Yes. No other silver or gold coins this month.
I also noted the lack of a coloured proof/Medal set but not sure if I am disappointed in the lack of an item or just in the lack of communication around the plans present and future. I find myself continually frustrated with the Mint and their haphazard approach to NCLT.
My frustration points over the past few years:
1) Most recent... unannounced end of the annual $100 Gold in the 27mm form factor. The new one just isn't the same.
2) The addition of a colourized proof medal set then apparent removal ... all previously unannounced.
3) The short run of Specimen $2 featuring "Baby wildlife". It ran 6 years but was canceled without ceremony... I liked it.
4) My other purchase this month was the lenticular 50c. An annual coin for 11 years that ended a few years ago...I bought this one to fill my 12 slot case but I won't be buying a 2022 should one be issued. I can curtail my OCD.
5) Lack of consistency in size/composition/FV. You can get the $5 silver coin in 34mm, 36mm and 27mm. There are 40mm $20 silver coins and though they seem to have stabilized at 38mm, the $20 for $20
blew that out of the water. $200 Gold is also something that annoys. It is used for 1/2oz as in the annual sets and also 1 oz for one off issues. As NCLT drops in value over time, you can sometimes see folks trying to sell $200 1/2 oz coins for 1oz equivalent prices and I see novices getting caught in this... they think they are buying an ounce of gold bit are only getting 1/2.
6) The $1SD is frustrating as the vast majority are 36mm even though the composition has varied over the years but there is the 38mm "Two Loons" and 34mm piedfort "Matthew" that upset the apple cart. I have a 36mm set that stretches from 1935 (missing the 1911
) and it irks me when a new release does not fit the collection/presentation methods I use.
7) And as noted in this thread above and in others... It would be nice if the RCM
followed the US Mint practice of announcing their annual program early in the year so you can plan out what is important to you and where you want to spend. I have to assume that the USMint learns a great deal about popularity from their enrollment model where folks essentially pre-order coins in January...
My annual Canadian series updates are:
- 36mm SD in all of it's forms (and occasionally non 36mm)
- Annual circulating coins (all, including special editions such as the Insulin $2). I don't get super tied up in mint varieties (magnetic vs. non magnetic 1c but I do catch common varieties)
- $100 Gold - Now ended as of 2020 (I am not including 2021 in this set)
- $1 loon in all of its forms (base proof, Silver proof, specimen animal & apparently retired coloured silver proof).
- $2 Twoonie - Silver Proof and also apparently retired coloured proof.
- $350 Gold Animal series 1-1/8 oz Gold.
Beyond this, I have a long term collection goal to complete the $200 1/2oz gold but all other purchases these days are based on whether a particular item appeals. Finally, while I never say never, I really can't see me purchasing an artifact that is not coin shaped... whether a milk token/guitar pick or a starship enterprise or a carousel... these things have a right to exist but they are not coins and never will be... Just not in my wheelhouse. Now if there was a Silver Les Paul or Stratocaster... I would consider them for my guitar collection... but not my coins