The Royal Canadian Mint has recently started accepting orders for their latest batch of new product releases. Among the coins are a number of firsts including the first use of a hologram on a kilo sized coin and the first use of the ancient technique of mokume gane, involving the melding of copper and silver. Another round of the popular Superman coins have also been released.
All of the new products can now be found within the new releases section of the Royal Canadian Mint’s website.
A 1.5 ounce silver rectangular-shaped coin celebrates the 50th anniversary of the national flag of Canada. The unique shape of the coin mimics the shape of the flag. Each coin measures 49.8 mm by 28.8 mm and is struck in 99.99% pure silver to proof quality. The mintage is limited to 10,000 pieces.
A 2 oz. silver coin commemorates the Battle of the Atlantic and the role played by Canada’s Merchant Navy. The reverse design features a depiction of the SS Duchess of York and the HMCS Iroquois, while the obverse carries an effigy of King George VI. Each coin has a diameter of 54 mm and is struck in 99.99% pure silver to proof quality. The mintage is 5,000 pieces.
The 2015 Maple Leaf Reflection 1 oz Silver Coin features a unique combination of traditional and micro engraving with laser frosting techniques to create the appearance of a single maple leaf gently touching the still waters below. The coin is limited to a mintage of 8,500 pieces.
A 1 oz gold proof version of the coin is also available with a mintage limit of just 350 pieces.
A 1 kilo silver coin features a hologram design of two silver maple leaves. This is the first one kilogram coin to feature a hologram and the first hologram struck over an engraved surface. The mintage for the coin is limited to 500 pieces.
A 1 kilogram gold version of the coin is also available with a mintage limit of just 10 pieces.
A 1 oz silver and a 1/10 oz gold available by subscription feature the Ice Age American Scimitar Cat. The coins were designed by Canadian artist Julius Csotonyi and verified by palaeontologists of the Royal Tyrrell Museum in Alberta to ensure scientific accuracy. The coins have a mintage of 3,000 pieces.
The fifth release within the Baby Animals series features the Mountain Goat. The design features a depiction of a young mountain goat with its mother in the mountainous terrain of western Canada. The mintage is limited to 7,500 pieces.
A 1 oz silver colored coin features the majestic elk. The reverse design features a portrait of an elk rendered in detail through expert engraving and selective color against the background of a boreal forest. The coin is limited to a mintage of 6,500 pieces.
The first of three coins issued for the TORONTO 2015 Pan Am/Parapan Am Games features the first use of the ancient technique of mokume gane on a coin. This involves the melding of copper and silver to produce an eye catching motif on the maple leaf. No two coins will feature the exact same maple leaf patterning, making each coin a one of a kind collectible. The mintage for the 1 oz 99.99% silver coin is limited to 8,500 pieces.
The second coin for the TORONTO 2015 Pan Am/Parapan Am Games features a hologram depicting athletes competing in various sports framed within a maple leaf outline. The 1 oz 99.99% silver proof coin is limited to a mintage of 8,500 pieces.
The final coin issued for the Games is a gold plated copper piece inspired by the gold medal. Each coin has a weight of 32.5 grams, diameter of 42 mm, and proof finish. The mintage is limited to 15,000 pieces.
Finally, another batch of Superman coins have been released. The reverse design of each coin features a depiction of the iconic hero taken from a comic book cover. The gold coin image is from the March 1940 Superman #4. The silver coins feature images from Superman Action Comics #1 (The New 52), Superman Unchained #2, and Superman #28. The 14 karat gold proof coin is limited to a mintage of 2,000 pieces. The 1 oz silver proof coins are limited to 10,000 pieces.