Canadian 2016 Coin Celebrates Toronto Blue Jays’ 40th Season

by CoinNews.net on April 25, 2016 · 1 comment

With its newest silver coin, the Royal Canadian Mint is joining millions of fans in celebrating the 40th season of the Toronto Blue Jays. The 99.99% pure silver collectible was unveiled Friday before fans gathered at Rogers Centre for a home game.

Coin unveiling at Rogers Centre

From left: Royal Canadian Mint CEO Sandra Hanington, Minister of Finance Bill Morneau and Robert Witchel, Executive Director of Jays Care Foundation unveil a new silver collector coin at Rogers Centre to celebrate the 40th season of the Toronto Blue Jays.

Designed by Canadian artist Joel Kimmel, the proof coin features a red and white wave inspired by the team’s colors. It flows behind the silhouette of a player with the tell-tale stance of a homerun hitter. A large engraved "40" commemorates four decades of play since Toronto was granted its MLB franchise in 1976. The figure of the player is also flanked by the team’s official logo.

"The Mint is proud to celebrate Canadian sports history through beautifully crafted coins which capture the spirit of cheering on our favorite teams and athletes," Sandra Hanington, President and CEO of the Royal Canadian Mint, said in a statement. "This new coin, proudly produced by our employees, is for all Canadians who love baseball and love the Blue Jays."

To recognize and support the Toronto Blue Jays in their charitable efforts to produce lasting social change for children and youth, the Royal Canadian Mint also donated $25,000 to Jays Care Foundation.

RCM donation to foundation at Rogers Centre

In recognition of the charitable efforts of the Toronto Blue Jays in producing social change for children and youth, the Royal Canadian Mint proudly donated $25,000 to Jays Care Foundation.‎ From left: Royal Canadian Mint CEO Sandra Hanington, Minister of Finance Bill Morneau and Robert Witchel, Executive Director of Jays Care Foundation.

In addition to the coin’s reverse design, there are inscriptions of CANADA, 20 DOLLARS, 2016, and the artist’s initials, JK.

2016 Toronto Blue Jays 40th Season 1 oz Silver Proof Coin

2016 Toronto Blue Jays 40th Season 1 oz Silver Proof Coin – obverse and reverse

The coin’s obverse or heads side offers a portrait of the Queen, by Susanna Blunt, with surrounding inscriptions ELIZABETH II and D G REGINA.

Specifications for the collector coin include:

  • Mintage: 40,000
  • Composition: 99.99% pure silver
  • Finish: proof
  • Weight (g): 31.39
  • Diameter (mm): 27
  • Edge: serrated
  • Certificate: serialized
  • Face value: 20 dollars
  • Reverse Artist: Joel Kimmel
  • Obverse Artist: Susanna Blunt

Ordering

Order the collector coin from the Royal Canadian Mint’s website at www.mint.ca. An affiliate link to the coin’s product page is right hereicon. Pricing is CAD $99.95, which is about US $79.

The coin arrives encapsulated and presented within a clamshell-style case with a full color beauty box.

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Seth Riesling April 25, 2016 at 3:04 pm

The RCM is offering a 6-coin Star Wars (TM) series of colorized coins they announced a few days ago with 3 designs shown & the last 3 designs to be unveiled at a later date. The first coin features “Rey.” The RCM should send her a check for $25,000 also to help her find her mother! Lol

-NumisDudeTX

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