Canadian Gold Easy on the Eyes, Good for the
By Lisa Bellavin
The Royal Canadian
Mint is known for its high quality gold
products, and the Mint's 2008 selection is vast
in its scope and artistic appeal. As gold
becomes an increasingly attractive collecting
option, the Mint is ahead of the game in
creating beautifully crafted products that come
in all ranges of affordability.
Collecting gold coins has great potential for
fun and profit. Here is a small selection of the
gold coins currently available from the RCM at
the Mint's web site, www.mint.ca.
2008 14-Karat Gold Coin - 200th Anniversary of
Descending the Fraser River
Simon Fraser was a fur trader and explorer who
is credited with charting much of British
Colombia. This particular coin celebrates his
historic and dangerous exploration of the Fraser
River - the longest in B.C., which now bears his
Designed by John Mantha and Susanna Blunt, the
coin is comprised of 58.33 percent gold and
41.67 percent silver.
Only 5,000 coins will be minted, with a cost of
2008 1/25 Ounce Gold Coin
- De Havilland Beaver
This coin is a fantastic option for investors
and collectors because it makes high quality
gold coins attainable to everyone. The coin is
small in scope (one of the smallest pure gold
coins ever produced) but still contains the
99.99 percent purity the RCM is known for.
The De Havilland Beaver is not mammal but
machine - a versatile bush plane designed to fly
in the face of extreme conditions, short
takeoffs, and harsh climates.
20,000 coins of the design will be minted and
can be purchased for $85.95 CA.
2008 5-Ounce Gold Coin - 100th Anniversary of
the Royal Canadian Mint
In celebration of the RCM's 100th anniversary,
the mint has created a 5-ounce gold collector
coin, also with 99.99 percent purity, bearing
the image of the Mint building in Ottawa.
Only 250 coins will be minted, and carry a
purchase limit of two per customer. Make it your
own for $8,159.95 CA.
The Royal Canadian Mint sells directly to
residents of Canada and the United States. If
you reside outside of these countries, you can
still purchase these or any RCM products by
working directly with a coin dealer or official
distributor in your area.