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.
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."