Canadian 2016 Firefighter Coin Starts National Heroes Series


Colorful depictions of men and women who face danger in the line of duty appear on a new series of 99.99% pure silver coins from the Royal Canadian Mint.

Canadian 2016 $15 National Heroes Firefighters Silver Coin
Canadian 2016 $15 National Heroes Firefighter Silver Coin

Named the National Heroes Series, the first coin from the collection commemorates firefighters. It is available individually or as a part of a 4-coin subscription.

The complete four-coin collection features the following issues:

  • Coin 1: Firefighters (this release)
  • Coin 2: Paramedics (ships in June 2016)
  • Coin 3: Police (ships in August 2016)
  • Coin 4: Military (ships in September 2016)

Each bears a colorful reverse (tails side) featuring an everyday hero. For example, the first 2016 $15 Firefighter Silver Coin uses selective color over engraving to create a portrait of a firefighter. The engraved background shows flames and smoke pour out of a residential home as a firefighter emerges in the foreground. He is seen holding bolt cutters in his right hand with his left hand cradling a dog rescued from inside the home.


Canadian artist Ken Ryan designed the image. Reverse inscriptions include CANADA, 2016, the coin’s legal tender face values of 15 DOLLARS and the artist’s initials, KR.

Susanna Blunt’s effigy of the Queen is on each obverse (heads side) with inscriptions of ELIZABETH II and D G REGINA.

Specifications, as provided by the Royal Canadian Mint, include:

  • Mintage: 10,000
  • Composition: 99.99% pure silver
  • Finish: proof
  • Weight (g): 23.17
  • Diameter (mm): 36.07
  • Edge: serrated
  • Certificate: serialized
  • Face value: 15 dollars
  • Reverse Artist: Ken Ryan
  • Obverse Artist: Susanna Blunt


Pricing for each coin is CAD $69.95, or about US $56. Those selecting the subscription will receive each coin automatically and will be charged when a coin ships. They will also receive a free wooden case to hold all four coins.

The individual 2016 $15 Firefighter Silver Coin and 4-coin subscription are available directly from the Royal Canadian Mint at Here are affiliate links to the Mint’s first silver coinicon and the 4-coin subscriptionicon.

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Seth Riesling

The RCM is offering its Mint Master’s Club members an exclusive beautiful Polar bear & cub silver coin with blue enamel water with a very extremely low mintage of only 4,000 coins at only $109.95 (CAD). Glad I became a Platinum member earlier this year. Great benefits for members!
Check it out.

Happy collecting everyone!


Seth Riesling

The RCM polar bear coin limited to 4,000 coins I described in the above comment was 98 percent sold out this morning!