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.
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