This spring, the Royal Canadian Mint announced a unique collaboration with photographer and YouTube vlogger Peter McKinnon that resulted in an innovative collectible coin series featuring stunning Canadian landscapes. The first piece in the coin series has kicked off with a depiction of Alberta's Moraine Lake, which appears on a two-ounce fine silver coin in full color. As a nod to McKinnon's photographic talents, the artful coin boasts a frame that resembles the aperture blades on a camera lens.
McKinnon's passion for photography inspired him to capture the beauty of Moraine Lake in different seasons, including a perfect shot of the lake at a time when the snow-capped mountains are reflected on the glassy surface of site's distinctive turquoise waters.
The second coin in the Peter McKinnon Photo Series by the Royal Canadian Mint will also highlight a picturesque Canadian landscape.