Banff's 'ghost bride' haunts new Canadian coin
Collector coin and stamp unveiled at Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel
A new Canadian coin features the image of a ghost who supposedly haunts the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel.
The lore of the "Ghost Bride" dates back to the 1930s. According to legend, a bride on her wedding night died at the four-star hotel, falling from a staircase.
The Royal Canadian Mint’s limited edition 25-cent coin uses lenticular technology so it appears that the bride’s eyes open and the candles behind her light up when the coin is tilted. A collector coin made of cupronickel, it costs nearly $30.
The coin, along with a Canada Post stamp showing the same bride, was released Monday at the hotel in Banff.
“Bringing intriguing Canadian tales out of the shadows is what stamps continue to do,” said Mike Shearon, a Canada Post spokesperson in a press release. “We are pleased to join the mint to highlight these stories and offer the perfect keepsake for those who revel in this particular type of folklore.”