Connecting Canada is the theme of this large and impressive 2022 14 piece coin set. In 2017, 2018 and 2020, the Royal Canadian Mint issued puzzle coin sets, all of which sold out immediately from the mint and quickly appreciated in value. With the same low mintage of just 800 and over 16 ounces of fine silver, this long awaited 2022 issue adds a new chapter to the story of Canada’s evolution.
With a land mass of nearly 10 million square kilometers, transportation has been an essential element of connecting cities, towns and rural areas. Each of the 13 jigsaw shaped $20 outer puzzle piece coins presents a different historic mode of transportation within a full colour vignette, while the $50 center coin features an elegant gold-plated compass superimposed over a map of Canada. Take the trip across Canada and through time as you add this low mintage coin set to your collection. HST/GST exempt.
Outer coin designs:
Kayak (2500 BCE-1960) – Widely used by Inuit and other indigenous peoples
Stagecoach (1800s) – Carried people, mail and other goods. Routes were often the precursors to modern highways.
Prairie Schooner (Covered Wagon) – Widely used through the 1870s and1880s as settlers moved west.
Voyageur Canoe (1600s to 1800s) – Used for transporting furs and other goods
Railway, Steam Locomotive Image shows the Imperial Limited, a luxury passenger train that ran Montreal to Vancouver 1899-1933
Dogsled – In Canada’s north, dogs and man have been hunting and travelling companions for thousands of years.
Steamboat – SS Okanagan pictured. These ships moved travellers and goods to and from many waterside communities.
Passenger Liner, SS Princess Sophia pictured. Key to immigration to Canada in the late 1800s and early 1900s.
Air Transport – From the 1940s to the present, air travel has connected Canadian cities and brought new immigrants.
Snowmobile – Invented in Canada in 1935, snowmobiles have been widely used in northern communities.
Pontoon Airplane – Bush flying has connected remote areas of Canada since the 1940s. DHC-2 Beaver in image.
Passenger Bus – An efficient and inexpensive way to connect cities, bus travel peaked from the 1930s to 1950s.
Train Ferry – From 1917 to 1968, a train ferry connected Canada’s railways to PEI.
The obverse of all 14 coins features an effigy of Queen Elizabeth II by Susanna Blunt. Total nominal face value is $310.