New Royal Canadian Mint Silver Coins Feature Princes William, Harry And CharlesBack to Listing
Ottawa, Ontario, March 8, 2011 – The Royal Canadian Mint is proud to celebrate Canada's 144 year-old royal heritage and its own tradition of crafting royal-themed coins with a trio of ultra-high relief, sterling silver coins featuring Princes William, Harry and Charles. As the world awaits the wedding of Prince William and Catherine Middleton, the first two coins of this limited-edition sterling silver series, featuring Prince William and Prince Harry (Henry), will be available to the public on March 15, 2011.
The coin featuring Prince Charles will be released in September, 2011 and the exciting variety of coins honouring Queen Elizabeth II's Diamond Jubilee will first appear in May. Royal-watchers and collectors are invited to register at www.mint.ca/royal for updates on the many exciting coins to be offered in the Mint's upcoming "royal" collection.
"Royal themes have always been very popular on Royal Canadian Mint coins and ultra-high relief portraits of the immediate successors to Queen Elizabeth II on the Mint's newest silver collector coins are an excellent way to support this tradition", said Ian E. Bennett, President and CEO of the Royal Canadian Mint. "As Canada counts down to the 60th anniversary of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II's reign and the wedding of Prince William, the Mint is pleased to offer these finely crafted silver keepsakes to Canadians, royal watchers and collectors everywhere."
Each limited to only 10,000 examples world-wide, the coins featuring contemporary portraits of Princes William, Harry and Charles were designed by Canadian artist Laurie McGaw, with the approval of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. Already unique for having royal effigies on both their sides, these coins have a spectacular medallic quality imparted by their quadruple-struck, ultra-high relief. Crafted of sterling silver and bearing a $15 face value, each of these coins retails for $109.95 CAD and can be purchased individually or as a three-coin subscription. Subscribers to this series will receive a complimentary three-coin clam shell case to display and preserve this outstanding collection.
All of the Mint's products are available directly from the Mint at 1-800-267-1871 in Canada, 1-800-268-6468 in the US, or on the Internet at www.mint.ca. The coins are also available at the Royal Canadian Mint's boutiques in Ottawa and Winnipeg, as well as through our global network of dealers and distributors, including participating Canada Post outlets.
Images of these new coins are available at ftp://communications:RCM2007@ftp.mint.ca.
About the Royal Canadian Mint
The Royal Canadian Mint is the Crown Corporation responsible for the minting and distribution of Canada's circulation coins. An ISO 9001-2008 certified company, the Mint is recognized as one of the largest and most versatile mints in the world, offering a wide range of specialized, high quality coinage products and related services on an international scale. For more information on the Mint, its products and services, visit www.mint.ca.
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