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July 2022 RCM New Releases

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 Posted 06/21/2022  10:39 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Panda to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks for the info!

Wondering how big is the "grade AAA natural blue sapphire"

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 Posted 06/21/2022  10:47 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add New1954 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
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0.75 rose-cut gemstone adds a captivating colour to this design while representing Canada's Francophone spirit.
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 Posted 06/21/2022  11:16 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add atticguy to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I see the S.E. Proof Set took a $20 price jump from last year, but, yes, I'll still buy it. I guess the increase isn't really a surprise.
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 Posted 06/21/2022  12:53 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Panda to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thank you @New1954 !
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 Posted 06/21/2022  1:08 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add vonigohcr to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thank you @New1954
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 Posted 06/28/2022  09:46 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add commems to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I definitely prefer "the look" of the Alexander Graham Bell portrait on the silver dollar in the new Special Edition Proof Set vs. the "word art" version from earlier in the year. I find it much more attractive. I find all of the words in the earlier coin to be visually distracting.


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 Posted 06/28/2022  10:03 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add smuglr to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
@commems You are spot on, I couldn't agree more. I have the proof silver dollar, but have been holding off on the silver proof set (it looks even worse to me highlighted with the gold plating). I like many of the coins the RCM produces, I just wish they were a little less 'artsy' sometimes.
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 Posted 06/28/2022  4:21 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Raised on rock to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I agree the silver dollar with the hair is much more attractive. Got my order in.
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 Posted 06/29/2022  12:06 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Erscolo to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Ordered one of the SE Silver Dollar Proof Sets in spite of the $20 increase in price from last year.
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 Posted 06/30/2022  11:16 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add applesauced to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
As of the time of posting this, the RCM website is showing a mintage of 5500 for the Sea Otter.

I imagine something to do with the first 1000 coins being sold as the Low COA.

Either a mistake or kind of misleading...
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 Posted 07/01/2022  11:27 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add commems to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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Either a mistake or kind of misleading...

Not a mistake, but potentially misleading.

The Mint's maximum available mintage figures are based on the assigned Product Number. The "Low" certificate option is Product Number 203513, the balance are available under Product Number 203516. Two numbers, two mintage specifications.

Without prior knowledge of the "Low" certificate quantity of 1,000, it's easy to see how a collector could think that 5,500 was the total/overall available mintage vs. the 6,500 actual total.

The Mint has been more transparent for some issues in the past, but has also had the same issue for others. I agree that it would be nice if the Mint was clearer with its presented maximum mintage numbers.


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 Posted 07/04/2022  10:56 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add HappyHippo to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I bought the Bell silver proof dollar and the silver proof set with the gilded proof dollar earlier. It seems the RCM realized the word-art thing may not be for everyone so they changed it. So I did buy the SE proof set too, although I'm not crazy about getting the other non-silver coins. The SE version does look better to me. How many variations of Mr. Bell are they planning this year? Reverse proof, some sort of privy mark, one showing him getting his first phone bill ... &
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 Posted 07/04/2022  12:56 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add commems to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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It seems the RCM realized the word-art thing may not be for everyone so they changed it.

It's certainly a possibility, but it seems unlikely.

The Mint has been issuing Special Edition (SE) Proof Sets that feature a silver dollar (SD) that presents a variation of the design on the regular/annual SD since 2015. The SD in these SE sets has run the gamut from a same-theme/different (sometimes colourized) design (2015, 2016*, 2018*, 2019*, 2020*), to same-design/different finish (2021). The 2017 SE Set includes a SD that was a colorized version of the "Home and Native Land" SD vs. the standard/annual "Confederation" SD. (Note: * denotes colourized design in addition to being a different design.)

Here's a list of them:

2015: 50th Anniversary of the Canadian Flag
2016: 150th Anniversary of the Transatlantic Cable
2017: 150th Anniversary Of Canadian Confederation
2018: 240th Anniversary Of Captain Cook at Nootka Sound
2019: 75th Anniversary of D-Day
2020: 75th Anniversary of V-E Day
2021: 100th Anniversary of the Bluenose

So, I would be surprised to learn that the Mint created the SD with a traditional portrait version of Bell in response to negative feedback on the word art version. IMO, the Mint had its 2022 releases planned well before the January release of the word art design.

I hope you enjoy the SD Set when it arrives!


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 Posted 07/08/2022  09:12 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Raised on rock to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Received the silver dollar set. The silver dollar with hair looks much better.
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 Posted 07/08/2022  12:46 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add commems to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
@Raised_on_Rock: Great news! Glad you like it!


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