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The E-Sylum:  Volume 9, Number 15, April 9, 2006, Article 7

CANDADA'S PINK QUARTER DEBUTS

The Edmonton Journal published an article March 31 about
Canada's new "pink quarter":

"The Royal Canadian Mint, together with the Canadian Breast
Cancer Foundation, on Friday unveiled a 25-cent coin, featuring
the iconic pink ribbon.

The "breast cancer awareness" quarter, according to the RCM,
is the second coloured circulation coin to be produced following
the popular 25-cent poppy coin in the fall of 2004.

The RCM said it plans to produce up to 30 million "pink" coins,
which will enter into circulation beginning on Saturday."

"As part of the unveiling of the coin, 12 Canadian fashion
designers generously created and donated one-of-a kind fashion
items featuring the new coin.  From travel wallets to corsets,
all items will be auctioned on the RCM website with the proceeds
directed to the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation."

To read the complete article, see: Full Story

[Has anyone seen these coins?  How are they manufactured?
Is there some sort of insert for the ribbon, or is the coloring
applied after striking, like enameling?   There are many bimetallic
coins being made today, but other than the Canadian Poppy quarter
mentioned in the article, are there other coins with similar
color features?  -Editor]

  Wayne Homren, Editor

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