The Royal Winnipeg Ballet is the latest cultural institution being honoured with a special coin by the Royal Canadian Mint.
Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, helped unveil the silver collector coin as part of her official visit to Canada this week with Prince Charles.
Designed to honour the Royal Winnipeg Ballet's 75th anniversary, the colourful coin is emblazoned with an overhead view of six dancers from the RWB's production of The Sleeping Beauty — created from an image originally snapped by dance photographer David Cooper.
Carrying a face value of $20, the coin is also being offered in a music box that plays Tchaikovsky's Sleeping Beauty (Valse). The coin will be limited to 7,500 and sell for $114.95.
Earlier this year, the Mint also marked Alice Munro's Nobel Prize in Literature with a special coin.
In April, the RWB announced its programming for the upcoming 2014-2015, 75th anniversary season. Along with the new commission A Story of Truth and Reconciliation and other new creations, the company will also present audience favourites such as The Nutcracker, Swan Lake and Cinderella.