THE EVOLUTION OF BIG COINS IS HERE
CANADIAN COIN & CURRENCY'S TOP RECOMMENDED PICK FOR SEPTEMBER 2019

Rarity, elegance, beauty and intrinsic value combine to make this new Real Shapes series one of the premier offerings ever issued by the Royal Canadian Mint.  When Canada’s circulation design coins made their first transformation into premium large format Big Coins in 2015, subscriptions sold out immediately, and the series has remained a collector favourite through to the last year of issue in 2019.  Now for 2020, Canada’s iconic coins become even more interesting and elusive as they take shape around their central designs in this ultra low mintage six coin Real Shapes subscription series.  Each large format coin has a $50 denomination and is struck in 100 grams (over three ounces) of pure silver with a selective overlay of fine gold.  Mintage is limited to just 1,200 of each coin, and a quick sell out is expected.



2020 REAL SHAPES SUBSCRIPTION SERIES

The Common Loon coin will be shipped with your order, with an additional coin sent every second month as they are released by the Royal Canadian Mint. 
The first coin will come displayed in a custom six coin case, with spaces to add the remaining coins as they are released.
Issue price is $329.95 per coin.  GST/HST exempt.

COMMON LOON
September 2019

CARIBOU
November 2019

BLUENOSE
January 2020

BEAVER
March 2020

COAT OF ARMS
May 2020

POLAR BEAR
June 2020



A classic canadian icon with a new shape

For the first time - Canada’s iconic loon swims off its coin! Using the newest coining technology, this exciting collectible celebrates artist Robert-Ralph Carmichael’s loon—found on Canadian 1-dollar “loonies” since 1987—within its own silhouette and accented with pure gold plating. Carefully crafted in more than 3 ounces of pure silver, this is a totally unique take on this Canadian icon.




CANADIAN CURRENCY ICONS IN A NEW LIGHT

The coin has been specifically designed for consistent weight while also ensuring that the subject remains unaltered from the original in detail and proportions. From the original 1987 1-dollar coin reverse, Robert-Ralph Carmichael’s iconic loon floats on a still lake with a small island populated by conifers in the background. The scene is portrayed within its own silhouette. The obverse features the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Susanna Blunt and a stylized pattern of loon silhouettes. 




A MAJOR MILESTONE FOR CANADA'S LOON DOLLAR

The beloved loonie garnered significant attention when it entered circulation in 1987. It wasn’t Canada’s first circulation 1-dollar coin—that claim to fame belongs to the 1935 Voyageur silver dollar, a non-circulating commemoration of the silver jubilee of King George V —but it marked a major milestone in Canadian currency as the country said goodbye to the one-dollar bank note. For this amazing coin—the first in our series of six—the famous loon swims outside its circle in a Royal Canadian Mint first!

REAL SHAPE PURE SILVER 6-COIN SUBSCRIPTION

  • This uniquely-shaped coin is the first of the Royal Canadian Mint’s 6-coin series of intricately shaped pure silver coins featuring iconic coin designs transcending their circular boundaries.
  • Accented with 24-karat gold plating.
  • Unique packaging highlights the uniqueness and beauty of your coin. Special shaped capsule showcases the coin silhouette.
  • Low mintage of only 1,200 coins means this collectible is sure to sell out quickly.
  • Each coin in the series is an exquisite gift idea and a great way to spark interest in coin collecting. They are also ideal additions for any collector interested Canadian coinage history or general Canadiana.


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