The Royal Canadian Mint makes the holiday season pop with gift coin by artist Gary Taxali and other new collectibles

October 24, 2012 in Canadian Coins, Coins, Silver, Silver Coins

Royal Canadian Mint MNT.U
10/23/2012 1:00:00 PM

OTTAWA, Oct. 23, 2012 /CNW/ – The Royal Canadian Mint is putting a new spin on celebrating the holidays with the help of Canadian pop artist Gary Taxali, who is the creative force behind the special edition 25-cent coin featured in the 2012 Holiday Gift Set.  His trademark pop art style brings to life the magic of the holidays with a whimsical scene of Christmas tree ornaments which evoke retro cartoon design.  This special gift set, whose packaging features the equally iconic photography of contemporary artist Matt Barnes, is one of many exciting collectibles which celebrate and preserve the spirit of the holiday season.

“The Royal Canadian Mint is always looking for new ways to design coins which celebrate themes of importance to Canadians and the original creation of Gary Taxali has been a wonderful addition to our holiday collection,” said Ian E. Bennett, President and CEO of the Royal Canadian Mint.  “We are proud to be collaborating with Canada’s contemporary artists to explore new design ideas which make our coins perennial stand outs.”

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