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    Canadian Numismatic Silver Coins

    The Royal Canadian Mint has a stellar reputation for the production of investment-grade coins and bars in both silver and gold. In recent years, the Royal Canadian Mint has also expanded into the production of proof coins to attract collectors. Many of the numismatic silver coins produced by the mint mark special occasions and celebratory anniversaries. Below, you can learn more about a variety of Canadian numismatic silver coins available from JM Bullion.

    Royal Canadian Mint Monarch Portraits

    The history of Royal Canadian Mint bullion coins has been dominated by the reign of Queen Elizabeth II. Her Majesty featured in four different portraits on Canadian numismatic silver coins, with the following designs used over the decades:

    • Arnold Machin’s 1965 depiction of Elizabeth II wearing the Girls of Great Britain and Ireland Tiara was used through 1989.
    • Dora de Pedery-Hunt became the first Canadian artist to develop a portrait of Elizabeth II. Her right-profile relief showed Elizabeth II with the George IV State Diadem from 1990-2002/03.
    • Susanna Blunt created a unique bust of Elizabeth II, capturing her image in right-profile relief with no crown on her head. This design remains the lone portrait of Elizabeth II’s reign to lack a crown and was used through 2023.
    • As of 2024, Steven Rosati’s left-profile bust of His Majesty King Charles III features on Canadian numismatic coins. Following British traditions, His Majesty is shown in the opposing relief of his predecessor and is shown without a crown.

    Proof Anniversary Silver Coins

    The Royal Canadian Mint has a rich history of producing proof silver coins with a combination of frosted design elements and mirrored background fields. In this case, many of the coins celebrate important moments in Canadian history. For example, the Second World War Battlefront Series: The Battle of Hong Kong coin honors the contributions of Canadian soldiers to the British Army during its battles in the Pacific Theater of the war. Alternatively, the Royal Canadian Mint’s Lunar Series of silver coins offers distinct designs on the reverse each year matching the date mark with the animal featured on the Zodiac that same year. In addition to BU versions of these coins, the mint offers proof options.

    Colorized Silver Coins

    Another common design focus for the Royal Canadian Mint is the release of proof colorized silver coins. Colorized coins have a thin layer of colorized lacquer applied to various different fields of the coin to create real-world visuals with impressive contrast between the natural silver beauty of the coins and the distinctive design elements. There are countless examples of colorized silver coins from the Royal Canadian Mint that range from selective applications of colorized lacquer on the reverse to those that use the entire reverse field to create distinctive imagery.

    Examples of Numismatic Silver Coins

    It is impossible to catalog all of the numismatic silver coins the Royal Canadian Mint issues. However, recent examples of numismatic collections with varying proof and colorized visuals include the following:

    • Passion to Play: The seven-coin Passion to Play Series shows Canada’s national game at its best, being played by children in neighborhoods and communities across the country. Each coin features colorized designs of children playing hockey, with the official logo of one of Canada’s six NHL franchises: Montreal Canadiens, Edmonton Oilers, Ottawa Senators, Calgary Flames, Toronto Maple Leafs, Vancouver Canucks, and Winnipeg Jets.
    • Weather Phenomenon: One of the most brilliantly colorized silver coins you’ll find from the Royal Canadian Mint, the Weather Phenomenon captures moments throughout the year that include the first freeze of winter and the brilliance of a rainbow following a storm.
    • Great Canadian Outdoors: The Great Canadian Outdoors Series offers fully colorized reverse fields capturing different settings from across Canada. Design examples include Night Skiing and Sunset Canoeing.

    Please note that the above-mentioned designs and collections represent just a small sample of the numismatic Canadian silver coins produced at the Royal Canadian Mint. The mint is routinely introducing new collections for silver buyers to purchase.

    Buying Canadian Numismatic Silver Coins with JM Bullion

    Please don’t hesitate to reach out to JM Bullion if you have any questions about these numismatic silver coins. Our customer service team is available to assist you at 800-276-6508, online using our live chat, and through our email address. Our Payment Methods FAQ is available to you at any time to provide you with quick answers to common questions about payment options.