Vegreville Pysanka Coin Proves To Be A Hot Commodity

The Royal Canadian Mint has once again released a 'Pysanka Coin' but this one has a very special connection to Vegreville ...

According to Senior Manager of Public Affairs for the Royal Canadian Mint Alison Crawford, this edition of the coin is inspired by Vegreville's famed Pysanka Monument, complete with the iconic gold, silver and bronze colouring.

Crawford explains what lead to the decision to use the world famous landmark as the inspiration for the 1oz, pure silver, Pysanka shaped coin.  

With only 5,000 coins minted, Crawford does have bad news however for those hoping to get their hands on one.

She adds there are no plans to replicate the design in a second minting.

For those lucky enough to track one down, the coin, which has a face value of $20, retails for $129.95.


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