Posted by: Loren Coleman on August 24th, 2011
Memphre is the name for a specific Lake Monster found in Quebec and Vermont.
The Royal Canadian Mint honored relatives of the late Jacques Boisvert (see 2006 obit here) by presenting them with a framed Canadian Mythical Creatures “Memphré” colored coin in recognition of Mr. Boisvert’s work in popularizing the legend of Memphré and promoting the heritage of the Magog region.
The Mint exhibited products and joined the celebration of the Memphrémagog Festival in Magog, Quebec, earlier this month, from August 3 to 6, 2011.
Orders are being filled on this newest popular coin in the Monster Series from the Canadian Mint.
Yes, Memphre is here, but not really. The coin is in such great demand that there is a backlog of orders, noting delivery will be in September. (One will be featured at the museum, as soon as it arrives.)
Another earlier Sasquatch coin was made available.