The Royal Canadian Mint is now selling its annual classic set of 2018-dated coins produced in a collector uncirculated finish.
Dubbed the "2018 Classic Canadian Uncirculated 6-Coin Set" and limited to 75,000, the product includes the toonie, loonie, 50-cent, 25-cent, 10-cent and 5-cent coins.
These coins bear reverse designs of a polar bear, a common loon, Canada’s Coat of Arms, a caribou, a Bluenose schooner, and a beaver.
The following table shows the specifications of each coin.
Specifications of Coins
|Denomination||Composition||Weight (g)||Diameter (mm)||Edge||Reverse Designer|
|2 Dollar ("Toonie")||Three-ply nickel finish plated steel (outer ring); three-ply brass finish plated aluminum bronze (inner core)||6.99||28||Interrupted Serrations||Brent Townsend|
|1 Dollar ("Loonie")||Three-ply brass plated steel||6.27||26.5||Plain||Robert-Ralph Carmichael|
|50-Cent||Three-ply nickel finish plated steel||6.9||27.13||Reeded||Cathy Sabourin|
|5-Cent||3.95||21.2||Plain||G.E. Kruger Gray|
Obverses of each coin feature Susanna Blunt’s effigy of Queen Elizabeth II.
Price, Ordering and Packaging
Priced at $26.95, the 2018 Uncirculated Set is available directly from the Royal Canadian Mint’s website at mint.ca. An affiliate link to the Mint’s traditional coin sets is right here.
Coins of the set are sealed inside a transparent film and presented in a folded card that includes specifications of the six denominations and a certificate.
Wow, only 75,000 of this set above us minted for $26.95, And just about everybody went banana’s to pay for the 225th Ann, Enhanced Unc. ”clad” Set, that really did not mint as good as they should have, with a mintage of 225,000 for $29.95. 75,000 minted for $26.95 or 225,000 minted for $29.95. Hey! I*m American* threw & threw, but Canada is as solid* as they come, thank God. Wake UP *AMERICA* where a few steps behind in some ”categories”, what ever happened to good old *yankee ingenuity*.
Joe Brown –
Amen brother! I LOVE the USA, but I lived in Japan for 3 years & Germany for 3 years & they have us beat in many categories. The U.S. Mint uses mostly German coinage presses for example! (Plus machines from Switzerland & The Netherlands too !). Almost nothing at the U.S. Mint is ” U.S.A.” except the employees.. Ouch! LOL
Seth Riesling – that’s a great experience you lived in two very different cultures of the world*, but they did have one thing in common and they had to be defeated or gods*+* world would have been destroy’d, i know your father has dedicated his career to serving our *country, Thank You, i*m sure you were a help to your Dad being there for him, so he could serve the *USA*, those two country’s you lived in are ””booming”” right now, and they are doing it the right way this time. Both country’s are very ”high tec” in so many… Read more »
Can’t beat that good old German machining; it’s universally incomparable.