Royal Canadian Mint May 2015 New Product Releases

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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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:

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  1. deacono says

    But the mintage is soo low that there is GOING to be a upside later. Haha good ol canadian mint just minting to mint. In all seriousness the eagle fractional set is nice and the UNESCO coin is unique in terms of a panda and bison on one coin. But its all a little too rich for my taste.

  2. Ernesto says

    The RCM is going way overboard on all these coins. I received an email earlier today about a new coin that would be perfect for newlyweds. Come on!! Really? Some different themes here & there are ok but the RCM is just going crazy with all these coins. Low mintages yes but prices are way too high and the themes aren’t always that appealing. They need to cut back on releasing so many coins.

  3. deacono says

    I often bash the Royal Canadian Mint but in the 6 years of my collecting it is the one mint I have stopped buying from. I dont want to bash them but their coins dont have a ton of upside on the secondary market. For good reason sadly. Too many offerings with very little relevancy to anything. Not to mention way over priced regardless of mintage numbers. Its funny to hear all the complaints about the USmint but they dont mint half the stuff the Canadian mint does.
    Right now I am trying to get rid of some 20 for 20 coins for storage reasons. Also due to the fact that I have lost interest in most their offerings. It appears I will be losing money on almost all my auctions. oh well.

  4. deacono says

    yup lost money on every single canadian coin i just sold. One set of three coins just sold for -50% of my purchase price. I did no reserve to test the secondary market and once again proven right on my theory.

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