RCM to host coin exchange at upcoming RCNA Convention

The Royal Canadian Mint has some very interesting things taking place during this year’s Royal Canadian Numismatic Association (RCNA) Convention in Boucherville, Qué.

The Mint will be manning a booth on the bourse throughout the convention, which is open to the public from July 21-23. At the booth, show-goers will be able to browse and purchase the Mint’s most recent releases, meet one of its acclaimed artists, and participate in a coin exchange.

A colourized version of the 25-cent ‘Hope for a Green Future’ coin will also be available at the exchange.


On July 22 from 10 a.m.-11:30 a.m. and again from 1 p.m.-2:30 p.m., convention attendees will be able to meet artist Jean-Charles Daumas, who most recently designed coins from the Mint’s five-coin “Birds Among Nature’s Colours” series.

From 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., the Mint will host a coin exchange, where collectors will be able to trade their spare change for coloured and uncoloured versions of the 25-cent “My Canada, My Inspiration” circulation coins. There’s a limit of four coins a customer while supplies last.

The 25-cent “Hope for a Green Future” coin shares eight-year-old designer Joelle Wong’s hope that Canada’s plants, animals and abundant nature will be protected and thrive in the future. The reverse design depicts a pair of hands bringing life to a plant that connects all living things—represented by some notable Canadian animals.

Wong, of Richmond Hill, Ont., was one of five Canadians to win the My Canada, My Inspiration design contest. Wong’s design was chosen as the winner of the “Canada’s Future” theme.

For more information about the Mint’s Canada 150 products, visit mint.ca/c150.

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