After a close competition between six contestants who submitted a dozen designs, CCN’s COVID-19 medal is now ready for delivery.
Anthony Wait, 57, of Calgary, Alta., submitted the winning design featured on the reverse of the medal, which will be available in three compositions (silver, nickel and bronze, each with a mintage of 100). Commemorating the pandemic in a creative yet positive manner, Wait’s design depicts an older face-masked father placing another mask on his daughter. The words “STRONG,” “SAFE,” “UNITED” and “CANADA” surround the design, with each word separated by a maple leaf. The 2020 year-date also appears above “CANADA” at the bottom of the medal.
The one-ounce medals were engraved and struck at the Mississauga Mint, a private mint based in southern Ontario. They’re struck with a proof-like finish and 3D design elements offering a cameo (frosted) appearance against mirror-like fields. Measuring 38 millimetres, the medal also includes a CCN-themed obverse design.
The silver medals are struck in one Troy ounce of .9999 Fine silver; the silver cupronickel medal is struck in about one ounce of “nickel alloy 752,” which includes about 65 per cent copper, 18 per cent nickel plus other metals; and “bronze alloy 220,” which includes about 90 per cent copper plus zinc.
The prices are as follows: Silver $70 each; Silver Cupronickel $30; Bronze $20.
The single and trio cases shown in the pictures are not included with the coins, but are available to purchase separately.
Note: sorry, these items do not qualify for the Members’ Discount, the free gift and there is no free shipping.