Legacy of Canadian Nickels Now Available

by Darrin Lee Unser on October 2, 2015 · 3 comments

All coins from the Royal Canadian Mint’s Legacy of the Canadian Nickel series are now available.

2015 Legacy of Canadian Nickels Silver Coins

2015 Legacy of Canadian Nickels Silver Coins

The six 2015-dated coins, struck in 1-ounce of 99.99% pure silver with selective gold plating, feature the original imagery as found on Canadian Nickels since 1908. That includes both their unique reverses and obverse effigies of the reigning monarch at the time of each nickel’s original issue date. Series coins also feature a 40-mm diameter, which is twice as large as the original nickels.

Legacy of the Canadian Nickel silver coins are available individually or as part of a six-coin subscription. The coins include:

  • #1 – The Crossed Maple Boughs
  • #2 – Two Maple Leaves
  • #3 – The Victory
  • #4 – The Identification of Nickel
  • #5 – The Centennial 5-cent Coin
  • #6 – The Beaver

Obverse effigies feature likenesses of King George V, King George VI and Queen Elizabeth II.

Program coin specifications, as provided by the Royal Canadian Mint, are as follows:

Individual Coin Mintage 8,500
Composition 99.99% pure silver
Finish proof with gold plating
Weight (g) 31.83
Diameter (mm) 40
Edge serrated
Certificate serialized
Face Value 5 cents
Obverse Designer varies
Reverse Designer varies

 

Ordering

Individual Legacy of the Canadian Nickel Silver Coins are available for CAD $109.95, or about US $82.50. Subscription enrollees also pay the same amount per coin, which ship monthly.

An affiliate link to the Mint’s product page for the subscription is located hereicon.

{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

Derril Hackl October 3, 2015 at 5:32 pm

It would only be reasonable to produce these coins in nickel so the average person could enjoy them! Sure, charge $1.00 or $2.00 each, think about how many would be sold then! Think of beginning collectors, think of young people becoming interested in numismatics.

Munzen October 4, 2015 at 9:39 pm

I second the idea of issuing a more-affordable set. The crossed bough 5-cent piece would be an interesting case, though, because it wasn’t a nickel as we know it today; it was a tiny silver coin akin to the long-discontinued American half dime. IMO it would be pretty cool to be able to buy a 2015-dated example struck in the original silver alloy!

cheryl October 5, 2015 at 7:05 pm

I totally agree!

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