Royal Canadian Mint hopes to net new collectors with silver coin
- Published: Mar 20, 2015, 6 AM
Canada is scheduled to host the 2015 Fédération Internationale de Football Association Women’s World Cup from June 6 to July 5.
To mark the occasion, the Royal Canadian Mint on March 18 announced a suite of coins.
The most accessible, affordable coin in the launch is another coin in the $20-for-$20 silver series sold at the coin’s face value.
The 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup coin is the 17th issue in a series that began in 2011. Though sales have begun, the coin will not be released to collectors until April 7, according to the RCM.
The 2015 competition will be the seventh FIFA Women’s World Cup, a quadrennial international women’s football world championship tournament.
The Specimen .9999 fine silver coin features a dynamic reverse design created by artist Joel Kimmel, who specializes in sports graphics. A soccer player is shown against an abstract background, in mid-strike as she is about to launch the soccer ball down the field.
The Susanna Blunt effigy of Queen Elizabeth II appears on the obverse.
The coin weighs 7.96 grams and measures 27 millimeters in diameter.
The coin has a mintage limit of 200,000 pieces, the same limit as most of the coins in the series.
The official issue price is $20 Canadian.
When purchasing through the RCM buyers will pay a price based on the current exchange rate.
Ground shipping is free.
There is a limit of three coins per household, with sales limited to the United States and Canada.
Two distributors offer the coins in fixed U.S. dollars.
Gatewest Coins offers the coin for $18.95 U.S., with a limit of 10 coins per buyer.
Talisman Coins sells the coin for $19.95. No limit was stated for Talisman customers.
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