Hold the moment: Canada 150 coins now in circulation

Look for all five coin denominations in your change today!

OTTAWA, June 1, 2017 /CNW/ - With one month to go before Canada celebrates its 150th anniversary, the Royal Canadian Mint is encouraging Canadians to look in their change for the specially designed 2017-dated coins and keep them as a reminder of this milestone anniversary.

"Like the rest of Canada, the Mint is looking forward to July 1st to celebrate everything that makes our country great," said Sandra Hanington, President and CEO of the Royal Canadian Mint.  "Over time, the Canada 150 circulation coins will become lasting keepsakes of this incredible year, so find them and hold on to them for future generations to enjoy."

The coins, which were unveiled last November, were selected from thousands of designs that were submitted by Canadians who took part in a national contest: 

  • 5-cent: Living Traditions by Gerald Gloade of Millbrook First Nation, Nova Scotia
  • 10-cent: Wings of Peace by Amy Choi of Calgary, Alberta
  • 25-cent: Hope for a Green Future by Joelle Wong of Richmond Hill, Ontario
  • One-dollar: Connecting a Nation by Wesley Klassen of St. Catharines, Ontario
  • Two-dollar: Dance of the Spirits by Timothy Hsia of Richmond, British Columbia

A limited number of the 25-cent and two-dollar coins feature colour. The two-dollar coin is also the world's first coloured bimetallic coin and the first circulation coin to feature glow-in-the-dark technology.

Join Canadians from coast to coast to coast in the search for all of these circulation coins by sharing your find with the Mint on Facebook (@RoyalCanadianMint), Twitter and Instagram (@CanadianMint) using the hash tag #HoldTheMoment.

The Mint has also launched an extensive collector coin program in celebration of Canada 150.  Visit www.mint.ca/canada150  for more information and to purchase.

Images of the Canada 150 circulation coins are available at https://www.dropbox.com/sh/fh5l1isv07py5ne/AAA6CelcYOIgw1ar4mI0UrXea?dl=0

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.


SOURCE Royal Canadian Mint

For further information: Alex Reeves, Senior Advisor, External Communications, Royal Canadian Mint, Telephone: 613-949-5777, reeves@mint.ca


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