Sunday, August 08, 2004

Coins salute French arrival

Coins salute French arrival.
The Royal Canadian Mint has joined La Monnaie de Paris in issuing coins marking the 400th anniversary of the first French settlement in Canada.

Canadian and American officials first showed the new circulating 'L'Acadie' quarter at St. Croix Island in the St. Croix River, the boundary between Maine and New Brunswick.

Commemorative versions of the coin are available, too, but Canadian officials wanted to heighten awareness of the event by putting the quarter in circulation.

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