The Royal Canadian Mint this month introduced gold and silver collector coins that are curved and shaped like a football.
Touted as yet another Mint first, the two coins share the same designs and likeness, including their shape and leather-like appearance. Combined with unique engraving techniques, the coins mirror the features of a modern Canadian football.
Both are minted to collector proof quality in an ounce of 99.99% pure silver or gold, with faces values of $25 for the silver coin and $200 for the gold coin.
Susanna Blunt’s effigy of Queen Elizabeth II appears on obverses (heads side) along with inscriptions of CANADA, ELIZABETH II and D G REGINA.
Specifications for the coins as provided by the Royal Canadian Mint are as follows:
|Gold Coin||Silver Coin|
|Composition||99.99% pure gold||99.99% pure silver|
|Diameter (mm)||44 x 26.4||48 x 30.33|
|Face value||200 dollars||25 dollars|
|Reverse Artist||RCM engravers||RCM engravers|
|Obverse Artist||Susanna Blunt||Susanna Blunt|
Order the gold and silver football-shaped coins directly from the Royal Canadian Mint at mint.ca. An affiliate link to the Mint’s new releases is right here.
Pricing is CAD $161.95, or about US $120, for the silver coin and CAD $2,899.95, or about US $2,151, for the gold coin. Each ship encapsulated within a Royal Canadian Mint-branded maroon clamshell and black beauty box.