August 5, 2014 1:42 pm

New Casa Loma collector coin unveiled

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.

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