Coin collecting can be a fun and engaging hobby to enjoy by yourself. However, like many activities, it is even more enjoyable when it is shared. The Royal Canadian Mint’s gift sets are the perfect examples of this. They feature special, collectable coins but are intended primarily to be given as gifts. Following a now decades-long tradition, the RCM released a birthday gift set in 2022.
The Royal Canadian Mint’s Birthday Coins
The birthday gift sets are a fun way to mark a special day. Every year, the Mint produces a special coin, typically a Loonie, with a unique, commemorative birthday design on it. This is included in the year’s set along with all the coins from the year’s regular mintage. Typically, these are uncirculated, but some are Canadian proof like coin sets.
The annual releases of these sets help to make them even better. They are ready-made gifts that can be given to a friend, loved one, a newborn child or almost any recipient. Plus, they can be turned into a personal tradition easily.
Marking Special Birthdays
You may want to find a special gift for someone who is just starting to get interested in coin collecting. Alternatively, you may want to give a child an annual gift as he or she grows up. Since the Mint plans to keep releasing these, that is a fairly easy thing to do.
Another great option is to buy the gift set during a year that is particularly important. Milestone birthdays, for example, can be marked with one of the gift sets. Whenever you have a special birthday or just a birthday of someone you really care about, a coin gift set can provide a lasting commemorative item for the occasion.
The 2022 Birthday Coin Gift Set
Like previous years, the 2022 birthday coin gift set is a beautiful package with a unique coin. The whole set comes in a full-colour display card. This year’s design has cupcakes with candles on the outside and a colourful marquee banner. The special Loonie shows through the front cover, forming the zero in 2022. Inside the folder is a fun, confetti design. Overall, this display card’s bright design captures the joy and fun of birthdays.
The main attraction of the gift set is the special one-dollar coin. On the obverse is a fun, cartoony design that features a collection of animals gathering for a birthday party. There is a fox, moose, rabbit and bear gathered to blow out candles on a cake. It is the type of design that can be just as fun for adults as it is for children. As with other Canadian coins, the reverse design features Queen Elizabeth II’s effigy created by Susanna Blunt.
In addition to the special Loonie, there are two-dollar, 25-cent, 10-cent and five-cent coins. These are each of the other denominations for 2022.
Whether this is your first time giving a birthday gift set or a continuation of a tradition, you won’t be disappointed with this set. More than anything, the dollar designed by Steve Hepburn and the rest of the set captures the joy and innocence of birthdays. For kids, the set perfectly reflects the birthday experience. For adults, it is a nostalgic reminder of how amazing childhood birthdays could be.
Find the Perfect Gift at Colonial Acres Coins
Check out the 2022 birthday gift set at Colonial Acres Coins. This is a wonderful tradition at the Royal Canadian Mint and we are happy to see them continuing it in 2022. Whether you need a coin gift set, a historical coin, bullion, jewellery or anything else, Colonial Acres Coins has the item for you. This is the perfect place to find gifts for all your loved ones!