Canadian 2017 Coins Shaped Like Football

by on November 11, 2016 · 7 comments

The Royal Canadian Mint this month introduced gold and silver collector coins that are curved and shaped like a football.

Canadian 2017 $200 Gold Football Coin - reverse, obverse, and side views

Canadian 2017 $200 Gold Football Coin – reverse, obverse, and side views

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.

Canadian 2017 $25 Silver Football Coin - reverse, obverse, and side views

Canadian 2017 $25 Silver Football Coin – reverse, obverse, and side views

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
Mintage 550 8,500
Composition 99.99% pure gold 99.99% pure silver
Finish proof proof
Weight (g) 31.32 31.66
Diameter (mm) 44 x 26.4 48 x 30.33
Edge plain plain
Certificate serialized serialized
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 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.

{ 7 comments… read them below or add one }

Jess November 11, 2016 at 9:56 pm

I actually thinking about getting one of these, until I notice what was on the other side. Wow, to bad they didn’t use a famous players face.

Seth Riesling November 11, 2016 at 10:02 pm

The Queen is the Canadian football team owner!


Joe November 12, 2016 at 11:46 am

Doug Flutie should be on it. The greatest.

joera November 12, 2016 at 7:32 pm

I would buy this if it was from the US Mint. But then the US Mint could screw it up some how in one way or another. I didn’t know football was that important up north?

Seth Riesling November 13, 2016 at 2:32 pm

An expensive silver metal football with a high mintage. Pass!


Hewhodontknow November 13, 2016 at 7:41 pm

Compared to the insanely high mintages of the us mint on majority of the coins and products it seems to be a very very low mintage for these. Just saying.

Davey January 17, 2017 at 9:21 pm

Only 550 gold coins ever made? Wow. Given the popularity of football this will be in big demand. Will sell out and be a rare coin in future. This GOLD coin is a big big deal.

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