A $20 Silver Coin For $20
By James Grahame
My grandparents used to give me commemorative coins when I was a kid. It was a hobby that never really grabbed me -- I preferred things that flash and whirr. The Royal Canadian Mint suspects there may be hundreds of thousands of potential collectors like me who just need a little encouragement.
For $20, they'll sell you a silver coin with a face value of $20. The 99.99% pure silver coin measures 27 mm in diameter and weighs 7.96 g. They'll even ship it to your door for free. What you do with it from that point on is up to you -- it can be redeemed at any Royal Bank of Canada branch for $20 cash, or you can hide it in the back of a drawer for emergency use in a post-apocalyptic economy.
Available in Canada only, limit of three per customer.