Royal Canadian Mint commemorates 60th wedding anniversary of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II with strikingly painted 25-cent collector coin



    OTTAWA, Nov. 20 /CNW Telbec/ - To celebrate the 60th wedding anniversary
of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and His Royal Highness Prince Philip, Duke
of Edinburgh, the RCM has created an oversize nickel-plated steel coin adorned
by a fully painted reproduction of the British Royal Family's Glass State
Coach, which transported a young Princess Elizabeth to her wedding at
Westminster Abbey. The design of this coin is the work of Robert Ralph
Carmichael, the famed artist behind Canada's celebrated "Loonie". Limited to a
mintage of 35,000, this outstanding coin bears a 25-cent denomination and
retails for $21.95 CDN.
    "The historic reign of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II has reached a new
milestone and the Royal Canadian Mint is proud to have issued a commemorative
coin which celebrates the 60th wedding anniversary of Canada's ruling monarch
and His Royal Highness Prince Philip," said Ian E. Bennett, President and CEO
of the Royal Canadian Mint. "The Mint's exceptional painted coins have
captured the imagination of Canadians from coast to coast and we are pleased
to issue our latest painted coin on such a memorable occasion."
    The coin is being sold via the RCM's toll-free direct marketing service
(1-800-267-1871 in Canada or 1-800-268-6468 in the US), via the Internet at
www.mint.ca, or by visiting the Mint's boutiques in Ottawa and Winnipeg. This
product is also available from the RCM's global network of dealers and
distributors.

    The RCM, an ISO 9001-2000 certified company, is the Crown Corporation
responsible for the minting and distribution of Canada's circulation coins.
The RCM 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 RCM,
its products and services, visit www.mint.ca.

    Images of this new RCM collector coin are available by visiting
ftp://communications:RCM2007@ftp.mint.ca.




For further information:

For further information: Alexandre Reeves, Manager, Communications,
(613) 949-5777, (613) 949-9066, Fax: (613) 991-2628, Mobile: (613) 884-6370,
reeves@mint.ca


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