Royal Canadian Mint numismatic coins (2000s)

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One of the most highly profitable aspects of the Royal Canadian Mint’s enterprise is in its Numismatic product line.[1] The euphoria surrounding the year 2000 led to the birth of the Millennium 25-cent coin program. The numismatic line included proof quality coins sold individually or as a complete set. This level of excess would come to signify the coming decade. The number of numismatic releases would increase on an annual basis starting in 2003. Numismatic three cents, five cents, and ten cents would be introduced, along with numismatic three dollars and eight dollars. Luxury coins would not be immune to the dramatic increases that ensued. Coins with face values of 250, 300 and 350 dollars would be introduced by 2006.

A new trend for the RCM would emerge with the design of the numismatic three cent coin. The three cent coin was packaged in a coin and stamp set as part of a joint venture with Canada Post. This partnership would lead to another ten coin and stamp sets in the decade. An additional trend that emerged was the RCM's commitment to military and Olympic coins as well.

From Vimy Ridge to D-Day to a new release of the Victory Nickel with a commemorative booklet, the 5-cent piece became very monumental in acknowledging the contributions of Canada's military in the 20th Century. With the advent of the Lucky Loonie, the good luck charm that brought Olympic gold to Canada's hockey teams in 2002, the RCM paid tribute to that accomplishment with its Going for the Gold set in 2002 featuring a double-dated Loon coin packaged with MacLean's magazine and Olympic stamps. This would be followed by the Sterling Silver Lucky Loonie coins in 2004 and 2006.

The decade would also be marked by very dramatic price increases. Items that could be classified as “staples” in the numismatic offering, such as the Silver Dollar (Proof and Brilliant Uncirculated), the Hundred Dollar Gold, and the Two Hundred Gold, had not experienced significant price increases for several years.

The Silver Dollar from 2000 was priced at $29.95 (Proof) and $19.95 (BU)[clarification needed] but in 2006, these two items were now priced at $39.95 and $31.95. At the beginning of the 1990s, the silver dollar was priced at $22.95 for the proof version, and $16.75 for the brilliant version.

More dramatic was the pricing of the One Hundred and Two Hundred Dollar gold. The beginning of the millennium saw the One Hundred Dollar Gold at $259.95 but its price increased to $359.95 by 2006. In 1990, the price of such a coin would have been $245.00. Due to the increase in the value of gold, the two hundred dollar gold experienced an even larger spike in the pricing. Starting in 2000 at $414.95, the price would rise to $564.95. In 1990, the price was only $395.00.

During the decade, there were various technological achievements. The first RCM gold coin to be directly laser etched was the $100 Gold Leduc Oil Fields coin from 2002.[2] The technique would be later used for the 2003 $100 Gold Marquis Wheat coin and the 2004 $20 Iceberg coin. In 2001, the RCM achieved innovation with the 2001 Marconi $5 silver coin. It was the first RCM coin to utilize with a direct lasered finish.[3] One of the technological breakthroughs for the RCM involved the 2006 Canadian Achievement Series silver coin featuring Colonel Chris Hadfield. It was the first Canadian coin to be completely sculpted using computer software.[4]

The Northern Lights $20 Silver Coin was the first RCM hologram coin to feature a hologram without a raised border and, therefore, no delineation.[5] The hologram merges with the engraved relief of the mountains. In 2006, the $30 Canadarm coin was the first Canadian coin to be completely sculpted using computer software.[6] Technically, it was a complex design to render, due to the depiction of the closed glass visor and the complicated features of the Canadarm.

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Commemorative Silver Dollar Series[edit]

Year Theme Artist Mintage (Proof) Issue Price (Proof) Mintage (BU)[clarification needed] Issue Price (BU)[clarification needed]
2000 Voyage of Discovery D.F. Warkentin 121,575 $29.95 62,975 $19.95
2001 50th Anniversary of the National Ballet of Canada Dora de Pédery-Hunt 89,390 $30.95 53,668 $20.95
2001 90th Anniversary of the Striking of Canada's 1911 Silver Dollar W.H.J. Blakemore 24,996 $49.95 No BU Exists N/A
2002 Golden Jubilee of Elizabeth II Royal Canadian Mint Staff 29,688 $33.95 64,410 $24.95
2002 The Queen Mother Royal Canadian Mint Staff 9,994 $49.95 No BU exists N/A
2003 Centennial of the Cobalt-Silver Strike at Cobalt, ON John Mardon 88,536 $36.95 51,130 $28.95
2003 50th Anniversary of the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II (First Effigy of Queen) Emanuel Hahn 21,400 N/A No BU exists N/A
2003 50th Anniversary of the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II (Fourth Effigy of Queen) Emanuel Hahn 29,586 $51.95 No BU exists N/A
2004 400th Anniversary, First French Settlement in North America R.R. Carmichael 81,335 $36.95 41,934 $28.95
2004 400th Anniversary First French Settlement in North America, Privy Marked (part of Coin and Stamp Set) R.R. Carmichael 8,315 $99.95 N/A N/A
2004 The Poppy Cosme Saffioti 24,527 $49.95 No BU Exists N/A
2005 40th Anniversary, Flag of Canada William Woodruff N/A $34.95 N/A $24.95
2006 Victoria Cross Royal Canadian Mint Staff N/A $34.95 N/A $26.95
2006 Medal of Bravery Royal Canadian Mint Staff N/A $54.95 No BU Exists N/A
2007 Thayendanegea Joseph Brant RCM Staff based on image by Laurie McGaw 65,000 42.95 35,000 34.95
2007 Celebration of the Arts Friedrich Peter 20,000 $54.95 No BU Exists N/A
2008 400th Anniversary of Quebec Suzanne Duranceau 65,000 $42.95 35,000 $34.95
2008 100th Anniversary of Royal Canadian Mint Jason Bouwman 25,000 $59.95 No BU Exists N/A
2008 The Poppy (with ultra high relief) Cosme Saffioti 5,000 $139.95 No BU Exists N/A
2009 100th Anniversary of Flight Jason Bouwman 50,000 $47.95 30,000 $39.95

Gold Plated Proof Silver Dollars[edit]

These Gold Plated Proof Silver Dollars were packaged with the corresponding Proof Sets for the year.

Year Theme Artist Mintage Issue Price
2005 40th Anniversary, Canada's Flag William Woodruff N/A $84.95
2006 Victoria Cross Royal Canadian Mint Staff N/A $84.95
2007 Thayendanegea Joseph Brant RCM Staff based on image by Laurie McGaw N/A $89.95
2008 400th Anniversary of Quebec Suzanne Duranceau 60,000 $89.95
2009 100th Anniversary of Flight Jason Bouwman 55,000 $99.95

Montreal Canadiens 100th Anniversary[edit]

Four unique gold coins were produced by the RCM to honour the 100th Anniversary of the Montreal Canadiens. The coins are on permanent display at the Centennial Plaza at the Bell Centre in Montreal.[7] The coins have a face value of $1 and have the Canadiens centennial logo on the reverse. The coins are featured on memorial plaques dedicated to four legends: Howie Morenz, Maurice Richard, Jean Beliveau, and Guy Lafleur. The obverse is the Susannah Blunt effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. Each plaque also has tow circulation five cent coins marking the start and end of each player’s career. The coins were gold plated versions of the nickel aureate dollar used for circulating $1 coins.

A special edition proof silver dollar was also issued with two different types of packaging.

Year Theme Artist Mintage Issue Price (with acrylic stand) Issue Price (with standard packaging)
2009 Montreal Canadiens centennial Royal Canadian Mint engravers 15,000 $74.95 $69.95

Numismatic One, Three and Five Cents[edit]

One Cent

Year Theme Artist Mintage Issue Price
2004 2003 Annual Report Collectible G.E. Kruger-Gray 10,000 $24.95

Three Cents

Year Theme Artist Mintage Issue Price
2001 Sesquicentennial of Canada's First Postage Stamp Based on an image by Sir Sanford Fleming 59,573 $39.95

Five Cents

Year Theme Artist Mintage Issue Price
2000 Les Voltigeurs de Québec RCM Staff 34,024 $16.95
2001 125th Anniversary, Royal Military College Gerald T. Locklin 25,834 $16.95
2002 85th Anniversary of Vimy Ridge S.A. Allward 22,646 $16.95
2004 60th Anniversary of D-Day Thomas Shingles 20,019 $29.95
2005 60th Anniversary of End of World War II Thomas Shingles 42,792 $29.95
2005 Annual Report Coin (Selectively Gold Plated) Thomas Shingles 12,000 $24.95

Numismatic Ten Cents[edit]

Year Theme Artist Mintage Issue Price
2000 100th Anniversary, Credit Unions, Alphonse Desjardins Jean-Guy Lebel 69,791 $14.95
2001 International Year of the Volunteers RCM Design 40,634 $14.95
2004 100th Anniversary of Canadian Open Cosme Saffioti 31,744 $39.95

Numismatic 25-cent Pieces[edit]

Year Theme Artist Mintage Issue Price Special Notes
2000 Millennium Proof Coins Various N/A $14.95 each, $149.95 for 12 coin set Also sold as a twelve and twenty-four (1999 included) coin set
2000 Millennium Coloured Coin "Pride" Donald F. Warkentin 49,719 $8.95 1st Millennium Coloured Coin by RCM
2004 Gold Plated Poppy Cosme Saffioti 15,000 24.95 Released in 2005, Part of 2004 Annual Report

Oversized 25-cent pieces[edit]

Year Theme Artist Mintage Issue Price Special Notes
2006 80th Birthday of Queen Elizabeth II Cosme Saffioti 25,000 19.95 First Oversized 25-cent Coin
2007 60th Anniversary of Queen Elizabeth II's Wedding Robert-Ralph Carmichael 35,000 21.95 N/A
2008 Anne of Green Gables Ben Stahl N/A $19.95
2008 90th Anniversary, End of World War I David Craig N/A $19.95 Part of End of World War I Coin Set
2009 Notre-Dame-de-Saguenay Photo courtesy of Alain Dumas, Paul Hurteau and Claude Parent N/A $14.95 Photos of the Saguenay Fjord and Notre-Dame-du-Saguenay statue.

2005–present[edit]

Year Theme Artist Mintage Issue Price Special Notes
2005 Liberation of the Netherlands N/A N/A 49.95 Part of joint set with Netherlands
2005 Poppy Coin N/A N/A 12.95 Part of Bookmark and Commemorative Lapel Pin
2006 Bonhomme Carnaval N/A 8200[8] 19.95 Part of Québec Winter Carnival Set
2007 Balloons N/A 24531[9] 19.95 From Birthday Gift Set
2007 Fireworks N/A 8910[9] 19.95 From Congratulations Gift Set
2007 Flowers N/A 10318[9] 19.95 From Wedding Gift Set
2007 Maple Leaf N/A 23582[9] 19.95 From Oh! Canada Gift Set
2007 Rattle N/A 24531[9] 19.95 From Baby Gift Set
2008 Birthday Hat N/A N/A 19.95 From Birthday Gift Set
2008 Canadian Flag N/A N/A 19.95 From Oh! Canada Gift Set
2008 Teddy Bear N/A N/A 19.95 From Baby Gift Set
2008 Trophy N/A N/A 19.95 From Congratulations Gift Set
2008 Wedding Cake N/A N/A 19.95 From Wedding Gift Set
2008 Poppy Coin Cosme Saffioti N/A 12.95 Part of Bookmark
2009 Birthday Coin (coloured balloons) N/A N/A 9.95 Part of Greeting Cards with Coin
2009 Wedding Coin (two pink birds) N/A N/A 9.95 Part of Greeting Cards with Coin
2009 Congratulations Coin N/A N/A 9.95 Part of Greeting Cards with Coin
2009 Thank You Coin (coloured flower) N/A N/A 9.95 Part of Greeting Cards with Coin
2009 Orange Maple Leaves N/A N/A 19.95 Part of Oh Canada set
2009 Teddy Bear with blue and pink pillows N/A N/A 19.95 Part of Baby Coin set

Canada Day[edit]

Year Theme Artist Mintage Issue Price Special Notes
2000 Millennium Coloured Coin "Canada Day" Laura Paxton 26,106 $8.95 1st Canada Day Coin
2001 Canada Day Coloured Coin Silke Ware 96,352 $9.95 N/A
2002 Canada Day Coloured Coin Judith Chartier 49,901 $9.95 N/A
2003 Canada Day Coloured Coin Jade Pearen 63,511 $9.95 N/A
2004 Canada Day Coloured Coin Cosme Saffioti 44,759 $9.95 N/A
2004 Canada Day Multi-Ply Plated Steel Nick Wooster 29,762 24.95 Part of Canada Day Bundle which included a fanny pack, a water bottle, and a T-Shirt
2005 Canada Day Coin Stan Witten N/A 9.95 The Beaver on the coin is also called "Bucky the Beaver".
2006 Canada Day Coin (Coloured featuring two children holding a Canadian flag) N/A N/A 9.95 Packaged with Four Crayola Crayons
2007 Canada Day Coin (Coloured Coin with tattoos) N/A N/A $9.95 Featuring MacLean the Mountie. Packaged with tattoos
2008 Canada Day Coin (Coloured Coin with tattoos) N/A N/A $9.95 Featuring Moose. Packaged with tattoos and games
2009 Canada Day Coin (Coloured Coin with polar bear, loon, beaver, caribou) N/A N/A $14.95 Caricature of animals from Circulation Coins. Packaged with postcard and magnets

A variant of the 2002 Canada Day coin was issued in circulation without any colour. It was presented to new Canadians at their citizenship ceremony during "Celebrate Canada Day" week.[10] These coins were distributed between July and September 2002 with a final mintage of 30,627,000.

Holiday Coin Set[edit]

Year Theme Artist Mintage Issue Price
2004 Santa Claus N/A 60,965 19.95
2005 Christmas stocking N/A N/A 19.95
2006 Santa Claus and Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer N/A N/A 19.95
2007 Christmas Tree N/A N/A 19.95
2008 Santa Claus N/A N/A 19.95
2009 Santa Claus N/A N/A 19.95

NHL coins[edit]

Year Theme Artist Mintage Issue Price Special Notes
2007 Calgary Flames N/A N/A 15.95 From Coin and Puck Set
2007 Calgary Flames N/A 832[11] 24.95 From Calgary Flames Gift Set
2007 Edmonton Oilers N/A N/A 15.95 From Coin and Puck Set
2007 Edmonton Oilers N/A 2213[11] 24.95 From Edmonton Oilers Gift Set
2007 Montreal Canadiens N/A N/A 15.95 From Coin and Puck Set
2007 Montreal Canadiens N/A 2952[11] 24.95 From Montreal Canadiens Gift Set
2007 Ottawa Senators N/A N/A 15.95 From Coin and Puck Set
2007 Ottawa Senators N/A 1634[11] 24.95 From Ottawa Senators Gift Set
2007 Toronto Maple Leafs N/A N/A 15.95 From Coin and Puck Set
2007 Toronto Maple Leafs N/A 3527[11] 24.95 From Toronto Maple Leafs Gift Set
2007 Vancouver Canucks N/A N/A 15.95 From Coin and Puck Set
2007 Vancouver Canucks N/A 1264[11] 24.95 From Vancouver Canucks Gift Set

Canadian Wildlife Series[edit]

Year Animal Artist Finish Mintage Issue Price
2007 Ruby-Throated Hummingbird Arnold Nogy Specimen (with selective colouring) 25,000 $24.95
2007 Red Breasted Nuthatch Arnold Nogy Specimen (with selective colouring) 25,000 $24.95
2008 Downy Woodpecker Arnold Nogy Specimen (with selective colouring) 25,000 $24.95
2008 Northern Cardinal Arnold Nogy Specimen (with selective colouring) 25,000 $24.95
2010 American Goldfinch[disambiguation needed] Arnold Nogy (reverse), Susanna Blunt (obverse) Specimen (with selective colouring) 14,000 $24.95

Numismatic Fifty-Cent Collections[edit]

Year Theme Mintage Issue Price Finish Notes
2007 Annual Report 10,000 $25.95 Gold Plated
2007 Christmas Ornaments 50,000 $25.95 Specimen with motion filled 3-D effect
2008 Triangle Coin – Milk Delivery 25,000 $49.95 Green enamel effect on reverse, Proof Finish Part of Irregular Shaped coins collection
2008 100th Anniversary of Royal Canadian Mint 16,000 $44.95 Sold as part of Coin and Stamp Set (double dated 1908–2008)
2009 Calgary Flames N/A N/A 24.95 From Coin and Puck Set
2009 Edmonton Oilers N/A N/A 24.95 From Coin and Puck Set
2009 Montreal Canadiens N/A N/A 24.95 From Coin and Puck Set
2009 Ottawa Senators N/A N/A 24.95 From Coin and Puck Set
2009 Toronto Maple Leafs N/A N/A 24.95 From Coin and Puck Set
2009 Vancouver Canucks N/A N/A 24.95 From Coin and Puck Set
2009 Six String Nation Guitar 30,000 $34.95 Specimen, with hologram on reverse Part of Irregular Shaped coins collection

Discovering Nature Series[edit]

  • Started in 1995
Year Theme Artist Finish Issue Price (For Two Coin Set) Total Mintage Designs
2000 Canada’s Birds of Prey Jean-Luc Grondin and Pierre Leduc Proof $59.95 123,628 Bald Eagle, Osprey, Great Horned Owl, Red-Tailed Hawk

Canadian Sports Series[edit]

  • Started in 1998
Year Coin No 1 Coin No 2 Coin No 3 Coin No 4 Artist Finish Issue Price (For Four Coin Set) Total Mintage
2000 First Recorded Hockey Game, 1875 Introduction of Curling to North America, 1760 First Steeplechase Race, 1840 Birth of the 5-Pin Bowling League, 1910 Brian Hughes Proof $59.95 50,091

Canadian Festivals Series[edit]

Year Coin No 1 Coin No 2 Coin No 3 Coin No 4 Coin No 5 Artist Finish Issue Price for each coin Total Mintage
2001 Québec Winter Carnival Toonik Tyme (Nunavut) Folk Festival (Newfoundland) Festival of Fathers (PEI) N/A Sylvie Daigneault, John Mardon, David Craig, Brenda Whiteway Proof $21.95 58,123
2002 Annapolis Valley Blossom (Nova Scotia) Stratford Festival (Ontario) Folkarama (Manitoba) Calgary Stampede, (Alberta) Squamish Days, (BC) Sylvie Daigneault, John Mardon, David Craig, Michelle Grant, Brenda Whiteway Proof $21.95 61,900
2003 Yukon Festival Back to Batoche (Manitoba) Great Northern Arts Festival (Inuvik) Festival Acadien de Caraquet (New Brunswick) N/A Ken Anderson, David Hannan, Dawn Oman, Hudson Design Group Proof $21.95 26,451

Canadian Folklore and Legends Series[edit]

Year Coin No 1 Coin No 2 Coin No 3 Artist Finish Issue Price for each coin Total Mintage
2001 The Sled The Maiden’s Cave Les Petits Sauteux Valentina Holtz-Entin, Peter Kiss, Miyuki Tanobe Proof $24.95 28,979
2002 The Pig That Wouldn’t Get Over The Stile Shoemaker in Heaven Le Vaisseau Fantome Laura Jolicoeur, Francine Gravel, Colette Boivin Proof $24.95 19,789

Canadian Floral Collection[edit]

Year Theme Artist Finish Issue Price Total Mintage
2002 Golden Tulip Anthony Testa Proof (selectively gold plated) $24.95 19,986
2003 Golden Daffodil Christie Paquet Proof (selectively gold plated) $34.95 36,293
2004 Golden Easter Lily Christie Paquet Proof (selectively gold plated) $34.95 23,486
2005 Golden Rose Christie Paquet Proof (selectively gold plated) $34.95 23,000
2006 Golden Daisy Christie Paquet Proof (selectively gold plated) $34.95 23,000
2007 Golden Forget-Me-Not Christie Paquet Proof (selectively gold plated) $38.95 20,000

Coat of Arms of Canada[edit]

Year Theme Finish Issue Price Total Mintage
2004 Evolution of Queen’s Effigy Proof $79.95 11,707

1/25 Ounce Gold[edit]

Year Theme Artist Mintage Issue Price Finish
2004 Moose N/A 25,000 $69.95 Proof
2005 Voyageur N/A 25,000 $69.95 Proof
2006 Cowboy Michelle Grant 25,000 $69.95 Proof
2007 The Wolf William Woodruff 20,000 $74.95 Proof
2008 DeHavilland Beaver Peter Mossman 20,000 $85.95 Proof
2009 Red Maple 15,000 $99.95 Proof
2010 RCMP 14,000 $109.95 Proof

Butterfly Collection[edit]

Year Butterfly Artist Mintage Issue Price Finish
2004 Tiger Swallowtail Jianping Yan 19,910 $39.95 Hologram
2004 Clouded Sulphur Susan Taylor 15,281 $39.95 Selective Gold Plating
2005 Monarch Susan Taylor 20,000 $39.95 Colourized, Orange and Black
2005 Great Spangled Fritillary Jianping Yan 20,000 $39.95 Hologram
2006 Short-Tailed Swallowtail Susan Taylor 20,000 $39.95 Proof (with coloured butterfly)
2006 Silvery Blue Jianping Yan 20,000 $39.95 Hologram

60th Anniversary of the end of World War II[edit]

Year Coin No 1 Coin No 2 Coin No 3 Coin No 4 Coin No 5 Coin No 6 Artist Finish Issue Price (for Six Coin Set) Total Mintage
2005 Battle of Britain Battle of the Atlantic Raid on Dieppe Conquest of Sicily Liberation of the Netherlands Battle of the Scheldt Peter Mossman Specimen $149.95 20,000

Legends of Hockey[edit]

Year Team Legends Mintage Issue Price Finish
2005 Montreal Canadiens Jean Beliveau, Guy Lafleur, Jacques Plante, Maurice Richard 25,000 $99.95 Specimen
2005 Toronto Maple Leafs Johnny Bower, Tim Horton, Dave Keon, Darryl Sittler 25,000 $99.95 Specimen

All legends sets consisted of four coins with images provided courtesy of the Hockey Hall of Fame.[12]

Numismatic One, Two and Three Dollars[edit]

One Dollar
Year Theme Artist Mintage Issue Price Special Notes
2002 Centre Ice Coin R.R. Carmichael 25,000 N/A This coin was to commemorate Canada’s Olympic Hockey Gold Medal Victory in Men’s and Women’s Hockey at the 2002 Salt Lake City Winter Olympics. It was part of the Going for the Gold Set, which included Olympic stamps and MacLean's magazine. Another feature of the coin was that it was a double dated coin featuring the years 1987 (to recognize the first year of production) and 2002.
2004 Elusive Loon N/A 25,105 $25.22 part of Coin and Stamp set
2004 Sterling Silver Lucky Loonie R.R. Carmichael, RCM Staff 19,941 $39.95. to commemorate 2004 Athens Olympics
2005 40th Anniversary of Canada's Flag William Woodruff 5,000 $99.95 Enameled Red
2006 Baby Lullabies N/A N/A $29.95 (featuring a Teddy Bear, part of Baby Lullabies and CD Gift Set)
2006 Baby Lullabies Sterling Silver N/A N/A $79.95 From Sterling Silver Baby Premium Coin Set
2006 Gold Louis Royal Canadian Mint Engravers 10,000 $102.95 The motto on the reverse of the coin is "CHRS REGN VINC IMP" ("Christ reigns, defeats and commands")
2006 Medal of Bravery RCM Engravers 5,000 $109.95 Enamel Red
2006 Snowflake N/A N/A $34.95 part of Holiday Carols and CD Set
2006 Sterling Silver Lucky Loonie Jean-Luc Grondin 19,956 [13] $39.95 to commemorate 2006 Torino Olympics
2007 Building Blocks N/A N/A 34.95 From Baby Keepsake Tins
2007 Gold Plated Rattle N/A N/A 89.95 From Baby Premium Coin Set
2007 Rattle N/A N/A 34.95 From Baby Lullabies CD set
2007 Sterling Silver One Dollar Robert Ralph Carmichael N/A $89.95 Part of 2007 Wedding Premium Coin Set
2007 Gold Louis Royal Canadian Mint Engravers 10,000 $104.95 Second Gold Louis Coin
2007 Thayendanegea Joseph Brant Adopted from artwork by Laurie McGraw 7,500 129.95 Enameled with various colours
2008 Sterling Silver One Dollar Robert Ralph Carmichael N/A N/A Part of 2008 Baby Lullabies CD Set, Baby Keepsake Tin, Baby Premium Coin Set, and Wedding Premium Coin Set
2008 Gold Louis Royal Canadian Mint Engravers 10,000 $124.95 Third Gold Louis Coin

NHL Coins[edit]

Year Theme Artist Mintage Issue Price Special Notes
2008 Calgary Flames N/A N/A 15.95 From Coin and Puck Set
2008 Calgary Flames N/A N/A 24.95 From Calgary Flames Gift Set
2008 Edmonton Oilers N/A N/A 15.95 From Coin and Puck Set
2008 Edmonton Oilers N/A N/A 24.95 From Edmonton Oilers Gift Set
2008 Montreal Canadiens N/A N/A 15.95 From Coin and Puck Set
2008 Montreal Canadiens N/A N/A 24.95 From Montreal Canadiens Gift Set
2008 Ottawa Senators N/A N/A 15.95 From Coin and Puck Set
2008 Ottawa Senators N/A N/A 24.95 From Ottawa Senators Gift Set
2008 Toronto Maple Leafs N/A N/A 15.95 From Coin and Puck Set
2008 Toronto Maple Leafs N/A N/A 24.95 From Toronto Maple Leafs Gift Set
2008 Vancouver Canucks N/A N/A 15.95 From Coin and Puck Set
2008 Vancouver Canucks N/A N/A 24.95 From Vancouver Canucks Gift Set
2009 Calgary Flames N/A N/A 24.95 From Calgary Flames Gift Set
2009 Edmonton Oilers N/A N/A 24.95 From Edmonton Oilers Gift Set
2009 Montreal Canadiens N/A N/A 24.95 From Montreal Canadiens Gift Set
2009 Ottawa Senators N/A N/A 24.95 From Ottawa Senators Gift Set
2009 Toronto Maple Leafs N/A N/A 24.95 From Toronto Maple Leafs Gift Set
2009 Vancouver Canucks N/A N/A 24.95 From Vancouver Canucks Gift Set

Specimen Set Variant Dollars[edit]

Year Theme Artist Mintage Issue Price
2002 15th Anniversary Loonie Dora de Pédery-Hunt 67,672 $39.95
2004 Jack Miner Bird Sanctuary Susan Taylor N/A $39.95
2005 Tufted Puffin N/A N/A $39.95
2006 Snowy Owl Glen Loates 20,000 $39.95
2007 Trumpeter Swan Kerri Burnett 40,000 45.95
2008 Common Eider Mark Hobson 40,000 $45.95
2009 Great Blue Heron Chris Jordison 40,000 $47.95
Two Dollars
Year Theme Artist Mintage Issue Price
2004 Proud Polar Bear (part of Coin and Stamp Set) N/A 25,208 $29.22
2006 22K Gold 10th Anniversary Two Dollar Coin Brent Townsend 3,000 $399.95
Three Dollars
Year Theme Artist Mintage Issue Price
2006 Sterling Silver Square Beaver Coin Cosme Saffioti 20,000 $45.95

Numismatic Four, Five and Eight Dollars[edit]

Four Dollars
Year Theme Artist Mintage Issue Price
2007 Parasaurolophus (part of Giants of Prehistory) Kerri Burnett 20,000 $39.95
2008 Triceratops (part of Giants of Prehistory) Kerri Burnett 20,000 $39.95
2009 Tyrannosaurus rex (part of Giants of Prehistory) Kerri Burnett 20,000 $42.95
2010 Dromaeosaurus (part of Giants of Prehistory) Kerri Burnett 20,000 $42.95
2010 Euoplocephalus tutus (part of Giants of Prehistory) Kerri Burnett 13,000 $49.95
Five Dollars
Year Theme Artist Mintage Issue Price
2001 First Wireless Transmission (part of joint coin set with British Royal Mint) Cosme Saffioti 15,011 $99.95
2002 15th Anniversary of Loonie (Hologram) RCM Staff 29,970 $39.95
2002 90th Anniversary of $5 Coin Gold W.H.J. Blakemore 1998 $749.95 (for two coin set)
2003 FIFA 2006 World Cup of Soccer Utszula Walerzak 19,519 $39.95
2004 100th Anniversary of Canadian Open Golf Tournament (was part of Canadian Open Commemorative Frame) Cosme Saffioti 15,623 $49.99
2004 Majestic Moose (had year 2004 on obverse but was released in 2003, part of Coin and Stamp Set) David Preston-Smith 25,553 $39.95
2005 60th Anniversary, End of World War II (ORIGINAL ISSUE) Peter Mossman 25,000 $39.95
2005 60th Anniversary, End of World War II (VARIANT) Peter Mossman 10,000 245 British Pounds
2005 Alberta Centennial Michelle Grant 20,000 $49.95
2005 Atlantic Walrus and Calf (from $5 Coin and Stamp Set) Pierre Leduc 25,555 $49.55
2005 Saskatchewan Centennial Paulette Sapergia 20,000 $49.95
2005 White Tailed Deer and Fawn (from $5 Coin and Stamp Set) Xerxes Irani 25,555 $49.55
2006 Breast Cancer Enamelled Christie Paquet 15,000 $59.95
2006 Peregrine Falcon (from $5 Coin and Stamp Set) Dwayne Harty 25,555 $49.55
2006 Sable Island Horse (from $5 Coin and Stamp Set) Paul Illsley 25,555 $49.55
2006 Snowbirds (part of Coin and Stamp Set) Jianping Yan 25,555 $59.95
2009 80th Anniversary of diplomatic relations between Canada and Japan N/A 40,000 $47.95

2003's Coin is double-dated. Its obverse has 2003 on it to signify year of release while its reverse has 2006 to commemorate year of event.

VARIANT was made for British Royal Mint as part of six-coin set from six countries commemorating end of World War II. The reverse was exactly the same as original issue but had privy mark of two maple leaves

The 80th Anniversary of diplomatic relations between Canada and Japan is a joint issue between the Royal Canadian Mint and the Japan Mint. 35,000 coins are made available for Japan Mint customers, while only 5,000 are available for RCM customers.[14]

Eight Dollars
Year Theme Artist Mintage Issue Price Special Notes
2004 Great Grizzly N/A 25,883 $48.88 Part of Coin and Stamp Set
2005 Chinese Railway Workers RCM Staff 20,000 $120.00 Two Coin Set
2007 Fine Silver Chinese Coin Harvey Chan 20,000 $45.95 Square hole in the middle of the coin
2009 Maple of Wisdom[15] Simon Ng 14,888 $88.88 Part of the Maple Leaf Hologram Series; Sterling Silver; Swarovski Crystal Element in the middle

Ten Dollars[edit]

Year Theme Artist Mintage Issue Price
2002 90th Anniversary of $10 Coin Gold W.H.J. Blakemore 1998 $749.95 (for two coin set)
2005 Year of the Veteran Elaine Gobel 20,000 $49.95
2005 Pope John Paul II Susan Taylor 24,716 $49.95
2006 Fortress of Louisbourg Susan Taylor N/A $49.95

Fifteen Dollars[edit]

Chinese Lunar Cameo Coin Series[edit]

Year Theme Artist Composition Mintage Issue Price
1998 Year of the Tiger Harvey Chan 92.5% silver, 7.5% copper with 24K gold-plated cameo 68,888 $68.88
1999 Year of the Rabbit Harvey Chan 92.5% silver, 7.5% copper with 24K gold-plated cameo 88,634 $72.88
2000 Year of the Dragon Harvey Chan 92.5% silver, 7.5% copper with 24K gold-plated cameo 88,888 $72.88
2001 Year of the Snake Harvey Chan 92.5% silver, 7.5% copper with 24K gold-plated cameo 60,754 $78.88
2002 Year of the Horse Harvey Chan 92.5% silver, 7.5% copper with 24K gold-plated cameo 59,395 $78.88
2003 Year of the Goat Harvey Chan 92.5% silver, 7.5% copper with 24K gold-plated cameo 53,714 $78.88
2004 Year of the Monkey Harvey Chan 92.5% silver, 7.5% copper with 24K gold-plated cameo 46,182 $83.88
2005 Year of the Rooster Harvey Chan 92.5% silver, 7.5% copper with 24K gold-plated cameo 44,691 $83.88
2006 Year of the Dog Harvey Chan 92.5% silver, 7.5% copper with 24K gold-plated cameo 41,617[16] $88.88
2007 Year of the Pig Harvey Chan 92.5% silver, 7.5% copper with 24K gold-plated cameo 48,888 $88.88
2008 Year of the Rat Harvey Chan 92.5% silver, 7.5% copper with 24K gold-plated cameo 48,888 $88.88
2009 Year of the Ox Harvey Chan 92.5% silver, 7.5% copper with 24K gold-plated cameo 48,888 $88.88

The last 4 coins are the only coins of their respective year bearing the former effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II (1990–2003) designed by Canadian Dora de Pédery-Hunt.

Vignettes of Royalty Series[edit]

Year Theme Artist Composition Mintage Issue Price
2007 Queen Victoria Leonard Charles Wyon 92.5% silver, 7.5% copper 10,000 $99.95
2008 King Edward VII Original effigy artwork by George William De Saulles 92.5% silver, 7.5% copper 10,000 $99.95
2008 King George V Sir Edgar Bertram Mackennal 92.5% silver, 7.5% copper 10,000 $99.95
2009 King George VI Thomas Hugh Paget 92.5% silver, 7.5% copper 10,000 $104.95
2009 Queen Elizabeth II Mary Gillick 92.5% silver, 7.5% copper 10,000 $104.95

Customers who subscribed to The Vignettes of Royalty series of coins from the Royal Canadian Mint were, upon completion, given the 2009 King Edward VIII Medallion, an ultra-high relief, pure copper medallion.

Year Theme Artist Composition Mintage Issue Price
2009 King Edward VIII Thomas Hugh Paget copper N/A $19.95

Playing Card Money Series[edit]

Year Theme Artist Composition Mintage Issue Price
2008 Jack of Hearts Henri Beau 92.5% silver, 7.5% copper 25,000 $89.95
2008 Queen of Spades Henri Beau 92.5% silver, 7.5% copper 25,000 $89.95
2009 Ten of Spades Henri Beau 92.5% silver, 7.5% copper 25,000 $94.95
2009 King of Hearts Henri Beau 92.5% silver, 7.5% copper 25,000 $94.95

Twenty Dollars[edit]

Land, Sea and Rail Transportation Series[edit]

Year Theme Artist Mintage Issue Price
2000 Steam Buggy John Mardon 44,367 $59.95
2000 The Bluenose J. Franklin Wright Included in Steam Buggy $59.95
2000 The Toronto John Mardon Included in Steam Buggy $59.95
2001 The Russell “Light Four” John Mardon 41,828 $59.95
2001 The Marco Polo J. Franklin Wright Included in The Russell $59.95
2001 The Scotia Don Curley Included in The Russell $59.95
2002 The Gray-Dort John Mardon 35,944 $59.95
2002 The William Lawrence Bonnie Ross Included in The Gray-Dort $59.95
2002 D-10 Locomotive Dan Fell Included in The Gray-Dort $59.95
2003 HMCS Bras D’Or Don Curley 31,997 $59.95
2003 C.N.R. FA-1 Diesel Electric John Mardon Included in HMCS Bras D’Or $59.95
2003 Bricklin SV-1 Brian Hughes Included in HMCS Bras D’Or $59.95

Natural Wonders[edit]

Year Design Issue Artist Mintage Issue Price
2003 Niagara Falls Hologram Gary Corcoran 29,967 $79.95
2003 Rocky Mountains Colorized José Osio 28,793 $69.95
2004 Iceberg Hologram José Osio 24,879 $69.95
2004 Northern Lights Double Image Hologram Gary Corcoran 34,135 $79.95
2004 Hopewell Rocks Selectively Gold Plated José Osio 16,918 $69.95
2005 Diamonds Double Image Hologram José Osio 35,000 $69.95

Lighthouse Collection[edit]

Year Theme Artist Mintage Issue Price
2004 Sambro Island Lighthouse N/A N/A $69.95
2005 Toronto Island Lighthouse Brian Hughes 20,000 $69.95

National Parks[edit]

Year Park Artist Mintage Issue Price
2005 Pacific Rim (B.C.) Susanna Blunt 20,000 $69.95
2005 Mingan (Québec) Pierre Leduc 20,000 $69.95
2006 Georgian Bay (Ontario) Tony Bianco 20,000 $69.95
2006 Nahanni (NWT) Virginia Boulay 15,000 $69.95
2006 Jasper (Alberta) Michelle Grant 15,000 $69.95

Tall Ships Collection[edit]

Year Theme Artist Mintage Issue Price
2005 Three-Masted Ship Bonnie Ross 20,000 $69.95
2006 The Ketch John M. Horton 16,000 $69.95
2007 The Brigantine Bonnie Ross 16,000 $74.95

Architectural Collection[edit]

Year Theme Artist Mintage Issue Price
2006 Notre-Dame de Montréal Basilica Jianping Yan 15,000 $69.95
2006 CN Tower Jianping Yan 15,000 $69.95
2006 Pengrowth Saddledome Jianping Yan 15,000 $69.95

International Polar Year[edit]

The Royal Canadian Mint's $20 silver coin, launched on July 18, 2007 has evoked one of the darkest moments in the history of polar exploration and rankled Canada's main Inuit organization.[17] The coin was struck to mark the 125th anniversary of the International Polar Year scientific studies and features a "world first" metallic-blue finish meant to mimic the Arctic's icy hues.[17] On one side of the coin is the customary portrait of Queen Elizabeth; on the other, 16th-century British explorer Martin Frobisher and a compass rose from his era, along with images of the ship he sailed in search of the fabled Northwest Passage and an Inuit man paddling his kayak in ice-choked waters.[17]

A mint spokesman said the kayaker is simply meant to represent the indigenous people of the North and their role in Arctic exploration.[17] However, the combination of elements recalls an infamous episode from Frobisher's 1576 voyage to Baffin Island and the tragic fate of an unnamed Inuit paddler who was lured aboard the explorer's ship, Gabriel, and kidnapped for transport back to England as proof of the expedition's success in reaching the New World.[17] The Inuit captive, one of the first native North Americans known to have reached Europe, was put on circus-style display in England and became the subject of portraits, including one intended for Frobisher's sponsor, Queen Elizabeth I, before dying—probably of pneumonia or exposure to European disease—only weeks after arriving.[17]

Great Canadian Locomotives[edit]

Year Theme Artist Mintage Issue Price
2008 Royal Hudson Royal Canadian Mint engravers 10,000 $69.95
2009 Jubilee Royal Canadian Mint engravers 10,000 $74.95
2010 Selkirk Royal Canadian Mint engravers 10,000 $79.95
2011 D-10 Royal Canadian Mint engravers 10,000 $79.95

Crystal Raindrop[edit]

Year Theme Artist Mintage Issue Price
2008 Tiny Echoes of Rain Royal Canadian Mint engravers 10,000 $89.95
2009 Autumn Showers Celia Godkin 10,000 $94.95

NHL Goalie Mask Coins[edit]

Year Theme Artist Mintage Issue Price Special Notes
2008 Calgary Flames Marcos Hallam 10,000 74.95 Includes special lucite stand
2008 Edmonton Oilers Marcos Hallam 10,000 74.95 Includes special lucite stand
2008 Ottawa Senators Marcos Hallam 10,000 74.95 Includes special lucite stand
2008 Montreal Canadiens Marcos Hallam 10,000 74.95 Includes special lucite stand
2008 Toronto Maple Leafs Marcos Hallam 10,000 74.95 Includes special lucite stand
2008 Vancouver Canucks Marcos Hallam 10,000 74.95 Includes special lucite stand

Canadian Commerce[edit]

Year Theme Artist Mintage Issue Price
2008 Agriculture (variant of 2008 22 Karat Gold) John Mardon 20,000 $69.95
2009 Coal Mining Trade John Mardon 10,000 $74.95

Crystal Snowflake[edit]

The crystalline beauty of a snowflake shimmers with genuine CRYSTALLIZED Swarovski Elements

Year Theme Artist Composition Mintage Issue Price
2007 Blue Crystal - Piedfort Konrad Wachelko 92.5% silver, 7.5% copper 5,000 $94.95
2007 Iridescent Crystal - Piedfort Konrad Wachelko 92.5% silver, 7.5% copper 5,000 $94.95
2008 Amethyst Crystal Konrad Wachelko 99.99% silver 7,500 $94.95
2008 Sapphire Crystal Konrad Wachelko 99.99% silver 7,500 $94.95
2009 Blue Crystal Konrad Wachelko 99.99% silver 7,500 $94.95
2009 Pink Crystal Konrad Wachelko 99.99% silver 7,500 $94.95
2010 Blue Crystal Konrad Wachelko 99.99% silver 7,500 $99.95
2010 Tanzanite Crystal Konrad Wachelko 99.99% silver 7,500 $99.95
2011 Emerald Crystal Konrad Wachelko 99.99% silver 15,000 $114.95
2011 Topaz Crystal Konrad Wachelko 99.99% silver 15,000 $114.95
2011 Hyacinth Red Small Crystal Konrad Wachelko 99.99% silver 15,000 $114.95
2011 Montana Blue Small Crystal Konrad Wachelko 99.99% silver 15,000 $114.95

Holiday Pine Cones[edit]

A pair of pine cones with genuine CRYSTALLIZED Swarovski Elements to enhance the pine needles and a decorative ribbon along the coin’s edge

Year Theme Artist Composition Mintage Issue Price
2010 Moonlight Susan Taylor 99.99% silver 5,000 $99.95
2010 Ruby Susan Taylor 99.99% silver 5,000 $99.95

Other Holiday Coins[edit]

Year Theme Artist Composition Mintage Issue Price
2007 Holiday Sleigh Ride Tony Bianco 99.99% silver 10,000 $69.95
2008 Holiday Carols Tony Bianco 99.99% silver 10,000 $69.95
2011 Winter Scene Rémi Clark 92.5% silver, 7.5% copper 8,000 $69.95
2011 Christmas Tree Tony Bianco 99.99% silver 15,000 $114.95

2011 is a traditional star-topped Christmas tree wrapped in fluffy garlands and studded with five genuine CRYSTALLIZED Swarovski Element "lights".

Other Coins[edit]

Year Theme Artist Composition Mintage Issue Price
2009 Summer Moon Mask Jody Broomfield 99.99% silver 10,000 $69.95

Thirty Dollars[edit]

Year Theme Artist Mintage Issue Price
2005 Welcome Figure Totem Pole Richard Hunt, Ph. D. 20,000 $79.95
2006 Dog Sled Arnold Nogy 15,000 $89.95
2009 International Year of Astronomy Colin Mayne 10,000 $89.95

Canadian Achievements[edit]

Year Theme Artist Mintage Issue Price
2006 Canada’s First Spacewalk, Col. Chris Hadfield Cecily Mok 20,000 $79.95
2007 Panoramic Camera, Niagara Falls Chris Jordison 15,000 $84.95
2008 Imax Imax Corporation 15,000 $84.95

National War Memorials[edit]

Year Theme Artist Mintage Issue Price
2006 National War Memorial RCM Engravers 15,000 $79.95
2006 Beaumont Hamel RCM Engravers 15,000 $79.95
2007 Vimy Ridge Royal Canadian Mint Engravers 15,000 $79.95

Fifty Dollars[edit]

Year Theme Artist Mintage Issue Price
2006 Four Seasons Tony Bianco 2,000 $299.95
2007 Queen’s Diamond Wedding Anniversary Steve Hepburn 4,000 $299.95
2008 100th Anniversary of Royal Canadian Mint Royal Canadian Mint Engravers 4,000 $369.95
2009 150th Anniversary: Construction of Parliament Buildings Royal Canadian Mint Engravers 2,000 $459.95
2010 Vancouver 2010 - Look of the Games Vancouver 2010 Design Team 2,010 $389.95
2010 75th Anniversary of the First Bank Notes Royal Canadian Mint Engravers 2,000 $389.95

Seventy-Five Dollars[edit]

Year Theme Artist Mintage Issue Price
2005 Pope John Paul II Susan Taylor 5,000 $499.00

100 Dollar Gold[edit]

Year Theme Artist Mintage Issue Price
2000 150th Anniv., Search for Northwest Passage John Mardon 10,547 $259.95
2001 125th Anniv., Library of Parliament Robert R. Carmichael 8,080 $259.95
2002 Commemorating Canada’s Oil Industry John Mardon 9,994 $259.95
2003 100th Anniversary of Marquis Wheat Thom Nelson 9,993 $259.95
2004 St. Lawrence Seaway Construction Susan Taylor 7,123 $259.95
2005 130th Anniversary of Supreme Court of Canada Suzanne Duranceau 9,000 $329.95
2006 75th Anniversary, Longest International Hockey Series Tony Bianco 9,000 $329.95
2007 140th Anniversary of the Dominion of Canada Bonnie Ross 5,000 $369.95
2008 200th Anniversary, Fraser River John Mantha 5,000 $386.95
2009 10th Anniversary of Nunavut Andrew Qappik 5,000 $419.95

2002 was the first $100 Gold Coin to feature colouring on it. A sea of “black gold” was featured to commemorate the discovery of the Leduc Oil Field on February 13, 1947.

150 Dollar Gold[edit]

18K Gold Proof Lunar Hologram Coin Series[edit]

Year Theme Artist Composition Mintage Issue Price
2000 Year of the Dragon Harvey Chan 75% gold, 25% silver 8,874 $388.88
2001 Year of the Snake Harvey Chan 75% gold, 25% silver 6,571 $388.88
2002 Year of the Horse Harvey Chan 75% gold, 25% silver 6,843 $388.88
2003 Year of the Goat Harvey Chan 75% gold, 25% silver 3,927 $398.88
2004 Year of the Monkey Harvey Chan 75% gold, 25% silver 3,318 $398.88
2005 Year of the Rooster Harvey Chan 75% gold, 25% silver 4,888 $398.88
2006 Year of the Dog Harvey Chan 75% gold, 25% silver 4,888 $448.88
2007 Year of the Pig Harvey Chan 75% gold, 25% silver 4,888 $498.95
2008 Year of the Rat Harvey Chan 75% gold, 25% silver 4,888 $508.95
2009 Year of the Ox Harvey Chan 75% gold, 25% silver 4,888 $638.88
2010 Year of the Tiger Harvey Chan 75% gold, 25% silver 4,888 $555.55
2011 Year of the Rabbit Harvey Chan 75% gold, 25% silver 4,888 $638.88

18K Gold Proof Lunar Coin Series[edit]

Year Theme Artist Composition Mintage Issue Price
2010 Year of the Tiger Aries Cheung 75% gold, 25% silver 2,500 $555.55
2011 Year of the Rabbit Aries Cheung 75% gold, 25% silver 2,500 $638.88

Scallop-shaped Series[edit]

Year Theme Artist Composition Mintage Issue Price
2009 Blessings of Wealth Harvey Chan 99.999% pure gold 5,000 $799.95
2010 Blessings of Strength Harvey Chan 99.999% pure gold 1,388 $939.95

200 Dollar Gold[edit]

Celebrating Canadian Native Cultures and Traditions[edit]

Year Theme Artist Mintage Issue Price
1997 Haida Raven Bringing Light to the World Robert Davidson 11,610 $414.95
1998 Legend of the White Buffalo Alex Janvier 7,419 $414.95
1999 Mikmaq Butterfly Alan Syliboy 6,510 $414.95
2000 Mother and Child Germaine Arnaktauyok 7,410 $414.95

Canadian Art and Artists[edit]

Year Theme Artist Mintage Issue Price
2001 The Habitant Farm Cornelius Kreighoff 5,406 $414.95
2002 The Jack Pine Tom Thompson 5,754 $414.95
2003 Houses Lionel Lemoine Fitzgerald 4,118 $414.95
2004 Fragments Alfred Pellan 3,699 $414.95

Canadian Commerce[edit]

Year Theme Artist Mintage Issue Price
2005 Fur Traders John Mardon 4,500 $489.95
2006 Timber Trade John Mardon 4,500 $489.95
2007 Fishing Trade John Mardon 4,000 $579.95
2008 Agricultural Commerce John Mardon 4,000 $619.95
2009 Coal Mining Trade John Mardon 4,000 $697.95
2010 Petroleum and Oil Trade John Mardon 4,000 $999.95

250 Dollar Gold[edit]

Year Theme Artist Mintage Issue Price
2006 Dog Sled Team Arnold Nogy 900 $1089.95

300 Dollars[edit]

Year Theme Artist Composition Mintage Issue Price
2002 Triple Cameo Portraits of Queen Elizabeth II Sheldon Beveridge 58.33% gold, 41.67% silver 999 $1,095.95
2003 The Great Seal of Canada RCM Staff 58.33% gold, 41.67% silver 998 $1,095.95
2004 Quadruple Cameo Portraits of Queen Elizabeth II Christie Paquet 58.33% gold, 41.67% silver 999 $1,099.95
2005 "Welcome Figure" Totem Pole Richard Hunt, Ph. D. 58.33% gold, 41.67% silver 1,000 $1,199.95
2006 80th Birthday of Queen Elizabeth II Cosme Saffioti 58.33% gold, 41.67% silver 1,000 $1,520.95
2006 Crystal Snowflake Konrad Wachelko 58.33% gold, 41.67% silver 1,000 $1,520.95
2008 Four Seasons Moon Mask Jody Broomfield 58.33% gold, 41.67% silver 1,200 $1,599.95
2009 Gold Summer Moon Mask Jody Broomfield 58.33% gold, 41.67% silver 1,200 $1,949.95
2010 Crystal Snowflake Konrad Wachelko 58.33% gold, 41.67% silver 750 $2,295.95

In 2002 the three cameos are 99.99% silver.

In 2004 each cameo is struck in 24KT gold.

2006 was the Royal Canadian Mint's first coin incorporating authentic Swarovski Crystals in the design.

Canadian Achievements[edit]

Year Theme Artist Composition Mintage Issue Price
2005 120th Anniversary of Standard Time Bonnie Ross 58.33% gold, 41.67% silver 1,200 $999.95
2006 5th Anniversary of the First Canadian to Walk In Space; Canadarm2 Cecily Monk 58.33% gold, 41.67% silver 1,000 $1,089.95
2007 140th Anniversary of the Invention of the Panoramic Camera; Rocky Mountains Chris Jordison 58.33% gold, 41.67% silver 1,000 $1,111.95
2008 IMAX Imax Corporation 58.33% gold, 41.67% silver 1,000 $1,228.95

In 2005, in order to represent each of Canada’s time zones, the RCM issued six variants of the coin. The variants represented a total mintage of 1,200 coins.

Shinplaster[edit]

Year Theme Artist Composition Mintage Issue Price
2005 135th Anniversary of the 1870 Shinplaster Robert Ralph Carmichael 58.33% gold, 41.67% silver 1,250 $1,295.95
2006 The 1900 Shinplaster Royal Canadian Mint Engravers 58.33% gold, 41.67% silver 1,250 $1,295.95
2007 The 1923 Shinplaster Robert Ralph Carmichael 58.33% gold, 41.67% silver 1,250 $1,490.95

Provincial Coat of Arms[edit]

Year Theme Artist Composition Mintage Issue Price
2008 Newfoundland and Labrador Royal Canadian Mint Engravers 58.33% gold, 41.67% silver 1,000 $1,541.95
2008 Alberta Royal Canadian Mint Engravers 58.33% gold, 41.67% silver 1,000 $1,631.95
2009 Yukon Royal Canadian Mint Engravers 58.33% gold, 41.67% silver 1,000 $1,659.95
2009 Prince Edward Island Royal Canadian Mint Engravers 58.33% gold, 41.67% silver 1,000 $1,949.95
2010 British Columbia Royal Canadian Mint Engravers 58.33% gold, 41.67% silver 500 $2,249.95
2010 New Brunswick Royal Canadian Mint Engravers 58.33% gold, 41.67% silver 500 $2,249.95

Premium Gold Coin Series[edit]

Year Theme Artist Composition Mintage Issue Price
2007 Olympic Ideals Laurie McGaw (Ring of Faces), David Craig (Interior) 58.33% gold, 41.67% silver 2,500 $1,999.95
2008 Competition Laurie McGaw (Ring of Faces), David Craig (Interior) 58.33% gold, 41.67% silver 2,500 $1,999.95
2009 Friendship Laurie McGaw (Ring of Faces), David Craig (Interior) 58.33% gold, 41.67% silver 2,500 $1,999.95

Platinum Prehistoric Animals Collection[edit]

Year Theme Artist Composition Mintage Issue Price
2007 Woolly Mammoth Royal Canadian Mint Engravers 99.95% platinum 400 $2,999.95
2008 Scimitar Cat Royal Canadian Mint Engravers 99.95% platinum 200 N/A
2009 Steppe Bison Royal Canadian Mint Engravers 99.95% platinum 200 $2,999.95
2010 Ground Sloth Kerri Burnett 99.95% platinum 200 $2,999.95

350 Dollar Gold[edit]

Provincial Flowers[edit]

Year Theme Artist Composition Mintage Issue Price
1998 The Four Flowers - Rose, Lis, Thistle & Shamrock Pierre Leduc 99.999% pure gold 1,998 $999.99
1999 The Golden Slipper (Flower of Prince Edward Island) Henry Purdy 99.999% pure gold 1,999 $999.99
2000 The Pacific Dogwood (Flower of British Columbia) Caren Heine 99.999% pure gold 2,000 $999.99
2001 The Mayflower (Flower of Nova Scotia) Bonnie Ross 99.999% pure gold 2,001 $1,019.99
2002 The Wild Rose (Flower of Alberta) Dr. A. K. Hellum 99.999% pure gold 2,002 $1,099.99
2003 The White Trillium (Flower of Ontario) Pamela Stagg 99.999% pure gold 2,003 $1,099.99
2004 The Fireweed (Flower of Yukon) Catherine Ann Deer 99.999% pure gold 2,004 $1,099.99
2005 The Western Red Lily (Flower of Saskatchewan) Chris Jordison 99.999% pure gold 2,005 $1,295.95
2006 Iris Versicolor (Flower of Quebec) Susan Taylor 99.999% pure gold 2,006 $1,489.95
2007 Purple Violet (Flower of New Brunswick) Sue Rose 99.999% pure gold 1,400 $1,520.95
2008 Purple Saxifrage (Flower of Nunavut) Celia Godkin 99.999% pure gold 1,400 $1,676.95
2009 Pitcher Plant (Flower of Newfoundland and Labrador) Julie Wilson 99.999% pure gold 1,400 $2,149.95
2010 Prairie Crocus (Flower of Manitoba) Celia Godkin 99.999% pure gold 1,400 $2,599.95

1998 features the "4 Flowers" of the Canadian Coat of Arms symbolically represent each of the four founding nations of Canada - the French, the English, the Scottish and the Irish.

500 Dollars[edit]

Year Theme Artist Composition Mintage Issue Price
2007 Queen’s Diamond (60th) Wedding Anniversary Steve Hepburn 99.99% pure gold 200 $5,999.95
2008 100th Anniversary Royal Canadian Mint Royal Canadian Mint Engravers 99.99% pure gold 250 $8,159.95
2009 150th Anniversary: Construction of Parliament Buildings Royal Canadian Mint Engravers 99.99% pure gold 200 $10,199.95
2010 Vancouver 2010 - Look of the Games Vancouver 2010 Design Team 99.99% pure gold 210 $9,495.95
2010 75th Anniversary of the First Bank Notes Royal Canadian Mint Engravers 99.99% pure gold 200 $9,495.95

2007 was Royal Canadian Mint’s first five ounce gold coin and the introduction of the new 500 Dollar denomination

Palladium coins[edit]

Big and Little Bear Constellations

Year Theme Artist Finish Issue Price Total Mintage Face Value
2006 Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter Colin Mayne Specimen $849.95 1,200 Fifty Dollars

Platinum coins[edit]

Endangered Wildlife Series[edit]

This collection started in 1995.

Year Theme Face Values Artist Issue Price Mintage Finish
2000 Pronghorn $30, $75, $150, $300 Mark Hobson $2,095.95 599 Proof
2001 Harlequin Duck $30, $75, $150, $300 Cosme Saffioti, Susan Taylor $2,395.95 336 Proof
2002 Great Blue Heron $30, $75, $150, $300 John-Luc Grondin $2,495.95 700 Proof
2003 Atlantic Walrus $30, $75, $150, $300 John-Luc Grondin $2,995.95 365 Proof
2004 Grizzly Bear $30, $75, $150, $300 N/A $2,995.95 376 Proof

Collector Cards[edit]

The first Collector Card that was issued was to commemorate the creation of a new effigy for her majesty Queen Elizabeth II in 2003 and a redemption was offered in Chatelaine magazine. In 2004, to commemorate the Acadie 25-cent coin. One card was included with every phone order after the launch of the commemorative coin. With the release of the Lucky Loonie, a third Collector Card was created. To procure a card, customers had to go on the RCM website and place a request online. A total of 13 cards were created with many selling on eBay.

2003[edit]

  • Queen’s Effigy

2004[edit]

  • Acadie
  • Lucky Loonie
  • Poppy

2005[edit]

  • Alberta Centennial
  • Saskatchewan Centennial
  • Terry Fox
  • Victory Nickel
  • Year of the Veteran

2006[edit]

  • 10th Anniversary Toonie
  • Lucky Loonie
  • Medal of Bravery
  • Pink Ribbon Cancer Coin

2007[edit]

  • Vancouver Olympics

Definition of finishes[edit]

  • Bullion
Brilliant relief against a parallel lined background.
  • Proof
Frosted relief against a mirror background
  • Specimen
Brilliant relief on a satin background.

Mint marks[edit]

  • A
Used on 2005 Palladium Test Coin to signify the coins were struck from Lot A.
  • B
Used on 2005 Palladium Test Coin to signify the coins were struck from Lot B.
  • C
Placed on sovereigns produced at the Ottawa branch of the Royal Mint, between 1908 and 1919.
  • Dot
In December 1936, King Edward VIII abdicated the throne in favour of his brother, who would become King George VI. The problem was that the Royal Mint was designing the effigy of King Edward VIII and now a new effigy would need to be created. The 1, 10 and 25 cent pieces in 1937 would be struck from dies with a 1936 date on the reverse. To distinguish that these coins were issued in 1937, a Dot Mint Mark was placed on the 1936 dies, and could be found beneath the year. These coins fulfilled demand for coins until new coinage tools with the effigy of King George VI were ready. While the 10 and 25 cent coins are more common, the 1 cent coins are rare, with about a half-dozen known to exist.
  • 06SFS
Used to describe the rare 2006 $50 Four Seasons 5 ounce silver coin. Only 2000 were minted.
  • H
Used to identify coins that were struck for Canada by the Birmingham Mint, also known as the Heaton Mint, until 1907.
  • Innukshuk
All circulation coins for the 2010 Vancouver Olympics have the Innukshuk Mint Mark on the obverse of the coin.
  • International Polar Year
The obverse of the 2007 International Polar Year $20 Numismatic Coin has the logo for the International Polar Year on the obverse of the coin.
  • Man Becomes Mountain
    • (Symbol of Paralympics)
All circulation coins for the 2010 Vancouver Paralympics have the Paralympic Games logo on the obverse of the coin.
  • Maple Leaf
All coins with a Maple Leaf Mint Mark were struck in 1948 due to an emergency with coin toolage. The granting of India’s independence resulted in the removal of IND:IMP (meaning Emperor of India) from King George VI’s effigy. Due to the demand for circulation coins in 1948, coins for 1948 could not be struck until the new tools were received. The new tools would have the IND:IMP removed from them. In the meanwhile, coins were produced in 1948 with a year of 1947 on them. A small Maple Leaf Mint Mark was struck beside 1947 on the reverse of all coins to signify the year of production.
  • P
From 2001 to 2006, most one cent, five cents, ten cents, twenty-five cents, and fifty cents issued for circulation were struck with a P Mint Mark to represent the Royal Canadian Mint’s plating process.
  • RCM Logo
At the CNA Convention in July 2006, the RCM unveiled its new Mint Mark to be used on all circulation and numismatic coinage. The agenda behind the implementation of this new Mint Mark was to help increase the RCM’s image as a brand. The aim of the logo is to educate coin users and coin collectors, respectively, that the RCM is minting Canada’s coins. The first Circulation Coin to have this new Mint Mark is the 10th Anniversary Two-Dollar coin. The first Numismatic Coin to have this new Mint Mark is the Snowbirds Coin and Stamp Set.[18]
  • T/É
In an effort to push the standard of quality higher, the RCM started to experiment with a gold bullion coin that would have a purity of 99.999%. The result was a Gold Maple Leaf Test Bullion coin with the Mint Mark of T/É (to signify Test/Épreuve). The date on the obverse of the coin was 2007 and it had a mintage of 500.
  • Teddy Bear
When the RCM released its Baby Lullabies and CD Set, a sterling silver one dollar coin was included in the set. The one dollar coin included a mint mark of a teddy bear.
  • W
Used occasionally on specimen sets produced in Winnipeg, starting in 1998.
  • W/P
Used on the Special Edition Uncirculated Set of 2003. The W mint mark stated that the coin was produced in Winnipeg and the P states that the coins are plated.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Royal Canadian Mint 2006 Annual Report, page 4
  2. ^ The CN Journal, The Official Publication of the Canadian Numismatic Association, Markham, Ontario, Vol. 53, No. 1, January–February 2008, p.17
  3. ^ The CN Journal:The Official Publication of the Canadian Numismatic Association, Volume 53, No. 1, January/February 2008, p.18
  4. ^ The CN Journal:The Official Publication of the Canadian Numismatic Association, Volume 53, No. 1, January/February 2008, p.19
  5. ^ The CN Journal, The Official Publication of the Canadian Numismatic Association, Markham, Ontario, Vol. 53, No. 1, January–February 2008, p.18
  6. ^ The CN Journal, The Official Publication of the Canadian Numismatic Association, Markham, Ontario, Vol. 53, No. 1, January–February 2008, p.19
  7. ^ Coin honours century of golden hockey moments, Bret Evans, Canadian Coin News, p.1, Volume 46, Number 19, January 6 to 19, 2009, Trajan Publishing
  8. ^ The Charlton Standard Catalogue of Canadian Coins, 63rd Edition, 2009, p.211, Edited by W.K. Cross, The Charlton Press, Toronto, ON, ISBN 978-0-88968-332-7
  9. ^ a b c d e The Charlton Standard Catalogue of Canadian Coins, 63rd Edition, 2009, p.214, Edited by W.K. Cross, The Charlton Press, Toronto, ON, ISBN 978-0-88968-332-7
  10. ^ Charlton Standard Catalogue of Canadian Coins, 60th Edition, 2006
  11. ^ a b c d e f The Charlton Standard Catalogue of Canadian Coins, 63rd Edition, 2009, p.212, Edited by W.K. Cross, The Charlton Press, Toronto, ON, ISBN 978-0-88968-332-7
  12. ^ Charlton Standard Catalogue of Canadian Coins, 60th Edition
  13. ^ 2006 Royal Canadian Mint Annual Report, p. 44
  14. ^ RCM, Japan Mint release rare joint issue, Canadian Coin News, p.15, Volume 47, Number 8, August 4 to 17, 2009
  15. ^ Royal Canadian Mint; www.mint.ca
  16. ^ The Charlton Standard Catalogue of Canadian Coins, 63rd Edition, 2009, p.278, Edited by W.K. Cross, The Charlton Press, Toronto, ON, ISBN 978-0-88968-332-7
  17. ^ a b c d e f $20 worth of painful history
  18. ^ Coin World, Vol. 47, Issue 2417, Page 74, August 7, 2006
  • Charlton Standard Catalogue of Canadian Coins, 60th Edition, 2006, W.K. Cross

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