Cornwall Canada 150 coins a hit; 3,000 already sold

In this Tuesday, June 13, 2017 photo provided by Choose Cornwall, a special coin has been produced for Cornwall to remember Canada's 150th birthday. The city has already sold out two shipments of the coin. (Choose Cornwall via Newswatch Group)

CORNWALL – The city’s commemorative coin has turned out to be a real hit.

Economic Development Division Manager Bob Peters told Cornwall Newswatch they have already gone through 3,000 coins since they were announced June 13.

“We have been very pleased with the positive response to the coins,” Peters said. “Our first order was 1,000 coins. They were distributed within two days. We doubled the order. The next 2,000 coins were gone within a week.”

A final order of 1,000 coins are due to arrive the middle of this month.

“People are still asking for them daily,” Peters said, adding that they have even drawn attention from a Canadian coin publication.

This is the fourth commemorative coin produced by the city. One was stamped out in 1967 to mark confederation, another in 1984 to recognize the city’s 200th anniversary and a third, the same year, to mark a visit from Queen Elizabeth II.

The Cornwall Canada 150 coin is being sold at the economic development office at the Cornwall Civic Complex. They are $1.50 each.