The Royal Canadian Mint
introduces their new collection.
They say Canadian coins celebrate
our nation’s culture and milestones, natural splendour,
technological and athletic achievements.
Things that make us proud.
Browsing the catalogue,
I debate between the 16-gram silver coin featuring
and the red, blue, and gold-coloured coin featuring
a Phoenician warrior, also known as
(Editor’s note: poet Shai Ben-Shalom, an Israeli-born biologist, writes for Blacklock’s each and every Sunday)