railroad Silver Coin

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Another new series highlights the war effort on the Canadian home front during the First World War. The first coin commemorates the important role played by Canada’s railway systems. The design features a 4-6-2 “Pacific” steam locomotive with a series of passenger cars filled with Canadian soldiers, transporting them to the training camp at Valcartier, Quebec, as part of their journey to the battlefields of Europe. In the background, an engraved map of eastern Canada highlights the railway lines that would have been used as part of this journey. The obverse design carries the effigy of King George V.

The 1 oz silver proof coins carries a mintage of 7,500 pieces. Once again, a subscription is available for the series.

Battle of Britain Silver Coin

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The Second World War Battlefront series will carry depictions of scenes from key battles in which Canadians bravely participated.  The first coin in the series pays tribute to Canada’s role in the Battle of Britain with a depiction of a dogfight in the skies above Dover. The obverse carries the effigy of King George VI.

The 1 oz silver proof coin carries a mintage of 10,000 pieces. A subscription is available to receive coins for the entire series.

Pygmy Snaketail Colored Hologram Coin

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The third release within the Dragonflies series features the Pygmy Snaketail, which is depicted as it would appear in its natural habitat. The image of the dragonfly is painted and set against a hologram background.

Each coin is struck in 99.99% silver to proof quality with a weight of 15.87 grams and diameter of 34 mm. The maximum mintage of 10,000 pieces.

 First Nations Art: Mother Feeding Baby Coin

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A 1/2 oz silver proof hologram coin features a reproduction of Mother Feeding Baby, an original work by internationally renowned Kwaguilth artist Richard Hunt which was released in 2007 as a limited series of silk-screened prints. The coin is limited to a mintage of 10,000 pieces.

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A new four-coin Baby Animals series is offered under subscription. The first coin in the series features a black bear cub with its mother in a natural setting. The cub is enhanced with selective coloring. Each coin in the series is struck in 1 oz of 99.99% silver to proof quality with a mintage of 7,500 pieces. The forthcoming releases of the series will feature a baby mountain goat, deer, and porcupine.

The Northern Cardinal Silver Coin

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Another new series which will comprise five different coins is entitled Colorful Songbirds of Canada. The first coin features a rendition of a northern cardinal in a tranquil setting. Selective coloring is used to accentuate the image of the bird against the setting. Each coin of the series is struck in 1/2 oz of 99.99% silver to proof quality and carries a mintage of 15,000 pieces.

Carolinian Tulip-Tree Silver Coin

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Still another new series explores the diversity of Canada’s forests. The first coin of the series celebrates the tulip-tree beauty of the Carolinian forest by portraying the tulip-tree. The 1 oz silver proof coins are enhanced by selective coloring and carry a mintage of 8,500 pieces.

Cinnamon Teal Silver coin

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The fifth coin in the Ducks of Canada series features a colored male and female cinnamon teal in their natural habitat. The 1/2 oz silver proof coins have a mintage of 10,000 pieces.

A cupro-nickel 25-cent colored coin with a specimen finish is also available, which carries a mintage of 17,500 pieces.

Owl Gold Proof Coin

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The latest 1/25 oz proof gold coin features a portrait of the snowy owl. The diminutive coins weigh 1.27 grams and have a diameter of 13.92 mm. The maximum mintage is 7,500 pieces.

2015 Canada 50 Cent Coin

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Special wrap 50-cent circulation rolls are available containing 25 coins with a $12.50 face value. The 50-cent coins are not issued for circulation and the rolls are limited to 25,000 units. The reverse design of the coins feature Canada’s Coat of Arms.

The following two new products are not currently available to order on the Royal Canadian Mint website and are shown as awaiting stock.

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  1. fmtransmitter says

    If you can dream it, the RCM will produce it! Production facility at it’s finest! Don’t be fooled by the face values newer collectors!

  2. Deacono says

    Im done with the Canadian Mint. I have purchased many “unique” and low mintage coins directly from their website +shipping. To only find out those same coins can be had for %50+ less than what I paid. For example I bought a low mintage 25th anniv high relief Piedmont coin for approx $120 US. I just found the same coin on overstock from a online coin store for 49.99 + free shipping. Thats just one example and I have a few more that made me sad that I wont waste your time with. Eitherway I think the Canadian mint is making too many “low mintage” coins and coin series now at high premiums.

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