Pure Silver Coloured Coin – National Heroes: Paramedics – Mintage: 10,000 (2016)

Pure Silver Coloured Coin – National Heroes: Paramedics – Mintage: 10,000 (2016)

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Pure Silver Coloured Coin – National Heroes: Paramedics – Mintage: 10,000 (2016)

$69.95 CAD
Mintage: 10,000
Canada and US only
90% SOLD!

A heartfelt way to honour the valour and dedication of these men and women in your community! Order today!

Your pure silver coin salutes Canada's paramedics—those who rush to save people in medical distress. Whether they're called to an accident, illness or the scene of a violent crime, these frontline responders must be quick thinking and decisive, often with a hefty dose of courage. The design of two paramedics unloading a patient from their ambulance is a powerful tribute to the critical role they play in saving lives.

A heartfelt way to honour the valour and dedication of these men and women in your community! Order today!

Special features:
  • HONOURS OUR EVERYDAY HEROES! Second coin in a new series that honours our everyday heroes for their dedication and service to their community!
  • Selective colour over engraving brings to life this depiction of paramedics in action as they rush a patient to the hospital.
  • 99.99% PURE SILVER! Crafted in 99.99% pure silver, your coin is GST/HST exempt!

About the Design:

Designed by Canadian artist Ken Ryan, your coin uses selective colour over detailed engraving in this snapshot of paramedics in action. Engraved in the background is a rear view of an ambulance, its doors open wide just moments after arriving at a hospital's ambulance bay. In the foreground, vibrant colour highlights the paramedics in their dark uniforms, complete with bright yellow and silver reflective bands just below the knees. Their faces are intent and convey the pressing nature of their important role; they are quick to unload the yellow-coloured stretcher from the ambulance before rushing toward the building, which will allow the patient to receive the continuum of medical care she desperately needs.

Did you know…
  • The 1970s and 1980s saw a marked shift in paramedic practice, with the focus moving away from transporting patients towards providing pre-hospital medical care.
  • In 1946, the first civilian air medical transport program in North America was established in Saskatchewan.
  • In remote areas, air ambulance crews frequently provide medical care to those who are critically ill or injured.

Packaging:

Your coin is encapsulated and presented in a Royal Canadian Mint-branded maroon clamshell with a black beauty box.

Order your coin today!

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Pure Silver Coloured Coin – National Heroes: Paramedics – Mintage: 10000 (2016)
 
4.8

(based on 10 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Detailed (6)
  • Displays well (6)
  • Authentic (5)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Memorabilia (7)
  • Adults (6)
  • Lifetime (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Collector (5), Working parent (4), Education oriented (3), Parent of two or more children (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (5), Yes (5)

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5.0

Love it

By 癲八

from Ontario

About Me Collector, Parent of Two or More Children

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Rare

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Adults
    • Memorabilia
    • Older Children

    Comments about Pure Silver Coloured Coin – National Heroes: Paramedics – Mintage: 10000 (2016):

    It is for my son who just became a paramedic

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes
     
    5.0

    Such a nice keepsake!

    By AM

    from Kingston, ON

    About Me Professional

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Detailed

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Memorabilia

      Comments about Pure Silver Coloured Coin – National Heroes: Paramedics – Mintage: 10000 (2016):

      Love the colour, and both males and females were represented!

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      Love it

      By None

      from Bordentown NJ

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about Pure Silver Coloured Coin – National Heroes: Paramedics – Mintage: 10000 (2016):

      Dedicates what I do Medic!

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      4.0

      shipping was high

      By Chuckie

      from Port Elgin, ontario

      About Me Collector, Education Oriented, Parent of Two or More Children, Working Parent

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Detailed
      • Displays Well

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Adults
        • Hobby
        • Lifetime
        • Memorabilia
        • Older Children
        • Teens

        Comments about Pure Silver Coloured Coin – National Heroes: Paramedics – Mintage: 10000 (2016):

        It is for my son who just became a paramedic and I have always tried to get them into colleting articles

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes
         
        5.0

        Product is great but the first in the series sold out to fas

        By Santa

        from Manitoba canada

        About Me Collector, Working Parent

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Authentic
        • Detailed
        • Displays Well
        • Mint Condition
        • Rare

        Cons

        • True Life

        Best Uses

        • Adults
        • Memorabilia

        Comments about Pure Silver Coloured Coin – National Heroes: Paramedics – Mintage: 10000 (2016):

        The series being true to life means a lot to people connected to the occupations that's why they are selling out so fast . They mean more to the people than lots of the other series like Star Trek et al.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        5.0

        A Wonderful Gift!

        By Proud parent

        from Guelph, Ontario

        About Me Education Oriented, Parent of Two or More Children, Proud Emt Parent, Working Parent

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Beautiful Coin And Case
        • Detailed
        • Displays Well
        • Mint Condition

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Adults
          • Emt Grad Gift
          • Memorabilia

          Comments about Pure Silver Coloured Coin – National Heroes: Paramedics – Mintage: 10000 (2016):

          This beautiful coin and presentation case will be a great graduation gift when our son finishes the Paramedic Program.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes
           
          5.0

          Great gift

          By Bogozzo

          from Alberta

          About Me Collector, Education Oriented

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Authentic

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Adults
            • Hobby
            • Lifetime

            Comments about Pure Silver Coloured Coin – National Heroes: Paramedics – Mintage: 10000 (2016):

            The perfect gift for my retired EMT brother.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes

            (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Honoured that the mint included paramedics in this collectio

            By Snowman

            from Alberta

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Authentic
            • Displays Well

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Memorabilia

              Comments about Pure Silver Coloured Coin – National Heroes: Paramedics – Mintage: 10000 (2016):

              I feel a picture of paramedics helping a patient would better reflect the nature of the people in this profession.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • Yes

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Great way to honor the quiet hero's!

              By Mike the medic

              from Canada

              About Me Collector, First Time Parent, Paramedic, Working Parent

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Authentic
              • Coin Looks Great
              • Detailed
              • Displays Well

              Cons

              • Plastic Case Came Broken

              Best Uses

                Comments about Pure Silver Coloured Coin – National Heroes: Paramedics – Mintage: 10000 (2016):

                I use this as a tangible memorabilia of time lines and milestones in my life. I don't display them often but is nice to reflect and tell the stories of why I bought the coins I did.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

                (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Beautiful Set

                By Pmedic44467

                from Niagara Falls, Ontario

                Pros

                • Authentic
                • Detailed
                • Displays Well

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Adults
                  • Lifetime
                  • Memorabilia

                  Comments about Pure Silver Coloured Coin – National Heroes: Paramedics – Mintage: 10000 (2016):

                  So glad to see that the Emergency Services are being recognized. Make me proud to be a part of it.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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                  • Q:

                    Are they all Caucasian?
                    Asked on 11/7/2016 by 癲八 from Ontario

                    1 answer

                    • Staff Reviewer

                      A:

                      Thank you for your question. Not all of the designs are Caucasian. Going forward, we will committed to better representing Canada's diversity on our coins.

                      Answered on 11/9/2016 by Uyen (Product Team) from Ottawa
                  • Q:

                    On the flyer it says that there will be no HST\PST. Why is there an extra $8.39 charge?
                    Asked on 6/8/2016 by S. from Calgary

                    2 answers

                    • Staff Reviewer

                      A:

                      Thank you for your question. The extra charge is for shipping/handling and applicable taxes to the shipping price.

                      Answered on 6/10/2016 by Anonymous
                    • Staff Reviewer

                      A:

                      Thank you for your question. The extra charge is for shipping/handling and applicable taxes to the shipping price.

                      Answered on 6/10/2016 by Anonymous
                  • Q:

                    Why didn't this coin truly represent what paramedics do? Such as administering a life saving drug, or performing a medical procedure. This looks like a bunch of stretcher jockies from 1975. Where's the cardiac monitor on the stretcher, or even a paramedic wearing a stethoscope? Ontario paramedics are highly trained individuals which this coin doesn't reflect unfortunately.
                    Asked on 6/6/2016 by marsh from Woodstock, ON

                    3 answers

                    • A:

                      Wow. This is why I left Ontario to practice and teach Paramedicine elsewhere. The "all for us" toxic atmosphere seems to permeate in many (not all) parts of the province. I have received this coin as a gift from my family for my 20 years of service anniversary and I am proud to have received it.

                      Answered on 11/17/2016 by outlander23 from The Coast
                    • A:

                      ONTARIO PARAMEDICS ARE NOT THE ONLY PARAMEDICS IN CANADA.
                      WE ARE ALL HIGHLY TRAINED WITHIN OUR RESPECTIVE SERVICES. SO THE DEPICTION OF TWO PARAMEDICS, ONE FEMALE AND THE OTHER MALE, WORKING TOGETHER WITH A PATIENT ON THE STRETCHER IS QUITE A NORMAL SITUATION.

                      Answered on 10/9/2016 by DML667 from MANITOBA
                    • Staff Reviewer

                      A:

                      Thank you for your Question. The Mint consulted the Paramedic Association of Canada (PAC), who helped us arrive at a mutually acceptable design. To generally represent Canadian paramedics, we showed them working from an ambulance on the recommendation of the PAC and also depicted both a male and female to have an inclusive illustration of the men and women who serve in this important field.

                      Answered on 6/14/2016 by Uyen (Product Team) from Ottawa
                  • Q:

                    Is the release date June 7th, 2016 OR July 6th, 2016?
                    Asked on 5/18/2016 by David Filax from Burlington, ON

                    2 answers

                    • A:

                      June 7 th

                      Answered on 5/25/2016 by Snake from Ontario
                    • Staff Reviewer

                      A:

                      The release date is June 7th, 2016.

                      Answered on 5/24/2016 by Uyen (Product Team) from Ottawa
                  • Q:

                    Where did the image come from? Who are the medics?
                    Asked on 5/18/2016 by J from Ladysmith, quebec

                    1 answer

                    • Staff Reviewer

                      A:

                      The man and woman pictured on this coin are composites of various sources of inspiration and they generally represent their service rather than specific individuals.

                      Answered on 5/25/2016 by Uyen (Product Team) from Ottawa
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                  Specifications

                  • No.152928
                  • Mintage10,000
                  • Composition99.99% pure silver
                  • Finishproof
                  • Weight (g) 23.17
                  • Diameter (mm) 36.07
                  • Edgeserrated
                  • Certificateserialized
                  • Face value15 dollars
                  • ArtistKen Ryan (reverse), Susanna Blunt (obverse)