TORONTO – A collector coin to celebrate Toronto’s historical Casa Loma was unveiled today at the landmark castle.
The coin is a tribute to the stained glass McCausland dome that covers the building’s conservatory.
Finance Minister Joe Oliver says the coin is a fitting tribute to Casa Loma, which he describes as a “gothic revival jewel” celebrating the “highest form of architectural craftsmanship.”
The coin, produced by the , is covered in translucent and opaque enamel to reflect light in the same way as stained glass.
Oliver says the “striking new coin” will serve as a tribute to one of Canada’s “artistic treasures.”
The silver Casa Loma coin, which has a face value of $20, is being sold for just under $130 by the mint and only 7,500 will be made.