The Royal Canadian Mint has started accepting orders for another large batch of new product releases. This month’s releases begin with two silver coins including jade insets, a silver fractional coin set featuring the bald eagle, silver coins commemorating a famous World War I poem, the latest releases across multiple series, and a wide array of coins and subscription for gold and silver coins featuring Looney Tunes characters.
All of the new products can now be found within the new releases section of the Royal Canadian Mint’s website.
A 1 oz silver proof coin incorporates a leaf inlay in jade, against a sprig of leaves from the sugar maple. The jade, which is a stone that has long symbolized prosperity, was mined in Canada. The coin is limited to a mintage of 8,500 pieces.
A second 1 oz silver proof coin incorporates a jade insert. The design features an Arctic scene with a polar bear in jade and her two cubs as they make their way to the tip of an ice pack. This coin is limited to a mintage of 8,500 pieces.
A new silver fractional set features a reverse design containing a portrait of a bald eagle as it gazes towards the right. The set includes 99.99% silver proof coins with weights of 1 oz, 1/2 oz, 1/4 oz, and 1/10 oz. A mintage of 7,500 units has been assigned for the set.
The latest coin in the Royal Canadian Mint’s sportfish series features a detailed image of the rainbow trout in its natural habitat. The coin is struck in 1 oz of 99.99% silver to proof quality and carries a mintage of 6,500 pieces.
A 1 oz silver proof coin features a high definition colored depiction of male and female mule deer within an autumn morning scene. The color is applied over an engraved surface to provide added depth and definition. The maximum mintage for the coin is 6,500 pieces.
The latest coin in the series showcasing UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Canada and abroad represents Wood Buffalo National Park and Sichuan Giant Panda Sanctuaries. The design features side by side portraits of a bison and giant panda, each within its own natural habitat. The 1 oz silver proof coin is limited to a mintage of 7,500 pieces.
A 1 oz silver proof coin has been issued to commemorate John McCrae’s famous poem In Flanders Fields in memory of the fallen soldiers of World War I. The design is intended to capture the opening lines of the poem. The maximum mintage for the coin is 10,000 pieces.
A 5 oz silver proof coin with an alternate design incorporating colored elements is also available. This coin is limited to a mintage of 1,500 pieces.
This month the Royal Canadian Mint launched a wide array of new gold and silver collector coins featuring Looney Tunes characters. The coins include a set of eight $10 silver coins, a set of four $20 silver coins, a $20 Merrie Melodies silver coin, a 14 karat gold coin featuring Bugs Bunny and friends, and gold and silver kilo sized coins featuring the Looney Tunes characters with Bugs Bunny highlighted in selective colored enamel. More information about these coins can be found in this CoinUpdate article or at the product page above.
Additional new releases for this month include:
- Colorful Songbirds of Canada: Blue Jay 1/2 oz Silver Colored Coin
- Forests of Canada: Coast Shore Pine 1 oz Silver Coin
- Blessings of Prosperity Gold Coin
- Maple of Prosperity 1 oz Silver Hologram Coin
- Black-eyed Susan with Swarovski Elements 1 oz Silver Coin
- Star Charts: The Wounded Bear 1 oz Silver Glow in the Dark Coin
- Moonlight Fireflies 2 oz Silver Glow in the Dark Coin
- Big Coin Series: 5-Cent Coin 5 oz Silver Gold Plated Coin