Monday, December 19, 2011

Proof Set - 100th Anniversary of Parks Canada

Did you know Canada.. for the first 18 years of my life, all my cousins as well, our Grampa gave us a coin set from the Royal Canadian Mint. It was always fun guessing which present under the tree was the coin set, it was something to look forward to every year. Beautiful keepsakes to look back on such a history and a great memory of my Grampa.

The Mint produces limited-mintage numismatic coins honouring major national achievements and themes. Though they bear a denomination, they are not meant for circulation, and their actual worth is usually significantly greater than their face value.

Crafted of gold, silver or platinum, the Mint's collector coins are individually handled as they enter the presses. A single coin may be struck up to three times to achieve a crisp, flawless impression. Certain coins feature the Mint's proprietary technologies: double holograms, selective plating, colouring or laser enhancement.


One of the gorgeous sets introduced by the Royal Canadian Mint this year is the 100th Anniversary of Parks Canada. July 16th of this year was Parks Canada Centennial Celebration, with events nation wide. After 100 years of existence, Parks Canada has become the largest provider of historical and natural heritage tourism in Canada.


This gorgeous commemorative coin design includes four endangered ecological treasures cradled in the hands of a young Canadian; a Whooping Crane, the Southern Maidenhair Fern, the Western Prairie- Fringed Orchid and a Kentucky Coffee Tree. The set also includes circulation type coins but set in silver, bronze and copper and a 50 cent piece I really like, the boys thought that was really cool too.


Perfect for nature lovers and those proud of our Park's history, this elegant book-style packaging, with removable lens is a set to be proud of and part of our heritage. I'll be sharing this set with my boys and as they grow we'll be purchasing more sets so I can start the tradition my Grampa began with my own family.

These sets would make beautiful gifts for anyone in your life, perfect for celebrating occasions. I remember one family New Years Eve party where my uncle gave all the children a special coin to celebrate the New Year. I kept it with me and on my dresser for a long time and always thought of my uncle whenever I saw it. The Royal Canadian Mint offers something for absolutely everyone. With the sets having a limited number of mintage, you know you are giving a unique and special gift that is to be treasured.

We are so excited to share one of these sets with our readers as well!!! Please enter our giveaway below for a chance to win the 100th Anniversary of Parks Canada Proof Set.

Be sure to check out another great Royal Canadian Mint promotion happening now on Maple Leaf Mommy - she is giving away a really cool Year of the Dragon Coin coin!

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40 comments:

  1. Wow, that set is beautiful!
    My father-in-law is a coin collector, he has a HUGE collection!

    Smiles,
    Jody
    Mommy Moment

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  2. We buy coins for my dad every year. They make such nice gifts

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  3. Wow....this is very beautiful:)

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  4. I agree -- it really is a beautiful set!

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  5. A lovely set. Would love to win.
    catamorg (at) gmail (dot) com

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  6. Perfect for the coin collector in our family - me!

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  7. I love this set! Very beautiful! We go to a National Park every summer.

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  8. my pops is a huge coin collector. gorgeous coin!

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  9. beautiful, would so love this

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  10. Thanks for the contest - also wanted to let you know the name I follow on Google + with as there is no space for that in the entry form.. It's Suzie B

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  11. nice set of coins
    cyarrow53@yahoo(dot)com

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  12. This would be great for my collection. hanno1510@ymail(dot)com

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  13. Oh I hadn't seen this, it's beautiful!

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  14. My favorite is our mountain parks, this set is gorgeous! I collect the mint coins and had my eye on these and the Gretzky ones:)

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  15. I added this link to my giveaway too

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  16. My grandfather did the same thing...he also purchased us one silver dollar from the year we were born up until he passed away. I still have them all. This is a beautiful set that I would love to add to my others. Thanks so much for another great giveaway!

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  17. Our Canadian coins really are unique. Thanks for the giveaway & happy holidays too.
    My FB & Google+ name is Julie G.

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  18. What a wonderful prize.

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  19. Such a great prize, love this giveaway.

    Also, wanted to let you know that I follow @didyouknowcanada on twitter as @Maria_b2011. I pressed enter by mistake without writing my twitter name in the space on the form. Sorry about it...

    mariam_b1984 at hotmail dot com

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  20. This would be a great set to win for sure. Lady Bug

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  21. would love this
    ray.laprade@sanmina-sci.com

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  22. My son is a collector and he would absolutely love this.

    Gary
    gstgary@yahoo.ca

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  23. My dad has been collecting coins since he was a small boy. I would love to win this special edition for him for a gift. It's beautiful! Good luck :)

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  24. My brother-in-law would love this and it would make great gift for him..Beautiful collection, thank you!
    foxydebs@hotmail.com

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  25. beautiful coin set

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  26. We certainly have our treasures here in Canada. Lovely coin set.

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  27. What an amazing coin set! Beautiful!

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  28. I would love to win this. I always buy coins for my son each year, either for his birthday or Christmas and always for special occassions.
    fast.linda@yahoo.ca

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  29. Love this set, great gift for everyone.

    My G+ Fan R(Teddy Out Ready) & subscribed with e-mail teddyoutreadyto(at)gmail(dot)com, because no box to enter these info.

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  30. Great prize for someone. A nice keepsake/

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  31. What a lovely gift for my Dad..would really like to win. Thank you!

    grand.prix@live.ca

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  32. Great prize

    cathymacmullen@hotmail.com

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  33. LOVE!!! Cindy L
    lmc2@telus.net

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  34. Wow! This would be perfect for my nephew. He is 15 and has a small coin collection.
    -Amy

    rockgal11@aol.com

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