March 16, 2017 – As Canadians far and wide reflect on what their country means to them in the year of its 150th anniversary, the Royal Canadian Mint is offering a new silver collector coin, overflowing with favourite symbols of home. The 99.99% pure silver coin features landmarks, wildlife and even artifacts that define Canada’s culture.
Canada / 3 Dollars / .9999 silver / 7.9 g / 27 mm / Design: Laurie McGaw (reverse) and Susanna Blunt (obverse) / Mintage: while supplies last.
“The Government of Canada is delighted that the Royal Canadian Mint is adding to the celebration of Flag Day 2017 with the launch of a new Canada 150-themed silver coin that honours the Canadian flag and many other icons that connect us all to Canada,” said the Honourable Melanie Joly, Minister of Canadian Heritage. “As Canada 150 brings Canadians together in a year-long celebration, the Mint’s Heart of our Nation collector coin is an uplifting and precious way to be reminded of the many ways we love our country.”
From left: Royal Canadian Mint CEO Sandra Hanington, Minister of Democratic Institutions Karina Gould and Minister of Canadian Heritage Mélanie Joly unveil a new silver collector coin celebrating Canada 150.
“The Mint has a proud tradition of celebrating Canadian heritage through coins and we are excited to add to the celebration of Canada 150 through an extensive coin program that meets the needs of all collectors,” said Sandra Hanington, President and CEO of the Royal Canadian Mint. “The new Heart of our Nation collector coin is an opportunity to give Canadians of all ages a way to hold onto their special memories of Canada 150, as well as experience the joy of coin collecting.”
Accomplished artist and coin designer Laurie McGaw from Guelph, Ontario has created a fun and inspiring collage of unmistakably Canadian symbols on a 99.99% pure silver coin. Those include the Canadian flag, a birch-bark canoe, old fashioned lobster traps, an Inukshuk, wheat, the majestic Rockies, hockey sticks and many other icons that are Canadian to the core.
The Canadian Government has launched a website on the jubilee.
That Canada is much older is postulated by this article published in the Toronto Star.
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