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Special Canada Day Citizen Coin
This interesting special 25-cent coin was presented to all new Canadian citizens being sworn-in at the Canada Day celebrations July 1st 2004. The coin in NOT in general circulation.
Lucky Loonie 2004 Olympics
The 2004 'Lucky Loonie' celebrates Canada's Olympic athletes and underscores their commitment to sports excellence. The one-dollar coin was minted for general circulation but was also presented to each member of the 2004 Canadian Olympic Team as a good luck charm during the Athens Games.
On October 21, 2004 the Royal Canadian Mint, together with The Royal Canadian Legion, unveiled the world's first coloured circulation coin. The 25-cent coin features a red poppy, the symbol that pays homage to the 117,000 brave Canadians that have died while in the service of the nation.
Year of the Veteran
Terry Fox Dollar
On March 14, 2005 - the 25th Anniversary of the Terry Fox's Marathan of Hope - the Royal Canadian Mint unveiled the Terry Fox Dollar. It is already being nicknamed "the Terry". He is the first ever Canadian to be featured on a circulation coin.
60th Anniversary VE Day Nickel
The 2005 Victory in Europe Anniversary Nickel honours the 60th anniversary of the end of WWII. This special circulation coin is a representation of the 5-cent coin created in 1943 to promote the Canadian war effort.
(See page 1 to view original (1943-1945) wartime coin)
Alberta and Saskatchewan Centennial
The Royal Canadian Mint released 2 commemorative circulation 25-cent coins on July 19, 2005 to celebrate Alberta’s and Saskatchewan's centennial as Canadian provinces. Both provinces officially joined confederation in 1905. The Alberta coin features cattle grazing beneath an oil derrick and a Wild Rose. The Saskatchewan 25 cent coin features a Western Meadowlark, wheat, railroad tracks and a grain elevator.
The Year of the Canadian Veteran
The Royal Canadian Mint issued the Year of the Veteran 25-Cent coin on October 17, 2005. In 2005, Canadians are reaching out to thank our veterans and honour their decades of duty and sacrifice. These brave men and women are not only those who fought in World Wars I and II and the Korean War. Amongst them are the younger faces of Canadian Armed Forces personnel who have served in places like Afghanistan and the former Yugoslavia, fostering peace and freedom on behalf of Canada.
The design depicts the profiles of two veterans from different generations, joined by their love of country.
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