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Celebrate the Holidays with this value-priced, 6-coin mint set, with a beautiful Christmas Tree Ornaments quarter (unique to this set), designed by artist Gary Taxali!
Whether you celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Festivus, or all of the above, this is the perfect holiday gift! To celebrate the season the Royal Canadian Mint has once again designed a beautiful mint set with a special quarter unavailable anywhere else! This holiday gift set makes a great present for kids or adults, and includes room inside for your personalized dedication, so it can also be given as the most elaborate holiday card your recipient has ever seen! All coins are dated 2012 and will evoke fond memories for years to come.
This year's 2012 Mint and Gift Sets are the last ever to contain the now-discontinued 1 cent coin. Future sets will no longer include a penny!
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This 6-Coin Mint Gift Set Is Literally Cool!
New This Year - Original Works by Practicing Artists!
New this year, both the special quarter and the set packaging are designed by prominent Canadian artists:
Maple Leaf Quarter by Gary Taxali
Fine art, pop culture and 1930s-style iconography and graphics are intertwined in the unique retro style of this award winning illustrator and artist. For more information on the work of Gary Taxali, please visit www.garytaxali.com
Original Photography by Matt Barnes
A Toronto-based and commercial photographer whose work is heavily influenced by pop culture and his unsurpassable passion for photography. For more information on the work of Matt Barnes, please visit www.westsidestudio.com/#MattBarnes
The Holiday Mint Set
In addition to the Christmas tree ornaments quarter, this holiday gift set includes five other circulation coins of Canada, each of which features a design emblematic of Canada, including:
One Cent Maple Leaf Penny
Five Cent Beaver Nickel
Ten Cent Bluenose Schooner Dime
One Dollar Common Loon "Loonie"
Two Dollar Bi-Metallic Polar Bear "Toonie"
Each coin has a proof-like finish and is specially-struck and hand-picked for these high-quality sets.
This is the ninth annual release of the Royal Canadian Mint's special-edition Holiday Gift Set.
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Special Christmas Tree Ornaments Quarter
The obverse features an intricately-engraved scene of several holiday ornaments hanging on a Christmas tree, along with the year, denomination, and country. Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II of England, in profile facing right, appears on the reverse. This portrait, the fourth effigy of the queen to appear on Canadian Coinage, was executed by the artist Susanna Blunt. The legend ELIZABETH II D. G. REGINA ("Elizabeth II, Queen by the Grace of God") also appears.
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Highly Significant Circulating Coin Designs
Canadas bi-metallic two-dollar coin, launched in 1996, features a polar bear, the worlds largest terrestrial carnivore, which can weigh over 1400 pounds (650 kilograms). It lives near the cold seas and frozen ice of Canadas far-north.
Launched in 1987, the reverse of the one-dollar coin, represents a common loon swimming against the rugged backdrop of the Canadian Shield. The loons haunting calls are one the quintessential sound of the Canadian wilderness in summer.
In the 1921, Atlantic Canadians built one of the finest racing and fishing vessels in Canadian history, the Bluenose. Known for its speed, and almost unbeatable in a race, this ship first appeared on the ten-cent piece in 1937.
The beaver is Canadas national animal. Highly sought after for its rich fur in the 17th and 18th centuries, it was the mainstay of the colonial economy for centuries. Today, the beaver is revered as a symbol of hard work and perseverance.
Canadas most-recognized national emblem, the Maple Leaf not only has pride of place on the Canadian flag, but appeared, in one form or another, on circulation coins in Canada long before Confederation in 1867.
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The Holiday Gift Set is the only way to get this special Christmas Tree Ornaments quarter. All quarter collectors need this coin, which is found nowhere else. These factors combined with the elaborate, full-color packaging make this set a great value!
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This attractive set is packaged in a full-color, bilingual blister pack. The large, die cut folder opens to show off both sides of the coins and features holiday imagery. A space is provided for a personal dedication.
|Year of Issue||2012|
|Face Value||3 Dollars and 41 Cents|
|Face||Proof-Like Brilliant Uncirculated|
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