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Canada Strikes First-Ever Pure Gold, Silver Collector Coins

For the first time since it opened its doors 43 years ago, the Royal Canadian Mint’s Winnipeg facility has struck pure gold and fine silver numismatic coins. These special collectibles are the product of what the Mint calls “a unique marriage of expertise” between Winnipeg and Ottawa employees who joined forces to create “made in Manitoba” tributes to the RCM’s world-renowned Maple Leaf bullion coins.

Effective Dec. 3, customers can acquire the 2020 $5 fine silver coin –the silver Maple Leaf – and the 2020 $50 pure gold coin – the gold Maple Leaf – with a “W” mintmark.

Featuring the iconic Walter Ott-designed Sugar Maple leaf on their reverses and a burnished finish that gives them a matte appearance, these 2020-dated coins are limited to mintages of 10,000 for the silver edition, and 400 for the gold.

Other coins available in the Mint’s final numismatic offering of the year include:

• The 2020 Predator and Prey $30 fine silver coin featuring the Snowy Owl and Greater White-Fronted Geese from the Golden Reflections series, designed by W. Allan Hancock

• The extremely high-relief 2020 $25 fine silver coin, Multifaceted Animal Head: Lynx, designed by Traian Georgescu

• The 2019 $3 fine silver coin, Celebrating Canadian Fun and Festivities – Christmas Tree, designed by Steve Hepburn

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• The 2020 $5 fine silver coin, Birthstones: January, designed by Pandora Young (shown above)

Mintages, pricing and full background information on each product are available on the “Shop” tab of

Available products can be ordered directly from the RCM at (800) 268-6468 in the U.S., (800) 267-1871 in Canada, or on the mint’s website.