Royal Canadian Mint’s 25-Cent Breast Cancer Circulation Coin Honoured

by Royal Canadian Mint on June 19, 2008 · 9 comments

RCM 25-cent circulation coin, commemorating “A Future Without Breast Cancer.”  (Royal Canadian Mint image)The Royal Canadian Mint received a welcome accolade from its peers when the Mint Directors Conference, holding its 25th annual meeting in Busan, Korea, presented it with the Most Technologically Advanced Circulation Coin Award for its 25-cent breast cancer coloured circulation coin.

This is the second honour earned by this inspirational and innovative circulation coin, which was previously recognized in May 2007 as the “Best New Coin” by the International Association of Currency Affairs.


"The Royal Canadian Mint makes a great effort to be the best Mint in the world and it is immensely rewarding when our efforts are validated by our peers," said Ian E. Bennett, RCM President and CEO.

"I welcome this award as the Mint marks its centennial year, and as my fellow employees and I proudly celebrate a century of innovation and achievement."


The 25-cent breast cancer circulation coin features the iconic pink ribbon, the symbol of hope and awareness in the effort to create a future without breast cancer. Thirty million breast cancer coins entered into circulation beginning on April 1, 2006.

These were the second coloured circulation coins to be produced by the Royal Canadian Mint’s Winnipeg facility, following the popular 25-cent poppy coin in the fall of 2004. Considered one of the most innovative mints in the world, the Mint has pioneered and perfected the technology process to apply colour to circulation coins.

About the Mint Directors Conference

The Mint Directors Conference (MDC) was organized for the purpose of exchanging information on all monetary matters and related legal, economic, technical, administrative and numismatic questions of interest to the minting industry. The MDC provides a forum for co-operating on the study of current issues and mutually agreeable solutions. The MDC also promotes study and research into all coin-related matters, including the implications of new means of payment.

About the Royal Canadian Mint

The Royal Canadian Mint, which is celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2008, is the Crown Corporation responsible for the minting and distribution of Canada’s circulation coins. An ISO 9001-2000 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’s history, its products and services, please visit

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Crystal Stoss January 9, 2010 at 9:39 pm

Hello. I work at a hotel in Pennsylvania. One day one of my customers gave me one of these quarters for her bill. Later when I did the drawer for my shift I noticed the pink ribbon and i thought it was the absolute coolest thing i’d ever seen. I was wondering if it was possible to get any. I’d like to give them to all the women I know. If there is a way please email me. I’ve lost alot of family due to this illness and i do what i can for my fight against it. Thank-you!

Ruth McRoberts September 9, 2010 at 4:27 pm

I am a breast cancer survivor and I just saw this coin. I want 2. How do I go about getting them.

Donna M Darcangelo September 15, 2011 at 12:38 pm

I am a breast cancer survivor and I want to give a coin to all of the members of my Breast Cancer support group. Can I purchase a roll.

Please Advise,

shawnene August 24, 2012 at 4:58 pm

How do we purchases rolls of the Breast Cancer quarter?

Leonard Drouillard December 3, 2012 at 1:47 pm

How can I order a row of quarters?

Roxi Lewallen July 28, 2013 at 8:32 pm

I recently was on vacation in Canada and toured the mint in Winnipeg and learned about the 2006 Breast Cancer coin. Since I am a SURVIVOR, I would like to purchase a roll of these coins to give to family and friends. How can I do that?

jackie landis March 12, 2015 at 2:14 pm

I am also a breast cancer survivor ex of Montreal now living in Pa. USI have one breast cancer quarter but wouldor how do I get them?

Suzanne Clements May 6, 2015 at 7:13 pm

Where can I order breast cancer quarters. I have the disease and would like to give each and everyone praying for me one. Have been to my bank, but they did not have any. I would like 2 rolls. Please send me an answer ASAP as I am having surgery soon and would like to do this pre op.
Thanking you in advancE

Michael Klein January 10, 2016 at 7:05 am

I’ve been trying to get a roll .25 colored flag I’ve been going to banks to request numerous rolls of .25 to take home and open to look for these coins in 5months all I could find is 3coins can the mint send me a few rolls

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