New 20 for 20 coin, Farewell to the Penny:
Design is fairly bland, but it's 20 for 20 so I ordered! SME3 seems to work for free shipping.
I think The Star story is somewhat unfair to the RCM. The Mint did not advertise this series as circulating coins and as others have pointed out that they found it easy to sell these coins on eBay or Kijiji. I received the latest in the series the other day. I thought the coins looked quite nice.
CC, you should update this thread when you buy some.. I didn't know about the set until today!
PS: Where is this Star story?
@Argonaut: Will do. I received the coin automatically because I subscribed to this series. I received an email from the Mint on general availability only today. I think there is just one more coin left in the series. I like all the coins so far, except the queen.
I was referring to this story:
So much for resale on these. This is the 3rd set this year? polar bear, queen, penny? I was planning on buying the new one in the new year when they are SUPPOSED to come out, but forget it. Seems like the market will be flooded with these $8 silver coins soon enough, and that's exactly what they'll be worth.
peterk: They are worth at least face value, despite what The Star says.
The Mint loves this set, already previewing the next in the series. Anyone got a promo free shipping code for the reindeer?
Do these coins ship with a protective case? if not where are you guys buying those from?
Thanks CC. I might get 1 or 12 of that reindeer design, I think it looks great.