2015 $200 Canada’s Rugged Mountains Silver Coin for $200

by Darrin Lee Unser on November 12, 2015 · 2 comments

The beauty, diversity and abundance of Canadian mountains are depicted on the new limited-edition 2015 $200 Canada’s Rugged Mountains Silver Coin, the third issue in the Royal Canadian Mint’s Landscapes of the North series of silver coins that sell at face value.

2015 $200 Canada's Rugged Mountains Silver Coin

The Royal Canadian Mint’s 2015 $200 Rugged Mountains Silver Coin for $200, the third release from its Landscapes of the North series

Struck in two ounces of 99.99% pure silver, the coin is available for $200 and without tax and shipping charges.

Previous Landscapes of the North releases include the 2014 Towering Forests Silver Coin and the 2015 Coastal Waters Silver Coin. The first sold out with a mintage of 20,000 and the second is now at 93% of sales with a higher mintage of 25,000.

Designs and Specifications

Canadian artist Steve Hepburn created the design found on the reverse or tails sides of the coin. It is emblematic of the vast and varied plants, animals, landscapes and activities that one may encounter in the mountain ranges of Canada. Design elements range from a bunchberry blossom to a mountain goat to a snowboarder.

 

CANADA is above the collage with 200 DOLLARS and 2015 below it. Hepburn’s initials appear to the left.

Obverses include an effigy of Queen Elizabeth II by Susanna Blunt with inscriptions of ELIZABETH II and D G REGINA.

Mint-provided specifications are:

  • Mintage: 25000
  • Composition: 99.99% pure silver
  • Finish: matte proof
  • Weight (g): 62.69
  • Diameter (mm): 50
  • Edge: serrated
  • Certificate: not serialized
  • Face value: 200 dollars
  • Reverse Artist: Steve Hepburn
  • Obverse Artist: Susanna Blunt

Ordering

2015 $200 Rugged Mountains Silver Coins are available from the Royal Canadian Mint’s website at mint.ca. The following affiliate link goes to the series’ product pageicon. Currently, there is a 2-coin per household limit.

{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

Ernesto November 12, 2015 at 5:54 pm

The coin is too “busy” for my taste. Needs a simpler design. Less would have been more for this coin. My opinion of course 🙂

Seth Riesling November 12, 2015 at 7:36 pm

Darrin Lee Unser –

Good article & a great Royal Canadian Mint coin design for sure, thanks for the information! Just a few comments/concerns/constructive criticism: the RCM told me today that this coin was issued on October 26 & you just published the info today November 12 with 93% of the 25,000 coins sold already! Not very timely for those who rely on your RCM “affiliate” connections to provide CoinNews readers with breaking news insight. Also, the price of the coin in Canadian dollars (CAD) should be converted to an estimated USA dollar (USD) amount like you always do in your Perth Mint Australia coin articles. This would be much appreciated by your U.S. readers i would guess. The photo tagline above has the coin date as 2014 instead of 2015. A photo of the coin obverse design would help since effigies of Queen Elizabeth II differ based on country of origin & was just changed in April for the fifth time by the Royal Mint since 1952. The RCM offered me a free 2015 Canada Unc. coin set with my order today! Plus free FedEx ground shipping & no tax. Such a deal ! Glad i read your article Mr. Unser. Keep up the good work! Thank you.
– NumisDudeTX

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