The Royal Canadian Mint never fails to deliver some of the most detailed and unique coins to celebrate basically every type of holiday or event you could imagine. The coins are often hard to find and quickly become quite collectible items.
TL;DR Royal Canadian Mint has officially released a new $2 coin that commemorates the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War. The coin comes in both a coloured and uncoloured version, with both being super rare to find.
Seriously, you have to admit that in the past when a new limited-edition coin was released in the country you'd be more than excited to recieve one in your change. You'd probably even go as far as putting it aside instead of using the coin to purchase something else, just to hold on to it for as long as possible.
So, it was no surprise when Royal Canadian Mint officially announced the release of a brand new toonie, crafted to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War.
The "Armistice" circulation coin actually looks pretty incredible. On one side is the image of a soldier's helmet, which represents the number of Canadian lives lost during the war. Under the helmet is a large poppy, which can come in bright red on select versions of the coin.
The outer ring of the toonie includes two more poppies, with an inscription of the words "REMEMBER" and "SOUVENIR" as well as the year "2018."
The opposite side of the coin features an image of the Queen. With only three million will in circulation across the country, the coin will definitely become a collectible item.
Even more rare is getting your hands on one of the toonies with the coloured poppy. You'll only be able to get the coloured version by purchasing a special wrap roll of 25 of the coins, priced at $79.95. Even then, only about half of the coins in the roll will be coloured.
There's also the option of buying the collector's card that features both versions of the coin, but it may be a bit more difficult since coin collectors will be the first in line to get their hands on one.
Who knows, maybe you will be one of the few Canadians that get the chance to collect this super rare, historical reminder of Canada's influence on WWI.
For more information on the "Armistice" coin, click HERE.