The Royal Canadian Mint is honouring Canada’s national heroes with a series of silver collector coins.
Firefighters, paramedics, police and the military are featured on the coins which were unveiled at the Mint’s production facility in Winnipeg.
The Mint is also donating $10,000 to the Red Cross Alberta Fires Appeal as well as $5 from the sale of each firefighters coin, the first in the series to be released. Each coin sells for $70.
10,000 coins will be minted of 99.99% pure silver. The paramedics coin debuts June 7, the police coin on August 7 and the military coin on September 6.