New collector coin celebrates life at the cottage


Canadian comic Martin Short has teamed up with the Royal Canadian Mint to create a collector coin that celebrates life at the cottage.

The fine silver coin, which is meant to depict his cottage in Muskoka, features a scene familiar to many Ontario cottagers: a sailboat gliding across a calm lake, a canopy of pine and maple trees, the Canadian flag flying over the Shield’s rocky landscape, and two Muskoka chairs parked on shore. 

“As much as I adore the excitement of cities, it’s rural Canada that has always had my heart,” Short said in a press release. “I am lucky enough to own a cottage on a lake roughly three hours north of Toronto in a staggeringly beautiful part of Canada, which I am thrilled to share on this coin I had the privilege to help design.” 

For the design, Short teamed up with Canadian artist Tony Bianco, whose work has been featured on a number of coins by the Royal Canadian Mint. 

For more details on the coin, or to find out how to get one of your own, visit the Royal Canadian Mint’s website.