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In 2006, the Royal Canadian Mint, together with the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation, unveiled the world's second coloured circulation coin. The 25-cent coin features the iconic pink ribbon, the symbol of hope and awareness in the effort to create a future without breast cancer.
Designed by the Mint's Director of Engraving and Master Engraver, Cosme Saffioti, the coin features a coloured pink ribbon in the centre, surrounded by three other ribbons. The Mint's process for the production of coloured circulation coins ensures that the colour adheres to the metal and is resistant against wear in daily circulation. The process has been perfected since 2004, including adding the step of heat curing the coins. While being used for normal business transactions, the colour should remain on the coin for several years.
Face value: 25 cents
Finish: coloured circulation
Composition: three-ply nickel finish plated steel
Weight (g): 25.175g
Diameter (mm): 23.88 mm
Artist: Cosme Saffioti (reverse), Susanna Blunt (obverse)