The Royal Canadian Mint has issued a new coin to highlight the beauty and cultural traditions of Canadian winters. This is the first in a series of several coins to come and is minted with the year of 2011, although the coin will be available towards the end of 2010.
The coin has a value of twenty dollars and carries the current circulation type portrait of Queen Elizabeth II designed by Susanna Blunt. The reverse of the coin depicts a typical and detailed scene of winter, that of two men and a farm horse pulling a fallen tree across snow-covered fields. The text of “CANADA” appears on the reverse above the winter scene and the denomination & year appear below.
The coin is struck in .925 silver with a weight of 27.7 grams and a diameter of 40 mm. The coin is minted in proof quality and is limited to just 8,000 pieces.
For more information on this and other coin issues from the Royal Canadian Mint, please visit their website at: http://www.mint.ca/