RCM to host exchange for latest commemorative circulation coins

The Royal Canadian Mint and Calgary’s Silver Gold Bull are hosting a coin exchange where the public is invited to trade their pocket change and collect the Mint’s newest circulation coins.

The 2023 $2 National Indigenous People’s Day and $1 Elsie MacGill commemorative circulation coins will be available, as will the 2022 $2 circulation coin featuring a black outer ring, issued in honour of the late Queen Elizabeth II.

“Coin exchanges help raise awareness of new commemorative circulation coins, as well as of the Mint, while giving collectors easier and earlier access to these coins. It is also a good way to engage face to face with collectors and gain customer insight,” Mint media relations manager Alex Reeves told CCN last November. “In terms of location choices, I can add that we rotate to different cities and provinces as we can’t get everywhere every year.”

Dated 2022, the $2 coin features a black outer ring serving as a mourning band to honour the queen’s more than 70-year reign. It bears all the traditional design elements of a standard $2 coin and nearly five million coins began circulating in December.

There will be a limit on the number of coins guests can exchange, while supplies last. Coin exchanges are cash-only transactions, any Canadian circulation coin or banknote denomination is acceptable.

Sept. 15-16 from 10 a.m.-7 p.m. at the Silver Gold Bull Southcentre Mall (Main Floor Centre Court) on 100 Anderson Rd. S.E. in Calgary.

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