Every year, the Royal Canadian Mint releases various coins. These include the year’s latest currency for circulation as well as a variety of special coins for collection and commemoration. Whether 2020 was an important year for you or you just love collecting coins, the Mint’s new book may be right for you. It is a great way to celebrate all the coins of 2020.
The Annual Collection book is a great way to see all the different coins that were released in 2020 and learn more about the significance behind each design. Most designs are intended only for commemorating events and for the benefit of collectors. The benefit of having this book is you won’t miss any of the coins that were released in 2020 and will be able to reference additional information easily.
2020 was truly a ground-shaking year in many ways. Many people found plenty of reasons to celebrate. Sadly, there was a lot of tragedy also. The coins released by the Mint reflect this, including everything from iconic maple leaves to a medal celebrating the people on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The book covers collector’s coins, bullion, gift sets, proof sets, commemorative decimal pieces, and more from the Royal Canadian Mint. Every item receives royal treatment with high-resolution photographs, descriptions, and specifications.
There are over 100 pages of visuals and descriptions. You can dive deep into the coins of 2020. Whether you already know every coin released by the Mint or want to discover new ones, this is the perfect book for you.
Themes Covered in the Book
As mentioned, the book covers the full year of coins. These are a few noteworthy themes and releases from 2020:
- Healthcare Workers: A special medal was released to celebrate the people on the frontlines of the pandemic.
- 75th Anniversary of the End of WWII: 2020 was the 75th anniversary of many events that happened in the last year of the Second World War. This included VE day, the Liberation of the Netherlands (both celebrated in multiple coins) and other events and operations that Canadians took part in.
- 100 Years of the RCMP: Canada’s national police force celebrated 100 years.
- Haida Grizzly Bear: The Mint released several commemorative grizzly bear coins rendered in Bill Reid’s Haida art style.
There were many more releases alongside these, all memorialized in the book. Whether you are interested in coin collecting or Canadian history, this book is perfect.
Fun Uses for a Coin Book
As a coffee table book, this item is a must-have for the home of any numismatist. It can be a great book to flip through whenever you are relaxing around your home. Alternatively, you may want to use it as a conversation starter. With the beautiful photography and intriguing details, there is something that will be interesting to almost every house guest.
Additionally, you can use the book to explore some of the coins you don’t know about. Perhaps you will discover new items to add to your collection or simply learn something interesting that you didn’t know about yet.
This book can also be a great addition to your collection if you are looking for a way to show friends and family your coins without having them handle the coins directly. For example, this could be a good way to talk to kids about coin collecting even if you have mint-quality coins.
Find the Right Items for Your Collection
With this book from the Royal Canadian Mint, you can add to your 2020 coin collection. It is a fun addition to the home of any numismatist. Whether you want the book or some new items for your collection, check out the Colonial Acres Coins catalogue. We have coins, bullion, and more for you to explore.