Mint coin exchange in Alberta today

Today in Rocky View, Alta., the Royal Canadian Mint will host a public coin exchange featuring one of its new Canada 150 circulation coins.

Participating in the exchange will be Calgary’s Amy Choi, designer of the 10-cent Canada 150 coin dubbed “Wings of Peace.” The exchange will be held from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at CrossIron Mills Mall Community Kiosk, adjacent to the customer service desk near entrance two, on 261055 CrossIron Blvd. in Rocky View. There will be a limit of five coins a person while supplies last.

The 10-cent ‘Wings of Peace’ coin is one of five Canada 150 circulation coins issued by the Mint.

FIVE-COIN CANADA 150 SET

The Canada 150 circulation coins were unveiled last November after being chosen from thousands of designs submitted by Canadians from coast to coast.

In addition to the 10-cent “Wings of Peace” coin, the set includes:

  • a 5-cent coin, Living Traditions, by Gerald Gloade, of Millbrook First Nation, N.S.;
  • a 25-cent coin, Hope for a Green Future, by Joelle Wong, of Richmond Hill, Ont.;
  • a $1 coin, Connecting a Nation, by Wesley Klassen, of St. Catharines, Ont.; and
  • a $2 coin, Dance of the Spirits, by Timothy Hsia, of Richmond, B.C.

The five-coin set entered circulation earlier this month.

“Like the rest of Canada, the Mint is looking forward to July 1 to celebrate everything that makes our country great,” said Sandra Hanington, Mint president and CEO, upon the coins’ release earlier this month. “Over time, the Canada 150 circulation coins will become lasting keepsakes of this incredible year, so find them and hold on to them for future generations to enjoy.”

The coins entered circulation on June 1.

The Mint is inviting Canadians to share their finds online using the hashtag #HoldTheMoment. For more information, visit mint.ca/canada150.

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