Last Updated on November 9, 2020 Posted by Colonial Acres Coins
With the holidays right around the corner, you’re probably looking for gifts. Shopping is going to be more restricted because of social distancing, so you’re probably going to be doing more online shopping for gifts for your friends and family members. If you’re not sure what to get someone who has everything already, consider the Christmas coins set from the Royal Canadian Mint. It’s a perfect gift for anyone of any age, your mom, your favourite uncle or a beloved grandchild.
What the Christmas Coin Set Includes
This gift set of Christmas coins is a special edition for 2020. You get six coins:
- $2 coin – newly minted and uncirculated
- 1 Loonie from 2020
- $1 specially struck snowman coin, only available in this set
- 25¢ coin
- 10¢ coin
- 5¢ coin
The coins are proudly displayed on a special holiday card. You can send it straight to your loved one, eliminating the need to go to the post office. It’s also easy to give your gift in person or personalize the envelope for gifting. Coins are set in a blister package to protect them from fingerprints.
Coins Are the Perfect Christmas Gift
Coins are a great gift for many reasons. First, there’s the commemorative value. Coins are dated, giving the recipient a way to mark the time. Coins last a lifetime without losing value. Some even increase in value over time. If you don’t know what to give, a coin is a perfect gift. Special coins, like this Christmas gift set, are personal, unlike regular money. Start giving gifts of coins to your grandchildren, and you won’t have any headaches with future gifts. Your recipient won’t forget what you give. It can be a dialogue-opener, giving you something to communicate about through the years.
Coin Collecting Lasts a Lifetime
Numismatics, which is the study of currency, has lost popularity over the years. It was once known as the hobby of kings. Today, with currency usage on the decline, it’s possible that coins may become history. Coin collectors are the ones who maintain that history.
Here are just a few benefits of coin collecting:
- Numismatics gives you an appreciation for artists, such as Brent Townsend, the nature artists who designed the polar bear walking on ice for the Canadian $2 coin. His work isn’t just a portrait of the animal, but of the connection between wildlife and its habitat.
- It’s a hobby that appeals to everyone. Coins connect to religion, economies, military history and government. It’s a hobby that is constantly evolving and changing, but in some respect, it stays the same. You can start collecting when you’re 10 or 65.
- Coin collecting gives you a sense of accomplishment. When you complete a set that you’ve been collecting, such as the popular U.S. quarters from every state, it is rewarding.
- Coin collecting is open to people of all income levels. You don’t have to start looking for rare Spanish coins from the past. You can get started collecting 1-cent coins from every year of your life.
- You can be a casual enthusiast or devout collector. While many coins do gain value, if you do decide you don’t want to collect coins any longer, you probably haven’t lost any money.
- You’ll learn history and art while collecting coins. The Royal Canadian Mint releases multiple special collections every year. Young children may not remember the great pandemic of 2020, but in 10 years, they can look back at coin sets and have a commemoration of each year of their life.
Start shopping today for the Christmas coins set at Colonial Acres or browse through all the Royal Canadian Mint items from the past years.