Last Updated on August 10, 2021 Posted by Colonial Acres Coins
Coin collecting has many benefits. Some coins are collected simply for investment purposes. Historic coins can become worth a lot of money over time. Many coin collectors hunt for the thrill of it. It can be fun to look through pockets of change to find the coins from your birth year or another commemorative era. No matter why you collect coins, it’s always interesting to learn more about the monetary system. Canadian coin rolls are more about the hunt for coins than investing, but you may find that rare treasure when you collect Canadian coin rolls.
What Is Canadian Coin Roll Collecting?
Coin rolls are paper tubes or wraps filled with a given number of coins of a denomination. Banks will receive rolls of mixed dates, while shops like Colonial Acres will more likely sell rolls of all one year. Naturally, older rolls can be valuable, because the value of coins increases with scarcity. One good example is 1-cent pieces from 1922 to 1926, of which relatively few were minted. But the Royal Canadian Mint also releases new rolls each year, of both commemorative issues and the standard designs in a special wrap (including new 50-cent pieces!). If you are into numismatics, coin roll collecting can be an interesting way to enrich your collection.
6 Coin Roll Examples to Build Your Collection
In 2012, the penny was removed from circulation. Collectors buy rolls of pennies to add to their collections, but other denominations are becoming just as popular. Coins that were minted prior to 1982 are generally more valuable than other coins, though it does depend on the coin. Here are five sets available from Colonial Acres that can have an interesting place in your collection.
2020 Canada 10-cent Special Wrap Original Roll of 50pcs
This roll is sealed with a holographic label, identifying it as a special collection, and enclosed in an illustrated special wrap roll. It’s composed of 50 10-cent coins with the classic Bluenose schooner, nicknamed the “Queen of the North Atlantic,” which represented Nova Scotia from 1921 to 1946, when it was wrecked. The Bluenose has been replicated multiple times since it was destroyed and it’s one of the most famous ships in the world. Emanuel Hahn designed this coin in 1937, and it’s still in use today.
2019 Canada 5-cent Special Wrap Original Roll of 40pcs
This roll pays homage to the beavers with the perennial Canadian nickel design. It consists of 40 pieces, to make up an even two dollars.. The coin was created by an internationally acclaimed coin artist, George Kruger Gray, who not only designed coins for the Canadian mint, but also for New Zealand, South Africa, Great Britain, and Australia.
2005-P Canada 25-cent Year of the Veteran Special Wrapped Original Roll of 40pcs
This roll pays tribute to the veterans who have served for the love of their country. The two veterans depicted are from diverse generations. Elaine Gobel designed the coin out of respect for the men and women who gave so much to the military. The opposite side, naturally, features their commander-in-chief, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, as designed by Susanna Blunt.
2019 Royal Canadian Mint $1 Equality Special Wrap Roll of 25pcs
This beautiful roll commemorates Canada’s strides toward becoming inclusive. It was released in 2019, symbolizing the progress that has been made and the work that still needs to be done. Joe Average designed the coin.
2019 $2 Coloured D-day Special Wrap Roll of 25pcs
D-Day, one of the most pivotal wartime operations of World War II, was the largest seaborne invasion in history. This coin roll commemorates the role of the Canadian military in its success. It’s a beautiful piece of art that depicts the tension and drama of the event.
1937 Canada George VI 1-Cent Roll of 50 Pcs
Add a piece of history to your collection with this roll of 1-cent coins, which was the first year of issue of George VI. The obverse features the side portrait of George VI, designed by T.H. Paget. It was also the year when the Royal Mint in London decided to speed up production of the new coinage tools for Canadian coins by having some of the work done by the Paris Mint, which included the reverse design.
Coin Rolls Build Your Coin Collection
Shop for coin rolls at Colonial Acres to find coins to fill in your collection. You never know what treasures you may find.