Last updated on December 13th, 2023 at 08:14 am
Last Updated on December 13, 2023 Posted by Colonial Acres Coins
As we brace ourselves for the gently falling snowflakes and the crisp, frosty air, there’s no denying the enchanting beauty a typical Canadian winter intertwines within its cold clutches. This season is extraordinary in its own way, transforming landscapes into icy wonderlands that take your breath away.
But as we curl up by the fire, warmed by cocoa and cozy sweaters, we’re afforded a unique opportunity. In this blog, we’ll introduce you to an exquisite range of Royal Canadian Mint coins, each artfully crafted with designs that perfectly encapsulate the magic of our winter wonderland. These coins, as uniquely Canadian as the winter itself, serve as an enduring celebration of our vibrant, icy paradise.
Discover the Charming Traditions of Canadian Winter with Royal Canadian Mint Coins
In a country where winter is not simply a season, but a cherished part of its identity, Canada gleams like a diamond under a canopy of shimmering snowflakes. This period of icy transformation is beautifully encapsulated in the array of coins produced by the Royal Canadian Mint. With intricate designs and unparalleled craftsmanship, these coins perfectly embody the magic and beauty of a Canadian winter wonderland.
Ice Skating and Pond Hockey
When you think of Canadian winters, one iconic image that comes to mind is skating gracefully on a frozen pond. Over the years, numerous coins have captured the sheer joy and excitement that every child experiences when they first lace up their skates. Once you’ve mastered the art of skating, many families delight in playing pond hockey together. These winter experiences bring endless fun and pure joy, regardless of age. Take a look at these exquisite coins that beautifully commemorate these cherished activities.
|The 2014 – Learn to Skate coin encapsulates this quintessentially Canadian scene. The coin shares the experience of a child being taught how to skate on a frozen pond bundled up to keep warm on a cold winter’s day.
|The 2014 Pond Hockey coin – this $20 coin features the captivating excitement and essence of ice hockey brought to life by the renowned Canadian artist Richard De Wolfe. It depicts two boys engaged in an intense battle for the puck, with two goalies closely observing the flow of play, prepared to defend against any oncoming shots. The imagery is set against a backdrop of rustic wooden buildings, lush trees, and gently sloping hills, creating a serene rural setting.
|Learning to Play 7 Coins that Feature Canadian NHL Teams: is a remarkable tribute to Canada’s passion for hockey and its iconic NHL teams. Each coin in this series, crafted by Canadian artist John Mantha, uniquely encapsulates the spirit of the sport and the joy it brings to young enthusiasts. This scene brings to life the charm of a Canadian winter day where children are seen learning to play the sport, capturing the essence of family togetherness and community spirit that hockey inspires. From the Edmonton Oilers coin where a child is seen mastering his hockey skills, to the Montreal Canadiens coin which features a young player taking his first strides on the ice, each design is a celebration of the sport’s accessibility and its role in shaping Canada’s cultural identity.
Canadian Winter Fun Activities for Everyone
Canadians’ enthusiasm for winter sports goes beyond just hockey. Picture a breathtaking scene of freshly fallen snow; the kind that glitters under the pale winter sun. It becomes the perfect canvas for numerous other outdoor activities like skiing, snowboarding, or snowshoeing through thick forests, all of which are celebrated with stunning collector’s coins from the Royal Canadian Mint.
When the lakes freeze over, ice skating, curling or ice fishing become favoured pastimes. In fact, the pleasure of carving out a hole in the ice over a quiet lake, and awaiting the tug of a fish beneath the sparkling frozen surface, is commemorated by gorgeous minted coins.
Among the charms of a Canadian winter, the joy of whooshing down a hill atop a toboggan or the thrill of a fast-paced dog sledding ride also find representation in unique, intricately designed coins, packed with detail. Essentially, each coin perfectly encapsulates the essence of a truly Canadian winter wonderland, making it a must-have for any coin enthusiast.
Winter Scene Coins
|• 2013 $10 Winter Scene Coin: this colourful coin shares the joy of outdoor skating on a pond with family and friends
• 2015 & 2016 $10 Winter Scene Coins: these coins celebrate the joy of tobogganing, one of Canada’s favourite winter activities. One coin beautifully captures a scene where three children enjoy a fun sledding ride near their home, encapsulating the magic and delight of a Canadian winter. The other shares the excitement of a mom and dad with their children and dog taking a ride down the hill on their sled.
The next two coins beautifully express two enjoyable activities that many people enjoy each winter.
|First up, we have the 2014 $20 Venetian Glass Snowman coin. It captures the excitement of building a snowman, a timeless winter activity loved by many. Imagine the anticipation of that first snowfall, when children eagerly rush outside to create their own Frosty the Snowman in their front yards. This coin showcases a smiling snowman with his classic carrot nose and black top hat, all beautifully crafted with Venetian glass.
|Our second coin takes you on a magical sleigh ride through a winter wonderland. The 2017 Snow Covered Trees coin showcases a gorgeous green Venetian glass tree, with an enchanting old-fashioned horsed sleigh approaching from behind. It’s a scene straight out of those beloved holiday songs, where sleigh bells ring, and you’re listening.
Check out these coins that include other fun winter pastimes.
- 2006 $30 Dog Sled Team Coin
- 2007 Canada Wheelchair Curling 25 Cent Coin
- 2016 $20 Ski Chalet – Canadian Landscape Series
Winter Wonderland Coins and More at Colonial Acres
Take a moment to appreciate the frost-kissed trees, the carpet of white that blankets the landscape, and the crisp, cool air that carries the promise of memorable winter adventures.
Indeed, with every Royal Canadian Mint coin, you get more than just a piece of silver or pure gold. You also get a beautifully preserved memory of winter in Canada, a small portal to a winter wonderland that remains vibrant and alive even as the seasons change. Just another way for all of us to remember: winter in Canada might be cold, but it’s certainly beautiful.
Visit Colonial Acres Coins today. Here, you can add these unique keepsakes to your collection, or gift them to someone special. Each coin is rich in detail and brimming with the spirit of a Canadian winter. Colonial Acres offers this and more, providing an array of treasures that truly encapsulate the beauty of our world.
Embark on an enchanting adventure into a snowy spectacle with these exquisite coins. Your passage into Canada’s captivating winter customs begins here at Colonial Acres.