Category Archives: Canadian Coins

Exceptional Gold World Coins, Medals at Atlas Numismatics

By Atlas Numismatics …… As autumn arrives, we are very pleased to offer a bounty of exceptional new coins and medals for your browsing delight and numismatic consideration. We hope you may find something special among the new items being offered. As a reminder, if you have any coins that you would like to offer to us, […]

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Canada: New $2 colour circulation coins remember 75th anniversary of the end of World War II

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The Royal Canadian Mint has released (4th September) new commemorative $2 coins which are in remembrance of the 75th anniversary of the end of the Second World War, a conflict in which the Canadian armed forces had been fighting since September 1939

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Canada: New $2 colour circulation coins remember 75th anniversary of the end of World War II

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The Royal Canadian Mint has released (4th September) new commemorative $2 coins which are in remembrance of the 75th anniversary of the end of the Second World War, a conflict in which the Canadian armed forces had been fighting since September 1939

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Royal Canadian Mint $2 Circulating Coin Celebrates 75th Anniversary of World War II

The Royal Canadian Mint is proud to launch a $2 circulation coin celebrating the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II and the Canadians who defeated enemies of freedom after six long years of service on the battlefield and on the home front. Symbolic of that heroic accomplishment, a “V” for Victory figures […]

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Arctic Culture and Natural Resources Headline Royal Canadian Mint Sept. Collector Coins

The Royal Canadian Mint has proudly issued a new collector coin crafted entirely of Nunavut-sourced gold. Entirely Arctic, from its design to its metal content, the reverse of the 2020 $10 Pure Gold Coin – An Inuk and a Qulliq, is the creation of Nunavut artist Ulaayu Pilurtuut. Motifs of a traditional qulliq, an Inuit […]

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Canada: Large silver coin celebrates 150th anniversary of the establishment of the Northwest Territories

The Royal Canadian Mint has released new large-size silver coins which are in remembrance of the 150th anniversary of the establishment of Canada’s Northwest Territories, one of the largest regions of land in North America. At 1,144,000 square kilometres (442,000 square miles), it represents 34 percent of Canada’s landmass

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Royal Canadian Mint Recognizes 150th Anniversary of Northwest Territories Among New Collector Coins

True to its commitment to celebrating Canada’s history, cultures, and values, the Royal Canadian Mint has issued a collector coin in honor of the 150th anniversary of the creation of the Northwest Territories. Designed by Inuvialuk artist Myrna Pokiak, this piece of history is also a tribute to the various Indigenous cultures that have shaped […]

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Canada: Large silver coin celebrates 150th anniversary of the establishment of the Northwest Territories

The Royal Canadian Mint has released new large-size silver coins which are in remembrance of the 150th anniversary of the establishment of Canada’s Northwest Territories, one of the largest regions of land in North America. At 1,144,000 square kilometres (442,000 square miles), it represents 34 percent of Canada’s landmass

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Mike Byers Mint Error News – Unique 1970-S Proof Washington Quarter Overstruck on Canadian Quarter

King George V (1911-1936) This unique 1970-S Proof Quarter from the United States was overstruck on a Canadian Quarter that circulated during the reign of King George V from 1911-1936. It was authenticated and certified by NGC as PR64. This was most likely from the group of San Francisco Proof Errors that was auctioned by […]

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Royal Canadian Mint Honors Champion of Haida Culture Bill Reid on New $2 Circulation Coin

One hundred years after the birth of the late Bill Reid, the legendary artist and advocate of Haida culture also known by the Haida name Iljuwas, the Royal Canadian Mint is issuing a new $2 circulation coin honoring his ground-breaking contributions to contemporary Indigenous art. The bold image of a grizzly bear, a favorite character […]

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Bullion Investing: Factors to Consider When Deciding Which Coin to Buy

We look at the mintage, purity, and other details of the ‘Big Four’   By John Maben – Pegasus Coin and Jewelry …… With global chaos seeming only a blink away and with the growing threat of inflation caused by governments pumping trillions of dollars and euros into Western economies, the idea of investing in […]

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Canadian Tokens of Douglas Robins Collection Part II up for Bidding

The April World Coins Signature Auction from Heritage featured the Douglas Robins Collection of Canadian Tokens – simply the finest collection of Canadian tokens to have ever been offered in a single auction. This collection was given its own catalog, which is certain to become a key reference in the field. Now, as a part […]

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The Walczak Collection Month-Long Heritage Auction of Canadian Silver Coins

Heritage Auction’s latest Month-Long auction features the Walczak Collection, a collection of Canadian silver minor coinage that truly has something for every numismatic budget. Bidding on this auction is ongoing, with the live auction scheduled for 8PM CT on Sunday, June 28. A coin that has attracted a great deal of attention already is the […]

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The Canadian Silver Dollars of 1935-67

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for PCGS …… The coins of Canada attract collectors from all around the world with their beautiful, nature-themed designs and motifs of British royalty spanning back to the long and colorful reign of Queen Victoria. Of all the coins struck for Canada since its provincial days in the late 1850s, among the […]

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Canada: The 350th anniversary of the establishment of Hudson’s Bay Company featured on the latest coin in “Moments to Hold” series

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The Royal Canadian Mint has released new silver collector coins which mark the 350th anniversary of one of Canada’s oldest and historic commercial operations

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Canada: Royal splendour, Queen Elizabeth’s Brazilian Aquamarine Tiara features on new silver crafted coins

The Royal Canadian Mint has released silver crafted coins that recreate a particular piece of jewellery which is one of the Queen’s most personally admired and recognised. The Aquamarine Tiara has been a part of Queen Elizabeth II’s own collection since her coronation in 1953

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History Headlines Royal Canadian Mint’s Latest Collector Coins

The Royal Canadian Mint released its entire fine silver Floral Emblems of Canada coin series on Tuesday, May 5. This follows the launch of the first two coins earlier this year featuring Ontario and Quebec. Each coin features the official floral emblem of each province and territory, illustrated by artist Lisa Thomson-Khan. This bouquet of […]

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The Caranett Collection of Gold Sovereigns Month-Long Heritage Auction

The Caranett Collection of Sovereigns is well-represented in the PCGS registry, with a current #1 rank in at least five different sets. Now, as a part of our series of Month-Long auctions, Heritage is privileged to be able to offer the sovereigns from these sets to our member-bidders, with coins available to collectors of all […]

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Royal Canadian Mint Continues to Mark Important Commemorations With New Collector Coins

As the Royal Canadian Mint takes measures to safeguard employee health and safety and prioritizes manufacturing operations to support trade and commerce, it continues to offer high-quality collectibles to its loyal customers. In doing so, the Mint is proud to commemorate important turning points in Canadian and world history, such as the 75th anniversaries of […]

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Canada: 75th anniversary of the liberation of the Netherlands, new Proof and colour coins honouring the Royal Canadian Army

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The Royal Canadian Mint has released new collector coins that are in remembrance of a very special anniversary connecting two countries with an act of courage and bravery which remains, for many, the ultimate in sacrifice and heroism

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Canada: New “ice-edged” pure silver coin remembers the 175th anniversary of Franklin’s lost expedition

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The Royal Canadian Mint has released new silver Proof mega-coins featuring an “ice edge” rim which brings attention to Franklin’s lost expedition, one of history’s great mysteries which is, however, getting closer to being solved

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Royal Canadian Mint Commemorates Hudson’s Bay Company 350th Anniversary With Silver Coin

In 1670, a Royal Charter was granted to “the Governor and Company of Adventurers of England trading into Hudson Bay.” Today, HBC is one of North America’s oldest companies and this year celebrates its 350 year anniversary, marking an incredible milestone in the company’s rich history. To commemorate this occasion, the Royal Canadian Mint is […]

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Royal Canadian Mint Presents First-Ever Collectible Coin in Shape of Cut Diamond

Breaking the mold to prove there can be more than two sides to a coin, the Royal Canadian Mint has proudly created a collectible in the three-dimensional shape of a real cut diamond. The 2020 $50 Fine Silver Diamond Shaped Coin – Forevermark© Diamond is crafted from three ounces of 99.99% pure silver and is […]

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Royal Canadian Mint Launches Largest-Ever Gold Maple Leaf Coin

The Royal Canadian Mint has produced the largest Gold Maple Leaf coin ever made, struck in exquisite detail and high relief at the Mint’s Ottawa facility. As the only Mint in the world crafting coins from 99.999% pure gold, the 10-kilogram product offers collectors a unique luxury experience. In creating its second only such offering, […]

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Canada: Mega-sized 10-kilogram Gold Maple Leaf coin launched by Royal Canadian Mint

The Royal Canadian Mint has produced the largest Gold Maple Leaf coin ever made, struck in precise detail employing a high relief technique at the mint’s Ottawa facility. The Royal Canadian Mint is the only mint in the world crafting coins from 99

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Royal Canadian Mint Dedicates 2020 Black History Month Coin to NHL Trailblazer Willie O’Ree

Fredericton-born Willie O’Ree made sports and human rights history the moment he donned a Boston Bruins jersey and stepped onto the ice of the Montreal Forum on January 18, 1958. That night, O’Ree became the first black player to play in the National Hockey League (NHL), inspiring generations of hockey players from diverse backgrounds to […]

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Mike Byers Mint Error News – Unique 1985 Canada National Parks Proof $100 Platinum Uniface Coin

By Mike Byers for Mint Error News …… This is the only known Canadian $100 platinum striking of any design or series. This is one of the most spectacular coins ever released by the Royal Canadian Mint. It is certified by PCGS as an “Unofficial Platinum Strike Uniface.” Lab analysis determined that the metal composition […]

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Canada: Centenary anniversary of iconic RCMP features on new silver bullion piedfort coins

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The Royal Canadian Mint has released new silver bullion quality piedfort coins which are in celebration of the country’s iconic Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), founded 100 years ago

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NGC, NCS and PMG Attending Torex Coin Show in Toronto, Canada

Representatives from NGC, NCS, and PMG will answer questions about the companies’ services, benefits and procedures at TOREX Numismatic Guaranty Corporation , Numismatic Conservation Services (NCS), and Paper Money Guaranty (PMG) will hand out information and answer questions at the TOREX Coin Show in Toronto, Canada. The TOREX event will take place February 22-23, 2020, […]

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Canada: “Canadian Fun and Festivities” coin series and finding the perfect Christmas tree

The Royal Canadian Mint has released the latest coin which is part of their 12-coin series entitled “Canadian Fun and Festivities,” focusing on the many pursuits of Canadian society throughout an ordinary year. From scenic routes to seasonal activities, along with countless festivals and festivities that lift spirits throughout the year, there is an array of activities, and many of them have been captured in the coin series that incorporates a colour depiction of the activity featured

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Dillon Gage Offers Dealers Pre-Orders on New Maple Leaf Coins From Royal Canadian Mint

Canadian Coins Popular Around the World Available in Gold, Silver and Platinum For an opportunity to own three of the world’s most popular coins, Dillon Gage Metals – a world leader in physical precious metals trading and technology serving dealers, financial institutions, banks and brokerage houses around the globe – is now offering pre-orders on […]

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Show & Convention News – October TOREX Auction & Coin Show Review

  By TOREX …… The October 2019 TOREX was a very, fun, busy and upbeat numismatic event for both collectors and dealers alike. We were very pleased to welcome Bilal Armani from the Bilal Mint exhibiting for the first time at TOREX. Mr. Armani reported having a positive show and will be back again in […]

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Show & Convention News – October TOREX Auction & Coin Show Review

By TOREX ……   The October 2019 TOREX was a very, fun, busy and upbeat numismatic event for both collectors and dealers alike. We were very pleased to welcome Bilal Armani from the Bilal Mint exhibiting for the first time at TOREX. Mr. Armani reported having a positive show and will be back again in […]

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Canada: Distinct Canadian horse features on gold and rhodium-plated silver Proof coins

The Royal Canadian Mint has launched new collector coins with an eye-catching design, in terms of depiction and using plating effectively to highlight an exceptional equine-themed design.
For thousands of years, horses have played a significant role in transforming the world, with no other partnership between man and another species being as beneficial

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Canada: Distinct Canadian horse features on gold and rhodium-plated silver Proof coins

The Royal Canadian Mint has launched new collector coins with an eye-catching design, in terms of depiction and using plating effectively to highlight an exceptional equine-themed design.
For thousands of years, horses have played a significant role in transforming the world, with no other partnership between man and another species being as beneficial

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The “Little Iron Horse” Stands Tall In Black and Gold on New Royal Canadian Mint Coin

Nearly 400 years after the Canadian horse was first brought to Canada by the settlers of New France, the “little iron horse” that helped build a nation is being celebrated on a pure silver Royal Canadian Mint coin that combines gold and black rhodium plating. Designed by artist Claude Thivierge of Saint-Zotique, Quebec, this eye-catching […]

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Canada: Double crown silver coin replicates Centennial Flame monument on Parliament Hill

The Royal Canadian Mint has released new double crown-size coins that have replicated one of Canada’s most iconic landmarks, the Centennial Flame, which is located on Parliament Hill in the capital city of Ottawa. Inaugurated by Prime Minister Lester B

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Canada: New silver Proof dollar coin issued in remembrance of Louis Riel, the “father of Manitoba”

The Royal Canadian Mint has unveiled and launched (22nd October) new coins which commemorate Louis Riel’s place in Canadian history on the 175th anniversary of his birth, as well as being a celebration of the cultural legacy of the Métis Nation and its resilience. The 2019-dated special edition Proof dollar highlights the contributions of Louis Riel (1844-1885) and the Métis Nation to the story of Canada

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Canada: New silver Proof dollar coin issued in remembrance of Louis Reil, the “father of Manitoba”

The Royal Canadian Mint has unveiled and launched (22nd October) new coins which commemorate Louis Riel’s place in Canadian history on the 175th anniversary of his birth, as well as being a celebration of the cultural legacy of the Métis Nation and its resilience. The 2019-dated special edition Proof dollar highlights the contributions of Louis Riel (1844-1885) and the Métis Nation to the story of Canada

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Canada: Double crown silver coin replicates Centennial Flame monument on Parliament Hill

The Royal Canadian Mint has released new double crown-size coins that have replicated one of Canada’s most iconic landmarks, the Centennial Flame, which is located on Parliament Hill in the capital city of Ottawa. Inaugurated by Prime Minister Lester B

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Royal Canadian Mint Silver Coin Honors Métis Leader Louis Riel

The Royal Canadian Mint has unveiled a fine silver Special Edition Proof Dollar marking the 175th anniversary of the birth of Louis Riel. In addition to featuring an evocative portrait of the founder of Manitoba, this is the first coin produced by the Mint to be engraved with Michif, the official language of the Métis […]

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Canada: New silver Proof dollar coin issued in remembrance of Louis Reil, the “father of Manitoba”

The Royal Canadian Mint has unveiled and launched (22nd October) new coins which commemorate Louis Riel’s place in Canadian history on the 175th anniversary of his birth, as well as being a celebration of the cultural legacy of the Métis Nation and its resilience. The 2019-dated special edition Proof dollar highlights the contributions of Louis Riel (1844-1885) and the Métis Nation to the story of Canada

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Stack’s Bowers October Collectors Choice Online Auction of World and Ancient Coins and World Paper Money

  By Stack’s Bowers Galleries …… Our October 2019 Collectors Choice Sale is now online! Check out StacksBowers.com to view over 1,800 lots of Ancient Coins, World Coins and World Paper Money valued over $700,000 USD. Over 93% of the sale is being offered WITHOUT RESERVE! The auction closes live with an auctioneer on our […]

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Don’t Miss the TOREX National Coin Show October 26-27 in Toronto

By TOREX ……   The TOREX National Coin Show, Canada’s National Coin Show at the fabulous Hyatt Regency on King in downtown Toronto’s vibrant entertainment district. Enjoy a weekend of exciting numismatic action with Canada’s finest dealers. The Autumn Show Schedule: Saturday, October 26: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm Sunday, October 27: 10:00 am – […]

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Poppy Shaped Coin Among New Releases From Royal Canadian Mint

For the first time ever, the Royal Canadian Mint has proudly crafted an innovative poppy-shaped silver coin. The 2019 $10 Fine Silver Coin – Remembrance Day is the work of Mint product manager and artist Jamie Desrochers, whose multi-layered engraving and coloring give the poppy a sense of depth and airiness. This latest innovation adds […]

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Royal Canadian Mint Issues Coin Illustrating Canada’s Famous Shag Harbour UFO Crash

The Royal Canadian Mint’s newest glow-in-the-dark collector coin tells the story of a unique and mysterious event that made the small village of Shag Harbour, Nova Scotia, an attraction for believers in paranormal phenomena. The coin vividly illustrates Canada’s best-documented account of what some claim to be the crash of an unidentified flying object on […]

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Canada: “Pulsating maple leaf” with photonics strike features on double crown silver coin

The Royal Canadian Mint has released new silver Proof coins which incorporate first-of-its-kind striking technology and leading-edge photonics with their classic coin reverse design. The maple leaf design on this coin was first introduced on Royal Canadian Mint silver and platinum bullion coins in 1988

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Pulsating Maple Leaf Coin Another World-First From Royal Canadian Mint

The Royal Canadian Mint is proud to launch a numismatic breakthrough from its ambitious and creative Research and Development team. Working with the University of Ottawa’s Centre for Research in Photonics, the R+D team has created the 2020 $10 Fine Silver Coin – Pulsating Maple Leaf, engraved with an array of sub-millimeter-scale mirrors in the […]

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Canada: Innovative moving design features bumblebee hovering over a flower on new silver Proof coin

The Royal Canadian Mint has released one of their most innovative designs seen on any collector coin, which includes an interactive element in the design in addition to delicate and intricate engraving and minting.
Featured in the design is the ever-popular theme of the bumblebee encircling and hovering over a floral bloom as it looks to extract nectar, while at the same time pollinate the flower

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Canada: Mega-sized silver Proof coin honours “Roaring Lion” Winston Churchill

The Royal Canadian Mint has released a new mega-sized Proof coin which honours one of the most prominent and inspirational personalities to have emerged from World War II, British Prime Minister Sir Winston Churchill.
His image is the focus of this exceptional coin and was taken of him during his wartime visit to Canada in 1941, as viewed through the lens of the legendary Armenian-Canadian photographer, Yousuf Karsh, C

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Great Rarities Headline Heritage’s $45+ Million ANA Coin & Currency Auctions

Great rarities from outstanding collections were the headliners as Heritage’s official auctions of the ANA World’s Fair of Money raised nearly $45.5 million, August 14-18 in Chicago. All prices realized include a Buyer’s Premium of 20%. The US coin auction, held August 14-18, realized in excess of $32.5 million, with the August 14 Platinum Night […]

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Canada: Circulation set features “everlasting Canadian icons” on new colour 50-cent collector coin

The Royal Canadian Mint has released new mint sets which include a special coin in tribute to the iconic reverse designs seen on the reverse side of circulation coins. Without a doubt, the reverse side designs are Canada’s coin superstars

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Canada: Facets and extraordinarily high relief features on innovative new coin set about Canadian wildlife

The Royal Canadian Mint has launched a new coin series which highlights both some of the country’s most endearing wildlife and a new innovative world-first in coining technology. Entitled as the “Multifaceted Animal Head Series,” the three coins feature front-facing images of an animal’s head minted in three dimensions, making full use of EHR (Extraordinarily High Relief), allowing each animal head to elevate mere embossing to a sculpture

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Canada: Facets and extraordinarily high relief features on innovative new coin set about Canadian wildlife

The Royal Canadian Mint has launched a new coin series which highlights both some of the country’s most endearing wildlife and a new innovative world-first in coining technology. Entitled as the “Multifaceted Animal Head Series,” the three coins feature front-facing images of an animal’s head minted in three dimensions, making full use of EHR (Extraordinarily High Relief), allowing each animal head to elevate mere embossing to a sculpture

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United States Mint & Royal Canadian Mint Heads to Sign Pride of Two Nations Sets at ANA World’s Fair of Money

United States Mint Director David J. Ryder will join Royal Canadian Mint President and CEO Marie Lemay to sign Certificates of Authenticity for the 2019 Pride of Two Nations Limited Edition Two-Coin Set on August 14, from 10:00 a.m. to noon, at the U.S. Mint booth (#1825) at the American Numismatic Association (ANA) World’s Fair […]

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World-First Multifaceted High-Relief Wolf Coin Among August 2019 Products From Royal Canadian Mint

The Royal Canadian Mint is proud to unleash its latest numismatic tour de force with the 2019 $25 Fine Silver Coin – Multifaceted Animal Head: Wolf. Struck in extraordinarily high relief rising 6 mm from a 36 mm diameter surface, this Claude Thivierge-designed coin is composed of 435 individual polygons. The Mint’s R+D Lab team, […]

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New Canadian Coin Honors Soldiers Who Forged Path to Liberating the Netherlands in World War II

The Royal Canadian Mint’s newest Second World War Battlefront Series fine silver coin commemorates the bravery and sacrifice of Canadian soldiers who, 75 years ago, helped the Allies win control of the Dutch and Belgian shores of the strategic Scheldt River. This costly battle, fought from September to October 1944, secured a vital supply line […]

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Canada: Queen’s Canadian flag features on new rectangular colour Proof coin

The Royal Canadian Mint has released new rectangular coins which feature a flag never before included on a Canadian coin. The Queen’s personal banner is the foremost flag of the Crown in Canada and was specially created for Canada’s Head of State

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Show & Convention News – June TOREX Auction & Coin Show Review

By TOREX ……   Gorgeous weather and a very good turnout at the TOREX Coin Show and Auctions on the Canada Day weekend in Toronto. The show featured a busy bourse and a very exciting auction. Collector and dealer feedback was very positive. We were very pleased to welcome Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) representatives Lisa […]

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Canada: Wildlife Treasures highlighted on new 50-cent five-coin set

The Royal Canadian Mint has released new collector 50-cent coins with a theme that the RMC excels in, focusing on the wildlife of this vast North American country. The new five-coin set entitled “Wildlife Treasures” has a strong Canadian connection

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Royal Canadian Mint Honours Newfoundland and Labrador With Forget-Me-Not Silver Coin

For Newfoundland and Labrador’s annual Memorial Day, the Royal Canadian Mint has remembered the province’s veterans and fallen of the First World War with a fine silver Forget-me-not collector coin. The Mint proudly unveiled this coin on July 1 at a ceremony hosted by Her Honour, The Honourable Judy M. Foote, Lieutenant Governor of Newfoundland […]

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Royal Canadian Mint Celebrates 20th Anniversary of Canada’s Newest Territory With Coin of Pure Nunavut Gold

The coin is entirely Arctic, from its design to its metal content In celebration of the 20th anniversary of the Nunavut Territory, the Royal Canadian Mint has proudly issued a new collector coin crafted entirely of Nunavut-sourced gold. The coin recaptures, in 99.99% pure gold, Germaine Arnaktauyok’s iconic drummer design that first appeared on the […]

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Royal Canadian Mint Releases Innovative Tributes to Canada for Annual July 1st Celebrations

As the nation gears up for July 1st, the Royal Canadian Mint continues to find new ways to celebrate Canada with original and innovative coins. These creations include the 2019 $30 Fine Silver Coin – The Fabric of Canada. Artist Rebecca Yanovskaya has designed a first-ever undulating, colored Canadian flag, realistically fluttering above national landmarks, […]

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Special NGC Label and Designations for US-Canada Pride of Two Nations Set

The United States Mint has announced the Pride of Two Nations 2019 Limited Edition Two-Coin Set, which will go on sale July 3. It combines a 2019-W US Silver Eagle with an Enhanced Reverse Proof finish and a 2019 Canadian One Ounce Silver Maple Leaf with a Modified Proof finish. Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) is […]

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Silver Eagles & Maple Leaves: Historic Coin Set Celebrating Pride of Two Nations on Sale July 3

The United States Mint, in partnership with the Royal Canadian Mint, proudly announces the release of the 2019 Pride of Two Nations Limited Edition Two-Coin Set™ (product code 19XB) on July 3 at noon EDT. This beautifully rendered set is the first ever joint coin set between the United States Mint and the Royal Canadian […]

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Royal Canadian Mint Celebrates 50 Years of Official Languages Act with Silver Coin

On the 50th anniversary of the Official Languages Act, the Royal Canadian Mint has proudly struck a new silver collector coin celebrating the equal status of English and French in Canada. With centuries of shared Canadian history, these two languages are represented through one of the most recognizable symbols of our linguistic duality: the bilingual […]

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Royal Canadian Mint Pays Tribute to Normandy Veterans in June Numismatic Catalogue

Always proud to celebrate stories of Canadian accomplishment on its coins, the Royal Canadian Mint is launching two new coins honoring the soldiers who fought in the Normandy Campaign, which, after the success of D-Day, sent the Allies on the path to liberating Western Europe. These historic keepsakes, along with many other finely crafted collectibles, […]

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Don’t Miss the TOREX National Coin Show June 29-30 in Toronto

By TOREX …… The TOREX National Coin Show, Canada’s National Coin Show at the fabulous Hyatt Regency on King in downtown Toronto’s vibrant entertainment district. Enjoy a weekend of exciting numismatic action with Canada’s finest dealers. The Winter Show Schedule: Saturday, June 29: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm Sunday, June 30: 10:00 am – 3:00 […]

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Canada: New silver gold-plated coin features original painting by Robert Bateman, Into the Light

A symbol of majesty and power, the lion is a motif usually seen on coins or banknotes issued from many African countries that are well-known for their game reserves. On this occasion, the lion makes its Canadian debut on a pure silver coin that re-creates an engraved rendering of an original painting by world-renowned wildlife artist Robert Bateman

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Royal Canadian Mint Honors Canadians at Juno Beach with $2 Circulating Coin Commemorating D-Day 75th Anniversary

The Royal Canadian Mint is proud to launch a $2 circulation coin honoring the brave Canadians who, landing in Normandy, France 75 years ago, helped establish the Allied foothold that would lead to the liberation of Western Europe. This coin was unveiled today at the Moncton Garrison, home to the 37 Brigade of the North […]

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Canada: New colour $2 coins launched marking the 75th anniversary of historic D-Day landings

The Royal Canadian Mint has launched (27th May) new commemorative $2 coins which are a salute to the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings, which was, for all intents and purposes, the beginning of the end of the fighting in Europe during the Second World War. The meticulously planned offensive included Allied forces from the United States, Great Britain, ANZAC, and Canadian forces, as well as soldiers of occupied countries from France, Czechoslovakia, Poland, and Norway

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Canada: Colour coins celebrating the centenary anniversary of Canadian National Rail officially launched

The Royal Canadian Mint, in conjunction with officials from Canadian National (CN), has officially launched (13th May) new collector coins which are in celebration of the 100th anniversary of Canada’s only transcontinental railway. Formally launched in Winnipeg, Manitoba, the new colour 25-cent coins were unveiled by Marie Lemay, president and CEO of the Royal Canadian Mint, along with J

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Royal Canadian Mint Releases Coins Honoring Queen Victoria, Equality

The Royal Canadian Mint is marking the 200th anniversary of the birth of the monarch who gave royal assent to the act that ushered in Canadian Confederation in 1867 and chose Ottawa as our nation’s capital. The legacy of Her Majesty Queen Victoria continues to live on in numerous other cities where streets, schools, and […]

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Coins and Currency From US, Canada on Tap at ANA World’s Fair of Money Signature Auctions: Heritage

The 2019 American Numismatic Association (ANA) World’s Fair of Money® will be held in Chicago on August 13-17, 2019, and once again Heritage is the official auctioneer. Here is just a taste of what will be offered: The Joan Zieg Steinbrenner Collection of gold rarities includes the extraordinary John Jay Pittman 1843 three-piece gold proof […]

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Canada: Imaginative silver coin celebrates the 60th anniversary of the inauguration of the St. Lawrence Seaway

The Royal Canadian Mint has released (7th May) new collector silver coins which are in celebration of the 60th anniversary since the official opening of the St. Lawrence Seaway, one of the world’s busiest waterways which enables the trade of heavy manufactured goods and energy to be transported by tanker

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Important Early North American Currency at Toronto Coin Expo May 2

By Toronto Coin Expo …. In a young country still forming its national identity, it’s odd that the earliest coins that circulated in Canada for well over a century have been largely ignored. This is changing and one of the most important collections of North American French Colonies coinage, with many of the coins estimated […]

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Royal Canadian Mint Marks 50 Years of Progress for LGBTQ2 Canadians With $1 Equality Circulation Coin

While Canadians’ are known for their strongly held values of diversity, inclusion, and equality, for many years, LGBTQ2 Canadians were not treated equally. Now, the Royal Canadian Mint is proud to launch a one-dollar circulation coin commemorating 50 years of progress in recognizing the rights of LGBTQ2 Canadians. It was a 1969 Act of Parliament […]

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Royal Canadian Mint, World-Renowned Photographer Peter McKinnon Create New Coin Series

Always eager to showcase Canadian talent, the Royal Canadian Mint is collaborating with star photographer and video blogger Peter McKinnon to produce an innovative coin series featuring three of Canada’s most famous landscapes. The series begins with Alberta’s Moraine Lake, captured in full color on a 2 oz. fine silver coin, surrounded by an edge […]

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Legendary Collection of Canadian Coins Presented by Heritage Auctions

Collector George Cook credited for establishing one of the most comprehensive and complete collections in North American history The world’s most comprehensive and complete collection of Canadian coins ever assembled – including Canada’s 1911 Silver dollar and the finest known 1936 Dot Cent – is heading to auction (and into Canadian history) later this year. […]

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Royal Canadian Mint Celebrates 70 Years Since Newfoundland and Labrador Joined Confederation

The Royal Canadian Mint is proud to issue an impressive new silver coin that recaptures the design of the 1949 Silver Dollar celebrating Newfoundland and Labrador’s transformation from a British colony into Canada’s newest province 70 years ago. This coin features the Matthew, the sailing vessel that intrepid European explorer John Cabot sailed to Newfoundland’s […]

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Show & Convention News – February TOREX Coin Show Review

By TOREX …… The February 2019 TOREX was a very busy and upbeat numismatic event hosting Canada’s finest dealers at its home at the Hyatt Regency hotel in downtown Toronto. Most dealers reported having a good show and the auctioneers reported an excellent auction sale (five sessions!). The RCNA “Kid’s Table” hosted by Emily was […]

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Canada: Original concepts featured on new two-coin set featuring beloved Canadian numismatic classics

The Royal Canadian Mint has compiled together two distinct coin designs which have become, for many collectors of Canadian coins, memorable classics. With the accession of King George VI as king of Canada in 1936, the proposal to change the reverse designs of all circulating Canadian coins that had been part of the coins since before confederation became a priority for the treasury

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Canada: Original concepts featured on new two-coin set featuring beloved Canadian numismatic classics

The Royal Canadian Mint has compiled together two distinct coin designs which have become, for many collectors of Canadian coins, memorable classics. With the accession of King George VI as king of Canada in 1936, the proposal to change the reverse designs of all circulating Canadian coins that had been part of the coins since before confederation became a priority for the treasury

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Royal Canadian Mint Dedicates 1st Black History Month Coin to Viola Desmond

In celebration of Black History Month, the Royal Canadian Mint is proud to announce that its very first Black History Month coin pays tribute to Canadian civil rights pioneer Viola Desmond. In 1946, Ms. Desmond was arrested and later tried after refusing to sit in a segregated area of a New Glasgow, Nova Scotia movie […]

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Canada: Annual commemorative silver dollar honours the 75th anniversary of D-Day

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The Royal Canadian Mint has launched their annual silver dollar, a firm favourite with many collectors of Canadian coins, and has chosen the 75th anniversary of the Allied invasion of the European continent as the subject for it

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Don’t Miss the TOREX National Coin Show Feb. 23-24 in Toronto

By TOREX ……   Don’t miss the TOREX National Coin Show, Canada’s National Coin Show at the fabulous Hyatt Regency on King in downtown Toronto’s vibrant entertainment district. Enjoy a weekend of exciting numismatic action with Canada’s finest dealers. The Winter Show Schedule: Saturday, February 23: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm Sunday, February 24: 10:00 am […]

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Soldier on Royal Canadian Mint D-Day 75th Anniversary Silver Dollar Coin Identified

Working with local historians and officers of the Bathurst, New Brunswick-headquartered North Shore Regiment, the Royal Canadian Mint has solved the mystery of the identity of the soldier whose face is dramatically portrayed on its 2019 Proof Silver Dollar commemorating the 75th Anniversary of D-Day. That soldier has been identified as Private George Herman Baker, […]

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Canada: Annual commemorative silver dollar honours the 75th anniversary of D-Day

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The Royal Canadian Mint has launched their annual silver dollar, a firm favourite with many collectors of Canadian coins, and has chosen the 75th anniversary of the Allied invasion of the European continent as the subject for it

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Clay, Cardboard, and Zinc: Altered Coinage of World War II

By Lianna Spurrier for CoinWeek ….. In the United States, the most dramatic effect that World War II had on our coinage was the steel penny. The composition of our nickels changed as well, but that wasn’t an immediately noticeable change in the appearance of the coin. Both changes are well-known by collectors today, but […]

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Double-Concave Silver Coin Among Final 2018 Products From Royal Canadian Mint

The Royal Canadian Mint is pleased to introduce a 10 oz. silver creation that takes coin design to bold new depths. The product of advanced testing by the Mint’s R&D lab, the 2019 $100 Fine Silver Double Concave Coin Nature’s Grandeur: Brown Bear measures 16 mm at its edge and just 4 mm at its […]

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Canadian Numismatic Advisory Board is accepting applications

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(Atlanta, Georgia) — Whitman Publishing is accepting applications for appointment to its Canadian Numismatic Advisory Board (CNAB).
The CNAB was established to advise the publisher and editors of Whitman Publishing on topics relating to Canadian coins and tokens, medals, paper currency, and related numismatic items

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Whitman Publishing’s Canadian Numismatic Advisory Board Accepting Applications

Collectors, Dealers, and Researchers Invited to Apply Whitman Publishing is accepting applications for appointment to its Canadian Numismatic Advisory Board (CNAB). The CNAB was established to advise the publisher and editors of Whitman Publishing on topics relating to Canadian coins and tokens, medals, paper currency, and related numismatic items. These include colonial and provincial coinage; […]

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Show & Convention News – October TOREX Coin Show Review

By TOREX …… The October 2018 TOREX was a very positive and upbeat numismatic event hosting Canada’s finest dealers at its home at the Hyatt Regency hotel in downtown Toronto. Most dealers reported having a good show and the auctioneers reported three very busy auction sessions. The Royal Canadian NumA “Kid’s Table” hosted by Emily […]

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Royal Canadian Mint Issues Anniversary Tributes to Gold and Silver Maple Leaf Bullion Coins

Long known for defining the “gold standard” of refining and bullion coin manufacturing, the Royal Canadian Mint is proud to celebrate its Gold and Silver Maple Leaf bullion coins (GML and SML), with a pair of innovative collector coins. Marking its 40th anniversary in 2019, the GML is being honored with an extra-low-mintage 99.99% pure […]

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Canada: Unique glacial-shaped silver coin features Arctic region and the life of the polar bear

The Royal Canadian Mint has released new collector coins which are a first in terms of shape and highlight a species of wildlife prevalent in the northernmost borders of the country.
Loving and strong, dedicated and ferocious, the polar bear (Ursus maritimus) has long been the most enduring symbol of the Arctic wilderness, where the sea ice that divides water and air is the cornerstone of life in the region

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Royal Canadian Mint Commemorates End of World War I Centennial With $2 “Armistice” Circulation Coin

In keeping with the tradition of issuing finely crafted coins remembering the sacrifices of Canadians who fought for our freedoms, the Royal Canadian Mint has proudly issued a two-dollar circulation coin commemorating the 100th anniversary of the Armistice. This coin recalls the signing of the historic peace treaty ending the First World War on November […]

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Canada: New Brilliant Uncirculated Mint set includes commemorative coin marking bicentenary of North American 49th parallel border

Following the conclusion of the War of 1812, the Convention of 1818 resulted in a treaty between Great Britain and the United States. It stipulated that the western boundary between British North America and the United States should follow the 49th parallel from the Lake of the Woods to the Rocky Mountains, known to many English speakers at the time as the “Stony Mountains

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Update in Theft of 100 Kilo Big Maple Leaf Gold Coin

No sign of the 100 Kilo Maple Leaf Gold Coin , worth over $4 million US By CoinWeek News Staff …. UPDATE, 7/26/2018: According to reports in the Daily Mail, along with articles in German publications the Sächsische Zeitung, the Focus magazine, the Tagesspiegel and the Deutsche Wirtschaftsnachrichten., a Lebanese Crime Family ( The Remmo Family) is believed to be behind the […]

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PCGS Certifies Unique Mated Pair of Proof Gold Die Caps

By Mike Byers for Mint Error News …… PCGS has certified an unusual pair of gold error coin struck by the Royal Canadian Mint. The Royal Canadian Mint issued the $100 National Park gold commemorative coin program in 1985. The coin’s obverse depicts Queen Elizabeth II, while the reverse depicts a Rocky Mountain Bighorn sheep. What […]

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How to Avoid Becoming the Victim of a Fake Gold Coin

by Tony Davis – Atlanta Gold & Coin Buyers ………. We met yesterday with an individual that was interested in selling a Canadian gold maple leaf coin.  Canadian gold maple leafs are among the most common coins that we purchase, so we didn’t expect this transaction to be much different than any other.  However, we […]

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Canada: National anthem and flag are featured together on latest silver Proof and colour coins

The Royal Canadian Mint has launched (4th July) new silver Proof coins which perfectly blend two of the county’s most beloved and internationally recognised national symbols, Canada’s national anthem and its flag. The country’s anthem and flag are forever linked in terms of their place in Canadian history

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Canada: Square silver collector coin features unique representations of Canadian coasts

The Royal Canadian Mint has launched (4th July) the first coins which are part of a new three-piece coin series to feature references from all three of Canada’s coastal lines. The series is appropriately entitled “Our Canadian Coasts” and includes designs which represent the unique cultural character, history, and beauty of each coast: Pacific, Atlantic, and the Arctic

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Show & Convention News – June TOREX Coin Show Review

By TOREX ……   The June 2018 TOREX was a fun numismatic event hosting Canada’s finest dealers at its home at the Hyatt Regency hotel in downtown Toronto. Despite a weekend of rainy weather conditions, TOREX was pleased to have a positive turnout for both the bourse and the auctions. The show was very happy […]

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Canada: New double crown silver coin features unique cut-out maple-leaf shapes in design

The Royal Canadian Mint has launched (4th July) new silver Proof and colour coins which feature, as part of the design, unique cut-out shapes that represent the country’s national symbol, the maple leaf. Consisting of 13 cut-out maple leaf shapes, the number represents the 10 provinces of British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec, Newfoundland and Labrador, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island and three territories of Yukon, Northwest Territories, and Nunavut

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Heritage & History on Latest Collector Coins From Royal Canadian Mint

Royal Canadian Mint continues to honor history and heritage on new collector coins The Royal Canadian Mint has released two finely crafted tributes to unforgettable chapters in our military history. The 2018 $20 Fine Silver Coin First World War Allied Forces: Newfoundland honors the future province’s brave contribution to the Allied victory, which helped end […]

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Real Meteorite on Royal Canadian Mint Collector Coin

Just in time for the 150th Anniversary of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada The Royal Canadian Mint has created a truly out-of-this-world collectible by adding a genuine meteorite fragment to limited edition silver coins marking the 150th anniversary of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada. This vividly illustrated coin, unveiled at a special ceremony […]

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Canada: Mega-sized silver coin features the unicorn and launches new “Keepers of Parliament” series

The Royal Canadian Mint has released new ten ounce coins which launches a four-coin series entitled “Keepers of Parliament” and begins with the only mythical supporter of the Arms of Canada. The first coin in the series features the Unicorn, the mythical creature featured rises up in a way that conveys the towering height of its real-life counterpart

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Canada: Mega-sized silver coin features the unicorn and launches new “Keepers of Parliament” series

The Royal Canadian Mint has released new ten ounce coins which launches a four-coin series entitled “Keepers of Parliament” and begins with the only mythical supporter of the Arms of Canada. The first coin in the series features the Unicorn, the mythical creature featured rises up in a way that conveys the towering height of its real-life counterpart

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New Collector Coin From Royal Canadian Mint for June

The Royal Canadian Mint continues to tap in to its creativity and innovation to further unleash the potential of coin manufacturing and transform the coin collecting experience. Such is the case with the 2018 $50 Fine Silver Coin – Antique Carousel and several other head-turning coins in the June 2018 numismatic catalogue. In a world-first, […]

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Royal Canadian Mint Celebrates Friendship with Panda-Themed Silver Coin

As a newly arrived family of giant pandas becomes the star attraction of the Calgary Zoo, the Royal Canadian Mint is delighted to launch a colourful fine silver collector coin celebrating a beloved animal and a longstanding symbol of friendship in Chinese culture. This coin, featuring an adorable panda in colored relief, with a “lucky” […]

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Don’t Miss the TOREX National Coin Show June 23 & 24 in Toronto

TOREX National Coin Show Don’t miss the TOREX National Coin Show, Canada’s National Coin Show at the fabulous Hyatt Regency on King in downtown Toronto’s vibrant entertainment district. Enjoy two days of exciting coin action with over 40 of Canada’s finest dealers. The TOREX June Show Schedule: Saturday, June 23: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm Sunday, June […]

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Canadian Silver Coin Honors the Wedding of Prince Harry and Ms. Meghan Markle

In honor of the upcoming wedding of HRH Prince Henry of Wales and Ms. Meghan Markle, the Royal Canadian Mint is releasing a beautifully crafted silver collector coin and is making a $25,000 donation to the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) Foundation in Toronto. CAMH holds special meaning for Prince Harry as his […]

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125th Stanley Cup Anniv. Shaped Silver Coin – An Engineering Feat From the Royal Canadian Mint

How the Royal Canadian Mint Used Virtual Minting to Create the Innovative Stanley Cup Coin In 2016 and 2017, the Royal Canadian Mint hit some roadblocks in its efforts to create a collectible coin honoring the 125th anniversary of the Stanley Cup. Michael Groves, director of development and applied technology, explains how the R&D team […]

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Captain Canuck Among Homegrown Icons Celebrated on Latest Coins From Royal Canadian Mint

The Royal Canadian Mint is celebrating Captain Canuck on a $20 fine silver rectangular coin showing the imposing red and white-clad figure of our homegrown superhero, just as he looked when he burst onto the comic book scene in 1975. Designed by creator Richard Comely, the rectangular coin is a perfect canvas for the image […]

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APMEX Announces 2018 Silver Maple Leaf Bullion Coin Monster Box Sweepstakes

APMEX, Inc., an online Precious Metals retailer based in Oklahoma City, is excited to announce the 2018 Silver Maple Leaf Monster Box Sweepstakes, celebrating one of the most popular Silver bullion coins in the world. One lucky winner will receive a 500-coin Monster Box of 2018 1 oz Silver Canadian Maple Leaf coins. Beginning April […]

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CoinWeek News Wire for April 6, 2018: Twit on Bitcoin, Fake Banknotes, Gold Caper

Coinweek News Wire for April 6, 2018 …. Current Events 1.) Filipinos Not Happy With New Coin Designs Even with this breakdown, it’s obvious that it’s not going to be easy to distinguish which coin is which. All have similar colors, identical layouts, and some are only a few millimeters bigger than others. For example, the PHP10 […]

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Royal Canadian Mint Throws Collectors a Curve with New Convex Coin Celebrating Canadian Baseball History

Plus, “Light Bulb” Privy-Marked Silver Maple Leaf bullion boin with MintshieldTM technology now available The Royal Canadian Mint has crafted a curved silver coin to commemorate North America’s first officially recorded baseball game. The scene, which played out in a Beachville, Ontario pasture on June 4, 1838 as local amateur teams faced off in the […]

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CoinWeek News Wire for March 9, 2018: Crypto Commem, A Fool for a Client…

By Coinweek Coin News Wire …. Coin News Wire for March 9, 2018 Current Events 1.) How to Enter the Illinois Bicentennial Coin Design Contest Illinois Treasurer Michael Frerichs is looking for someone to design the coin that will be created and distributed to commemorate the state’s 200th birthday. Designs must be submitted by May 1. […]

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Canada: Silver dome-shaped coin celebrates 180 years of Canadian baseball

The Royal Canadian Mint have launched (6th March) a new silver coin which marks 180 years of baseball that took place in Ontario, paving the way for one of the most popular sports and pastimes. Travel back in time 180 years ago to Beachville, Ontario, the date was the 4th June 1838, and with an open pasture, a cedar “club” and a ball made of yarn and stitched calfskin seemed to be all that was necessary to stage a match that made sports history

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Canada: The splendour of rubies and diamonds set in a pure gold coin to create Tudor rose motif

The Royal Canadian Mint has released one of their most intricately designed gold coins which also utilises the skill of a jeweller’s expertise to create their most innovative and artistic coins. Royal Canadian Mint engravers have recreated one of the heraldic Tudor roses featured on the Burmese tiara, which is part of Queen Elizabeth II’s royal jewel collection and uses genuine rubies to replicate the rose’s centre and selective platinum plating to define the surrounding petals

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2018 Golden Eagle Coin 5th in RCM series, Now Available at APMEX

APMEX, Inc., a leading online precious metals retailer based in Oklahoma City, announces the latest release in the exceptional Call of the Wild Series from the Royal Canadian Mint, The 2018 Golden Eagle Coin, which combines elegant design, classic subject matter and high Gold content to appeal to investors and collectors. The Royal Canadian Mint […]

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Canada: Final silver coin issued in “Nature’s Impressions” series features the wolf

The Royal Canadian Mint has issued new coins that are part of an innovative and unconventional tie-in to the traditional wildlife portrait.
As an added feature to each design, engraved animal prints all along the coin’s edge can be viewed in a continuous pattern which correspond to the wildlife highlighted

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The Krause Publications 2018 Coin of the Year Award Ceremony – World Money Fair – VIDEO

 Every year at the World Money Fair in Berlin, Krause Publications (Standard Catalog of World Coins, Numismatic News) presents its Coin of the Year (COTY) Awards in a variety of categories to honor the technical and artistic accomplishments of mints from around the world–and CoinWeek was there to record the winners at the 2018 […]

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The Krause Publications 2018 Coin of the Year Award Ceremony – World Money Fair – VIDEO

 Every year at the World Money Fair in Berlin, Krause Publications (Standard Catalog of World Coins, Numismatic News) presents its Coin of the Year (COTY) Awards in a variety of categories to honor the technical and artistic accomplishments of mints from around the world–and CoinWeek was there to record the winners at the 2018 […]

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CoinWeek News Wire for Feb. 9, 2018: Germans Love Cash, Inside Jobs, Crypto Crash…

By Coinweek Coin News Wire …. Coin News Wire for February 9, 2018 Brain Food 1.) Digital != crypto != virtual I suspect that the Telegraph’s confusion may have arisen because of the tendency amongst management consultants (and others) to conflate the two entirely different kinds of electronic money: a cryptocurrency and a digital currency are […]

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Royal Canadian Mint Tribute to Mother Earth Wins 2018 “Most Inspirational” Coin Of The Year Award

  The Royal Canadian Mint is honored that its 2016-dated $20 Fine Silver Coin – Mother Earth won the Most Inspirational Coin category of the 2018 Krause Publications Coin of the Year awards. This award was presented to the Mint on February 3, 2018 at the World Money Fair in Berlin, Germany, the world’s foremost […]

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APMEX Offers MINTSHIELD Protected Silver Maple Leafs from Royal Canadian Mint

APMEX, Inc., the nation’s largest Precious Metals e-retailer, is pleased to offer one of the most exciting breakthroughs in Silver minting technology MINTSHIELD, put forth by the always-innovative Royal Canadian Mint. The 1 oz Silver Maple Leaf was introduced in 1988 and saw immediate popularity with both collectors and investors for its .9999 fine silver […]

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TOREX February 2018 Auction Catalog of Canadian Coins Now Available

By TOREX Auction ….. FEBRUARY 2018 TOREX AUCTION The February 2018 TOREX auction of more than 2,200 numismatic lots features four major collections joined by selections from 79 other consignors across North America. We highlight The Redfern & The Sainte-Thérèse Collections Part II. An incredible selection of Five Cents Silver are to be offered in […]

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CoinWeek News Wire for January 26, 2018: Buy the Book Before your Buy the Bitcoin….

By Coinweek Coin News Wire …. Coin News Wire for January 26, 2018 Brain Food 1.) This is the reason why only dead people can be featured on American currency In 1866, Congress issued an act stating that no living person can be portrayed on American currency. Our Founding Fathers believed it was unpatriotic for living […]

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The Royal Canadian Mint looks back on 30 years of success with two anniversary editions of its renowned Silver Maple Leaf bullion coin

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Ottawa, Ontario — January 22, 2018 — After selling more than 200 million ounces since 1988, the Royal Canadian Mint’s Silver Maple Leaf is celebrating 30 years of amazing success. In honour of this milestone, the mint is issuing two special 30th-anniversary versions of its iconic one-ounce silver bullion coin, with reverses inspired by the theme of its signature maple leaf design: one incorporating an intricate engraving of the signature maple leaf reverse design intertwined with the numeral 30, while the other features a mint-first double-incuse engraving of both the maple leaf reverse and Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s effigy on the obverse

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Royal Canadian Mint Issues Two Silver Maple Leaf Bullion Coin Anniversary Editions

After selling more than 200 million ounces since 1988, setting industry standards for purity and security, and leading the market as one of the world’s most sought-after silver bullion coins, the Royal Canadian Mint’s Silver Maple Leaf is celebrating 30 years of amazing success. In honor of this milestone, the Mint is issuing two special […]

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Stack’s Bowers NYINC Auction of World and Ancient Coins Realizes $9.82 Million

Stack’s Bowers Galleries is pleased to announce the results of their January 2018 International Auction. An excellent array of coins was anchored by the exceptional Eldorado Collection of Colombian and Ecuadorian Coins. In total, the Stack’s Bowers Galleries NYINC auction realized nearly $10 million (all prices reported include the standard buyer’s premium). The first major […]

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Canada: Iconic Inuksuk landmarks feature on new gold-plated silver coin

The Royal Canadian Mint have released a new silver coin which highlights one of the country’s more recognisable landmarks predominantly seen in the more northern locations of Canada, that of the Inuksuk. The rough-hewn elegance and spiritual meaning of the Inuksuk confirms its practicality as a navigational and communication tool for Arctic travellers

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Canada: New gold coin is issued to mark the 250th anniversary of the birth of Tecumseh

The Royal Canadian Mint have released a new gold coin which is a tribute to one of Canada’s great military heroes of the War of 1812. Known as Tecumseh (1768-1813), whose life and legacy as a legendary Shawnee war leader are woven into the complex fabric of Canada’s history, he is now honoured on the 250th anniversary of his birth

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CoinWeek News Wire for January 19, 2018: HODL or Buy Gold? Coinage Contraband…

By Coinweek Coin News Wire …. Coin News Wire for January 19, 2018 Brain Food 1.) Who Really Designed the American Dime? …[I]t takes a keen eye to see the very subtle “JS” just beneath Franklin D. Roosevelt’s truncated neck. These are the initials of John Sinnock, the U.S. Mint’s Chief Engraver from 1925 to 1947, […]

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Dillon Gage Metals Offers New 2018 Incuse RCM Maple Leaf Coin

Incuse Struck Design on Both Sides Dillon Gage Metals, one of the world’s largest precious metals wholesale firms, is pleased to announce the release of a unique and innovative bullion coin. The Royal Canadian Mint is issuing a first-ever incused version of its flagship Silver Maple Leaf coin. Whereas most coins feature raised design features, […]

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Canada: Norse Figureheads silver coin series launches with “Northern Fury” long ship

The Royal Canadian Mint have released a new silver coin which revisits the long historic ties of Viking exploration in North America more than a thousand years ago. The coin launches a new series that revisits the Viking Age, a time when the naval expertise of Norse seafarers left an imprint on history wherever their ships came ashore, including Canada’s east coast

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Annual Classics Return as Royal Canadian Mint Launches 1st Numismatic Catalog of 2018

A new year signals the return of collector coins which have long been the foundation of the Royal Canadian Mint’s numismatic program. These include perennial favorites such as the Proof Silver Dollar and Fine Silver Proof Set, $100 and $200 gold coins, as well as the Classic Canadian Uncirculated Set. All of these new collectibles […]

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2017 Holiday Coin Picks by Dillon Gage Metals

World Sovereign Mint’s Gold and Silver Coins Make Meaningful Holiday Gifts Just in time for Christmas, and as part of an annual tradition dating back several years, executives with international precious metals wholesaler Dillon Gage Metals are out with their short list of favorite 2017 holiday-themed coins. Many of the world’s sovereign mints including The […]

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New Limited-Mintage 2018 Silver Maple Leaf Coin Anniversary Set: APMEX

APMEX, Inc., the nation’s largest Precious Metals retailer, is pleased to introduce a special two-coin set celebrating the 30th anniversary of the Canadian Silver Maple Leaf. The single maple leaf has been a longstanding symbol of Canada and is closely associated with Canadian nationalism and pride. This new set maintains this classic visual but adds […]

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Show & Convention News – TOREX Coin Show Closes Busy Season of Auctions

By TOREX ….. The November 18-19, 2017 TOREX was a very high energy numismatic event hosting Canada’s finest dealers at its home at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in downtown Toronto. TOREX was very pleased to welcome new TOREX dealer Morris Kosowan (Classic Cash) from Alberta, who will be returning to the bourse in 2018. The […]

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Rare “King of Canadian Coins” at Stack’s Bowers’ Jan. NYINC Auction

By Chris Chatigny, Numismatist & Cataloger – Stacks Bowers ……     This preview for the Stack’s Bowers Galleries January New York International Numismatic Convention (NYINC) Auction is a fantastic rarity from our neighbor to the north, Canada. The coin featured here is a quintessential Canadian rarity, colloquially known as the “King of Canadian Coins”. […]

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Anniversaries and Icons on New Royal Canadian Mint Modern Collector Coins

Canadian symbols and cultural icons grace the newest offering of modern collector coins from the Royal Canadian Mint, which also shine a spotlight on a number of historic milestones. All of these collectibles are currently available to the public. Leading the list is the 70th wedding anniversary of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and His […]

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2018 Canadian Gold & Silver Maple Leafs Now Available from APMEX

APMEX, the nation’s largest Precious Metals e-retailer, is thrilled to announce one of the world’s most iconic coins, the 2018 Canadian Maple Leafs, are now available to order. The 1 oz Gold Maple Leaf coin was introduced by the the Royal Canadian Mint in 1979 and honored not only Queen Elizabeth II but also the […]

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Royal Canadian Mint Unveils NHL Centennial Anniversary Silver Coin

On Friday, November 3, the Royal Canadian Mint unveiled a rectangular-shaped silver collector coin commemorating the NHL’s Centennial anniversary. The coin was unveiled in Edmonton, Alberta at the Centennial Fan Arena – a traveling exhibit honoring a century of unforgettable moments, teams, and extraordinary players – by 100 Greatest NHL Player Paul Coffey and Royal […]

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New Book Explores World of Leading Bullion Coins

By Metals Focus …… On October 17, The Perth Mint, The Austrian Mint, The Royal Canadian Mint, The Rand Refinery, The Royal Mint and Metals Focus are pleased to announce the launch of The World of Leading Bullion Coins, at an event at the LBMA/LPPM Conference in Barcelona. We are grateful for the support of […]

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Comic Coin: Royal Canadian Mint Launches Justice League Coins at C4

Canadian Justice League illustrator Jason Fabok and colorist Brad Anderson, artists behind the coin series, to make personal appearance at Royal Canadian Mint booth The Royal Canadian Mint is celebrating pop culture with comic book fans from all over the country attending Central Canada Comic Con (C4) by introducing its new Justice League series of […]

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Comic Coin: Royal Canadian Mint Launches Justice League Coins at C4

Canadian Justice League illustrator Jason Fabok and colorist Brad Anderson, artists behind the coin series, to make personal appearance at Royal Canadian Mint booth The Royal Canadian Mint is celebrating pop culture with comic book fans from all over the country attending Central Canada Comic Con (C4) by introducing its new Justice League series of […]

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Shows & Conventions – Autumn TOREX Coin Show Opens November 18

By TOREX ….. Don’t miss… TOREX – Canada’s National Coin Show at the fabulous Hyatt Regency on King in downtown Toronto’s vibrant entertainment district. Enjoy two days of exciting coin action with over 40 of Canada’s finest dealers. Show Schedule: Saturday, November 18: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm Sunday, November 19: 10:00 am – 3:00 […]

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CoinWeek News Wire for October 27, 2017: The Bitcoin Revue, Vending Machines for Crows

By Coinweek …. CoinWeek News Wire for October 27, 2017:  Brain Food 1.) Coin stash that puts new spin on China’s 100 years of humiliation Inside a nondescript Hong Kong warehouse sit seven tons of Qing dynasty coins – proof, their owner says, that it was the imperial monetary system, not the opium trade, that […]

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CoinWeek News Wire for October 13, 2017: Swiss 10 Franc, Money Monopoly

By Coinweek …. CoinWeek News Wire for October 13, 2017:  Brain Food 1.) Silver dollar artist: Orem sculptor designs WWI commemorative coin The most common mistake beginners make, contest officials told LeRoy Transfield, is adding too much detail. So the Orem sculptor meticulously planned every detail of his 8-inch plaster masterpiece: a soldier with a […]

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New Royal Canadian Mint Collector Coins for October

A new month brings another extensive array of Royal Canadian Mint collector coins that continue to impress customers with their signature craftsmanship as well as exciting innovations. Extreme relief, new shapes and novel coin enhancements are among the stand-out features of several new coins that are bound to turn heads in a diverse line-up that […]

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World Coins – Royal Canadian Mint Honors Toronto Maple Leafs 100th Anniversary

As the legendary Toronto Maple Leafs take to the ice for the first home game of the 2017-2018 season, the Royal Canadian Mint is joining Leafs fans across Canada in celebrating their beloved team’s 100th anniversary with a special one-dollar circulation coin. This new coin was unveiled Friday, October 7, outside the Air Canada Centre […]

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Royal Canadian Mint $2 Circulation Coin Commemorates Battle of Vimy Ridge 100th Anniversary

  The Royal Canadian Mint has proudly issued a two-dollar commemorative circulation coin honoring the brave Canadians who fought at the Battle of Vimy Ridge 100 years ago and paved the way to the Allied victory that ended the First World War. This special circulation coin was unveiled today at The Military Museums in Calgary. […]

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PCGS to Recognize CAM and DCAM for Canadian PL and Specimen Strikes

PCGS’ Announcement might shake up Modern Canadian coin market. Effective September 1, 2017, the Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) will begin recognizing Cameo and Deep Cameo contrast on MS-60 and higher Canadian Specimen and Prooflike issues. According to Mike Sargent, Director of World Coin Grading for PCGS, this move is being made in response to […]

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Canadian Symbols Stand out on Latest Royal Canadian Mint Collector Coins

The Royal Canadian Mint’s newest release of collector coins continues to showcase Canada through a striking combination of craftsmanship and innovation. Creative shapes, sophisticated applications of color and selective gold plating are but a few of the eye-catching features to be found on these new keepsakes, which are available for purchase as of today. By […]

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Royal Canadian Mint Reports Second Quarter 2017 Results

The Royal Canadian Mint (the “Mint” or the “Company”) today reported its financial results for the 13 and 26 weeks ended July 1, 2017. The contents of this release should be read in conjunction with the Company’s Quarterly Report available at www.mint.ca. All monetary amounts are expressed in Canadian dollars unless otherwise indicated. “The Mint […]

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Royal Canadian Mint Issues Great Trail 25th Anniversary Silver Coin

The Royal Canadian Mint has launched an exciting new rectangular silver coin to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the 24,000 kilometre-long Great Trail (formerly known as the Trans Canada Trail), which will soon connect Canada from its Atlantic, Pacific and Arctic coasts. This coin was celebrated today at an event held beside the Meewasin Trail […]

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NGC Certifies Rare “Mule” Error on Canadian Gold Kilo Coin – with Exclusive 4K Video

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for CoinWeek.com …… A newly discovered “mule” error on the Canadian 2017 In the Eyes of the Timber Wolf $2,500 1 kilo gold coin has become the latest star in the world of modern coins. The mint gaffe marries the obverse of the $250 Proof silver Timber Wolf kilo, graced by an […]

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World Coin News – Royal Canadian Mint’s Newest Collector Coins

The Royal Canadian Mint continues to open new windows on the story of Canada with its newest offering of collector coins. These finely crafted collectibles are available for purchase as of today. The Mint has released another exciting coin innovation with its first-ever use of filigree on the 2017 $30 Fine Silver Coin – Gate […]

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CoinWeek News Wire for July 14, 2017: The War on Cash

By Coinweek …. CoinWeek News Wire for July 7, 2017:  The War on Cash 1.) Visa Takes War on Cash to Restaurants Visa has long considered cash one of its biggest competitors and has been taking steps to chip away at it. Getting rid of cash is a priority for Visa Chief Executive Al Kelly, […]

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German Police Make Arrests in Theft of 100 Kilo Big Maple Leaf Gold Coin

No sign of the “Big Maple Leaf”, worth over $4 million By CoinWeek News Staff …. Last week, German authorities released closed-circuit surveillance footage of three suspects allegedly responsible for the March 27 theft of the 220-pound “Big Maple Leaf” gold coin from the Bode Museum in Berlin. Ultimately, however, the suspects were tracked down […]

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Canada’s Pride and Innovation on Royal Canadian Mint’s Newest Collector Coins

With celebrations of Canada 150 reaching their peak, the Royal Canadian Mint is proud to release new collector coins in honor of this historic celebration, as well as ingeniously crafted collectibles featuring proudly Canadian symbols. These new coins are now available for purchase. An important milestone reached in 2017 is the 50th anniversary of the […]

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CoinWeek News Wire for July 7, 2017: Hamilton, Silver Eagles, Metal Detecting…

By Coinweek ….   CoinWeek News Wire for June 30, 2017: Hamilton, Silver Eagles, Metal Detecting… Brain Food 1.) What Happened When Hamilton Lost the Mint When Hamilton first began studying and reporting on the need for a mint, he and Jefferson were still civil, if not close friends. Politics and rivalry soon divided them, which […]

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Canada 2017 Nocturnal by Nature: The Barn Owl Black Rhodium $20 Silver Coin

Description: The 2017 Barn Owl $20 1oz Silver Coin is the first coin from the Royal Canadian Mint to feature a striking black rhodium plating. It combines the Mint’s penchant for innovative products, the high purity of its gold and silver coins, and its celebration of Canada’s abundant wildlife. It is also the first coin […]

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CoinWeek News Wire for June 30, 2017

By Coinweek …. CoinWeek News Wire for June 30, 2017 Brain Food 1.) Making Cents of Currency’s Ancient Rise Objects that occurred rarely in nature and whose circulation could be efficiently controlled emerged as units of value for interactions and exchange. These included shells such as mother-of-pearl that were widely circulated in the Americas and […]

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CoinWeek News Wire for June 23, 2017: Gold Coins, Bitcoin, Crime Alert…

By Coinweek …. CoinWeek News Wire for June 23, 2017 Brain Food 1.) Does Japan’s five-yen coin need a foreigner-friendly redesign? The five-yen coin is the only denomination without its value written in numerals. The only indication of its worth is in the kanji characters 五円, which mean “five yen,” and so foreign visitors who […]

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CoinWeek News Wire for June 16, 2017

By Coinweek …. CoinWeek News Wire for June 16, 2017 Brain Food 1.) What’s the Difference Between the Edge and the Rim of a Coin? The edge runs around the entire circumference of the coin, and is the portion that has the reeding on it if it’s a dime or quarter dollar. The rim is […]

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CoinWeek Podcast #70: The Canadian Loonie Celebrates 30 Years – Audio

CoinWeek Podcast #70: The Canadian Loonie Celebrates 30 Years Mobile phone users. Stream this podcast for free by downloading the podomatic app or subscribe to the CoinWeek Podcast on iTunes. The Canadian “Loonie” has just celebrated 30 years of service. When the $1 coin was introduced in 1987, it replaced a $1 Canadian currency note. No small […]

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Canada on Display as Royal Canadian Mint Releases New Collector Coins

The latest selection of collector coins from the Royal Canadian Mint continues to celebrate Canadian tradition and identity with themes ranging from Canada 150, military service and our renowned natural heritage. These new collectibles, featuring a variety of innovations, are now available for purchase. In continuing its $20 fine silver coin series honoring important Canadian […]

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CoinWeek News Wire for June 9, 2017

By Coinweek …. CoinWeek News Wire for June 9, 2017 Brain Food 1.) Vikings knew how to maintain trust in their money By the 880s the Vikings had taken over the territory of all but the West Saxons but they provided their subjugated peoples with money they knew – in the form of imitations of […]

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TOREX National Coin Show Starts June 24 in Toronto

By Toronto Coin Expo (TOREX) ….. Don’t miss TOREX, Canada’s National Coin Show at the fabulous Hyatt Regency on King in downtown Toronto’s vibrant entertainment district. Enjoy two days of exciting coin action with over 40 of Canada’s finest dealers. Show Schedule: Saturday, June 24: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm Sunday, June 25: 10:00 am […]

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Iconic Canadian Symbol Turns 30: “The Loonie” Dollar Coin Celebrates Big Birthday

In June 1987, Canadians from coast to coast to coast welcomed Canada’s new 11-sided one-dollar coin in their pockets and change purses. The coin also found its way into our hearts and was soon dubbed the “Loonie” after the solitary loon that graces its reverse side. The introduction of the coin was the most significant […]

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World Coin News – Canada 150 Commemorative Coins Now in Circulation

With one month to go before Canada celebrates its 150th anniversary, the Royal Canadian Mint is encouraging Canadians to look in their change for the specially designed 2017-dated coins and keep them as a reminder of this milestone anniversary. “Like the rest of Canada, the Mint is looking forward to July 1st to celebrate everything […]

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New Royal Canadian Mint Silver Coin Honors Dieppe 75th Anniversary

The Royal Canadian Mint has crafted a silver collector coin marking the 75th anniversary of the Dieppe Raid, where brave Canadian troops suffered heavy losses in Canada’s first army combat mission of the Second World War. In remembrance of this unforgettable chapter in Canadian military history, on May 25 the Mint presented a framed version […]

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Armageddon for the Royal Canadian Mint’s $20 for $20 Silver Coin Program

By Eric Brothers for CoinWeek ….. It seemed like a great idea at the time. Called “Face Value collectibles”, the face value of these .9999 fine silver coins was the same as the selling price. According to Royal Canadian Mint (RCM) spokeswoman Christine Aquino, the $20-for-$20 series, as it was popularly called, was an excellent […]

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CoinWeek News Wire for May 5, 2017

By Coinweek …. CoinWeek News Wire for May 5, 2017 Brain Food 1.) The Krugerrand: Half a century as a store of value The renowned Krugerrand – dubbed the world’s first, most successful and widely-traded gold bullion coin – this year celebrates 50 years since its first minting. It was mainly created to add value […]

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Royal Canadian Mint Continues Canada 150 Celebration with Latest Collector Coins

With only a few months left before Canada officially turns 150 on July 1, the Royal Canadian Mint is launching more collector coins celebrating this milestone anniversary in its May 2017 numismatic catalogues. The latest offerings from the Mint’s Canada 150 program and other coins featuring iconic depictions of Canada are now available for purchase. […]

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Canada: New silver coin honours the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge

The Royal Canadian Mint has launched (7th April) a new silver Proof coin to mark 100 years since the battle of Vimy, a pivotal moment for Canada and its military. Notable Canadians gathered on Sunday, the 9th April, on the very site in Vimy, France, where the decisive battle took place 100 years ago to remember those who fell in defence of their king and country

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World Coins – Royal Canadian Mint Announces 4th Numismatic Catalog of 2017

The Royal Canadian Mint continues to celebrate distinctly Canadian stories by launching another diverse selection of collector coins in its fourth numismatic catalogue of 2017. These coins are currently available for purchase. The Mint’s latest offering includes a new series of fine silver coins dedicated to Canada’s highest honors, starting with a tribute to the […]

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Canada: New silver coin honours the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge

The Royal Canadian Mint has launched (7th April) a new silver Proof coin to mark 100 years since the battle of Vimy, a pivotal moment for Canada and its military. Notable Canadians gathered on Sunday, the 9th April, on the very site in Vimy, France, where the decisive battle took place 100 years ago to remember those who fell in defence of their king and country

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Royal Canadian Mint Commemorates 100th Anniversary of Vimy Ridge with New Silver Collector Coin

The Royal Canadian Mint has proudly issued a silver collector coin to honour and remember Canada’s soldiers who, fighting for the first time in a formation uniting all four divisions of the Canadian Corps 100 years ago, valiantly won the historic Battle of Vimy Ridge and paved the way to the Allied victory which ended […]

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Royal Canadian Mint 3rd Numismatic Catalogue of 2017 Shines Spotlight on Canada 150

In keeping with its tradition of telling Canada’s story through coins, the Royal Canadian Mint is sharpening its focus on Canada’s 150th birthday with many new coins and sets, while issuing other innovative products and finely crafted icons of Canadiana. All of these coins are now available to the public. The long-awaited circulation coins commemorating […]

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