Saturday, May 17, 2014

Canadian Mint Remembers First Royal Visit

The Canadian Mint is out with three collector coins celebrating the first Royal visit to Canada in 1939. That's when King George VI and Queen Elizabeth began a 29 day visit across Canada. This year marks the 75th anniversary of the reigning monarchs first steps on Canadian soil. Mint spokesperson Alex Reeves says the stars aligned for the mint when they rolled out the coins just before another Royal visit.

The Princes and Wales and Duchess of Cornwall have stops planned in Nova Scotia, PEI and Manitoba over the next few days. They arrive in Halifax on Sunday evening.