Loonie’s 30th anniversary commemorative two-coin set from The Royal Canadian Mint
The Royal Canadian Mint has released a special two-coin Loonie set to celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the “Loonie” featuring a 99.99 per cent pure silver edition of the iconic Loonie design by Robert Ralph Carmichael. On June 30, 1987 the new 11-sided bronze-coloured $1 coin rolled out for circulation and soon it called “The Loonie,”. The introduction of the coin was the most significant change in Canada’s currency system in almost 50 years. The second coin in the numismatic set re-creates the one dollar design of the “Voyageur,” as designed by Emanuel Hahn and which first appeared on the 1935 silver dollar. The reverse also features the engraved words “CANADA” and “DOLLAR“, along with the commemorative dates “1987-2017”. Both coins feature the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Susanna Blunt on the obverse.
This a very special two pieces of Canadian coin history. Both 99.99% pure silver coins are shaped the 11-sided $1 circulation coin. The coins comes with the Royal Canadian Mint’s serialized certificate and coins are encapsulated and placed side-by-side inside the maroon clamshell with a black beauty box. The set has a limited mintage of 10,000. Priced at $79.95, the set can be purchased online via the Mint’s website, as well as Mint’s boutiques in Ottawa, Winnipeg and Vancouver, and through the Mint’s network of dealers and distributors, including participating Canada Post outlets.