The Royal Canadian Mint has released two new coins to "commemorate the fight for love" and 60 years of the decriminalization of homosexuality in Canada.

The loonie features two faces with the word "Equality" and in French, "Égalité" written around the edges.

Also see is the year 1969, the year that decriminalization of homosexuality in Canada finally happened.

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TL;DR The Royal Canadian Mint released a new set of coins today to commemorate the decriminalization of homosexuality in Canada. The coin's face was designed by Canadian artists Joe Average.

 

In addition to the loonie, seen above, they have also released special coin wrap rolls.

You can also see the 10 dollar coin, below, that is similar to the loonie, but is rainbow coloured, not just all gold.

 

Below you can see the 10 dollar commemorative coin that will not be put into public circulation but will make a fantastic collector's item. It costs $49.95 to buy and is pure silver.

Royal Canadian Mint coins also make pretty cool gifts, because you know it's something that is only going to increase in value.

 

How do you feel about this coin? Does it celebrate a great moment in Canadian history, or is it profiting off the struggle of a marginalized people?

With the commercialization of Pride nowadays, it's easy to judge a company's motives, but it's nice to know that they hired Canadian artist Joe Average to design the coin.

 

 

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