Royal Canadian Mint celebrates Canada’s 150th birthday with new collector coins

            Both new coin collectors and experts will be excited by new keepsakes for Canada’s anniversary.

            The Royal Canadian Mint is proud to join Canadians in celebrating Canada 150 with a dazzling new array of finely-crafted collector coins to suit all tastes, said a release from the Royal Canadian Mint. Over 40 products will be issued to help mark the 150th anniversary of Confederation, distributed in monthly catalogues over the course of the year. A number of products were already launched in late 2016 to build momentum for Canada 150 and the Mint began 2017 with a January 7 release of the new Proof Silver Dollar and the 2017 Classic Uncirculated Set.      

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            "Every coin crafted by the Royal Canadian Mint is a celebration of our Canadian identity, our collective pride and our most cherished moments, which we are delighted to capture with our new Canada 150 coin program," said Sandra Hanington, president and CEO of the Royal Canadian Mint. "Canada 150 is a once-in-a-generation experience that will give each of us lasting memories and the Mint is proud to offer Canadians a unique way to preserve those memories through the joy of collecting our new coins."

            Customers in Canada and around the world can already order a number of coins celebrating Canada 150, including the 2017 $3 Fine Silver Coin, also known as “The Spirit of Canada.”

            The Mint's collectors products can be ordered directly from the Mint or online. They are also available at participating Canada Post outlets.

            The Royal Canadian Mint is the Crown Corporation responsible for the minting and distribution of Canada's circulation coins. It is recognized as one of the largest and most versatile mints in the world, offering a wide range of coinage products and related services on an international scale.