Last updated on June 13th, 2018 at 10:49 am
Last Updated on June 13, 2018 Posted by Colonial Acres Coins
2017 marks the year that Canada turns 150 and to celebrate, the Royal Canadian Mint has created several coins, collections and proof sets in commemoration. Coin collectors will find that their coin collection value goes up by adding such pieces to their ever-growing collection of Canadian coins. Read on to see the most popular pieces minted in honour of this significant milestone.
2017 Proudly Canadian
This piece is truly original as it actually glows in the dark! The 2017 Proudly Canadian coin is a $5 piece that celebrates the birthday of Canada in a fun way. The coin features the red and white flag of Canada on the reverse side with fireworks in the background. Once exposed to light, the flag and fireworks glow in the dark. Commemorative dates 1867 to 2017 have been added to mark the 150th birthday of Canada. This affordable option is a great way to add a coin to your collection or to purchase as a unique gift for a family member or friend.
2017 Pure Proof Silver Dollar
The commemorative silver dollar for 2017 is a modern take on the traditional coin with the usage of symbolic images of the nation. This coin is so popular among collectors that more than 80% of the coins minted have been sold. The coin was minted with a classic allegory and represents Canada as it is today, rich with symbolism in every element of the reverse image. As with all collector coins, the Royal Canadian Mint has included a serialized certificate which you will receive upon purchasing. This coin was designed by Rebecca Yanovskaya, an artist of Canada. Each element included in the design represents something different, from geography to historic and social elements.
2017 Canada 150 8 Coin Collection
With this collection set, you will receive five coins created to commemorate the 150th anniversary of Canada. A two dollar coin, one dollar, 25 cent piece, 10 cent piece and 5 cent piece are all included in this collection. Each coin in this set has a design that was created during the My Canada, My Inspiration contest. Included in the mix are a coloured 25 cent coin, a glow in the dark $2 coin and a special 50 cent coin. This is a one of a kind souvenir that makes a perfect gift for coin collectors. The public designed the images on each coin which makes the collection even more unique, plus the fact that the coins represent the 150th anniversary of the nation. Each coin in every set was carefully hand-selected so that each set is of the highest quality.
Each of these options are perfect for gifts when it comes to the coin collector in your life. This is just a small sampling of what the Royal Canadian Mint has created for the 150th celebration of Canada. Find more options for collecting coins in honour of the nation’s significant birthday by visiting the site of Colonial Acres. At Colonial Acres, we offer you an extensive range of Canadian coinage including the new creations for 2017.