Royal Canadian Mint Launches Fourth Numismatic Catalogue Of 2015

Royal Canadian Mint Launches Fourth Numismatic Catalogue Of 2015

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1915's Second Battle of Ypres, tribute to the 1943-45 Victory Nickel and Canada's safeguarding of Allied gold in the Second World War are among the fascinating stories told on Mint's newest collector coins

Ottawa, Ontario, April 8, 2015 In launching its newest wave of collector coins, the Royal Canadian Mint is again exploring a broad spectrum of themes, ranging from sporting history to legendary nature, and including new stories of Canada in the First and Second World War.  These coins have been available for purchase since April 7, 2015. 

Artist Silvia Pecota has vividly captured Canada's first major engagement of the First World War on a double-dated $20 fine silver coin commemorating the April 1915 Second Battle of Ypres.  The third coin in the Mint's 5-Cent Fine Silver Legacy of the Canadian Nickel series boldly honours the victory-themed five-cent coins which were made of non-nickel alloys from 1943-45 in support of Canada's Second World War effort. The Mint has also captured the fascinating story of the rescue and safe storage of Allied gold reserves abroad in Canada from 1940 to 1945. This $75 pure gold coin was designed by artist Joel Kimmel.    

In addition to celebrating the upcoming FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015TM in a dazzling array of fine silver and pure gold coins, the Mint is also launching these products:

•  The 2015 $20 Fine Silver Coin – Venetian Glass Turtle with Broadleaf Arrowhead
   Flower, featuring a glass turtle handcrafted by master glassmaker Giuliano Donaggio
   adorning a floral painting by Maurice Gervais;
• The 2015 $10 Fine Silver Coin – Colourful Songbirds of Canada: The Magnolia
   Warbler (#2 in the series) designed by artist Hélène Girard;
• The 2015 $300 Platinum Coin – North American Sportfish: Rainbow Trout and the
   2015 $20 Fine Silver Coin - North American Sportfish: Walleye Pike (#3 in the series),
   both designed by Curtis Atwater;
• The 2015 $10 Fine Silver Coin – Canoe Across Canada: Magnificent Mountains
   (#3 in the series) by artist Greg Banning;
• The 2015 $300 Platinum Coin –Maple Leaf Forever designed by Michelle Grant and
   featuring selective gold plating; and
• The 2015 $15 Fine Silver Coin – Exploring Canada: Space Exploration, designed by John Mantha.

Mintages, pricing and full background information on each product can be found on the “Shop” tab of www.mint.ca

All of these products can be ordered directly from the Mint at 1-800-267-1871 in Canada, 1-800-268-6468 in the US, or online at www.mint.ca. The coins are also available at the Royal Canadian Mint's boutiques in Ottawa, Winnipeg and Vancouver, as well as through our global network of dealers and distributors, including participating Canada Post outlets.

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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For more information, please contact:

Alex Reeves
Senior Manager, Communications
Tel: (613) 949-5777
reeves@mint.ca