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The Dazzling Dreamcatcher

The DreamcatcherHere is another stunning coloured silver proof coin from the Royal Canadian Mint! Previously we featured the beautiful Canadian Tiger Swallowtail, and the dazzling Twelve Spotted Skimmer. Coloured silver proof coins aren’t for everyone. However, If you like the blend of colour with sterling silver, as well as the hologram aspect of the Skimmer, then you’ll love the new Dreamcatcher silver proof coin from the Royal Canadian Mint.

This coin embodies two coloured technologies, the coloured Dreamcatcher, by artist Darlene Gait, overlaid a hologram sky image. Combined with the pure silver coin as a backdrop, it’s sure to be a dazzling colour display.

The Dreamcatcher has a mintage of only 10,000 coins. It is a 99.9% pure silver proof finish, weighs 15.87g, and is 34mm in diameter with a serrated edge. The Dreamcatcher has a face value of 10 dollars.

The Dreamcatcher is an iconic symbol of First Nations culture, and the mint has done an exceptional job with the production of this coin. Here is the write-up from the Royal Canadian Mint webpage:

“The dreamcatcher is an iconic identifying symbol of First Nations culture. Variations of dreamcatchers are representative of cultures across each Canadian province, but they all have the same intention: to trap bad dreams and thoughts, and let good dreams pass through the hole at the web’s centre, into the mind of the dreamer.”

“Composed of an external bent wood ring strung with an interior web of golden sinew, the dreamcatcher features bright blue quartz stones and a central opal; it bottom strung with rawhide ribbons decorated with red beads, and four orange and white wild bird feathers.”

This Dreamcatcher is not available in stores and ships on July 7th, 2013, with a limit of one per household. Order yours today from the Royal Canadian Mint.

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The Fabulous 15 (2013)

The World’s Most Famous Silver Coins!

The Fabulous 15

The Royal Canadian Mint, has released an incredible silver coin collector series aptly named The Fabulous 15. This special collector set includes an iconic 1oz silver proof coin, one from 15 countries. Each of these coins is respected and sought after by collectors and bullion investors worldwide!

Each month, upon your original subscription, the Royal Canadian Mint will ship one of these coins directly to your home. The Fabulous 15 represents an excellent way for both newbie and experienced investors, to build an international coin collection. In fact, I’m probably going to be ordering this set as my initial foray into silver coin collecting!

The Fabulous 15 collection offers you some of the most respected and highest quality silver coins from around the world. Each coin is an official legal tender of a major coin-issuing nation. Canada, the United States, United Kingdom, France, Mexico, and others nations are included. The Royal Canadian Mint makes it easy to get a world-class collection of silver coins, and shipping has already started since May 2013. This is an iconic silver coin collection. Don’t miss out!

Benefits of Subscription

The coins sell as a “subscription” which is an excellent way to build a silver proof coin set, from each of the world’s leading coin-producing nations.  Rather than having to purchase each coin separately, the subscription allows you to receive each coin monthly, and at a substantial discount. Here are the benefits you get by subscribing to The Fabulous 15 coin collection:

  • No need to shop for each international coin individually.
  • Authenticity and quality is guaranteed by the Royal Canadian Mint.
  • Exclusive collection limited to only 10,000 complete sets worldwide.
  • Each coin is a 1oz 99.9% pure silver, proof coin.
  • You get a substantial discount for the 1st coin, the Silver Maple Leaf.
  • Pay as you go – Build your affordable coin collection monthly one coin at a time.
  • Free display box, upon purchase of your third coin.
  • Exclusive Royal Canadian Mint watch, upon purchase of your fifth coin.

m1630111_Fab15_MapleLeaf_388The Canadian Maple Leaf

The first coin of the Fabulous 15 is the Royal Canadian Mint’s iconic 1oz Silver Maple Leaf. This is one of the world’s most famous silver coins, due to its silver purity. This particular coin comes with an exclusive privy mark, F15, available only in this collection.  In addition, as part of this series, this iconic Maple Leaf is also being sold at a substantial discount price of $59.95. This is a substantial $35 discount from the $94.95 retail issue price, with the added benefit of no HST/ GST being charged.

The UK Britannia and Silver Eagle

The second coin in the Fabulous 15 collection is the United Kingdom’s silver Britannia. It is the largest and purest legal tender coin in the UK. It is sought after by European bullion investors.

The third coin in the Fabulous 15 collection is the American Silver Eagle, also known as the Walking Liberty. It is the world’s most sought after silver coin.


The Royal Canadian Mint makes it easy to get a world-class collection of silver coins. Shipping has already started, so reserve your Fabulous 15 collection today!

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Canadian Tiger Swallowtail

Yellow Tiger SwallowtailHere is another stunning coloured silver coin, from the Royal Canadian Mint. With its distinctive yellow-and-black stripe pattern, the Canadian tiger swallowtail is one of Canada’s most recognizable butterflies. This is the first coin of a beautiful new series named the Butterflies of Canada.

The image is designed by Canadian artist Celia Godkin, who also designed the beautiful Twelve Spotted Skimmer coin we reviewed last month.  Not all collectors are a fan of the coloured silver coins, but I find them absolutely a delight to look at.

The Tiger Swallowtail is a full 1 oz, 99.9% pure silver proof coin.  It comes in a $20 denomination. With only a limited mintage of 10,000 and already 77% sold, you’ll want to order this beautiful coin soon!  I expect the coin will sell out, especially as it is the first in the series. We’ll be following the Butterflies of Canada series.

Price:  $99.95 CAD

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50 Cent Edition

For those who aren’t avid silver collectors, there is also a silver plated 50 cents edition. But at the $34.95 price tag, it hardly seems worthwhile, when you can get the full 1 oz silver coin for only $99 CAN. Also, the 50 cent edition comes in a 20,000 mintage.

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