National Heroes: Paramedics – Mintage: 10,000 (2016)

A tribute to our heroes—Paramedics! Order today!

Paramedic coinYour pure silver coin salutes Canada’s paramedics—those who rush to save people in medical distress. Whether they’re called to an accident, illness or the scene of a violent crime, these frontline responders must be quick thinking and decisive, often with a hefty dose of courage. The design of two paramedics unloading a patient from their ambulance is a powerful tribute to the critical role they play in saving lives.

A heartfelt way to honour the valour and dedication of these men and women in your community! Order today!

Special features:
  • HONOURS OUR EVERYDAY HEROES! Second coin in a new series that honours our everyday heroes for their dedication and service to their community!
  • Selective colour over engraving brings to life this depiction of paramedics in action as they rush a patient to the hospital.
  • 99.99% PURE SILVER! Crafted in 99.99% pure silver, your coin is GST/HST exempt!


About the Design:

Designed by Canadian artist Ken Ryan, your coin uses selective colour over detailed engraving in this snapshot of paramedics in action. Engraved in the background is a rear view of an ambulance, its doors open wide just moments after arriving at a hospital’s ambulance bay. In the foreground, vibrant colour highlights the paramedics in their dark uniforms, complete with bright yellow and silver reflective bands just below the knees. Their faces are intent and convey the pressing nature of their important role; they are quick to unload the yellow-coloured stretcher from the ambulance before rushing toward the building, which will allow the patient to receive the continuum of medical care she desperately needs.

Did you know…
  • The 1970s and 1980s saw a marked shift in paramedic practice, with the focus moving away from transporting patients towards providing pre-hospital medical care.
  • In 1946, the first civilian air medical transport program in North America was established in Saskatchewan.
  • In remote areas, air ambulance crews frequently provide medical care to those who are critically ill or injured.



Your coin is encapsulated and presented in a Royal Canadian Mint-branded maroon clamshell with a black beauty box.

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