All 12 coins are now available for you to purchase.
Canada’s national identity is much like its majestic landscape: diverse and unique. Canadian icons carry meaning for all of us, regardless of where we live or how we came to be here. Although their meanings are intensely personal, images of Canada unite all Canadians through national pride and love for our home. Discover 12 new designs featuring some of the most iconic images of Canada celebrating our beautiful country, Canadian wildlife and our natural wonders.
There are lots of reasons to purchase to the O Canada series
1. Pure silver! Each coin is a ½ ounce of 99.99% pure silver. And these coins will never be struck again – once the subscription sells out, the subscription will no longer be available from the Royal Canadian Mint.
2. Limited Mintage & Priority Access! Only 40,000 subscriptions available worldwide.
3. No-risk! Each coin is backed by the Royal Canadian Mint’s 100% Money Back Satisfaction Guarantee — plus you can cancel your subscription at anytime
4. Save $15 on Coin #11! Featuring a stunning design rendered in brilliant fall colours, the Coloured Maple Leaf will retail for $54.95 for those who do not subscribe!
Here are the themes and images explored in this 12-coin series which began in January 2013:
#1 – The Inukshuk
#2 – The Beaver
#3 – The Royal Canadian Mounted Police
#4 – The Polar Bear
#5 – Summer Life
#6 – The Wolf
#7 – Niagara Falls
#8 – The Caribou
#9 – Hockey
#10 – The Orca
#11 – The Maple Leaf (in colour)
#12 – Holiday
The Inukshuk – the 1st coin
The first coin in the O Canada series features an Inukshuk in raised relief and framed against icy mountains and a frigid, frozen sea. Look closely at the background and you’ll see the Aurora Borealis illuminating the northern sky in a dazzling display of shimmering light. A hallmark of the O Canada series, the central image is set between two semi-circular bands — each one laser polished to a gleaming, mirror-like finish – with the top band proudly displaying the word “Canada” in raised and embossed relief.
The Beaver – the 2nd coin
This coin pays tribute to the beaver and its tireless work ethic. In raised relief you’ll actually be able to feel if you run your fingers over the coin, the main image captures a beaver hard at work securing a tree for its lodge. Engraved with intricate detail, twigs, wood chips and bark lie strewn at the beaver’s webbed feet as it uses its paddle-shaped tail to steady itself on its hind quarter. Notice the small icon embossed on the left side of the coin. This is a signature design feature on every coin in the series – as is the word ‘Canada’ embossed in raised relief and set against a semi-circular band, each one laser polished to a gleaming, mirror-like finish.
The Polar Bear – the 4th coin
This beautiful ½ ounce pure silver coin captures this remarkable mammal as it waits patiently on the edge of an ice flow for the exact moment to strike and seize its prey. Crafted with meticulous attention to quality, you’ll be amazed at how much detail is revealed in the engraved raised relief depicting the bear’s fur coat and the water’s edge. Subscribe to the O Canada series now to get this coin when it is released in April 2013.
The Coloured Maple Leaf – the 11th coin
Perhaps the most unique coin in the O Canada series, the Coloured Maple Leaf incorporates a stunning blend of painting technology and traditional coin engraving. Resplendent in brilliant fall colours, the main image features three maple leaves bundled together in an informal bouquet and offered as a gift – or is it being received as one? You decide. As is consistent with every coin in the O Canada series, a signature icon is embossed at the left edge and the word ‘Canada’ is proudly displayed in raised relief against a laser-polished mirror-like finish. Subscribe now to accept delivery of this coin in November 2013 and enjoy the subscriber-only price of $39.95 — a savings of $15 off the regular retail price.
Celebrate our beautiful country, wildlife, natural wonders and Canadian spirit, in 99.99% pure silver
Your O Canada series will be a cherished collection you’ll admire with family and friends for years to come — or will, perhaps, keep as a legacy to share in the future.
• ½ ounce of 99.99% pure silver in every coin
• Limited mintage! Only 40,000 O Canada Sets available worldwide
• Official Certificate of Authenticity with each coin
• Beautiful collector’s box will be shipped with your purchase.