The Royal Canadian Mint has introduced a new coin series that’s dedicated to the country’s most beautiful destinations. Pictures taken by famous photographer and video blogger Peter McKinnon will be featured in full colour on coins from this amazing series. The first coin in the series features a mesmerising colour photo of Alberta’s Moraine Lake along with McKinnon’s signature. The edge of this 2 oz. fine silver coin recreates the aperture blades of the camera’s lens. The “f-stop” aperture setting is engraved on one of the blades.
Several other interesting coins are going to be offered by the Mint this month. One of the highlights is a $250 99.99% Pure Gold Coin that features Queen Elizabeth II’s, Sapphire Tiara. The coin is studded with 28 diamonds and 4 sapphires. A $300 Pure Platinum Coin honours the Maple Leaf and is designed by Celia Godkin in translucent red enamel. A 5 oz. 99.99% pure gold coin celebrates the 40th anniversary of the Gold Maple Leaf bullion. The coin features a sugar maple leaf design in reverse proof. The finishing on the leaf is exquisite, which is depicted on a satin field.
A $3 Fine Silver Coin features a rose-gold plated design created by artist Claudio D’Angelo featuring Queen Elizabeth II. A Special Edition Silver Dollar Proof set contains a coloured version of the Proof Silver Dollar commemorating the 75th anniversary of D-Day. A $30 Fine Silver Coin from the series “Majestic Birds in Motion” features Canada Geese. Designed by Pierre Leduc, the coin contains a multi-frame hologram to recreate the wingbeats of the bird. A $50 Fine Silver Coin from the series “My Inner Nature” features the Arctic Fox. Gold plating is applied around the central design created by Jayson Fuerstenberg from Vancouver. A $3 Fine Silver Coin from the series “Celebrating Canadian Fun and Festivities” is designed by Steve Hepburn and features Cherry Blossoms. A $5 Fine Silver Coin from the Zodiac Series features Taurus and is designed by Jori Van Der Linde.
Image Courtesy: The Royal Canadian Mint