The Royal Canadian Mint’s 2019 holiday coin is a beautiful invitation to re-live the magic of
Christmases past! On the engraved reverse, a colourful Murano glass wreath adds special
festive cheer, while selective colour draws the eye to the sights that bring out the child-like
wonder in us all.
Designed by artist Marie-Élaine Cusson, the reverse steps back in time to capture the
heart-warming magic of an old-fashioned family Christmas. A roaring fire in the stone-lined
fireplace conjures a feeling of warmth and coziness, while an extraordinary holiday wreath
“hangs” on the brick wall above the mantle. Uniquely handcrafted by glassmakers Giorgio and
Bernardino Vio of Murano, Italy, the bright green wreath complements the coloured tree, whose
traditional mix of decorations, flowers, bows and ribbon garland culminate in a star-shaped
topper. The brightly wrapped gifts and a bow on the wooden rocking horse hint at an
exhilarating moment of discovery to come—a moment that is at the heart of many memories
of holidays past.
An annual favourite! A
Murano glass element is the crowing glory on
a nostalgia-filled holiday design.