Last updated on June 26th, 2020 at 02:49 am
Last Updated on June 26, 2020 Posted by Colonial Acres Coins
For 110 years, the Royal Canadian Mint has been providing beautiful commemorative coins for all passionate Canadian numismatists. There’s a wide variety of rare, old and valuable coins skilfully designed by talented artists and then carefully minted by the Royal Canadian Mint. The Mint has a long and turbulent history, from its humble beginnings as a mere refinery, through a lot of milestones, and today continuously sets standards for other minting facilities to follow. With the introduction of a silver coin that celebrates the Mint and all of its achievements, you are able to get a hold of the special coin and celebrate with the Royal Canadian Mint.
A Short History of the Mint
Throughout the years, the Mint has been providing some of the most sophisticated and innovative coins thanks to its advanced production technologies. Even its early beginnings were successful and revolutionary in terms of coming up with new methods for minting in gold. With the refinery being completed in 1911, the Mint had already been selling great quantities of gold bars. In 1931, the previously British enterprise which was the Royal Mint, became entirely Canadian. It has been excelling ever since, producing coins with impressive designs and quality. The people of Canada are able to appreciate the beauty of their country’s achievements and history through the work of the Royal Canadian Mint. Now, Canadians have the opportunity to honour the Mint and purchase the silver coin that celebrates this institution’s 110th year.
The Coin’s Design in Detail
Originally known as the Ottawa branch of Britain’s Royal Mint, the Canadian institution officially opened in 1908, after the completion of the fence and the guardhouse. This can be seen on the actual coin with a three-dimensional wrought-iron gate that protrudes from it. The filigree-gate technology was used to complete this design and make the small-scale reproduction of the gate in the Mint headquarters. The image behind the gate is that of the Royal Canadian Mint’s home and it was designed by the talented artist, Steve McPhee. He added texture by creating a highly-detailed engraving with the building’s original clad walls, recessed windows and the coat of arms. The word “CANADA” including the commemorative dates “1908-2018” can also be seen on the reverse. The coin has serrated edges, a proof finish, and a thirty-dollar face value. The obverse carries the effigy of Queen Elizabeth II designed by Susanna Blunt.
Get Your Own Coin and Celebrate with the Mint
If you want to get your hands on the special silver coin that represents the Mint and its historic milestones throughout the years, check out Colonial Acres Coins. The 110th anniversary is celebrated with a remarkable 2oz. pure silver piece with an interesting story to tell. This visually striking coin can be yours and all it takes is going to the Colonial Acres website where you’ll be able to purchase one. You’ll receive it in a beautiful maroon clamshell with a black beauty box perfect for safekeeping and displaying the coin. Keep in mind that this is a one-of-a-kind silver coin is a limited collectible piece with low mintage. So, it is advisable to hurry and grab your very own before it’s too late. If you happen to have any questions or concerns about this or other coins from the site, contact Colonial’s knowledgeable staff and we will assist you right away.