Winter's fun-loving personality
The moment the first snow hits the ground, children can't wait to get their hands on the white stuff—that wet, sticky gift from the sky that rolls up into a perfect ball to build a snowman. Sculpting people from snow is a pastime that dates back to Europe in the Middle Ages. Old diaries give lively accounts of townspeople making snowmen in the streets after every snowfall—perhaps that is where the tradition of using a hat, a carrot for the nose and rocks or bits of coal for the eyes comes from. Today, children will add a scarf, jacket, even a baseball cap or construction helmet to make their snowman their own. But the snowman's appeal is universal. Every time we see one of these frosty fellows on a front lawn, greeting card, button or sweater, we're reminded that winter is really all about fun.
Face Value: 50 cents
Mintage: Produced to demand
Composition: Brass plated steel
Weight (g): 12.61
Diameter (mm): 35
- Second coin in the Royal Canadian Mint’s new Holiday Lenticular annual series!
- Beautiful coloured design with the illusion of movement – tilt the coin and watch as the snowman throws snow in the air!