Posted on September 27, 2019
The Royal Canadian Mint is known for producing some of the finest bullion coins in the world, and it certainly knows how to commemorate landmark dates with special bullion releases. For 2020, there is a new Canadian commemorative bullion coin that celebrates the 100th anniversary of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. Known affectionately as the Mounties, this national police force is an icon for the nation that has featured in pop culture courtesy of the traditional uniforms of the force. Take a moment to learn more about this special silver bullion coin release.
20th Anniversary Royal Canadian Mounted Police Coin
On the reverse side of the 2020 2 oz Royal Canadian Mounted Police Silver Coin is the image of a Mountie. Wearing the traditional dress uniform of the service, the Mountie is shown in left-profile relief on horseback with a unit flag displayed on a pole. This side of the coin features the Royal Canadian Mint’s radial lines around the outer edge of the field and the micro-engraved maple leaf privy mark that includes the digits “20” in the center. Those numbers are visible only under magnification. These coins are dual date marked with the top rocker of the design field featuring an inscription of “1920 Canada 2020.”
Special Obverse Design
To properly celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, the mint turned back the clock on its obverse design to feature the reigning monarch of the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth nations in 1920. Rather than Queen Elizabeth II’s effigy on this coin, the Royal Canadian Mint offers the distinctive and regal design of King George V. This left-profile portrait of George V is known as the crowned bust and was created by Sir Edgar Bertram Mackennal in 1911 just one year into his reign. It depicts King George V wearing the Imperial Crown, Robe of State, Collar of the Most Noble Order of the Garter, and the Badge of the Most Honorable Order of the Bath. King George V reigned as King of the United Kingdom, British Dominions, and Emperor of India from 1910 until his death in 1936.
Packaging and Additional Info
These celebratory 2020 RCMP Silver coins feature 2 Troy oz of .9999 pure silver from the Royal Canadian Mint. Each one is available in Brilliant Uncirculated condition and ships individually in a protective plastic flip. The coins are also available in multiples of 14 with mint tubes of boxes of of 280 coins.
History of the Mounties
Today, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police serves as the national police force of Canada. It fills a wide variety of roles within the nation from providing federal policing in various provinces and territories, local policing in smaller towns and remote First Nation villages to protecting international airports, Crown buildings and foreign missions in Canada. Although the Mounties are no longer an active mounted force, members of the service still wear the traditional Red Serge jacket with a high-neck collar and navy-blue breeches that include a yellow pinstripe to denote the cavalry history of the force.
The modern force was founded in 1920, but its roots go back much further in Canadian history. The Mounties can trace their roots to the Dominion Police formed in 1868. The evolution of the force includes associations and combinations with the North-West Mounted Police (1873) and the Royal Northwest Mounted Police (1904).
Get Your RCMP Silver Bullion Coin from JM Bullion
Whether you want to celebrate with the Mounties or simply add a beautiful .9999 pure silver specimen to your portfolio, the 2020 RCMP Silver Coin is the perfect choice. If you have any questions, please contact us at 800-276-6508, chat with us live online, or email us. Make sure to follow us on Facebook for daily updates and catch our weekly blog every Friday for in-depth looks at new coin releases.