This comprehensive and attractive 12 piece collector set is the perfect way to celebrate CanadaÕs 150 th birthday. Adding real collectability to the patriotic presentation, this set includes not only all of the new commemorative coin designs in numismatic uncirculated condition, but also includes all of the regular circulation designs that will not be struck for circulation this year. The set includes two different versions of the commemorative 25 cent coin, one with a classic finish and one in colour. Perhaps as the highlight of the set, a second commemorative $2 coin is included with a glow-in-the-dark aurora borealis design. To ensure you will enjoy viewing your coins while protecting their uncirculated finish, the maple leaf shaped presentation allows you to see both sides and includes a fold out flap to so your commemorative collection can stand proudly on display.
The commemorative coins in this set are the winning designs from a national contest themed ÒMy Canada, My InspirationÓ. Each coin represents one aspect of our great nation in the year of our 150 th birthday.
$2 ÒOur WondersÓ
Dance of the Spirits This coin features a magical view of the Aurora Borealis. One of the included two dollar coins is in selective colour and glows in the dark.
$1 ÒOur AchievementsÓ
Connecting a Nation This coin pays tribute to Sir John A. Macdonald's vision of a national railway to unite the country. The design features impressive landmarks along the country's rail routes, from the Lion's Gate Bridge in British Columbia to the Grand Banks of the East Coast.
25 Cents ÒOur FutureÓ
Hope for a Green Future This coin features a pair of hands bringing life to a plant that connects all living things, represented by notable Canadian animals. The set includes both a regular and a coloured version of this coin.
10 Cents ÒOur CharacterÓ
Wings of Peace An airborne maple leaf on this coin forms the wings and tail of a dove delicately outlined beneath it . Like the olive branch, the Canadian maple leaf has become a worldwide symbol of hope, peace and good faith.
5 Cents ÒOur PassionsÓ
Living Traditions This coin features a beaver in the traditional style of the northeastern woodland tribes of the Algonkian people. The beaver has long been the traditional emblem on Canada's five-cent coins. But its power as a symbol of the land we share goes back thousands of years, deeply connected to the heritage of First Nations people.