Special two-dollar circulation coin is the second of five new 2011
commemorative coins to honour our legendary nature
OTTAWA, Nov. 1, 2011 /CNW/ - The Royal Canadian Mint is pleased to
inform Canadians they can soon start collecting a new 2011 two-dollar
circulation coin honouring Canada's boreal forest. This coin which has
now entered circulation was preceded by a one-dollar circulation coin
dedicated to the centennial of Parks Canada in October 2011 and will be
followed in early 2012 by a trio of 25-cent coins featuring the Orca,
Wood Bison and Peregrine Falcon. All five of these special circulation
coins are inspired by the theme of "our legendary nature" a fixture of
Canadian pride and identity.
"The Royal Canadian Mint is proud to help Canadians celebrate their
country's legendary natural heritage with five new commemorative
circulation coins honouring our great outdoors and a century of nature
conservation by Parks Canada," said Ian E. Bennett, President and CEO
of the Royal Canadian Mint. "As one of the world's largest ecosystems,
the boreal forest is an integral part of Canada and of the Canadian
experience, which deserves to be immortalized on a special two-dollar
circulation coin Canadians can collect from coast to coast to coast."
Between November 4-6, 2011, the Mint will invite the public to trade
their loose change for the two-dollar Boreal Forest circulation coin at
its boutiques in Ottawa, Winnipeg and Vancouver. At the same time, the
Mint will join Parks Canada as a co-exhibitor at the annual Banff
Mountain Film and Book festival in Banff, Alberta, where visitors to
the Banff Centre will also be able to acquire this new coin at face
value. While supplies last, Canadians may also visit www.mint.ca/legendary to exchange ten dollars for special "circulation packs" of five new
Boreal Forest circulation coins.
As Canadians find these coins in their change, they will soon be able to
assemble a full collection of 2011 commemorative circulation coins in a
special collector card to be available, free of charge, on the Mint's
web site later this month.
"Our Legendary Nature" Collector Coins Now Available!
The public can now order a special uncirculated coin set as well as a
variety of gold and silver collector coins complementing our compelling series of 2011
commemorative circulation coins. This selection of finely crafted,
limited-edition collector coins includes:
In addition to 2011 silver dollar collector products honouring the centennial of Parks Canada, these new collector coins can
be directly ordered from the Mint at 1-800-267-1871 in Canada or
1-800-268-6468 in the US; on the Internet at www.mint.ca; at the Mint's boutiques in Ottawa, Winnipeg and Vancouver; or through
our network of distributors, including participating Canada Post
About the Royal Canadian Mint
The Royal Canadian Mint is the Crown Corporation responsible for the
minting and distribution of Canada's circulation coins. An ISO
9001-2008 certified company, the Mint is recognized as one of the
largest and most versatile mints in the world, offering a wide range of
specialized, high quality coinage products and related services on an
international scale. For more information on the Mint, its products and
services, visit www.mint.ca.
Images of the Mint's "Our Legendary Nature" circulation and collector
coins are available by visiting ftp://communications:RCM2007@ftp.mint.ca and www.mint.ca/legendary.
SOURCE Royal Canadian Mint
For further information:
Senior Manager, Communications
Telephone: (613) 949-5777
Mobile: (613) 884-6370