OTTAWA, June 25, 2019 /CNW/ - As the nation gears up for July 1st, the Royal Canadian Mint continues to find new ways to celebrate Canada with original and innovative coins. These creations include the 2019 $30 Fine Silver Coin – The Fabric of Canada. Artist Rebecca Yanovskaya has designed a first-ever undulating, coloured Canadian flag, realistically fluttering above national landmarks, such as Parliament Hill's Peace Tower and an East Coast lighthouse. Sharing her unique vision of our nation, artist Alisha Giroux has created a collage of story book-like illustrations of Canadian fauna, evoking the boundaries of our provinces and territories, on the 2019 $50 Fine Silver Coin – The Canadian Landscape, which is uniquely shaped like the map of Canada. Both of these coins and many other outstanding collectibles are available as of today.
The patriotic offering continues with the 2019 $15 Fine Silver Coin – Golden Maple Leaf, a Trevor-Tennant tribute to our iconic maple leaf, which is selectively gold-plated and sculpted in a 3D relief, surrounded by a bough of maple leaves evoking the reverse designs of Canada's first circulation coins. The 2019 $200 Pure Gold Coin – Celebrating Canada's Diversity: Light and Prosperity is a stunning creation designed by artist Frances Ferdinand, featuring a genuine Madagascar ruby around which a mandala-inspired array of cross-cultural symbols is meticulously engraved.
A lesser-known story of Canadian know-how and ingenuity lies behind one of the biggest achievements in human history, celebrated on a pair of convex gold and silver coins commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing. Designed by artist Tony Bianco, features the lunar module which transported the first astronauts to the surface of the moon in July 1969. The module's landing gear, manufactured by Quebec company Héroux-Devtek, was a giant step for Canada's budding aerospace industry. Surrounding the circumference of the coin are the words of former Canadian Prime Minister Pierre Elliott Trudeau who, along with other world leaders of his era, issued a goodwill message to the Apollo 11 mission.
Other collectibles available this month include:
- The 2019 $20 Fine Silver Coin - Viola Desmond, sold in a set featuring the Bank of Canada's $10 commemorative banknote;
- The 2019 $25 Fine Silver Coin – Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II's Personal Canadian Flag, a rectangular coin featuring the flag in bold colour, framed by heraldic symbols, in a Cathy Bursey-Sabourin design;
- The 2019 $20 Fine Silver Coin - Peter McKinnon Photo Series: Mount Rundle, celebrating an iconic landmark of the Canadian Rockies in 2 oz. of pure silver;
- The 2019 $1 Fine Silver Piedfort – Heritage of the Royal Canadian Mint: The Matthew;
- The selectively gold-plated 2019 5-Ounce Fine Silver Big Coin Series: 2-Dollar Coin;
- The 2019 $125 Fine Silver Coin – Primal Predators: The Grizzly, a half-kilo masterpiece designed by artist Pierre Leduc;
- The 2019 $30 Fine Silver Coin – Majestic Birds in Motion: Canada Geese, also designed by Pierre Leduc
- The 2019 5-Coin Set – Canada's Wildlife Treasures, featuring nickel-plated steel coins, designed by Joel Kimmel packaged in a colourful educational booklet designed with the young collector in mind;
- The 2019 $3 Fine Silver Coin – Celebrating Canadian Fun and Festivities – Rodeo, designed by Steve Hepburn; and
- The 2019 $5 Fine Silver Coin – Zodiac Series: Leo, designed by Jori Van Der Linde.
All of these products can be ordered directly from the Mint at 1-800-267-1871 in Canada, 1-800-268-6468 in the US, or on the Mint's web site. The coins are also available at Royal Canadian Mint' boutiques in Ottawa and Winnipeg, as well as through our global network of dealers and distributors, including participating Canada Post outlets.
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SOURCE Royal Canadian Mint
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