Monday, February 6, 2012

Canada Releases Five Keepsake Quarters | One Honors Gay Marriage

Here's one more reasons to love those Canadians. Noted Toronto gay artist Gary Taxali has designed a series of five whimsical 25-cent coins for the Royal Canadian Mint, including a quarter that celebrates marriage, "regardless of gender."

The Mint’s 2012 “celebration” quarters, unveiled Jan. 17, are meant to be keepsakes, to mark weddings, birthdays, new baby, holidays and even the tooth fairy. Each is sold for $19.95. Ironically, on the back of the gay-friendly marriage coin... is the Queen. *