2016 $25 Winter Fun Silver Coin for $25

by CoinNews.net on October 9, 2015 · 2 comments

The Royal Canadian Mint this week introduced its first holiday-themed $25 for $25 product, the 2016 $25 Winter Fun Silver Coin.

Canadian 2016 $25 Winter Fun Silver Coin

The Canadian 2016 $25 Winter Fun Silver Coin is sold at face value

Buying options include the coin by itself, for its face value, or bundled together for $45 with the new 2015 $20 Gingerbread Man Silver Coin. Either option is available tax-free and includes free ground shipping anywhere in Canada and the United States.

Both coins, while featuring different reverse designs and denominations, actually share the same size (27 mm diameter), weight (7.96 grams), silver purity (99.99%) and a specimen finish.

Designed by Jesse Koreck, the reverse of the $25 coin depicts a beaver and polar bear joyfully sledding down a snow hill. Surrounding inscriptions read CANADA 2016, FINE SILVER 9999 ARGENT PUR and 25 DOLLARS.

Obverses show Susanna Blunt’s effigy of the Her Majesty with inscriptions of ELIZABETH II and D G REGINA.

Ordering

Limited to 200,000, the 2016 $25 Winter Fun Silver Coin is available from the Royal Canadian Mint at mint.ca. The following affiliate link goes to the Mint’s $20 for $20 pageicon where the coin is listed as well as the two-coin set. There is a household ordering limit of five coins.

This release is the Mint’s second $25 for $25 silver coin. In late 2014, the Royal Canadian Mint started selling its 2015 $25 50th Anniversary of the Canadian Flag Silver Coin. It had a mintage ceiling of 225,000 and sold out.

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M Alexander October 9, 2015 at 9:58 am

I love the design and I hope we see more of these fun and festive offerings from the RCM but – its far too much money for only 7,9 grams of silver – I’d certainly consider this if it were minted with half an ounce weight and 33 or 34 mm. otherwise, I’m going to have to pass 🙁

Ernesto October 9, 2015 at 3:18 pm

I have to disagree based on the image here. The design seems a bit crude. I’m getting the gingerbread man coin since I signed up for the subscription but don’t think that design is that great either.

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