It’s estimated that 9% of Canada’s land is covered by freshwater lakes. While Lake Louise, Moraine Lake or Garibaldi Lake might be the most well-known, there are over 2 million lakes throughout the country. The Royal Canadian Mint understands the popularity of Canada’s lakes and has designed some special coins that can be part of your coin collection. Coin collecting is a nice way to showcase your love of nature.
2013 Autumn Bliss Silver $20 Coin
This $20-coin made of 99.99% fine silver is a beautiful addition to any coin collection. Artist Tony Bianco designed a stunning scene of a canoe beside a still lake. The autumn trees along the shoreline pop out of the scene in bright autumn colours. An osprey in flight rounds out the picture. The obverse of the coin features Queen Elizabeth II. This coin is a limited edition of only 7,500 minted. It comes in a picturesque box and clamshell to protect its value.
2016 $20 Canadian Landscape Series – The Lake
This stunning $20-coin is part of a series that celebrates the Rocky Mountains and British Columbia’s Mount Assiniboine Provincial Park. The coin is 99.99% pure silver with only 7,500 coins minted. This colourful coin features Mount Assiniboine looming over Lake Magog. It will appeal to outdoor enthusiasts and coin collectors of all ages. It comes packaged in a maroon clamshell with a custom beauty box.
2021 $50 Great Lakes Tribute Silver Coin
The Great Lakes region is one of the most recognizable areas anywhere in the world. This $50-coin features a beautiful to-scale map of the area of all five lakes, Huron, Ontario, Michigan, Erie and Superior. The map is coloured to represent the land cover of the area. The blue/green is for the wetland. Pink stands for urban. Yellow represents farmland. Three shades of green are for different forest types. It’s a gorgeous coin made of 99.99% pure silver. Only 2,000 were minted. It comes in a black clamshell with a beauty box to showcase its design.
2021 Lake Louise Extraordinarily High Relief $50 Coin
The turquoise waters of Lake Louise are probably the most recognizable and popular of all Canadian Lakes. This $50-coin highlights the crown jewel of Banff National Park. This coin is unique because it uses Extraordinarily High Relief (EHR) technology to make the coin have a realistic rendering of the terrain. Lake Louise is a beautiful location in Canada. This coin captures that beauty to have in your home all year long.
2014 River Rapids $20 Silver Coin
This $20-coin, engraved and painted in full-colour features a set of rapids on the Madawaska River. Canadian artist Robert Ross created this painting for this coin. The waters roll over the rocks with a row of summer trees in the background, making you almost believe you can hear the water crashing against the rocks. The obverse features Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II. This coin comes in a maroon clamshell encapsulated to protect it against fingers, dirt and dust.
2017 Celebrating Canada’s 150th Anniversary $10 Coin
This $10 silver coin is part of 13 coins released for the sesquicentennial celebration. The Royal Canadian Mint collaborated with Canadian Geographic magazine to produce stunning coins representing Canadian provinces and territories. This coin celebrates Quebec’s lakes and rivers, known for recreation opportunities. It’s a great way to carry your love of nature indoors through coin collecting. This coin comes ensconced in a maroon clamshell to showcase its beauty and protect it for years.
Coin collecting is a great way to learn more about history, economics, finances and nature. Share your love of Canada through these beautiful coins. If you’re looking for more unique Canadian coins for sale check out the Discount Centre here or find even more Royal Canadian Mint coins from a variety of years here.