Category Archives: Royal Canadian Mint

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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Canada: New colour $2 circulation coins commemorate the 100th anniversary of the birth of Haida artist Bill Reid

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The Royal Canadian Mint has released new $2 commemorative coins in honour of the 100th anniversary of the birth of Haida artist Iljuwas, known as Bill Reid (1920-1998), who brought Haida art and culture to a global audience

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Collectors Polarized by US Mint’s Colorized Basketball Hall of Fame Commemorative Coins

By Chris Bulfinch for CoinWeek ….. With the release of the United States Mint’s first colorized coins imminent, the debate over the merits of colorized coins is energized. “Woe to all of us,” begins the top post at the time of writing on a CoinTalk thread entitled “Colorized Coins from the U.S. Mint” that began […]

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COVID Business Landscape: Part V

By Tom Michael
As we wrap up our look into what changes the COVID-19 pandemic has brought to the coin business, we want to thank everyone who participated, sharing their insights and adaptations so that we might share them with our readers. We hope this mini-series has provided a breath of fresh air to all who have read it, while reminding everyone of the resilience and resourcefulness endemic in our shared hobby and industry. 
In this last installment, we bring you news from three of the largest producers of gold and silver commemorative and bullion coins in the world, plus an inside look at the workings of two creative coin originators who continue to push the traditional boundaries of modern collectible coinage

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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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Forum Spotlights Latest in Coin Technology

By Tom Michael
At the opening of the 16th Annual Technical Forum at the World Money Fair 2020 (from left): Dieter Merkel of Schuler Pressen, Albert Beck, WMF founder and honorary president, and Thomas Hogenkamp of Spaleck, each also Coin of the Year judges. (Photo by Andreas Schoelzel, courtesy of World Money Fair.)
The World Money Fair (WMF) 2020 was proud to host the 16th Annual Technical Forum on Jan

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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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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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The Royal Canadian Mint Launches its Largest-Ever Gold Maple Leaf Coin

On March 2, The Royal Canadian Mint announced that they had produced the largest Gold Maple Leaf coin ever made, struck in detail and high relief at the Mint’s Ottawa facility.
Made from 99.999 percent pure gold, the 10-kg product offers collectors a unique luxury experience

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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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Bullion Shark – 2019-S Enhanced Reverse Proof Silver Eagles: The Next Modern Rarity?

By Bullion Shark LLC …… The first-ever Enhanced Finished-Reverse Proof Silver Eagle was issued as a surprise on July 3, 2019 in what was called the Pride of Two Nations Set. This marked not only the first time that the United States Mint made a Silver Eagle with a Reverse Proof-Enhanced finish, but it also […]

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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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RCM Celebrates 75th Anniversary of V-E Day On 2020 Proof Silver Dollar

Seventy-five years after Canadian soldiers and their allies liberated Western Europe in the closing months of the Second World War, the Royal Canadian Mint is dedicating its annual Proof silver dollar to their memory.
(Shown below) This collectible features the artwork of accomplished coin designer Pandora Young, who has vividly illustrated the outpouring of emotion of civilians cheering the victorious troops. In tribute to each military branch, the distinct silhouettes of a sailor, soldier, and airman stand out in a mirror-like finish before a thankful crowd

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The Franklin Mint’s legacy for modern numismatics

The since-demolished Franklin Mint Museum next to the former headquarters in Wawa, Pennsylvania.
On December 21, Joseph Segel, a lifelong entrepreneur, best known for starting two iconic businesses, the Franklin Mint and QVC home shopping network, among other businesses, died at the age of 88 of congestive heart failure in Gladwyne, PA

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The Year That Was: Winners and Losers at the US Mint in 2019

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for CoinWeek ….. The United States Mint had a busy year in 2019, which isn’t surprising given the amazing pace at which it has been producing new collectible coins and other products in recent years. The Mint’s catalog has been growing in size for many years now, and it’s stuffed annually with […]

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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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Royal Canadian Mint’s Tri-Metal Token Wins Award

Ottawa, Ontario (Oct. 16, 2019) — The Royal Canadian Mint’s tri-metal coin technology won global currency industry recognition by being named the Best new coin product, feature or distribution innovation of the International Association of Currency Affairs’ (IACA) 2019 Excellence in Currency Awards for Coins. The award was announced on Oct

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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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Sharing Canada’s Wildlife Treasures on Coins

The Royal Canadian Mint has recently released a 5-coin set for others to explore the wildlife around them entitled, “Canada’s Wildlife Treasures.” This 5-coin set includes animals such as the Peary Caribou and Kermode Bear. It features only animals specific to Canada

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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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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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Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame plans year-long promotion of 2020 basketball commemorative coins

Next year coin collectors will have the opportunity to add a third dome-shaped U.S

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Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame plans year-long promotion of 2020 basketball commemorative coins

Next year coin collectors will have the opportunity to add a third dome-shaped U.S

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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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Royal Canadian Mint continues wildly popular bullion series with Grizzly theme on new 9999 pure silver coin

The Royal Canadian Mint is proud to feature the fearsome grizzly on the newest coin in its “Predator” 1 oz., 99.99% pure silver bullion coin series. This coin, which is now shipping to the Mint’s network of official bullion distributors, launched today at the opening of the American Numismatic Association’s 2019 World’s Fair of Money® in Chicago […]

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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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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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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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Canada: New silver coin includes black light technology that reveals Northern Lights over Parliament Hill

The Royal Canadian Mint has launched (6th August) new silver Proof-quality coins which incorporate new technology that reveals a surprising addition to the coin’s reverse design: The Northern Lights show on Parliament Hill. With impressive technology, a total of 17 separate projectors work together to form a single image on the front façade of Centre Block, creating a high-definition visual and sound experience which turns Parliament Hill into a screen of over 143 meters (470 feet) long and 30 stories high

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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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Silver $20 Salutes Battle of the Scheldt

On July 31 the Royal Canadian Mint unveiled a silver $20 to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Battle of the Scheldt. For Canada this was to be one of the more costly conflicts of WWII but it would secure a vital supply line and significantly contribute not only to the liberation of the Netherlands but the eventual Allied liberation of all of Western Europe.
The battle consisted of a series of military operations from October 2 to November 8, 1944

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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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Canada: Multi-frame holographic technology highlights design of avian flight on new silver Proof coins

The Royal Canadian Mint has unveiled (25th July) a new three-coin series which combines the technology of holographic imagery with detailed depictions of some of Canada’s most familiar birds in flight — all brought together with Proof quality strikes on pure silver to create a special set of coins with the illusion of winged motion on each design. Entitled “Majestic Birds in Motion,” the three-coin series pays tribute to the marvel of avian flight through three great Canadian feathered icons

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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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Australia: Legendary train service, The Ghan, depicted on new colour 50-cent collector coins

The Royal Australian Mint has launched new collector coins (8th July) which celebrate 90 years of exceptional rail expeditions with new colour-applied 50-cent coins depicting the iconic Australian train, The Afghan Express.
The new 50-cent 12-sided distinctive coins celebrate one of Australia’s most famous railway journeys while telling the story of one of the world’s great railway journeys of “The Ghan,” as it became known to an entire continent

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United States Mint and Royal Canadian Mint launch limited edition coin set celebrating the pride of two nations

Washington — United States Mint Director David Ryder welcomed Royal Canadian Mint CEO Marie Lemay to the Mint’s Philadelphia coining facility on July 3 to launch the 2019 Pride of Two Nations Limited Edition Two-Coin Set (19XB). The Set commemorates the nationhood of both countries with coins that capture their rich history, pride, and their close relationship as neighbors and friends

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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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U.S. Mint launching Pride of Two Nations Set at Philadelphia Mint today

Limited Edition of 100,000 is the First Joint Numismatic Product Between the United States and Canada
The United States Mint is launching the 2019 Pride of Two Nations Set at noon (ET) today, at the Philadelphia Mint, and is the first joint numismatic product between the United States and Canada. The set commemorates the United States’ and Canada’s nationhood with coins that capture their rich history, pride, and close relationship as neighbors and partners

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U.S. Mint launching Pride of Two Nations Set at Philadelphia Mint today

Limited Edition of 100,000 is the First Joint Numismatic Product Between the United States and Canada
The United States Mint is launching the 2019 Pride of Two Nations Set at noon (ET) today, at the Philadelphia Mint, and is the first joint numismatic product between the United States and Canada. The set commemorates the United States’ and Canada’s nationhood with coins that capture their rich history, pride, and close relationship as neighbors and partners

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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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“Give Peace a Chance” Turns 50

The reverse of Canada’s silver $20 proof marking the 50th anniversary of the recording of the anti-war anthem “Give Peace a Chance” in Montreal on June 1, 1969. (Image courtesy Royal Canadian Mint)
On June 1, 1969, a hastily written and partly improvised song by John Lennon called “Give Peace a Chance” was performed by the “Plastic Ono Band”. It was recorded in Room 1742 at the Queen Elizabeth Hotel in Montreal where John and Yoko were holding their famous “Bed-in for Peace” protest

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Canada: New gold coin celebrates the 20th anniversary of the creation of Canada’s newest territory, Nunavut

The Royal Canadian Mint has released new gold coins which are dedicated to the 20th anniversary of the creation of the Canadian territory of Nunavut — and with this addition — the map of Canada changed. Formed on the 1st April 1999, the former Northwest Territories (NWT) were divided in two — creating a new territory called Nunavut —which, in the Inuit language Inuktitut, the word “Nunavut” simply means “our land

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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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Canada: New gold coin celebrates the 20th anniversary of the creation of Canada’s newest territory, Nunavut

The Royal Canadian Mint has released new gold coins which are dedicated to the 20th anniversary of the creation of the Canadian territory of Nunavut — and with this addition — the map of Canada changed. Formed on the 1st April 1999, the former Northwest Territories (NWT) were divided in two — creating a new territory called Nunavut —which, in the Inuit language Inuktitut, the word “Nunavut” simply means “our land

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Historic coin set celebrating the pride of two nations goes on sale on July 3

Washington — 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 Mint, and commemorates both countries’ nationhood with coins that capture their rich history, pride, and their close relationship as neighbors and friends

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Historic coin set celebrating the pride of two nations goes on sale on July 3

Washington — 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 Mint, and commemorates both countries’ nationhood with coins that capture their rich history, pride, and their close relationship as neighbors and friends

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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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Historic coin set celebrating the pride of two nations goes on sale on July 3

Washington — 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 Mint, and commemorates both countries’ nationhood with coins that capture their rich history, pride, and their close relationship as neighbors and friends

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RCM Celebrates 50 Years of Official Languages Act

Ottawa, Ontario – 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 their linguistic duality: the bilingual lyrics to “O Canada.”
This new coin was celebrated at a special striking ceremony at the Mint’s Ottawa facility attended by the Secretary-General of La Francophonie Louise Mushikiwabo, the Minister of Tourism, Official Languages and La Francophonie Mélanie Joly, Official Languages Commissioner Raymond Théberge and Mint President and CEO Marie Lemay

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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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Niue: New Proof and colour four-pointed, star-shaped coin remembers first royal visit to Canada

The government and treasury of Niue have issued new collector coins which remember the first-ever royal tour of Canada, which occurred 80 years ago and set the standard for such future royal visits. With the accession and coronation of HM King George VI in December 1936 and May 1937, respectively, increased interest in the royal couple by many Canadians resulted in an announced visit by their Majesties in 1939

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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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Dillon Gage to Supply Gold for Asset-Backed Digital Currency

Singapore-based GoldGram Pte. Ltd., creator of the new asset-backed token GGC GoldGramCoin®, and Dallas-based Dillon Gage, a world leader in physical precious metals trading and technology, today announced that they have entered into a strategic global alliance through which Dillon Gage will supply the physical gold that underlies GGC. GoldGram earlier this week announced its […]

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Canada: New gold coin celebrates bicentenary anniversary of the birth of Queen Victoria

The Royal Canadian Mint has released new gold coins to mark the bicentenary anniversary of the birth of Queen Victoria, during whose reign the Confederation of the Canadian provinces took place to form the Dominion of Canada in 1867.
However, Queen Victoria’s ties to Canada span further back to her father, Edward Augustus, Duke of Kent (1767–1820), who was the first member of the royal family to live in North America for longer than a brief visit, from 1791 to 1800

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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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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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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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Canada’s Voyageur silver dollar design revisited

The design of the reverse of this large silver 2019 25 cents is based on preliminary sketches of Emanuel Hahn for his Voyageur silver dollar of 1935. (Image courtesy of Royal Canadian Mint)
Recent years have seen several world mints revisit classic designs of former coins. The Royal Canadian Mint is no exception

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Canada: Looking through a lens, new silver coin highlights Moraine Lake in Banff National Park

The Royal Canadian Mint has launched a new two-coin series which includes an element on silver Proof and colour coins that highlights the art of photography. Along with the advanced technology, which enables the addition of rich colour applications onto a Proof coin, the series offers a look through the lens of noted Canadian photographer and filmmaker Peter McKinnon

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Canada: Second coin issued in “Inner Nature” series features the Arctic fox

The Royal Canadian Mint has released the second coin in a new series entitled “Inner Nature” that focuses on various elements of the country’s breathtaking natural beauty, paying particular attention to wildlife, much of it indigenous to North America.
With the first coin in the series issued earlier this year, Canadian artist Caitlin Lindstrom-Milne created a captivating double image of a grizzly bear to demonstrate how variations of nature contribute to the bear’s environment and harmony

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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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Canada: Incused Maple Leaf gold and silver bullion strikes and “Moose” themed gold bullion coins launched

The Royal Canadian Mint has launched (1st April) three new coins geared toward precious metals investors looking for bullion coins that stand out from the competition. Among these are double-incused gold and silver Maple Leaf bullion coins and a new themed bullion coin entitled “Call of the Wild,” which is the Mint’s newest 99

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Canadian coin marks province anniversary

A new silver $1 Canadian commemorative marks the 70th anniversary of Newfoundland & Labrador’s transformation from a British colony to Canada’s newest province.
A new silver $1 coin from the Royal Canadian Mint recaptures the design of the 1949 silver dollar marking Newfoundland and Labrador’s transformation from a British colony to Canada’s newest province.
This coin’s reverse features the Matthew, the sailing vessel that intrepid European explorer John Cabot sailed to Newfoundland’s shores in 1497

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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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Canada coin pair recalls D-Day landing

TOP: Reverse of a Canadian $100 gold proof remembering the landing of 14,000 Canadian troops at Juno Beach on June 6, 1944. BOTTOM: An apprehensive young Canadian soldier pauses momentarily on the reverse of a 2019 silver dollar before leaping into the surf to make his contribution to the D-Day landings. (Images courtesy Royal Canadian Mint)
Seventy-five years ago on Tuesday, June 6, 1944, the largest seaborne invasion in history took place when Allied troops stormed ashore in Normandy

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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: Hatching hadrosaurs are let loose on latest silver and colour Proof coins

The Royal Canadian Mint has released new silver Proof and colour coins, which, for those who are enthusiasts of prehistoric and pre-paleolithic history, will appreciate the theme of this new coin. Humans seem to have an unending fascination with prehistoric artefacts

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Canada: Centenary anniversary of Canadian National Railway Company celebrated on new gold coins

The Royal Canadian Mint has released new gold coins in time for the centenary anniversary of the country’s primary rail and freight service, The Canadian National Railways (or CN, as they usually referred to). Its locomotives were the driving engines of development, while its tracks are the ribbons of steel that are woven into the fabric of the nation

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Canada: Tribute to the Vikings of Vinland with new Norse gods silver coin set

The Royal Canadian Mint has released the first of three coins which remembers Canada’s old Norse and Viking past and is a fitting tribute to the many Scandinavian settlers who immigrated to North America and made Canada their home during the last three centuries. 
Vinland is the area of coastal North America explored by Norse Vikings and where Leif Erikson first landed in the year 1000, approximately five centuries prior to the voyages of Christopher Columbus and John Cabot

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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: Tribute to the Vikings of Vinland with new Norse gods silver coin set

The Royal Canadian Mint has released the first of three coins which remembers Canada’s old Norse and Viking past and is a fitting tribute to the many Scandinavian settlers who immigrated to North America and made Canada their home during the last three centuries. 
Vinland is the area of coastal North America explored by Norse Vikings and where Leif Erikson first landed in the year 1000, approximately five centuries prior to the voyages of Christopher Columbus and John Cabot

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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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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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Canada: New silver and colour coin highlights Niagara Falls winter lights and launches new series

The Royal Canadian Mint has launched (8th January) new celebratory coins which not only highlights one of Canada’s most world-renowned landmarks, but they launch a new 12-coin series entitled “Celebrating Canadian Fun and Festivities.”
Canada’s foremost illumination festival in Niagara Falls began in 1925, the annual Winter Festival of Lights celebrations transforms Niagara Falls into a palette of breath-taking colour with millions of sparkling lights and animated displays located within Niagara Parks, Dufferin Islands, and the surrounding tourism districts

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2019 Canadian dollar coin marks 50th anniversary of the country’s decriminalization of homosexuality

50 years ago, Pierre Trudeau, the father of Canadian Prime
Minister Justin Trudeau, introduced amendments to Canada’s Criminal Code in
1967 that decriminalized same-sex relationships two years later. His words
regarding the matter echoed a very libertarian sentiment:
Canadian Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau in 1980

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Royal Canadian Mint now collecting sales tax
Back in 1987 the Commonwealth of Massachusetts passed a law which exempted from Massachusetts sales tax purchases of precious metals, collectible coins and sets, which total $1,000 or greater. They left in place the Massachusetts sales tax on purchases of $999 or less.
The Royal Canadian Mint since then has not charged the Massachusetts state sales tax, but it has paid the tax to Massachusetts on behalf of its customers

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Coins of Christmas present

Back in September, it seemed the world’s mints might be issuing a smaller number of coins to mark the 2018 Christmas/Holiday Season than last year. Come October, the situation changed rapidly. Those looking for a Christmas gift for the numismatist in their life will find they are spoiled for choice whether their preference is religious, secular, or Disneyfied

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Canada: Snow days are captured on new silver Proof holiday coin

The Royal Canadian Mint has released a new holiday-themed coin in time for the festive days of Christmas and New Year’s Day. The new coin focuses on one of the country’s most well-known weather-related themes, snow, and the playful side which the little crystals seem to bring out in all of us

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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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Collectors, Dealers, and Researchers Invited to Apply
(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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Canada: Endearing Atlantic puffins feature on new gold Proof one-ounce collector coins

The Royal Canadian Mint has released new gold Proof collector coins that focus on some of Canada’s indigenous wildlife prevalent along the coasts of Canada’s Maritime provinces. A native of much of the Atlantic’s northern coastline, the Atlantic puffin, or Fratercula arctica, spends much of its time at sea

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APMEX and Sprott Launch Online Marketplace for Digital Gold, Other Precious Metals

OneGold marketplace built to meet the unique needs of precious metal investors, reflecting APMEX and Sprott’s decades of experience and deep knowledge OneGold’s digital gold combines key investment benefits of physical gold with those of blockchain-based digital assets APMEX, Inc. and Sprott Inc. (TSX:SII), leaders in the precious metals industry, have announced the launch of […]

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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: Nostalgic gold and silver coins remember 110 years since the inauguration of the Royal Canadian Mint

The Royal Canadian Mint has released new collector coins which take a look back to the year in which the Mint itself was launched as the official provider of circulation coins for Canada, which began with the minting of the iconic gold sovereign coin.
The British gold sovereign was one of the world’s most famous gold coins of the modern era and the flagship coin of the Royal Mint in the United Kingdom

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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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Canada: The Salmon Run coin, a first in ultra-high relief and colour enamel

The Royal Canadian Mint has released new silver Proof coins which integrate an ultra-high relief design together with transparent enameling for the first time to emphasise crystal-blue water in a scene reminiscent of one of the region’s most spectacular natural wonders in the wild, the salmon run.
In the mighty rivers of British Columbia and Yukon, the salmon run is a spectacular natural occurrence and an awe-inspiring testament to one’s ability to persevere against all odds

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Canada: Lunar year is celebrated in 2019 with the Pig featured on new silver Proof coins

The Royal Canadian Mint has released new silver Proof coins which are in celebration of the upcoming Lunar New Year, observed in many countries, regions, and peoples all over the world. The Lunar New Year is associated with a 12-year cycle of lunar zodiac characters based on both real and mythical animals

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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: Research and development features prominently on new next-generation coin prototype specimen

The Royal Canadian Mint has unveiled (3rd October) new techniques of minting and production that may feature on Canada’s next generation of circulation or collector coinage. The mint’s research and development laboratory has unveiled a new technique of coin production which could, in the future, feature on circulation, bullion, or collector’s coins

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Collectors get the chance to own a piece of history with exclusive products from the Royal Canadian Mint’s R+D Lab Collection

Ottawa, Ontario, October 3, 2018 — Though the keen collector’s search for rare and unusual numismatic finds is never at an end, it certainly got a little easier with the Royal Canadian Mint’s launch of a new “R+D Lab Collection.” These new experimental products, delivered straight from the test bed to the customer, offer a “behind the scenes” look at how the mint’s accomplished R+D teams in Ottawa and Winnipeg constantly test the boundaries of coin engineering and minting technologies

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Canada: New collector coins feature 3-D snowballs coming your way

The Royal Canadian Mint has released new collector coins which are just in time for the upcoming snowy season that is just around the corner for much of the continent, as winter visits in time for the holidays. Get ready for winter wonderland fun as a barrage of snowballs is about to come your way! The fort has been built, the snowballs tightly packed, and even the dog is in on the act

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The Vienna Philharmonic Gold Bullion Coin and the Austrian Mint

Vienna Philharmonic Gold Coin By Ron Drzewucki – Modern Coin Wholesale ….. Question: Which bullion coins have face values denominated in euros? Well, let’s start by seeing how many European bullion coins are out there? You might expect Europe to be full of countries churning them out, but it’s not. You’ve got the United Kingdom, […]

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Canada: Fine gold coin issued in remembrance of the coronation anniversary of Queen Elizabeth II

The Royal Canadian Mint has released new fine gold coins in remembrance of the 65th anniversary of the coronation of HM Queen Elizabeth II, which occurred on the 2nd June 1953, in Westminster Abbey, London. Queen Elizabeth II, then the Duchess of Edinburgh and heiress presumptive to the British throne as well as the Dominion of Canada, acceded to these thrones on the 6th February 1952

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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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Coin Market Commentary: The Globalization of Numismatics

Globalization has been a strong force in numismatics from the availability of world coins and the dissemination of information By Jeff Garrett for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) …… I was able to attend the New York International Numismatic Convention (NYINC) for the first time in quite a while. The event has been held at the […]

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Gold goes digital: Dillon Gage introduces DGGold future of direct physical gold ownership, now available to investors

Addison, Texas (August 15, 2018) — Dillon Gage Metals, one of the world’s largest precious metals wholesale firms and technology innovators in the industry, recently launched its first Digital Metals product: DGGold. This product is the first of its kind to be offered to the retail public through Dillon Gage’s growing precious metals dealer network

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Gold goes digital: Dillon Gage introduces DGGold future of direct physical gold ownership, now available to investors

Addison, Texas (August 15, 2018) — Dillon Gage Metals, one of the world’s largest precious metals wholesale firms and technology innovators in the industry, recently launched its first Digital Metals product: DGGold. This product is the first of its kind to be offered to the retail public through Dillon Gage’s growing precious metals dealer network

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Canada: New shield-shape silver coin delights comic book fans with depiction of the Bronze Age of Comic Books and Justice League

The Royal Canadian Mint has launched new collector coins which are in tribute to the comic industry’s most known and loved storylines, the Justice League. Those who make up the super crime-fighting group include: Superman, Batman, Aquaman, Wonder Woman, the Green Lantern, the Flash, and more

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Canada: Canadian stamp-shaped coins highlight historic designs seen on past postage stamps

The Royal Canadian Mint has launched a new series of coins which cleverly recreate some of the country’s most memorable stamps of the early 20th century relating to national anniversaries or services. The new rectangular-shaped coins, which include a total of three designs, distinctly recreate the look of real postage stamps

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Canada: Second release in mega-coin series entitled “Keepers of Parliament” features the beaver

The Royal Canadian Mint has released the second design which is part of the mega-coin series entitled “Keepers of the Parliament,” and focuses on the exquisite and impressive sculptures that stand at the main entrance to Canada’s stately Peace Tower building. From atop the Centre Block’s arched entryway, Castor canadensis (the North American beaver) extends a uniquely Canadian “welcome” to all who stand at the base of the Peace Tower

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ACTF special exhibit of counterfeit coins, bars for public education

Homeland Security loans items to illustrate levels of deceptiveness, diversity
The Industry Council for Tangible Assets’ (ICTA) Anti-Counterfeiting Task Force (ACTF) will exhibit a five-case display of counterfeit coins, precious metals bars, and grading holders during the American Numismatic Association’s World’s Fair of Money from August 14-18 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia.
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ACTF special exhibit of counterfeits coins, bars for public education

Homeland Security loans items to illustrate levels of deceptiveness, diversity
The Industry Council for Tangible Assets’ (ICTA) Anti-Counterfeiting Task Force (ACTF) will exhibit a five-case display of counterfeit coins, precious metals bars, and grading holders during the American Numismatic Association’s World’s Fair of Money from August 14-18 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia.
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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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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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Canada: New coin highlights “Symbols of the North” with gold sourced entirely from territory of Nunavut

The Royal Canadian Mint has launched (26th June) a new coin, which for the mint and Canada, is a “first” in terms of using gold that was mined entirely from the territory of Nunavut, the newest territory in the Canadian Confederation. Each coin is struck from 99

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Canada: Latest silver coin celebrates RASC anniversary and includes a real meteorite fragment integrated into design

The Royal Canadian Mint has launched (26th June) a new collector coin which is especially relevant as the release coincides with the celebrations for the 150th Anniversary of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada (RASC). For this occasion, 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 this anniversary

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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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Silver collector coin builds on Canada’s best wishes to Prince Harry and Ms. Meghan Markle on their wedding day

Toronto, Ontario, May 9, 2018 — In honour 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

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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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Canada: Celebrating the wedding of Harry and Meghan with a new silver crown coin

The Royal Canadian Mint has unveiled (9th May) the design for their latest collector coin which is issued in celebration of the wedding of Britain’s Prince Henry (or “Harry” as is known to the world) and his fiancé Ms. Meghan Markle

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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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Canada: Centenary anniversary of armistice of the Great War honoured on new large silver coin

The Royal Canadian Mint have launched a new large-size silver coin which is in tribute to the 100th anniversary of the armistice which ceased hostilities of the Great War in Europe, later referred to as the First World War. Great Britain was in the alliance from the start of hostilities in 1914 which included the French Republic and Imperial Russia — later to include the armed forces of the United States

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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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Canada: New “Frozen in Ice” innovative silver coin series highlights woolly mammoth

The Royal Canadian Mint have launched new coins in a new series which focuses on animals found in Canada during the last Ice Age. The first in the two-coin series highlights the woolly mammoth — the closest prehistoric relative to the elephant

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Greg Allen new ACTF Steering Committee chair

World Mint Work Group joining anti-counterfeiting effort
Industry Council for Tangible Assets (ICTA) Chairman Philip N. Diehl has announced the appointment of Greg Allen as chair of the Anti-Counterfeiting Task Force (ACTF) Steering Committee

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The Royal Canadian Mint launches an innovative coin and medallion set honouring the 100th anniversary of the Canadian National Institute for the Blind

(Ottawa, Ontario) March 21, 2018 — Working with a partially sighted artist and adding braille to a coin for the first time, the Royal Canadian Mint is proud to launch a finely crafted and innovative silver coin and bronze medallion set honouring the 100th anniversary of the Canadian National Institute for the Blind (CNIB). This limited-edition collector set celebrating a century of providing invaluable assistance to generations of blind and partially sighted Canadians can be ordered as of March 21

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Greg Allen New Anti-Counterfeiting Task Force Steering Committee Chair: ICTA

World Mint Work Group joining anti-counterfeiting effort By Industry Council for Tangible Assets ……   Industry Council for Tangible Assets (ICTA) Chairman Philip N. Diehl has announced the appointment of Greg Allen as chair of the Anti-Counterfeiting Task Force (ACTF) Steering Committee. ACTF Steering Committee members serve as leaders of more than a dozen Work […]

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Canada: Third and final silver coin issued in popular “Norse Figureheads” series

The Royal Canadian Mint has released (6th March) the final silver coins that are part of their three-coin series entitled “Norse Figureheads” which focuses on the connection with North America and early Viking explorations. The coins also focus on the ships with which these explorations were made possible by and saw the Norse Vikings sail from their homelands in Scandinavia as far as the Middle East, into the Black Sea, and, of course — to what would be known as North America

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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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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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Canada: New silver coin recognises 25 years of courage in combat

The Royal Canadian Mint have launched a new coin which remembers the 25th anniversary of one of Canada’s most prestigious honours that is associated with the military and service to the nation. Established on the 2nd February 1993, with royal ascent by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the Star of Military Valour is one of Canada’s highest military honours for valour in combat and courage under fire

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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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Canada: “Thirteen Teachings from Grandmother Moon” features the awakening of the bear on new silver coin

The Royal Canadian Mint has released the second silver coloured coin which is part of their new series entitled “Thirteen Teachings from Grandmother Moon,” that features the folklore associated with indigenous teachings and stories associated with the lunar cycle. According to the teachings of Canada’s indigenous Anishnaabe people, who view every aspect of nature as a living relation that plays an active role in their lives, from the woodland cultures that extend from the eastern seaboard to the Great Lakes — Grandmother Moon is ever-present

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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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Canada: New silver and colour coin in “Gardens in Canada” series features the sovereign’s entrance

The Royal Canadian Mint have released the third silver and colour coin in their innovative series entitled “Gardens in Canada,” where various detailed and finely crafted gates are integrated into three-dimensional coin designs featuring vividly coloured depictions of some of Canada’s most outstanding gardens.
Inspired by the many public, national, and private gardens in Canada, the series captures the greatest vantage point where the garden is at its most splendid

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Solving the silver bullion white spot problem

White spots on silver bullion coins have been a known issue in the global bullion market for years. While white spots do not change the purity or composition of bullion coins, investors have expressed concerns about their impact on the coins’ aesthetic quality — a fact that presented a challenge for the R&D and engineering teams at the Royal Canadian Mint

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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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Canada: Second silver coin issued in popular Norse Figureheads series features Leif Eriksson’s Dragon’s Sail ship

In my first column on the Norse Figureheads series, I covered the Northern Fury coin. Now, the Royal Canadian Mint has released their second silver coin which revisits the long and historic ties of Viking exploration in North America more than 1,000 years ago

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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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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

Double-incuse coin is a Royal Canadian Mint first
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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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 the Royal Canadian Mint launches the first numismatic catalogue of 2018

Ottawa, Ontario, January 11, 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 favourites such as the Proof Silver Dollar and Fine Silver Proof Set, $100 and $200 gold coins, as well as the Classic Canadian Uncirculated Set

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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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CoinWeek News Wire for December 29, 2017: Fake $100s, What is Crypto, Trump Challenge Coin

By Coinweek …. CoinWeek News Wire for December 29, 2017 Brain Food 1.) The economics of the Bitcoin payment system Unlike other payment systems, Bitcoin is a two-sided platform with pre-specified rules. Its two main constituencies are the users who hold balances and engage in electronic transactions, and miners who maintain the system’s infrastructure. A […]

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Canada: Popular maple leaf bullion coins celebrate 30 years with new anniversary two-coin set

The Royal Canadian Mint have released a new two-coin set which is in celebration of one of the world’s most successful and celebrated bullion coins: The Canadian silver maple leaf coins. First issued in 1988, the silver coins guaranteed the finest silver purity available by state of the art refining which offered bullion investors unparalleled artistry, craftsmanship, and value

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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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Gold & Silver PAC December 2017 e-Newsletter: GOP Tax Bill Alert

By Scott Barman for the Gold & Silver PAC ….. Gold & Silver News From the Political Coordinator The most talked about and most complicated bill to analyze has been H.R. 1, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. While a lot of information has been talked about in the media, there have been many groups behind […]

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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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Canada: USS Enterprise is the focus for innovative first-ever space ship shaped silver coin

The Royal Canadian Mint have released a new silver coin which is in itself a first-ever, more a replica model rather than a coin with a traditional surface struck with a relief finish. Arguably one of the most famous starships of all, Star Trek’s celebrated USS Enterprise NCC-1701 is instantly recognizable by the rounded saucer shape and nacelles

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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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Counterfeit Gold Found in Royal Canadian Mint Package

By CoinWeek News Staff …. Ottawa jeweler Samuel Tang bought what he thought was a genuine 1 oz, .9999 fine gold wafer from his local branch of the Royal Bank of Canada on October 18. At first glance, he had no reason to suspect anything was amiss; the wafer seemed to feature all the right […]

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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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CoinWeek News Wire for November 3, 2017: Bitcoin Bound and the RCM Counterfeit Gold Mystery

By Coinweek …. CoinWeek News Wire for November 3, 2017:  Brain Food 1.) The Ideal Auction Preston McAfee, Chief Economist at Microsoft, explains the different kinds of auctions, how they work, what the pros and cons are, and why we don’t have auctions for everything we buy. Truly fascinating stuff. But where it gets deep […]

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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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