Set of 6 x 2023 Mosaic of Canadian Icons Circulation Coins | Royal Canadian Mint
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Start/Grow your collection with this set of 2023 collector’s edition non-circulation coins, including a special-themed 50-cent piece.
What do a loon and a hockey skate have in common? How about a polar bear and a canoe? They’re all Canadian icons, and they’re some of the popular images of Canada that appear on the 50-cent piece included in this set! A proud expression of Canadian identity and pride, the set-exclusive 50-cent coin features an eye-catching mosaic and a pop of patriotic (red) and (white) colour. Though each icon is “wildly” different from the next, they all serve as representatives of Canada and the Canadian experience, represented by the different elements that form the most famous Canadian emblem of all: the maple leaf.
An affordable set for collectors of all age, and a fun expression of Canadian identity and pride in 2023.
- Canada’s 2023 collector’s edition non-circulation coins. Exceptionally for 2023, this set is a rare opportunity to see the classic Canadian coin designs you know and love, stamped with this year’s date (“2023”) in a non-circulation version. As the Royal Canadian Mint focuses their attention on commemorating the reign of Queen Elizabeth II (1952-2022), they will not be issuing any 2023-dated Canadian circulation coins featuring both the traditional reverse designs and an obverse featuring Queen Elizabeth II. Instead, the Royal Canadian Mint struck a limited collector’s edition for each of the six Canadian coin denominations ($2, $1, 50¢ (special edition), 25¢, 10¢, 5¢), and you get one of each in this special set.
- Classically Canadian. Just for this set, the 50-cent coin’s classic coat of arms design has been replaced by a mosaic of Canadian icons that serves as a proud expression of Canadian identity in 2023. This special 50-cent coin is a set exclusive—it is not available separately.
- Fun starter set. This fun and affordable set makes it easy to start or expand your coin collection! The six 2023-dated coins are also a unique way to mark a special moment this year, whether it’s a birthday, anniversary, graduation, or even a first visit to Canada.
- Limited supply. Only 30,000 sets are available worldwide.
RED AND WHITE ACCENT
The 50-cent coin’s unique reverse also features a selective application of red and white colour to the stylized icons that, together, form the unmistakable shape of Canada’s beloved maple leaf.
PUT YOUR CANADIAN PRIDE ON DISPLAY
Your six coins come sealed and packaged in a presentation-ready folder with a pop-out easel feature on the back, so you can easily display your 2023 coins with pride.
DID YOU KNOW?
Canada, Canadians and the Canadian experience are represented by many different icons, as seen on this set’s 50-cent coin! Whether they’re inspired by nature, history, geography or lifestyles, these icons are some of the most powerful visual representations of our nation, values, identity and culture. Some, like the beaver (the symbol of Canadian sovereignty) were given official status as emblems of Canada; other popular images are de facto national symbols—they may not have been formally recognized as an official emblem of Canada, but they’re widely considered to be distinctly Canadian.
ABOUT THE 50-CENT COIN DESIGN
The special-themed reverse design by artist Alisha Giroux features a mosaic of stylized Canadian icons arranged in a pattern that echoes the national flag of Canada (clockwise from top): a polar bear, a hockey skate, a canoe with oars, a beaver, a toque, a moose, a curling stone and a snowy owl. At the centre of the design, a selective application of red colour highlights the moose’s antlers, a Canada goose, a mitten, a loon and the log held by the beaver; together, these red and white coloured icons form the shape of another Canadian symbol, the maple leaf. The obverse features the effigy of Queen Elizabeth II by Susanna Blunt. The obverse also bears a special marking that includes four pearls symbolizing the four effigies that have graced Canadian coins and the double date of her reign.
"Since I was very young, I’ve harboured a fierce love for the natural world, and that love, combined with an affinity for hidden things, led to this very Canadian coin design. I wanted to include modern symbols like hockey skates and toques, as well as some natural wonders found throughout our home, and I used them to create a mosaic that forms our most iconic symbol: the red maple leaf. It was important to me to use nature in this design, and these particular symbols remind us that the natural world must be preserved for future generations." - ALISHA GIROUX
ABOUT THE ROYAL CANADIAN MINT
The Royal Canadian Mint is known as one of the most reputable mints in the world. The Ottawa Branch of the Royal Mint opened in 1908 and was renamed The Royal Canadian Mint in 1931 when control was transferred to the Canadian government. The Royal Canadian Mint is renowned for producing some of the highest quality and purity of gold and silver bullion coins and bars in the world. Their high standards for excellence and quality allowed them to be the first refinery to manufacture 9999 fine gold bullion coins in 1982, as well as the first to reach 99999 fine gold purity in 1999.
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