The Royal Canadian Mint
has struck a new ultra high-relief (UHR) medal co-designed by former US Mint Chief Engraver John Mercanti and former RCM
Senior Engraver Susan Taylor.
Per the press release for the medal, it "honors the sacrifices made by veterans of both nations, and the principles for which they fight. Inspiration for this medal comes from Canada's National War Memorial in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, which displays female personifications of Peace and Liberty atop an arch, with 22 World War I soldiers below."
The medal is available in silver (one-ounce and ten-ounce) and gold (one-ounce). Each of the medals has a very limited mintage (3,000 for the one-ounce silver, 500 for the ten-ounce silver and just 200 for the gold).
It doesn't appear the RCM
will be selling them directly, however, as they have made an exclusive deal with ModernCoinMart
Rather than repeat all of the extensive information available, here are two links that will give you all the details and images:Press Release
andGovMint Promo Page
(A nice video is available here.)
I find the designs very attractive - I've placed an order for the one-ounce silver version.
I read on RFD that the designs will be used by the RCM
for new legal tender bullion coins starting in 2020. I haven't been able to independently verify this, but the designs would make for an attractive bullion coin if it happens. The RCM
might be following the lead of the Perth Mint
and its ongoing Wedge-tailed Eagle coins which are also designed by John Mercanti.