OTTAWA, Sept. 27, 2016 /CNW/ - The Royal Canadian Mint has produced a new silver collector coin to celebrate the visit to Canada by Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and the first with their children, Prince George and Princess Charlotte. The Royal Tour is taking place in British Columbia and the Yukon Territory until October 1, 2016.
"The Government of Canada is thrilled that The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are on their second visit to Canada and we are especially delighted that Prince George and Princess Charlotte could join them," said the Honourable Bill Morneau, Minister of Finance. "The pride of Canadians in this historic moment will be permanently reflected in the silver coin that the Royal Canadian Mint has finely crafted to mark this occasion."
"The Mint is proud of the many coins we have produced in honour of Canada's Royal Family and our newest collector coin celebrates The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge with their children, Prince George and Princess Charlotte for the very first time," said Sandra Hanington, President and CEO of the Royal Canadian Mint. "We look forward to commemorating other special Royal Family milestones on our coins in the years to come."
The reverse design of this 99.99% pure silver coin features a full colour reproduction of photographer Chris Jelf's portrait of Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Prince George and Princess Charlotte. The touching image is framed by an outer rim that includes four engraved maple leaves to represent each member of this Royal Family. The obverse features the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Susanna Blunt.
Limited to a mintage of 10,000, this coin retails for $109.95. It can be ordered by contacting the Mint at 1-800-267-1871 in Canada, 1-800-268-6468 in the US, or online at www.mint.ca.
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 this new coin are available at https://www.dropbox.com/sh/c1au1aa4h1brmm0/AACvstngRvm2sEkJTUpBj_dba?dl=0
SOURCE Royal Canadian Mint
For further information: Christine Aquino, Director, Communications, Royal Canadian Mint, Telephone: (613) 993-9999, [email protected]