OTTAWA June 25, 2019 / CNW/ – In honor of the long -standing peaceful coexistence of Canada and the United States, the Royal Canadian Mint is pleased to announce the launch of the Limited Edition Two-Coin Set Proud emblems of the two countries, created in collaboration with the United States Mint. This set, which features numismatic reproductions of well -known designs found on Canadian and US bullion coins, will be available to the public, starting July 3, 2019.
“The maple leaf and the eagle are the proud symbols of our neighboring countries, which have thrived and prospered together for over 150 years,” said Marie Lemay, President of the Royal Canadian Mint. “We are proud to see the iconic designs of our Silver Maple Leaf and Silver American Eagle bullion coins come together in this inspiring new set, celebrating the special bond that brings together Canada and the United States. »
The set features a special numismatic version of a silver Maple Leaf coin with a modified proof finish, as well as a one ounce United States Mint silver American Eagle coin with an accented reverse proof finish. These two endings are first for these pieces.
The reverse of the Silver Maple Leaf coin features a classic sugar maple leaf design by Walter Ott, originally made in 1979. This emblem of the Mint’s Maple Leaf family of bullion coins is based on a background of radial lines that surrounded by stars and maple leaves. On the obverse of the coin, the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, according to Susanna Blunt, is also surrounded by stars and maple leaves.
The obverse (tail) of the one ounce American Eagle coin in the silver represents an allegory of Freedom as imagined by Adolph A. Weinman. Seen from head to toe and marching, he wrapped in the American flag, right hand stretched forward, while he held laurel and oak branches on the left. The opposite of the coin (face) shows a heraldic eagle carrying a shield and holding in its falls an olive branch on the right and arrows on the left.
These amazing numismatic coins are packaged in a special clamshell case decorated with the logos of the Royal Canadian Mint and United States Mint. The certificate features inside photos of Canadian and American flags and adds a nice splash of color.
Photos of the set of parts Proud emblems of the two countries is available here.
The workshop is limited to 10,000 sets and the retail price is $ 189.95. This item can be ordered directly from the Mint by calling 1-800-267-1871 at Canada and 1-800-268-6468 in the U.S., or online on the Mint website, beginning July 3 2019. This the set is also sold in the boutiques of La Monnaie in Ottawa and in Winnipegas well as through its global network of merchants and distributors, including participating Canada Post outlets.
About the Royal Canadian Mint
The Royal Canadian Mint is the Crown corporation responsible for the manufacture and distribution of circulation coins in Canada. Recognized as one of the largest and most versatile mints in the world, it offers a full range of high quality specialty products and related services worldwide. For more information about Mint and its products and services, visit www.mint.ca. Follow the Mint on TwitterFacebook and Instagram.
About the United States Mint
The US Congress created the United States Mint in 1792; in 1873 it moved to the Treasury Department. As the country’s sole producer of legal coins, the U.S. Mint is responsible for producing the circulation coins needed for the country’s commercial activities. It also makes numismatic coins, including proof, uncirculated and commemorative coins; Congressional Gold Medals; silver and bronze medals; and finally, silver and gold bullion coins. Its numismatic programs are financially adequate and conducted at no cost to taxpayers.
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