A second selection of coins, seven this time, continues our look at the Royal Canadian Mints October launch run. We covered six coins yesterday and there’s a special five kilo coin we’ll cover tomorrow. As well as what you see here, there are five coins in an ice hockey series called Passion to Play and a fourth coin in the Celebrating Canada’s 150th Anniversary 13-coin set, all of which you can see over at the RCM’s website. The November Birthstones coin is here, but as that’s a recurring design with just a change in the gem colour (yellow for Topaz this time), we’ll skip that here. A pair of Lunar coins we’ll cover seperately, along with the Perth Mints new ones this month.
The selection here is similar in variety and scope to yesterday’s six coins. A mix of gold and silver numismatics at various price points mean there’s probably at least one coin you’ll like. For me it’s again the gold coins. The Tall Ships series is a superb set of coins in the hand, and while we’ve yet to see this fourth and last entrant in person, there’s absolutely no reason to believe it won’t keep up the sky high quality of the initial three. Maple Canopy Kaleidoscope is one of those rare gold coins that carries colour well. We’re not huge fans of coloured gold coins here, we believe it doesn’t sit as well as it can do on silver, but this coin bucks the trend. Almost five large in Canadian dollars is a big wedge, however.
On the silver front we’re seeing signs of a scattershot approach to new ideas, essentially throwing them out to see what sticks. The Drusy Stone and Snow Tree coins don’t work for me personally, both having quite jarring adornments, but it’s hard to predict what will become popular so we understand the approach. As long as the RCM keeps putting out beautiful coins like the Tall Ships range and the Yin Yang Tiger Dragon coin, we’re happy enough. All are available to order now, or buy from the various RCM stores.