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March 2018 RCM Releases  
 

 
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 Posted 02/12/2018  12:29 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add Silveroid to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Yesterday, I browsed the popular marketplace and in parallel saw the post on other forum, so decided to bring the info here.

Sharing some of the thoughts as well, so it will not be copy/paste.

And , all the credits to known seller, who continuously ,as one of the first, posting the images (for viewing and purchasing if interested).

**2018 Venetian Murano Glass Little Creatures Monarch Caterpillar (1oz Silver)
We might say that "the series is dead", referring to it's re-saleability and holding value, but the design of this coin and the chosen colors are very good, reminds the popular Bumble Bee or Butterfly. Very nice and very alive-like.

**2018 The Loon Colourized Proof Coin (1/2 OZ Silver)
The image of the Loon is well known and the same as in the 2017 12-coin set. In overall coin reminds "the next one in the 3-coin Duck set". Down for RCM, imo.

**2018 The Wolf Geometry in Art Proof Coin (1 OZ Silver)
Looks like first coin in new "Geometry in Art" series.
"Use your illusions II" for those who remember.
Design is interesting. It doesn't have exactly the same concept as the previous coins. Reminds me some of the artworks of M.C. Escher.
Not bad at all. Just don't expect it will be popular and keep it's value.

**2018 Nocturnal by Nature - The Wolf - Rhodium Plated Pure Silver (1oz)
Repeating cliche. But done well and will be popular.
Personally, these type of coins always remind me stories of Ernest Thompson Seton. So, thank you, RCM for flashbacks from the childhood. Somehow I suspect, that influenced by these stories, initially I decided to collect the coins with the wildlife.
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 Posted 02/15/2018  6:03 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Silveroid to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
New item, probably subscription.

Super-A one

"The Legacy of the Dime"

as per images, the structure of the set reminds "The Legacy of the Penny", but with yellow gold, not pink.

[will be interesting to see, how people will start load these, and the count on the RCM site will decrease till complete soldout]
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 Posted 02/15/2018  6:58 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add commems to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
The set appears to be packaged just like the Legacy of the Penny set. The Penny set was sold as a single unit (vs. subscription) but did offer payment plans.

I don't understand why two of the dimes are larger than the other three. Haven't Canada's dime always been 18.03mm? According to my Charlton, they've been that diameter since 1870. What am I missing? The RCM's justification for the size differential will be interesting.


Collecting history, one commemorative coin (or medal) at a time!
Original content (c) Commems, 2012-2018
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 Posted 02/15/2018  8:38 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Silveroid to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

Quote:
I don't understand why two of the dimes are larger than the other three. Haven't Canada's dime always been 18.03mm? According to my Charlton, they've been that diameter since 1870. What am I missing? The RCM's justification for the size differential will be interesting.


This is so right, Commems
And yes, I forgot - the Tribute to Penny was a single item, not subscription.

I don't want to check and compare now the specs of the sets, but looks to me , that for the "Dime" set, the mint just reused the planchets from the "Penny" set.

I think, this not clever.
And "Tribute to Nickel" was different, all coins are 1oz, without any symbolic difference between small silver, tombac or nickel 5c coins...
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 Posted 02/15/2018  9:37 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add MoneyPenney to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
So with the legacy of the dime, what is next? We already have legacy of the Penny and the Nickel. I guess the next is the legacy of the quarter, given we have retro coins through the MC Exclusives with the silver dollar and 50 cents.
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 Posted 02/16/2018  2:01 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Dcadon to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
2nd Yin and Yang coin picture, and availability up on the mint's website - $164.95 Release date: 2018/04/03.

Here is the first one... the new one will have a dark (black) background and more colour contrast
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