Celebrate Canada Day With These Coins to Collect
On July 1, Canada turns 155 years old. Canada Day is not just a day off from work to light sparklers and enjoy a picnic. Canada Day is a day to reflect on the past and remember where we’ve been and think about the future to know where we’re going. One great way to celebrate Canada is coin collecting. Keeping coins that recall what makes Canada great is a fun way to honour different holidays and events. Here are five coin sets that would make excellent gifts for everyone in your family for 2022 Canada Day.
O Canada Gift Set
This coin set features 5 uncirculated coins of different values from 5 cents to $2. The $1 coin is a specially struck coin only available in this set. It’s a playful, patriotic design of a beaver with a Canadian flag. Queen Elizabeth II is featured on the obverse. The other coins are regular minted coins from 2022. Set in a beautiful card to remember this very special anniversary, you can’t go wrong by collecting this set of coins.
National Anthem Coin
2020 was the 40th anniversary of the National Anthem. The Royal Mint created this very special $5 coin to commemorate the occasion. Lisa Thomson Khan designed this coin that is 99.99% silver. She is a talented artist who has designed quite a few coins for the Royal Canadian Mint. Queen Elizabeth II is on the obverse. The coin is a great conversation starter about what the National Anthem means to you and why it’s embedded in your heart.
Proudly Canadian Glow in the Dark- Fireworks
2017 was the sesquicentennial of the Canadian Confederation, a special anniversary that no one will forget. The Royal Canadian Mint didn’t get left out of the celebration. This $5 coin features the Canadian flag in full colour against a backdrop of fireworks that glow in the dark. To activate the coin, hold it in the light. Then, dim the lights and watch the coin come to life in the dark. This coin is part of a series that commemorates this event. It’s a great way to remember your own birthday or another special event from 2017.
Canada Landscape Coin
This unique coin is the first one to be shaped like the map of Canada. Alisha Giroux, a noted artist for her animal prints, designed the coin, which features various animals common in the country. Its face value is $50, but it’s made of 99.99% pure silver, making it even more valuable. The coin comes packaged in a black clamshell in a black box to showcase the stunning colours and design. It’s a great way to show off your love of your country.
National Colours Coin
In 1996, the 10 different maple species became the national arboreal emblem. This beautiful $100 coin depicts all 10 maple species in Canada to honour the national symbol. As with every Canadian coin, the obverse features the Queen with a special privy mark, the maple leaf, as part of the 25th anniversary of the national arboreal emblem. It’s a 10-ounce coin of 99.99% pure silver. Only 800 were minted and available to collectors. This coin comes encapsulated to protect it from the oils on your hand, dust in the air and general grime that can collect on coins.
Remember Canada Day this year by selecting coins that honour what is special to Canada. Looking for coins for sale? Colonial Acres has an extensive inventory to start your coin collection and celebrate Canada or another favourite event or interest. Shop for special coins minted by the Royal Canadian Mint.