2015 $20 Gingerbread Man Silver Coin for $20

by CoinNews.net on October 6, 2015 · 0 comments

The Royal Canadian Mint just introduced an adorable holiday-themed collectible, the 2015 $20 Gingerbread Man Silver Coin.

Canadian 2015 $20 Gingerbread Man Silver Coin

Canadian 2015 $20 Gingerbread Man Silver Coin for $20

This release is the latest from the Mint’s series of coins that are in 99.99% pure silver and sold at their legal tender face value of $20. The price includes free ground shipping and there is no tax.

"This finely crafted coin of 99.99% pure silver captures forever the sprightly joy of a holiday classic: the gingerbread man," the Mint describes. "The warm, cozy delight of sweet baked treats is a hallmark of the Canadian winter holidays."

$20 for $20 silver coins are exceptionally popular; credited for a large swell of new Royal Canadian Mint customers. Seventeen other coins have appeared since the series kicked off in 2011, and all but the ones for this year have sold out. Previous holiday-themed coins include those depicting a magical reindeer, Santa, and a festive snowman. Here’s a list of all eighteen coins:

Silver Coins in $20 for $20 Series Mintage Release
2011 $20 for $20 Maple Leaf Silver Coin 200,000 February 2011
2011 $20 for $20 Canoe Silver Coin 250,000 October 2011
2012 $20 for $20 Polar Bear Silver Coin 250,000 February 2012
2012 $20 for $20 Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Coin 250,000 May 2012
2012 $20 for $20 Farewell to the Penny Silver Coin 250,000 August 2012
2012 $20 for $20 Magical Reindeer Silver Coin 250,000 September 2012
2013 $20 for $20 Hockey Silver Coin 250,000 January 2013
2013 $20 for $20 Wolf Silver Coin 250,000 March 2013
2013 $20 for $20 Silver Iceberg Silver Coin 225,000 July 2013
2013 $20 for $20 Santa Silver Coin 225,000 October 2013
2014 $20 for $20 Canada Goose Silver Coin 225,000 January 2014
2014 $20 for $20 Bobcat Silver Coin 225,000 February 2014
2014 $20 for $20 Summertime Silver Coin 200,000 May 2014
2014 $20 for $20 Snowman Silver Coin 200,000 October 2014
2015 $20 for $20 FIFA Women’s World Cup Silver Coin 200,000 March 2015
2015 $20 for $20 Bugs Bunny Silver Coin 350,000 May 2015
2015 $20 for $20 Superman Silver Coin 350,000 August 2015
2015 $20 for $20 Gingerbread Man Silver Coin 200,000 October 2015

 

Coin Designs and Specifications

Designed by Chris and Rosina Reid, the reverse or tails side shows the gingerbread man holding a candy cane as he joyfully slides down a snow hill. Inscriptions around the design read: CANADA 2015, FINE SILVER 9999 ARGENT PUR and 20 DOLLARS.

Susanna Blunt’s portrait of Queen Elizabeth II appears on the obverse or heads side. The likeness of the Queen is surrounded by ELIZABETH II and D G REGINA.

Coin specifications as provided by the Royal Canadian Mint include:

  • Mintage: 200,000
  • Composition: fine silver (99.99% pure)
  • Finish: specimen
  • Weight (g): 7.96
  • Diameter (mm): 27
  • Edge: serrated
  • Certificate: not serialized
  • Face value: 20 dollars

The coin’s weight and purity account for slightly more than one-quarter troy ounce of silver (0.255919943 ounces).

Each coin is placed inside a protective clear pouch that is attached to an illustrated display card complete with specifications and a certificate of authenticity. The card features an image of a gingerbread house in a candy-filled winter wonderland setting.

Ordering

2015 $20 Gingerbread Man Silver Coins may be ordered from the Royal Canadian Mint at mint.ca. The following affiliate link goes straight to the Mint’s $20 for $20 pageicon. A household order limit of five applies.

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