Canadian 2013 $20 Santa Commemorative Silver Coin at Face Value
The Royal Canadian Mint launches the tenth product in its extremely popular "Exchange $20 for $20" program, the 2013 $20 Santa Commemorative Silver Coin. Like other silver coins in the series, each is available at face value while the mintage lasts.
These coins are struck from 99.99% pure silver with a total weight of 7.96 grams. Shown on the reverse of the new release is a design of Santa, making it an ideal gift in time for the holidays and an appealing addition for silver coin collections.
Maximum mintage for the strike is listed as 225,000. This is same mintage used for the previous "Exchange $20 for $20" release. All coins in the series have sold-out, and some within days of their release.
The series debuted in 2011 and has seen the following silver coins issued:
|Silver Coins in $20 for $20 Series||Mintage||Release|
|2011 $20 Maple Leaf Commemorative Silver Coin||200,000||February 2011|
|2011 $20 Canoe Commemorative Silver Coin||250,000||October 2011|
|2012 $20 Polar Bear Commemorative Silver Coin||250,000||February 2012|
|2012 $20 Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Commemorative Coin||250,000||May 2012|
|2012 $20 Farewell to the Penny Commemorative Silver Coin||250,000||August 2012|
|2012 $20 Magical Reindeer Commemorative Silver Coin||250,000||September 2012|
|2013 $20 Hockey Commemorative Silver Coin||250,000||January 2013|
|2013 $20 Wolf Commemorative Silver Coin||250,000||March 2013|
|2013 $20 Silver Iceberg Commemorative Silver Coin||225,000||July 2013|
|2013 $20 Santa Commemorative Silver Coin||225,000||October 2013|
Santa Silver Coin Designs and Specifications
As mentioned, each Santa Silver Coin is struck from 7.96 grams of 99.99% pure silver. For reference, this equates to slightly more than a quarter ounce of the precious metal.
The diameter of the "Exchange $20 for $20" coins is 27 mm. Each is struck to specimen quality and ships in a protective sleeve attached to an illustrated card.
Jesse Koreck designed the image on the reverse. The Santa coin shows the legendary figure with a wrapped gift in one arm and a sack full of others hoisted over his shoulder. Inscriptions surrounding the design include "20 DOLLARS", "ARGENT PUR FINE SILVER 9999", "CANADA" and "2013." Koreck’s initials also appear on the design.
The obverse contains Susanna Blunt’s effigy of Queen Elizabeth II. Obverse inscriptions are "ELIZABETH II" and "D.G. REGINA."
The 2013 $20 Silver Santa Commemorative Coin is available from the Royal Canadian Mint, while the 225,000 mintage lasts. Orders from Canada and the United States may be made via the RCM website on the $20 for $20 page. A household order limit of three is in place.