Last Chance at 2008 Canadian Silver Coins

July 19, 2009 by · Leave a Comment 

Last Chance 2008 Canadian Silver CoinsThree silver coins offered by the Royal Canadian Mint will only be available for a short time before being pulled from inventory, the Mint has announced.

The Mint has set an off sale date of July 22, 2009 for the 2008 Crystal Raindrop Silver Coin, the 2008 Royal Hudson Silver Coin and the 2008 IMAX Silver Coin.

According to the Mint, these coins should have sufficient supply to meet demand until being retired. Details on the affected coins are as follows:

Crystal Raindrop $20 Silver Coin

Crystal Raindrop $20 Silver CoinFor the first time, the Mint has incorporated both color and crystal applications (known as CRYSTALLIZED™ – Swarovski Element) onto a coin.

The crystal is formed in the shape of a raindrop, which is featured dripping from a green colored maple leaf.

Struck from 99.99% pure silver, the proof coin has a price of $89.95 CAD with a maximum mintage of 15,000 coins.

Visit the Mint’s coin information page to learn more or order.

IMAX $30 Sterling Silver Coin

IMAX $30 Sterling Silver Coin40 years ago, IMAX technology was introduced to the world by 4 Canadians. It incorporated the clearest and brightest motion picture images with digital surround sound and produced an entertainment venue far superior to anything anyone had experienced before.

Utilizing a new technique themselves, the Mint has applied color onto a hologram, creating an extremely unique effect for this coin. Struck from 92.5% silver, the IMAX coin is available for $84.95 CAD.

Visit the Mint’s coin information page to learn more or order.

The Royal Hudson $20 Fine Silver Coin

The Royal Hudson $20 Fine Silver CoinCanadian Pacific built the Royal Hudson engine #2850 locomotive in 1938. Within a year, it would achieve recognition as a locomotive of royal significance.

To prepare for a visit by King George VI and Queen Elizabeth to Canada in 1939, the 2850 was outfitted with a stainless steel boiler jacket, royal crests were emblazoned on the front and tender sides and royal crowns were put on the side running boards.

An eye-catching silver and royal blue paint job was completed and it was ready to transport the Royals on their Canadian tour of 4,921 km (3,061 miles). This feat placed the 2850 in the record books as it was the longest distance tour completed without a change of locomotives. The 99.99% pure silver coin sells for $69.95 CAD.

Visit the Mint’s coin information page to learn more or order.

About the Royal Canadian Mint

The Royal Canadian Mint is the Crown Corporation responsible for the minting and distribution of Canada’s circulation coins. An ISO 9001-2000 certified company, the Mint is recognized as one of the largest and most versatile mints in the world, offering a wide range of specialized, high quality coinage products and related services on an international scale.

The Mint is an Official Supporter of the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games and has undertaken to produce the most extensive circulation coin program in relation to the Olympic Games ever conceived by any mint worldwide, while also offering limited mintage collector coins and sets. Visit for Vancouver 2010 keepsakes and gifts.

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