Canada Continues its Landscapes of the North $200 for $200 Series with “Vast Prairies”


The Royal Canadian Mint has released the fourth $200 for $200 coin in its Landscapes of the North series, which highlights different ecologocial zones of Canada. Launched in 2014, previous themes in this series of two-ounce 99.99% silver coins include Towering Forests, Coastal Waters, and Rugged Mountains; the new issue is titled “Vast Prairies,” and features the sprawling grasslands of the Canadian West.

Coins in the Mint’s $200 for $200 series are available at the cost of their face value and measure 50 mm in diameter. The Towering Forests issue was given a mintage limit of 20,000 units, but all subsequent releases in this series, including the Vast Prairies coin, have been capped at 25,000 pieces.


Luc Normandin designed the Vast Prairies reverse, which features a variety of cultural and ecological symbols reflective of the region in a 360-degree layout. Inscribed along the rim of the coin are CANADA, 200 DOLLARS, and 2016.


Orders of this issue are limited to two coins per household. The item’s product pages lists its finish as Matte Proof.


The obverse includes Susanna Blunt’s effigy of Queen Elizabeth II and the inscriptions ELIZABETH II and D.G. REGINA.

For more information on the 2016 Vast Prairies $200 for $200 coin, please visit the Web site of the Royal Canadian Mint. The Mint has also shared a short promotional video for the issue, which you can watch below.

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