Two new sets from the Royal Canadian Mint feature uncirculated collector coins that celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday.
The smaller set, called the 2017 My Canada, My Inspiration Collector Card, has the five winning designs from the My Canada, My Inspiration contest. Designed by Canadians and voted on by them, the included coins are:
- a 5c Living Traditions,
- a 10c Wings of Peace,
- a colorized version of the 25c Hope of a Green Future,
- a $1 Connecting a Nation, and
- a glow-in-the-dark $2 Dance of the Spirits.
Priced at CAD $19.95, or about US $14.80, the mintage for this set is stated as "While Supplies Last."
The larger set, named the 2017 My Canada, My Inspiration Uncirculated 8-Coin Set, has the five coins above as well as:
- a regular version of the 25c Hope of a Green Future,
- a special 50-cent coin, whose reverse features the official Canada 150 logo, and
- a regular version of the $2 Dance of the Spirits.
Priced at CAD $26.95, or about US $20, this product has an established mintage of 75,000 sets.
12-Coin Collection Shipping
In related news, the Royal Canadian Mint started shipping its 2017 Canada 150 Circulation 12-Coin Collection. This product went on sale last month for CAD $34 or about US 26.
It has all of the uncirculated coins described above, minus the unique 50-cent coin, plus 5c, 10c, 25c, $1, and $2 coins bearing the classic designs of the beaver, Bluenose, caribou, common loon, and polar bear.
Royal Canadian Mint collector products are available for order at mint.ca. An affiliate link to the Mint’s page of Canada 150 coins is right here.