September 27, 2016 5:32 pm

Prince William, Kate Middleton visit commemorated with new coin

The Royal Canadian Mint unveiled a new limited edition coin featuring the royal family to celebrate their second visit to Canada.

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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s second visit to Canada is forever memorialized in a new silver collector coin produced by The Royal Canadian Mint.

The 99.99 per cent silver coin will celebrate the royal couple’s tour of British Columbia and the Yukon, which is expected to last until Oct. 1, and the first visit of their children Prince George and Princess Charlotte.

“The Government of Canada is thrilled that The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are on their second visit to Canada and we are especially delighted that Prince George and Princess Charlotte could join them,” said Bill Morneau, minister of finance, of the coins. “The pride of Canadians in this historic moment will be permanently reflected in the silver coin that the Royal Canadian Mint has finely crafted to mark this occasion.”

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One side of the coin will feature a full colour reproduction of Chris Jeff’s portrait of Prince William and Kate, Prince George and Princess Charlotte. The image is framed by an outer rim that includes four engraved maple leaves that represent each member of the family.

The other side features the effigy of Queen Elizabeth II by Susanna Blunt.

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There will only be 10,000 in circulation. The coin retails for $109.95 and can be ordered by contacting the Mint at 1-800-267-1871 or online at http://www.mint.ca.

 

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