Canadian Mint Issues Optimus Prime Quarter and $25 Coin

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Canadian Mint Issues Optimus Prime Quarter and $25 Coin

Postby william-james88 » Wed Aug 21, 2019 6:50 pm

Canada is going to be giving Optimus Prime some love in a BIG way. The Royal Canadian Mint, the place where all Canadian currency comes from, will be issuing two commemorative coins featuring Optimus Prime. The first is a lenticular quarter where turning it will turn Optimus Prime into a truck. it is listed for $35 CAD. 25000 will be minted. The $25 coin will have a 3-D effect where Optimus will seem to be emerging from the coin, along with glowing eyes. Only 3500 will be minted. While the coin has a face value of $25 CAD, it is made of pure silver and thus is worth far more than that. That coin retails for $160 CAD.

The Canadian mint website will only ship to US or Canada addresses. You can purchase them here. Below are the images followed by the product descriptions and links to purchase the coins. Of course, Americans should remember that since Canada is still part of the commonwealth, the British monarchy will be featured on the heads side of the coins.

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Quarter

Watch OPTIMUS PRIME go from robot to vehicle mode! And the packaging changes too! Order today!
He is the voice of reason, compassion and courage—a superhero in robot form. As the charismatic leader of the AUTOBOTS, OPTIMUS PRIME is dedicated to doing what’s right while protecting all sentient beings. In fact, his belief in freedom and justice never wavers, even as he battles the villainous DECEPTICONS and his arch-nemesis, MEGATRON. Packaged in a card that changes into an easel, your coin is one of our most affordable pieces. This TRANSFORMERS collectible shows OPTIMUS PRIME in action: just tilt the coin from side to side, and you’ll see the AUTOBOT leader instantly switch from robot to a ROBOTS IN DISGUISE mode.

Ideally priced as a gift for a TRANSFORMER fan and as an starter piece for a would-be coin collector! Order today!

Special Features:
TWO DESIGNS ON ONE COIN! See OPTIMUS PRIME in action on this 3D (lenticular) coin, which combines two different images in one design.
A HANDS-ON EXPERIENCE! Tilt the coin from side to side to see OPTIMUS PRIME go from robot to vehicle mode, and back again.
THE PACKAGING CHANGES INTO AN EASEL! Your coin comes in a presentation card that features colourful concept art and a special backing—just pop out the inserts and the whole thing transforms into an easel for an instant display!
ACTION-PACKED SCENE! Vivid colours capture the TRANSFORMERS look in this action-packed scene.
AN AFFORDABLE PIECE! This coin is ideally priced as a gift for TRANSFORMERS fans. It is also an ideal starter piece for a would-be coin collector!

Design:
The reverse design features lenticular technology, which seamlessly fuses two colourful images of the iconic TRANSFORMERS character, OPTIMUS PRIME. In the first image, the leader of the AUTOBOTS is shown in robot mode against a fiery backdrop. In the second image, OPTIMUS PRIME has assumed a vehicle form. The obverse features the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Susanna Blunt.

Some wild facts…
OPTIMUS PRIME is the strongest of all AUTOBOTS and a formidable fighter… but he’s also a pacifist.
In vehicle mode, “Generation 1” OPTIMUS PRIME is a semi. When he changes into robot mode, the character splits into three different components: a drone named ROLLER; a combat deck with an ion blaster; and the familiar robot module known as the BRAIN CENTRE (seen on your coin).

Packaging:
Your coin comes in a presentation card that features colourful concept art and a special backing—just pop out the inserts and the whole thing transforms into an easel for an instant display!

Order today!

TRANSFORMERS and all related characters are trademarks of Hasbro and are used with permission. © 2019 Hasbro. All Rights Reserved. Licensed by Hasbro.


$25 Coin

Ultra high relief engraving allows the face to rise up from the coin’s surface! Order today!
OPTIMUS PRIME, MEGATRON, BUMBLEBEE, STARSCREAM, JAZZ and more—they’re the TRANSFORMERS, an alien race of mechanical beings that can instantly change into alternate forms. These ROBOTS IN DISGUISE crash-landed on Earth millions of years ago, after their home planet of CYBERTRON had been devastated by war. Re-animated in a modern world, the two warring factions continue to clash, with the heroic AUTOBOTS fighting for freedom and justice against the evil DECEPTICONS.

Our salute to TRANSFORMERS—and the homegrown talent behind the scenes—features the legendary hero and champion of peace, OPTIMUS PRIME. Through ultra high relief engraving, the face of the AUTOBOTS pushes out from the coin’s surface, where the character’s name is inscribed in CYBERTRONIAN lettering. We’ve also added a special feature for the fans: photo-luminescent technology to ensure the colourful eyes will glow.

A stunning gift for a TRANSFORMERS fan! A pure silver OPTIMUS PRIME coin! Order today!

Special features:
A 3-D LIKE VIEW! OPTIMUS PRIME practically pops out of the coin! The effect is made possible by ultra-high relief engraving, which gives the engraving a more pushed-out appearance.
MORE THAN MEETS THE EYE! Paint technology re-creates the character’s appearance in the 1980s, but glow paint brings the eyes to life.
INCLUDES THE ALPHABET OF CYBERTRON! The character's name (OPTIMUS PRIME) is engraved in CYBERTRONIAN lettering—a nod to the character’s fictional home planet.
A SALUTE TO THE TOYS THAT LAUNCHED SEVERAL ANIMATED SERIES! Includes those with a behind-the-scenes Canadian connection.
INCLUDES SERIALIZED CERTIFICATE! The Royal Canadian Mint certifies all of its collector coins.
99.99% PURE SILVER COIN! NO GST/HST!

Design:
Your coin features the engraved TRANSFORMERS insignia of the AUTOBOTS on both sides of the portrait head of OPTIMUS PRIME. The legendary leader and champion of peace appears to emerge from the coin’s surface thanks to ultra high relief engraving. The deep colours are in keeping with the original toys and animated series from the 1980s, while glow paint hints at optic weaponry. The reverse includes the character’s name (OPTIMUS PRIME) engraved in CYBERTRONIAN lettering, the word “CANADA” and the face value, “25 DOLLARS”. The obverse features the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Susanna Blunt.

Did you know…
The TRANSFORMERS were first introduced to Canadians in 1984 with the launch of HASBRO’s original toy line. It was a multimedia franchise, with comic book tie-ins, an animated series, merchandising and a feature film.
Canadian actor Peter Cullen was the voice of both OPTIMUS PRIME and IRONHIDE in the original television series. The Canadian connection doesn’t end there: several other incarnations were produced in Canada and/or featured Canadian animators and voice actors.

Packaging:
Your coin is encapsulated and presented in a Royal Canadian Mint-branded clamshell with a black beauty box.

Order your pure silver OPTIMUS PRIME coin today!

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Re: Canadian Mint Issues Optimus Prime Quarter and $25 Coin

Postby Treetop Maximus » Wed Aug 21, 2019 9:38 pm

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This is wild, but I've been blowing too much money lately.
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Re: Canadian Mint Issues Optimus Prime Quarter and $25 Coin

Postby Regimus Prime » Wed Aug 21, 2019 9:40 pm

Nope! Satan dost thou tempt me? I gotta stay focused. Unicron cometh. :BOT:
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Re: Canadian Mint Issues Optimus Prime Quarter and $25 Coin

Postby spider2k » Wed Aug 21, 2019 11:00 pm

silver is only $17/oz atm so the face value is definitely more.
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Re: Canadian Mint Issues Optimus Prime Quarter and $25 Coin

Postby MeGrimlockKing2018 » Wed Aug 21, 2019 11:46 pm

Ugh Canada gets this why can't the US do something like this? :-( :BANG_HEAD: :HEADHURTS: :michaelbay: :oops: :BOT:
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Re: Canadian Mint Issues Optimus Prime Quarter and $25 Coin

Postby frogbat » Thu Aug 22, 2019 12:25 am

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A Coin with prime’s head on one side and the queen’s on the other...? That’s kinda hilarious. My gran would’ve bought it for sure!
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Re: Canadian Mint Issues Optimus Prime Quarter and $25 Coin

Postby ScottyP » Thu Aug 22, 2019 7:02 am

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spider2k wrote:silver is only $17/oz atm so the face value is definitely more.
Heh, yep. Will must be watching too many coin infomercials ;)

Pretty neat piece though. Can I use it for items in mobile games?
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Re: Canadian Mint Issues Optimus Prime Quarter and $25 Coin

Postby william-james88 » Thu Aug 22, 2019 7:15 am

ScottyP wrote:
spider2k wrote:silver is only $17/oz atm so the face value is definitely more.
Heh, yep. Will must be watching too many coin infomercials ;)

Pretty neat piece though. Can I use it for items in mobile games?


Thanks, I corrected the front paged article. Didnt realize silver was so damn cheap now.
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Re: Canadian Mint Issues Optimus Prime Quarter and $25 Coin

Postby ScottyP » Thu Aug 22, 2019 10:19 am

Weapon: Battle Blades
william-james88 wrote:
ScottyP wrote:
spider2k wrote:silver is only $17/oz atm so the face value is definitely more.
Heh, yep. Will must be watching too many coin infomercials ;)

Pretty neat piece though. Can I use it for items in mobile games?


Thanks, I corrected the front paged article. Didnt realize silver was so damn cheap now.
No worries. There was a time 15+ years ago where it had spiked and we weren't allowed to touch the silver nitrate on our own in chem lab. Or at least that's what they told us, could have been the school being cheap :lol:
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Re: Canadian Mint Issues Optimus Prime Quarter and $25 Coin

Postby blackeyedprime » Thu Aug 22, 2019 10:27 am

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Really nice looking coins. last rare (missprinted) coin I had I thought was a forgery and got rid of it :(
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Re: Canadian Mint Issues Optimus Prime Quarter and $25 Coin

Postby Lucky Logician » Fri Aug 23, 2019 6:38 am

Am I the only person who thinks they made a HUGE misstep with this? A Quarter and a $25 coin? WTH?

If you are going to put the Autobot leader on a coin, there is only one choice - Optimus Dime!
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Re: Canadian Mint Issues Optimus Prime Quarter and $25 Coin

Postby william-james88 » Fri Aug 23, 2019 7:41 am

Lucky Logician wrote:Am I the only person who thinks they made a HUGE misstep with this? A Quarter and a $25 coin? WTH?

If you are going to put the Autobot leader on a coin, there is only one choice - Optimus Dime!


Thats very small though, doesnt make for s fun display piece.
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Re: Canadian Mint Issues Optimus Prime Quarter and $25 Coin

Postby Sunstar » Sat Aug 24, 2019 5:15 pm

Motto: "All hail Lord Starscream"
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I got this today at fan expo. This is just the quarter. Although I am a Starscream fan I would be a fool to pass up either. I am in negotiations whit my other half about the silver coin.

I tried to tilt it so I could see the altmode.

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Nice package. Its pretty sweet. I am leaving it in the wrap for now, but it can be taken out and the card can be propped up like a photo frame.
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