Royal Canadian Mint's Fifth Numismatic Catalogue of 2016 Showcases the World's First 5 oz. Silver Coin with Murano Glass

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Ottawa, Ontario, May 3, 2016 The Royal Canadian Mint has launched a new world first with a 5 oz. silver coin featuring a vibrantly coloured, handcrafted venetian glass element gracing the heart of an engraved ring of maple leaves designed by artist Lisa Thomson-Khan.  The 2016 $50 Fine Silver Coin – Murano Maple Leaf: Autumn Radiance captures the vivid reds, oranges and yellows of Canada's fall foliage in a handcrafted glass maple leaf which makes every coin a unique collectible.  Another glass innovation is found on the 2016 $20 Fine Silver Coin – The Universe: Glow-in-the-Dark Glass with Silver Flume which recognizes the National Research Council's Dominion Radio Astrophysical Observatory in a design by Ardell Bourgeois, which also features a bead of borosilicate glass with a silver swirl mimicking the pattern of a radio signal.  These unique coins are joined by varied tributes to Canadian history and nature, all of which are available for purchase today.    

Other coins available this month include:

  • The 2016 $200 Pure Gold Coin – Tall Ships Legacy: Marco Polo, designed by Neil Hamelin (coin 2 of 4);
  • The selectively-coloured 2016 $20 Fine Silver Coin – Aircraft of the First World War Series: The Sopwith Triplane, designed by David A. Oram (coin 2 of 3);
  • The 2016 5-cent Fine Silver Coin – Big Coin Series, featuring G. E. Kruger-Gray's iconic 1937 beaver design in full colour;
  • The 2016 $350 Pure Gold Coin – The Bold Black Bear, featuring a Pierre Leduc  design on a very low-mintage, 99.999% pure gold coin;
  • The half-gram 2017 25-cent Pure Gold Coin – Predator vs. Prey – Arctic Hare also by Pierre Leduc;
  • The 2016 $20 Fine Silver Coin – The Commanding Canadian Lynx, from the ongoing Majestic Animal series, by Emily S. Damstra;
  • The 2016 $10 Fine Silver Coin – Reflections of Wildlife: Otter, designed by Maurade Baynton (coin 2 of 3);
  • The 2016 $20 Fine Silver Coin – Landscape Illusion: Butterfly, designed by Julius Csotonyi (coin 2 of 5);
  • The 2016 $20 Fine Silver Coin - Geometry in Art: The Beaver, by artist Calder Moore (coin 4 of 5);
  • The selectively-coloured 2016 $20 Fine Silver Coin – Canadian Salmonids: Sockeye Salmon, designed by Curtis Atwater (final coin in a series of 3);
  • The 2016 $20 Fine Silver Coin – Baby Animals: Common Loon, featuring a selectively coloured illustration by Glen Loates;
  • The 2016 $10 Fine Silver Coin – Day of the Dinosaurs – The Armoured Tank, featuring the Edmontonia species of ankylosaur, illustrated by Julius Csotonyi (final coin in a series of 3);
  • The 2016 $10 Fine Silver Coin Batman v Superman: Dawn Of JusticeTM - BATMANTM (coin 3 of 4); and
  • The crystal-enhanced 2016 $5 Fine Silver Coin Birthstone Series – June (coin 6 of 12).

Mintages, pricing and full background information on each coin can be found on the “Shop” tab of  The 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

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.

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For more information, please contact:
Alex Reeves
Senior Manager, Communications
Royal Canadian Mint
Tel: (613) 949-5777