The Royal Canadian Mint is now selling its annually issued set with this year’s six denominations of coins produced in uncirculated finish.
Limited to 60,000 and priced at $24.95, the 2016 Uncirculated Set includes the toonie, loonie, 50-cent, 25-cent, 10-cent and 5-cent coins.
These coins feature reverse designs of a polar bear, a common loon, Canada’s Coat of Arms, a caribou, a Bluenose schooner, and a beaver. The following table shows the specifications of each coin.
Specifications of Coins
|Denomination||Composition||Weight (g)||Diameter (mm)||Edge||Reverse Designer|
|2 Dollar ("Toonie")||Three-ply nickel finish plated steel (outer ring); three-ply brass finish plated aluminum bronze (inner core)||6.99||28||Interrupted Serrations||Brent Townsend|
|1 Dollar ("Loonie")||Three-ply brass plated steel||6.27||26.5||Plain||Robert-Ralph Carmichael|
|50-Cent||Three-ply nickel finish plated steel||6.9||27.13||Reeded||Thomas Shingles|
|25-Cent||Three-ply nickel finish plated steel||4.4||23.88||Reeded||Emmanuel Hahn|
|10-Cent||Three-ply nickel finish plated steel||1.75||18.03||Reeded||Emmanuel Hahn|
|5-Cent||Three-ply nickel finish plated steel||3.95||21.2||Plain||G.E. Kruger Gray|
As traditional, coin obverses offer Susanna Blunt’s effigy of Queen Elizabeth II.
Ordering and Packaging
The 2016 Uncirculated Set may be ordered directly from the Royal Canadian Mint’s website of www.mint.ca or by visiting this affiliate link.
Coins are sealed inside a transparent film and presented in a folded card that includes specifications of the six denominations and a certificate.