Last updated on July 4th, 2023 at 11:56 am
Last Updated on July 4, 2023 Posted by Colonial Acres Coins
Canada Day is one of the most celebrated holidays in our country each year. It’s more than a birthday, although it’s usually referred to as Canada’s birthday. On July 1, 1867, Canada joined provinces to create the “Dominion of Canada.” This gave the country more political rights and governance, ultimately leading to its sovereignty. Today, this anniversary is celebrated throughout Canada and around the world. Learn more about some Canadian collectible coins issued by the Royal Canadian Mint that are a great way to commemorate this special day.
O Canada Gift Sets
Coin collectors like gift sets for themselves and for future numismatists. The O Canada gift sets are specially crafted collections of coins that aim to promote, celebrate, and commemorate significant aspects of Canadian history and culture.
The 2023 gift set features 5 coins, including an exclusive $1 uncirculated coin. The $1 coin displays an amusing design with an iconic Canadian symbol, the moose, encircled by a banner of maple leaves from Canada’s flag. Also included in the blister pack gift card packaging are a $2, 25-cent, 10-cent and 5-cent coin.
Visions of Canada Coin
This commemorative coin from 2022 has a face value of $30. It’s made of 99.99% pure silver, so it’s inherently precious. The design features a collage of Canadian scenery, from the mountains to the prairies and forests. The Canada jay wings above the trees, symbolizing the nation’s spirit, while the waves on the obverse represent the wind in its sojourn across our great land. Of course, the effigy of Queen Elizabeth II is featured on the obverse of the coin.
This $100 commemorative coin released in 2021 is a 99.99% pure silver coin that had a mintage of just 800. It’s a coin that celebrates the maple leaf, probably the most recognizable symbol of Canada.
The reverse of the coin depicts leaves from different maple species. Over 100 maple species exist globally, with 10 of them indigenous to Canada:
- Sugar Maple
- Black Maple
- Silver Maple
- Red Maple
- Mountain Maple
- Striped Maple
- Douglas Maple
- Vine Maple
- Big Leaf Maple
- Manitoba Maple
A red enamelled sugar maple leaf sits in the center of the coin, with the inscribed dates 1921-2021, celebrating the 100th anniversary of Canada’s national colours, red and white. This would make a lovely addition to any coin collection.
Proudly Canadian Glow in the Dark
2017 marked the 150th anniversary of the Canadian Confederation. The Royal Canadian Mint marked the event with this special $5 coin featuring a dynamic Canadian flag against a backdrop of bright fireworks. Set the coin in light to activate the coin to glow in the dark when the lights are off.
This coin is minted in 99.99% pure silver, and it features Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s effigy on the obverse. It increases a Canadian coin collection’s value and makes a great gift to a future coin collector or addition to your own coin collection.
Coat of Arms
This 2022 50-cent coin features the Coat of Arms from 13 provinces and territories surrounding the national armorial bearings. It’s a way to view Canada through its heraldic symbols and showcases how each of the provinces and territories strengthens the nation as a whole.
This coin is part of a series of coins issued in 2022 that showcase the “Bigger Picture” of Canada. Each of the Canadian regular circulation coin designs is featured within one of the bigger picture coins.
- The 10-cent Bluenose coin is surrounded by a picture of the ocean, showcasing the regal boat in its glory.
- The 5-cent, 25-cent and $1 and $2 coins featured the beaver, caribou, loon and polar bear on the coin in its own habitat, giving the coin holder a close-up view of animal life in Canada.
Celebrate Canada Day All Year Long
Colonial Acres Coins has many commemorative coins that celebrate Canada’s heritage, its wildlife and its spirit. Shop for Canada Day coins to remember the holiday throughout the year and enjoy learning more about Canada’s history through its coins.