The Royal Canadian Mint has released three diverse coins in preparation for the holidays, each with its own unique features. They include the “1 oz. Fine Silver Coin – Holiday Reindeer,” “Holiday Toy Box,” and the “1 oz. Fine Silver Coin – Venetian Glass Angel.”
The Holiday Reindeer coin is made of an ounce of silver that is 99.99% pure and has a mintage limited to 7,500 pieces. It has a diameter of 38 mm, a face value of $20, and costs $114.95 CAD.
The Holiday Reindeer coin’s reverse, designed by Lisa Thomson-Khan, features an image of two reindeer stopped on a snowy roof beside Santa’s sleigh, awaiting his emergence from a nearby chimney on Christmas Eve. The design is enhanced by Swarovski crystal snowflakes and harnesses. Inscribed around the image is 20 DOLLARS, CANADA, and 2015.
Next is the Holiday Toy Box coin, which features an innovative two-image reverse with a 3-D effect. The first image shows a child’s closed toy box on Christmas Eve, while the second image — seen by viewing the coin from an adjusted angle — shows the same scene packed with gifts after Christmas morning.
The Toy Box design, created by Joel Kimmel, is the ninth release in a series of holiday coins utilizing a lenticular visual effect. It has a mintage limit of 30,000 coins, a diameter of 35 mm, a face value of 50 cents, and a price tag of $29.95 CAD. Inscribed along the rim of the coin are CANADA, 50 CENTS, and 2015.
Finally, each Venetian Glass Angel coin includes a three-dimensional Venetian-glass angel, hand-crafted by Italian glass masters. The angel occupies the center of the reverse design, surrounded by a colorful depiction of a snowy night in winter. The coin was created by Julius Csotonyi and features the inscriptions CANADA, 2016, and 20 DOLLARS along the top of the design.
The Venetian Glass Angel is composed of silver that is 99.99% pure, with a diameter of 38 mm, a face value of 20 dollars, and a mintage limit of 10,000 pieces. It can be purchased for $149.95 CAD.
The three coins share a common obverse, which bears Susanna Blunt’s portrait of Queen Elizabeth II and the inscriptions ELIZABETH II and D.G. REGINA.
For more information on holiday coins from the Royal Canadian Mint, please visit their Web Site. You can take also a closer look at the Venetian Glass Angel coin in short video below.