Doctors, nurses, police officers, firefighters, truck drivers and even the brave folks stocking shelves, delivering groceries and checking people out at the cash registers; they’re all heroes. In the unprecedented era of COVID-19, these people bravely stepped up and went out to do the job when the rest of us were forced to stay at home to prevent the spread of the deadly pandemic.
Now you can thank those people — or anyone who you think needs a pat on the back, an “Atta, Boy” or just a simple Thank You for everything they do — with this heart-warming release from the Royal Canadian Mint. This nickel-plated steel medal was struck as a way to pay tribute to essential workers. What’s more, The Mint is donating 100% of its net proceeds from this release to the Breakfast Club of Canada’s Emergency Funding for COVID-19 to help young Canadians and their families.
Each medal available in this offer comes in Gem Brilliant Uncirculated (BU) condition, meaning that each piece is the product of a superb strike that places it firmly among the elite of the run. The design on the medal’s obverse depicts a heart in the center of the group to symbolize people coming together to appreciate our essential workers. Look closely and you’ll be able to see micro text representing thankful voices from around the world. The medal’s reverse is a blended image of a heart and a maple leaf to symbolize Canadians coming together as the nation helps those in need.
Each medal measures 21.95 mm in diameter and will come displayed in its original government packaging that consists of a special presentation folder that has a space in it where you can write a personal message to the person receiving the medal. The folder is also accompanied by a magnet so the medal can be worn with pride.
The 2020 Canada Recognition Medal will make a thoughtful gift for someone who has made an impact in your community or on your life during the difficult times. Get one for everyone on your list and say “Thanks” in a deeply personal and heartfelt way.