The Royal Canadian Mint is celebrating the 25th anniversary of Dr. Roberta Bondar’s historic 1992 Discovery space mission through the release of a fine silver coin.
Named ‘A View of Canada from Space’ the 2017 $25 pure silver coin offers
– a convex shape that recreates the curvature of our planet
– photo elements that provide glow-in the-dark colour
– a tribute to a Canadian hero
– the Discovery space shuttle’s likeness in orbit, as seen on her mission crest
The Roberta Bondar commemorative coin is currently on display in the Civic Centre main lobby with viewing available 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday to Friday.
Retailing for $159.95, the limited mintage coin can be purchased online at www.mint.ca, by calling 1-800-267-1871 or in-person at the Canada Post outlet at 451 Queen Street East.
For additional information visit the Royal Canadian Mint website at www.mint.ca.