Canadian Coin Set in Color
Canadian Coin Set in Color
Canadian Coin Set Silver Proof
A Canadian coin set is now available at the Royal Canadian Mint. It features the six circulating coins, but they are minted in 0.9999 fine silver. But, that is not all. The coin set contains a special medal that commemorates one hundred ten years of the Royal Canadian Mint, which is also struck in 0.9999 fine silver. In addition, the six coins are selectively colorized, and two have gold gilded elements on the obverse. One even has a gold gilded aspect to the reverse. But, the coins are all struck with a proof finish. This is a low mintage set of just seven thousand coins.
The Silver Medallion
The only piece in the Canadian Coin Set that is not colorized is the special medallion. This is a 23.17-gram fine silver medallion featuring the Ottawa branch of the Royal Canadian Mint on the reverse, and the Winnipeg branch of the Royal Canadian Mint on the obverse. The reverse is minted with a proof finish, and the obverse minted with a reverse proof finish. The medallion does not feature the effigy of Queen Elizabeth II, since it is not a coin. The design is an excellent treatment of the anniversary of the Royal Canadian Mint. The medallion is an interesting piece, and well worth having in a collection of Canadian coins.
The Two-Dollar Coin
The two-dollar coin features the polar bear standing on an ice flow. The ice is colored blue, the color ice becomes when the crystals rearrange under the pressure of a glacier.
The inner part of the obverse is gilded, including the effigy of Queen Elizabeth II. It is a striking gold disk surrounded by a contrasting silver ring.
The two-dollar coin contains 9 grams of fine silver.
The One-Dollar Coin
The One-dollar coin is gilded on both sides, with the exception of a stripe across the reverse which contains the colorized loon on blue water. This coin contains 7.89 grams of fine silver.
The Fifty-Cent Coin
The fifty cent coin contains 9.25 grams of fine silver. The reverse of this coin is very colorful, and displays the Canadian Coat of Arms.
The twenty-five cent coin, or quarter, contains 6 grams of fine silver. The reverse of this coin contains the profile of the head of a splendid caribou. The animal is colored brown, and has a nice set of antlers.
The dime contains 2.45 grams of fine silver. The Blue Nose, a rather popular ship in Canadian history and coinage, has a brown wooden hull and white sails, and is shown as it glides over blue water.
The nickel contains 5.4 grams of fine silver. It features a colorful beaver working on a dam in a stream.
Canadian Coin Books
To learn more about Canadian coins, it is wise to consult a good book. While a current book would not contain this coin set, the coins that inspired it and many of the other coins of the Royal Canadian Mint are interesting.
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