OTTAWA, Feb. 15, 2017 /CNW/ - 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. Featuring landmarks, wildlife and even artifacts that define our culture, this 99.99% pure silver coin is affordably priced at $19.95 and is on sale as of today.
"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."
"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 that retails for only $19.95 CAD. Those include our beloved 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 2017 $3 Fine Silver Coin – Heart of Our Nation can be ordered directly from the Mint at 1-800-267-1871 in Canada, 1-800-268-6468 in the US, or online at www.mint.ca. It is also available at the Royal Canadian Mint's boutiques in Ottawa, Winnipeg and Vancouver, as well as through our global network of dealers and distributors, including participating Canada Post outlets.
Images of this coin are available here.
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
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