Royal Canadian Mint Unveils New Loonie Marking 50 years Of Progress For LGBTQ2 People

Royal Canadian Mint Unveils New Loonie Marking 50 years Of Progress For LGBTQ People
Royal Canadian Mint Unveils New Loonie Marking 50 years Of Progress For LGBTQ People

The Royal Canadian Mint today unveiled a new commemorative loonie commemorating 50 years of progress in recognizing the rights of LGBTQ2 Canadians.

The new coin combines the words “EQUALITY-ÉGALITÉ” with the signature work of Vancouver artist Joe Average. The coin was unveiled Tuesday at the 519 Community Centre, in Toronto, Ontario.

Limited to a mintage of three million, the one-dollar “Equality” circulation coin is now entering general circulation and will be available in Canada only, through a variety of public coin exchanges to be announced soon.

You can also purchase it in a special wrap roll of 25 uncirculated coins for s suggested retail price of $54.95 – limited to a mintage of 15,000 rolls.

Average’s artwork is also celebrated on a full colour, 99.99 per cent pure silver collector version of the “Equality” coin, which retails for a suggested price of $49.95, and is limited to a mintage of 15,000.

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