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September 2021 - RCM Release

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 Posted 08/31/2021  4:11 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add YesOrNo to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I ordered Lake Louise today with CDN.

The bison coin is a follow-up to last year's bald eagle (5000 mintage vs 4000 in 2020). I didn't find this coin attractive, apart from high relief. Nevertheless, I may order one tomorrow with Mint using my points.
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 Posted 08/31/2021  7:09 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Steve309 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I really thought there was going to be a coin celebrating the 100 Years of the TTC ( Toronto transit commission)
I partly remember doing a coin talk survey where they said they were considering doing one.

I'm disappointed it didn't happen
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 Posted 08/31/2021  7:25 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add jaymiles7 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
@new1954

I actually like the Moraine coin. And I'm sure I'll like this year's coin, I'm just upset and perplexed at this not being a set. I get it, the Moraine was a wonderful photo and they did it as a set by the photographer, but that doesn't give it a pass in my book.

I feel like there could be a nice lakes set like the national parks one that @commems recently featured.
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 Posted 09/01/2021  09:20 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add commems to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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I really thought there was going to be a coin celebrating the 100 Years of the TTC ( Toronto transit commission)
I partly remember doing a coin talk survey where they said they were considering doing one.

I'm disappointed it didn't happen

It could be scheduled for a mid-month release. Also, there are still at least two full releases this year - October and November - never say never!

I realize that the TTC was founded in September 1921, which makes September the ideal month for a commemorative piece, but the Mint doesn't always release its coins in sync with exact anniversary dates.

PS I can't find any information on an Act passed to authorize a circulating coin (probably too local of a subject), so a non-circulating collector coin appears to be the only possibility.







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 Posted 09/01/2021  09:45 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add commems to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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But I'm disappointed they put out these two lakes together in such a short time in completely different styles. I feel like these lakes should be part of a set.

The same topic/theme is commemorated on coins of different sizes/denominations/composition/artistic style, etc. all the time. It is one way that Mints of the world attempt to appeal to the broadest range of collectors possible. There's no "rule" that similarly-themed coins need to be similar in design and sold as a set.

An example from my own collecting experience: In 2012, the 100th anniversary of the Calgary Stampede was celebrated with coin issues from the Mint. There was a copper-nickel 25-cent coin enhanced with colour, a 36 mm silver dollar and a pair of five-ounce, large format coins (one in silver - FV $50, one in gold - FV $500) that shared a design. Each of the three coin types was designed by a different artist, each had a distinctly different artistic style, each was a different denomination and none of the coins were packaged together as a set. I happily bought the silver dollar and never looked back!

Obviously, you're free to feel however you'd like about the Mint's approach to these two recent lake-themed coins, but I thought some context might help.





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 Posted 09/02/2021  09:45 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add commems to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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I feel like there could be a nice lakes set like the national parks one that @commems recently featured

While I'm a definite fan of the series, the National Parks $20 silver coins that were recently posted are in the collection of zhuyuecai. He or she deserves the credit.


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 Posted 09/03/2021  12:24 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add jazzy to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
No colored silver proof set (yet) as we had one 3 years in a row. Not sure at this point if the series will be continued, we have two more months. To be fair, I'm kind of hoping we don't get one just to save cash. I'm perfectly happy with the two proof sets that already exist this year, plus the specimen and various uncirculated sets/cards (I buy at least one of most of those).
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 Posted 09/08/2021  5:55 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add commems to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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No colored silver proof set (yet) as we had one 3 years in a row. Not sure at this point if the series will be continued, we have two more months.

It wouldn't surprise me to see some sort of proof set included in the October release. The Bluenose won its first Fishermen's Trophy in October of 1921, so October 2021 marks a true centennial anniversary.

It's possible the set would feature a coloured 36 mm Bluenose silver dollar vs. a 36 mm Bluenose silver medal, and be more like the 2020 75th Anniversary of VE-Day proof set which did not include coloured coins (other than the SD) vs. the recent proof sets that include a medal plus coloured coins.

I guess we'll know more over the next month!


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 Posted 09/10/2021  11:05 am  Show Profile   Check jimper's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add jimper to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Pure Silver EHR Coin - Lake Louise:

Although I do like the coin, I totally agree with a review left on the RCM. The lake color should be turquoise and not blue. Probably not a big deal for some people, but I think the RCM got this wrong.
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 Posted 09/10/2021  1:24 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add YesOrNo to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I agree. Also, the mountains around lake Louise are never silver; should be green.
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 Posted 09/10/2021  4:27 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add YesOrNo to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Rumor says the 4th UFO coin is coming, featuring Hôtel Bonaventure Montréal.
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 Posted 09/10/2021  5:27 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add MoneyPenney to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Since the last 2 UFO coins have been released in October, it is a safe bet we will see one next month.
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 Posted 09/13/2021  6:45 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add vonigohcr to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
As we reach the midpoint in the month (Wednesday), much of this month's release is sold out at the RCM

Sold out includes:
- Wolf Sketch (Robert Bateman)
- Maple Leaf Fractional Set
- EHR Bison head (Gold & Silver)

Still Available
- EHR Lake Louise
- Generations - Inuit Nunangat
- Giftware holiday set

If you are interested in the sold out items, all but the wolf are available at Canada Post.
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 Posted 10/04/2021  2:33 pm  Show Profile   Check SPP-Ottawa's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add SPP-Ottawa to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I caved today and bought the Lake Louise EHR coin.

I have taught field school (2nd year geology) in those mountains and have run field trips from international conferences in Calgary to the Columbia icefields. So there is a sentimental attachment for this coin.
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 Posted 10/04/2021  2:59 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add vonigohcr to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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I caved today and bought the Lake Louise EHR coin.


Welcome to the dark side @SPP

I do understand the appeal and have hiked extensively in Banff & Jasper national parks when lived in Calgary and now in the coastal ranges as I live in Greater Vancouver.

One thing that this coin shows in stark relief is the ratio of height to footprint. As tall and majestic as the mountains appear, they are not that high relative to area. I once read that were the earth to be reduced to the size of a pool or snooker ball, even with the range from the Marianas to Everest, the earth would be as smooth as a pool ball and that most maps or globes that exhibit relief really exaggerate height/depth relative to area. I know that you shouldn't believe everything you read but the numbers seem right from a project I undertook a bunch of years ago to come up with a 3-D map of Whistler Blackcomb. Without vertical scale exaggeration, it was quite un-impressive at a 15cm square footprint. Same for the Georgia basin/Salish Sea even though parts of Jervis Inlet reach 670m in depth.

On the flip side... I bought a graded 1917-C Sovereign on the weekend.
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