Canadian collectors who received a subscription-service offer from
the Royal Canadian Mint earlier this year for older Canadian silver
dollars have received another offer, this time for a collection of
world bullion coins.
A letter signed by RCM’s chief operating officer, Mrs. Beverley A.
Lepine, invites customers to “take advantage of this subscription
collection ‘The Fabulous 15’ comprising 15 coins from around the
world. This collection is limited to a mere 5,000 complete sets
The color brochure included with the letter indicates that the
first piece is an Uncirculated 2011 Canadian Maple Leaf silver bullion
coin with an “F15” privy mark located below the left portion of the
maple leaf on the reverse, available for $44.95 in Canadian funds.
Coins of other nations
The next five pieces have been identified and are also 2011 silver
bullion coins: Austria’s Philharmonic, Russia’s St. George, Mexico’s
Libertad, China’s Panda and Britain’s Britannia.
Each of these pieces is offered at $89.95 Canadian (approximately
$91.42 U.S. March 17). There is no indication whether these coins have
an Uncirculated or Proof finish.
A major U.S. marketer of bullion coins, American Precious Metal
Exchange, at its Web site (www.apmex.com) indicated March 15 that the going
rate for these bullion pieces was from $40 to $50, if using a credit
card to pay.
The back of the RCM flyer lists as one of the benefits of this
“1. Attractive Royal Canadian Mint pricing! I will receive my
first silver investment coin [the term used by the RCM for bullion
coins] ‘Silver Maple Leaf 2011’ from the Royal Canadian Mint at the
price of $44.95 to view for 14-days with a guaranteed right of return.”
The flyer further extols that, in addition to this fine collection
of bullion coins, subscribers will receive a “free of charge wooden
collector box to store [the] coins” with the third piece purchased,
and an “elegant ‘Silver Maple Leaf’ wristwatch valued at $59.95” free
with the fifth order.
The offer is exclusive to Canadian residents. For more information
visit the RCM’s special Web site www.fabulous15.coins.ca. ■