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Sir John A. Macdonald Coin Pack (2015)

 
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$10.00 CAD
Canada only
1 per household

Receive five $2 coins for $10.00!

As Canada prepares to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Canadian Confederation in 2017, the Royal Canadian Mint proudly celebrates the 200th anniversary of the birth of the nation’s primary architect and first Prime Minister: Sir John A. Macdonald.

An ideal gift for someone you know who enjoys Canadian history. Order yours today!

Special features:
  •  While supplies last! Purchase limit of 1 per customer!
  •  You receive five commemorative $2 coins for $10! No tax + free shipping*.
  •  Coin pack available for sale in Canada only.

About Sir John A. Macdonald
On July 1, 1867, the Dominion of Canada was created, and Sir John Alexander Macdonald, a key architect of Canadian Confederation, became the new nation’s first Prime Minister. Knighted by Queen Victoria for his role in Canadian Confederation, Sir John A. Macdonald led the nation until his death in 1891, with only a single interruption in his leadership, from 1873 to 1878.

John Alexander Macdonald was born on January 11, 1815, in Glasgow, Scotland. He and his family immigrated to Kingston, Upper Canada in 1820. With a successful law practice, and having held political office at the municipal level in Kingston, Macdonald joined the Upper Canada cabinet in 1847, serving as receiver general and commissioner of Crown Lands. In 1854, he entered the cabinet of the United Province of Canada, serving as Attorney General for Canada West. Taking on a heavy portfolio of legislative work and providing important legal counsel to various departments of the government, his responsibilities grew until he and George-Étienne Cartier were jointly leading the Government.

By the 1860s, it was clear that some form of constitutional change was necessary. John A. Macdonald, along with George Brown, Cartier, and their colleagues presented a vision of a united British North America to the leaders of the Maritime colonies at the Charlottetown Conference in September 1864. They ultimately achieved their goal on July 1, 1867, when the Dominion of Canada was created—with Macdonald, its key architect, as the new nation’s Prime Minister.

Macdonald’s tireless work sowed the seeds of the sovereign nation of Canada.

Order your coin pack today!

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Sir John A. Macdonald Coin Pack (2015)
 
4.4

(based on 189 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (101)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (65)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (16)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

96%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good value (141)
  • Attractive (104)
  • Great quality (75)
  • One of A kind (68)
  • Unique (63)

Cons

  • Difficult to personalize (12)
  • Poor quality (9)
  • Too small (4)
  • Poor personalization (3)

Best Uses

  • Gift for child (76)
  • Gift (68)
  • Special occasion (38)
  • Holiday gift (27)
  • Collection (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Budget shopper (90), Quality driven (86), Collector (6)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (132), Yes (52)

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5.0

History moment for the grandchildrens

By Disapointed grandfather

from Québec City

About Me Collect Making

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Attractive Design

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Gift For Child

    Comments about Sir John A. Macdonald Coin Pack (2015):

    Every time these sets come out I try and order 3 sets for the grand children. Too bad has a regular buyer we can't be notified when these set come out! We can NOT be on this sight daily, therefore the grandchildren set is uncomplete! Not a good way to get them interested in becomming a collector!

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes
     
    4.0

    John A package

    By cookie

    from Beeton ON

    About Me Bargain Hunter, More Bang For Buck

    Pros

    • Cost
    • Good Value
    • Great gift
    • Great Quality
    • History

    Cons

    • Difficult To Personalize
    • Hard To Divide For Gifts

    Best Uses

    • Gift For Child
    • Investments For Grandkids

    Comments about Sir John A. Macdonald Coin Pack (2015):

    I use my Mint purchases for my grandkids.
    I like the packaging but wish that they came seperate. I need to very carefully cut between the coins to keep them intact to give to several people.
    The clear round plastic coin holders would be great but them would increase the cost.
    Would like to see Loonies and Toonies done with girls in mind. Ages 2-18.
    ie, ballet,skating, Girl Guides, baseball, scoccer,swimming, gymnastists, girls at play, friendships,skiing,school, etc.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    3.0

    it is what it is

    By Jim who use to be slim

    from Somewhere in Canada

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Good Value

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Gift For Child

      Comments about Sir John A. Macdonald Coin Pack (2015):

      Just wanted something with Sir JA'S on it

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Nice looking Canadian commorative coin

      By John

      from HAMILTON ONT

      Pros

      • Attractive Design
      • Great Quality

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Sir John A. Macdonald Coin Pack (2015):

          I COLLECT COINS. THIS IS THE MINT EXAMPLE OF CIRCULATION COINAGE.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          THE BEST R.C.M COIN EVER MINTED!!!

          By The Ringmaster

          from Montreal, Quebec, Canada

          About Me Ambitious, Bargain Hunter, Investment Guru, Kind, Quality Driven

          Pros

          • Attractive Design
          • Good Value
          • Great Quality
          • One Of A Kind
          • Unique

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Gift For Adult
            • Gift For Child
            • Holiday Gift
            • Personal Collection
            • Special Occasion
            • Wedding/Anniversary Gift

            Comments about Sir John A. Macdonald Coin Pack (2015):

            THE KING OF ALL R.C.M COINS!!!!

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Good gift

            By Sonalvinod

            from Toronto, ontario

            About Me Bargain Hunter

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Good Value

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Special Occasion

              Comments about Sir John A. Macdonald Coin Pack (2015):

              I would love to have more if any one is coming to canada would like to give them as gift rather than a box of chochlate

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              IN MY OPINION A VERY NICE PRESENT

              By cobol

              from TORONTO

              About Me Bargain Hunter, Loves To Give Gifts, Quality Driven

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Good Value
              • Great Quality
              • Unique
              • Very Canadian

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Gift For Adult
                • Holiday Gift
                • Just to keep
                • Special Occasion

                Comments about Sir John A. Macdonald Coin Pack (2015):

                It was part of my forst order that I placed with mint.ca; For a while, after a couple of months I thought that it will never be delivered, but surprise, surprise, it WAS! I love to give gifts to my friends, and it represents a Canadian Symbol despite some connotations related to the figure; Nobody is perfect...the coin is a very nice coin, and for sure next year for the Chinese New Year some of my friends will have it from me; It looks very nice, and it has history in it. I consider that it is a very nice present and/or to be kept for years from now.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                3.0

                New two dollar coin

                By jk

                from ontario

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Unique

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Gift For Adult
                  • Gift For Child
                  • Holiday Gift
                  • Special Occasion

                  Comments about Sir John A. Macdonald Coin Pack (2015):

                  learn history from a coin

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  Historic links Canada

                  By Ham Hands

                  from Mississauga, ON

                  About Me Bargain Hunter, Quality Driven

                  Pros

                  • Attractive Design
                  • Good Value
                  • Great Quality
                  • One Of A Kind

                  Cons

                  • Difficult To Personalize

                  Best Uses

                  • Gift For Adult
                  • Gift For Child

                  Comments about Sir John A. Macdonald Coin Pack (2015):

                  As a collector of Canadian history, this is a fine addition to my collection and for my Grand children.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No
                   
                  4.0

                  Awsome deal, long time to wait

                  By Odin

                  from almonte

                  About Me Bargain Hunter

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                  • Attractive Design
                  • Good Value

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Sir John A. Macdonald Coin Pack (2015):

                      I started to get the coins in my pocket change 2 months before I received my order.

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

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                        How many of these were made?
                        Asked on 1/21/2016 by Bubbles from Vavenby CA

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                          A:

                          Hi there,

                          5 million Sir John A. Macdonald coins were minted.

                          Thank you for your question!

                          Answered on 2/5/2016 by Anonymous
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                      Specifications

                      • No.143452
                      • Compositionouter ring: three-ply nickel finish plated steel; inner core: three-ply brass finish plated aluminum bronze
                      • Finish
                      • Weight (g) 6.92
                      • Diameter (mm) 28
                      • Edgeinterrupted serrations
                      • Certificate
                      • Face value2 dollars
                      • Artist

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