Canada’s 50-year-old flag now appears in color on 25-cent coins.
The Royal Canadian Mint on June 9 unveiled a 2015 circulating
25-cent coin to mark the flag’s anniversary. Of the 12.5 million coins
produced, half (6.25 million) feature the familiar Maple leaf flag in
red-on-white color. The other half of the mintage sports no color.
Designed by Nova Scotia artist Bonnie Ross, the reverse of this new
25-cent circulation coin illustrates the national flag surrounded by
50 children, each of whom represents one of the flag’s 50 years, as
well as Canada’s future. Inscriptions 50 YEARS / ANS appear at the
bottom center of the design.
The flag anniversary is an important step in the countdown toward
the 150th anniversary of Canadian confederation in 2017, according to
the RCM. In 2017, the RCM will issue circulating coins with designs
created by citizens.
The 2015 Flag coins were released into circulation the same day as
the unveiling ceremony for their design, held at center field in
Toronto’s Varsity Stadium before the kick-off to a CFL exhibition game
between the Toronto Argonauts and the Winnipeg Blue Bombers.
Residents and collectors may obtain the coin by attending coin
exchanges at special events in select locations across Canada, as the
RCM announces them at www.mint.ca.
In addition, the coins are available at the RCM’s Ottawa, Winnipeg
and Vancouver boutiques.
Canadian residents may obtain limited quantities through an online
coin exchange at www.mint.ca/flag. There, a 10-coin pack containing five examples of each version is
available at face value.
The Flag circulating coin joins several other collector coins
marking the anniversary of what is likely the most visible symbol of
For more information about the coins, visit the RCM website.
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