This SPECIAL EDITION mint set
includes 5 commemorative Olympics sports quarters and a very low
Edition Mint Set
sold out at the Mint quickly,
so we're thrilled to be able to offer this bonus collection to you now.
Even more thrilling is the absolutely tiny mintage limit - only 30,000!
This is about half of the limit for the standard edition 2010
, and a small fraction of the one million
mint sets the U.S. Mint produces annually!
The 2007 Special Edition
Olympics Uncirculated Mint Set
includes at least one
example of each and
every one of the circulation coins of Canada, each of which features a
design of national importance, including:
One Cent Maple Leaf Penny
Five Cent Beaver Nickel
Ten Cent Bluenose Schooner Dime
Fifty Cent Coat of Arms Half Dollar
One Dollar Common Loon "Loonie"
Two Dollar Polar Bear "Toonie"
Five limited mintage
circulating commemorative quarters
, each depicting a
different Olympic or Paralympic sport,
are also included. They are:
Twenty-Five Cent Alpine Skiing
Twenty-Five Cent Biathlon
Twenty-Five Cent Curling Olympic Quarter
Twenty-Five Cent Ice
Twenty-Five Cent Wheelchair Curling Paralympic
Please note that each Olympic sports quarter features a special reverse
(Queen) side with the official Vancouver Winter Olympic Games logo, the
inukshuk with five Olympic rings. The Wheelchair Curling Paralympic
Quarter features the official Vancouver Paralympic Games logo, an added
All are specially-struck and hand-picked for these high-quality sets.
Each coin has a proof-like finish and includes the
RCM mint mark on the Queen side of each coin! Canadian half dollars are
no longer issued to banks for general circulation, so mint sets
are now the only way to get these coins individually.
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coins and sets!
One standard circulation coin is not included in this set (but is
available in the
standard edition 2007
Twenty-Five Cent Caribou Quarter
Please see the articles at the end of this presentation for more
information on the Vancouver Winter Olympics as well as on the inukshuk
market used in the official logo. Please note that the outer protective
envelopes may exhibit a little shelfwear, but the certificates and
coins will be pristine and mint-fresh.
Limit - 30,000 - This set sold out at the Mint quickly!
Also please note that this set has more coins and a higher face value
than the standard mint set, due to the inclusion of the five
circulating commemorative quarters!
We generally don't speak of a mint set costing less than $50 as an
investment. However, the Royal Canadian Mint has added an interesting
wrinkle this year - this special edition mint set, with five
circulating commemorative coins and a tiny mintage limit. This 11-Coin
Set has a mintage
limit of only 30,000 (and all certificates are individually numbered),
meaning that this set will be very hard to find in the future. Consider
that on an annual basis, the U.S. Mint produces over 4 million (that's
4,000,000 !) uncirculated and proof sets combined, and you can see that
this is a relatively minuscule mintage limit for such an affordable set
replete with iconic coins.
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obverse of each coin features the familiar designs found on the regular
circulation coins of Canada as described and pictured above. Five
circulating commemorative quarters depicting five different Olympic or
Paralympic sports are also included.
The reverse of each coin features Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II of
England, in profile facing right. This portrait, the fourth effigy of
the queen to appear on Canadian coinage, was executed by the artist
Susanna Blunt. The legend ELIZABETH II D. G. REGINA ("Elizabeth II,
Queen by the Grace of God") and mint mark also appear.
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coins from Canada!
The coins are sealed inside a transparent, pliofilm holder,
protected inside a heavy stock, full-color envelope. An official
certificate of authenticity with
full specifications is included.
The 2010 Vancouver Winter
2010 Winter Olympic (officially known as the XXI Olympic Winter Games)
will be held from February 12 to February 28, 2010 in Vancouver,
British Columbia, Canada with some events held in Whistler, British
Columbia. The 2010 Winter Olympics will be the third Olympics
hosted by Canada, and the first by the province of British Columbia.
Previously, Canada was host to the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal and
the 1988 Winter Olympics in Calgary. These will also be the first
winter games to be held in a National Hockey League (NHL) market since
the league started allowing its professional hockey players to
participate in 1998.
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coins and sets!
Landmark in a Barren Land
An inukshuk (plural form: inuksuit
singular form often pronounced inutsuk
in certain Inuit dialects) is a stone landmark used as a milestone or
directional marker by the Inuit of the Canadian Arctic. Inuksuit have
become the de facto symbol of the Territory of Nunavut since its
establishment on April 1, 1999. An inukshuk can even be found on the
official flag of the territory.
Inuksuit differ from some cairns in significance. The Arctic Circle,
dominated by permafrost, has few natural landmarks and thus the
inukshuk was central to navigation across the barren tundra. They vary
in shape and size, and perform a diverse array of tasks. It is a symbol
with deep roots in the Inuit culture, a directional marker that
signifies safety, hope and friendship. As time goes by more and more
Canadians of non-Inuit origin are adopting this uniquely Canadian
symbol as one of their own.