12-Coin Set Celebrates Canada’s 150th


Canada’s 150th birthday is celebrated with a new collection of 12 coins from the Royal Canadian Mint. Enhancing its appeal, it includes the first circulation glow-in-the-dark coin.

2017 Canada 150 Circulation 12-Coin Collection
2017 Canada 150 Circulation 12-Coin Collection

Combining classic circulation coins and commemoratives designed just for Canada’s 150th, the 12-coin set includes:

  • three $2 coins,
  • two $1 coins,
  • three 25-cent pieces,
  • two 10-cent coins, and
  • two 5-cent coins.

Seven of the coins feature the winning designs from the My Canada, My Inspiration contest. They include:

  • a regular and glow-in-the-dark $2 Dance of the Spirits,
  • a $1 Connecting a Nation,
  • a regular and color 25c Hope of a Green Future,
  • a 10c Wings of Peace and
  • a 5c Living Traditions.

The glow-in-the-dark coin is not sold separately, and never before has the Mint released a circulation version.

The other five coins of the set offer the classic designs of the polar bear, common loon, caribou, Bluenose, and beaver.

All 12 coins are presented in a maple leaf-shaped card that can stand on its own and permits easy viewing of both coin sides.


Listed for CAD $34.95, which is about US $26.50, order the 12-coin collection from the Royal Canadian Mint (mint.ca). An affiliate link to the set’s product page is right here.

The Mint does not offer a mintage for the set, saying only they will be available "While Supplies Last."

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S.P. Bedard

I was watching Steve Bromberg on The Coin Show,The Shopping Channel. I saw this set on it. I am deffinately buying this Canada 150 set.I saw the Canada 150 coloured set .I’m Proud to be Canadian and this country is beautiful.

R matte

I received my set which came without the coloured 25 cent coin. It has the green future twice ,the non coloured version.Is this worth anything.Regards Rick Matte.