Category Archives: Marie Lemay

Royal Canadian Mint 1st Colored Loonie Marks United Nations Charter 75th Anniversary

By the Royal Canadian Mint …… In 1945, 51 nations, including Canada, signed a treaty to establish a new world body with four fundamental goals: to save succeeding generations from the scourge of war; champion human rights; foster respect for international law and treaties; and promote social progress. Seventy-five years later, the creation of the […]

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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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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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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 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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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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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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Collectors Converge on Chicago ANA 2019 World’s Fair of Money

Collector activity energizes show; dealers delighted   The Chicago suburb of Rosemont again proved to be a popular site for the World’s Fair of Money, with many hobbyists lauding the show as the best in recent memory. The American Numismatic Association (ANA) sponsored the convention – considered the most important numismatic event of the year […]

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Early Days at the ANA Convention

Busy Aisles: Shortly after the bourse floor opened on Tuesday morning, the aisles were filled with dealers and collectors moving from booth to booth, some buying, some selling, and others just looking. Speaking with a few dealers on the floor after day two, the feedback was mostly positive.
Glenn Schinke booth: I stopped to snap a photo of the Glenn Schinke booth on Tuesday morning

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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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Bureau of Engraving and Printing, United States Mint Together at ANA 2019 World’s Fair of Money

The Bureau of Engraving and Printing (BEP) and the United States Mint will share booth #1825 at the American Numismatic Association’s (ANA) World’s Fair of Money, August 13 – 17, 2019, at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, Illinois. United States Mint Director David J. Ryder and BEP Director Len Olijar will participate […]

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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 unveils latest collector coin marking 75 years since the Battle of Scheldt

The Royal Canadian Mint has unveiled (31st July) their latest collector coin which honours the courage and sacrifice of Canadian soldiers who helped the Allies win control of the Dutch and Belgian shores of the critical Scheldt river. This bloody battle, fought from September to October 1944, secured a major supply line that helped Canada liberate the Netherlands and ultimately made the Allied liberation of Western Europe possible

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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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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 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: 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 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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