This week's featured coin is a Canadian nickel featuring the Royal Military College, located at Point Frederick, Kingston, Ontario. The location has been an active military base since 1789 and was an important Kingston Royal Naval Dockyard during the War of 1812.
The RCM is the military academy of the Canadian Forces, and is a degree-granting university specializing in training the four pillars of academics, military, athletics, and bilingualism (French and English).
The college offers 20 undergraduate studies degrees, and 34 graduate studies opportunities, including 14 doctorates. It was also the first college in Canada to train engineers.
The obverse of the coin features a crowned head facing right, while the reverse shows marching cadets under an arch. The design was created by Gerald T. Locklin.
25,834 coins were minted, and carry a value of about $7.00 U.S.
KM# - 413
Government - Confederation
Ruler - Elizabeth II
Coinage Type - Circulation Coinage
Mint - Royal Canadian Mint
Composition - Silver
Fineness - 0.925
Weight - 5.35 g 0.1591 oz ASW
Diameter - 21.2 mm
Edge Type - Plain