The Celebration of Canada 150 Continues on the Royal Canadian Mint's Latest Collector Coins
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The Celebration of Canada 150 Continues on the Royal Canadian Mint's Latest Collector Coins

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Ottawa, Ontario, May 2, 2017 With only a few months left before the Canada officially turns 150 on July 1st, the Royal Canadian Mint is launching more collector coins celebrating this milestone anniversary in its May 2017 numismatic catalogues.  The latest offerings from the Mint's Canada 150 program and other coins featuring iconic depictions of Canada are now available for purchase.

The Mint is issuing a new imposing tribute to Canada 150 with an ultra-high relief 10 oz. fine silver coin recreating the art deco elegance of the 1927 Diamond Jubilee of the Confederation of Canada Medal.  Other 1927 treasures are finally seeing the light of day with a fine silver three-coin set featuring circulation coin designs proposed, 90 years ago, but never adopted for the celebration of Canada's Diamond Jubilee.  These "forgotten" designs appear on unique renditions of the one-, five- and 25-cent denomination, the latter two being the only coins ever designed by a member of the Group of Seven: artist J.E.H. MacDonald.  

A fresh take on the popular Fine Silver "Canada 150: Our Home and Native Land" Proof set returns with the cheerful addition of red enamel to the numerals "150" appearing in the design of the Limited Edition Silver Dollar.  In the first release from a new "En Plein Air" series of 2017-dated $20 fine silver coins, the splendour of a bed of Canada 150 tulips projects from a painter's canvas on a design by artist Elizabeth Sim.  Her illustration on a 60 mm-wide 1 oz. coin features new texturized and canvas effect colour, bringing to life a cherished symbol of Ottawa in springtime, celebrated annually with the Tulip Festival, now in its 65th year.  The 2017 $10 Fine Silver Coin – Celebrating Canada's 150th series also continues with "Peyto Lake" captured in a majestic photo by Alberta's Missy Mandel.

New coins offered this May include:  

  • The 2017 $350 Pure Gold Coin – The Majestic Elk, featuring the artwork of Maurade Barton in 99.999% pure gold;
  • The 2017 $10 Fine Silver Coin – Birds Among Nature's Colours: Tufted Titmouse, designed by Derek C. Wicks;
  • The 2017 $25 Fine Silver Coin – Dragon featuring a vividly coloured ultra high relief design of a dragon boat figure head by artist Simon Ng; and
  • The double crystal-enhanced 2017 $3 Fine Silver Coin Zodiac Series – Gemini (June), designed by Pandora Young.

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 Advisor, External Communications
Royal Canadian Mint
Tel: (613) 949-5777
reeves@mint.ca