Canadian Coins

75th Anniversary of The Royal Winnipeg Ballet Coin Revealed

75th Anniversary of The Royal Winnipeg Ballet Coin Revealed

The Winnipeg Ballet Club debuted in June 1939, performing two prairie-themed ballets as part of a city-wide pageant welcoming King George VI and Queen Elizabeth. In 1953, the group was given its Royal charter, becoming the first ballet company in Canada to receive the privilege. Although the ballet struggled financially and artistically through the 1940s […]

ANA & Royal Canadian Numismatic Association Team Up to Promote Shows

ANA & Royal Canadian Numismatic Association Team Up to Promote Shows

Members receive benefits from both organizations The American Numismatic Association and the Royal Canadian Numismatic Association are teaming up to promote their conventions in August 2014. The ANA’s World’s Fair of Money will be held August 5-9 in Chicago (Rosemont). RCNA’s 60th Anniversary Convention will be the following week, August 13-16, in Toronto (Mississauga). ANA […]

Rare North West Company Token on the Block

Rare North West Company Token on the Block

A very interesting piece of Canadian history has surfaced recently….. A token of the North West Company, competitors of the Hudson Bay Company, will be offered in the next Geoffrey Bell Auctions sale, May 30 2014 at the Toronto Reference Library. The North West Company was formed around 1779 in Montreal. Early leaders were the […]

New Royal Canadian Mint Catalog Released

New Royal Canadian Mint Catalog Released

New Royal Canadian Mint coins are preserving ever more chapters in Canadian history as the Mint announces its latest collector products. These include fine silver and pure gold coins celebrating the 75th anniversary of the first Royal visit to Canada, as well as a pair of haunting colour portraits, on silver coins, of the R.M.S. […]

Czar Nicholas II 25 Roubles sets record at Heritage’s CICF world and ancient coin auction

Czar Nicholas II 25 Roubles sets record at Heritage’s CICF world and ancient coin auction

1896 Russian gold presentation coin brings $217,375 at Heritage’s $15 million world and ancient coin auction An 1896 Russian Czar Nicholas II Presentation 25 Roubles sold for $217,375 to take top lot honors in Heritage Auctions’ $15 million world and ancient coin auctions held April 10-12 and 15-16 at the Chicago International Coin Fair (CICF) and online. The […]

1865 Canadian gold pattern coin could bring $80,000 in $10+ million Heritage CICF World & Ancient Coins auction

1865 Canadian gold pattern coin could bring $80,000 in $10+ million Heritage CICF World & Ancient Coins auction

Heritage’s largest World & Ancient coins offering to date, 6,500 lots strong; on the block April 10, at the Chicago International Coin Fair (CICF); AD 193 gold aureus of Emperor Pertinax expected to realize more than $60,000. An 1865 Canadian gold Pattern Specimen 2 Dollars, SP63 PCGS, one of the rarest and most important pattern […]

2013 Nobel Prize Winner Alice Munro Celebrated on New Canadian Silver Coin

2013 Nobel Prize Winner Alice Munro Celebrated on New Canadian Silver Coin

On Monday, March 24th at the Greater Victoria Public Library, Canadian literary icon Alice Munro unveiled the Royal Canadian Mint’s new collector coin celebrating her tremendous accomplishment of receiving the 2013 Nobel Prize in Literature. “The Royal Canadian Mint commemorates Canada’s culture, values and heritage and celebrating Alice Munro’s tremendous body of work and receipt […]

The Coin Analyst: 2014 Fortuna Redux and Other Notable World Coin Releases

The Coin Analyst: 2014 Fortuna Redux and Other Notable World Coin Releases

By Louis Golino for CoinWeek ………..  1.) Fortuna Redux revisited Last year perhaps the most unusual and innovative world coin ever issued was made by the Mint of Poland (founded in 1766) for the island nation of Niue. It is the six-ounce silver, 24 K selectively-gilded Fortuna Redux coin, the world’s first cylinder-shaped silver coin with amazingly intricate […]

Royal Canadian Mint Congratulates Canada’s Paralympic Team with Lucky Loonies

Royal Canadian Mint Congratulates Canada’s Paralympic Team with Lucky Loonies

Lucky Loonies being sent to communities as thanks for supporting their medal-winning Paralympic athletes The Royal Canadian Mint is proud to congratulate the Canadian Paralympic Team for its many accomplishments at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics Games, earning an exceptional 16 medals – 7 gold, 2 silver and 7 bronze. “Canadians were riveted by the […]

Royal Canadian Mint Produces New Circulation Coins for Botswana

Royal Canadian Mint Produces New Circulation Coins for Botswana

Bank of Botswana converts its entire coinage system to Mint’s multi-ply plated steel technology The Royal Canadian Mint announced today that it has produced a new series of multi-ply plated steel circulation coins on behalf of the Bank of Botswana. “An industry leader and innovator focused on delivering the best quality and value to our […]

Chicago International Coin Fair Auction: Greek and Roman, Canadian Specimen Coins take Center Stage

Chicago International Coin Fair Auction: Greek and Roman, Canadian Specimen Coins take Center Stage

Heritage Auctions is proud to present the official auction of the 2014 Chicago International Coin Fair, set for April 9-16. Though this will certainly be a well-rounded auction, with something for every collector, there are certain highlights that worth mentioning. The auction will be held in conjunction with the annual Chicago International Coin Fair world […]

By March 3, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Exceedingly Rare CANADIAN Coin to be sold at Torex auction next month

Exceedingly Rare CANADIAN Coin to be sold at Torex auction next month

An “exceedingly rare” and valuable CANADIAN 1921 50 CENTS is set to be sold at the 2014 February Torex auction next month. This amazing piece has been graded by PCGS and it is believed to be one of the best known examples that exist. The coin has a lovely russet-gray toning with gold highlights. This […]

By January 28, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Canadian Error Coin Makes First Appearance at GreatCollections

Canadian Error Coin Makes First Appearance at GreatCollections

Missing Edge Lettering is the Second Example Discovered of the Sold-Out Issue In 2013, the Royal Canadian Mint released a popular Silver $20 piece titled “Portrait of Power”.  The coin boldly features the American Bald Eagle and was released with special edge lettering.  Only 7,500 were minted and they sold out in a few hours. […]

How to Avoid Becoming the Victim of a Fake Gold Coin

How to Avoid Becoming the Victim of a Fake Gold Coin

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

By January 10, 2014 11 Comments Read More →
Collecting Strategies: The Financially Painless Way To Collect Gold Coins

Collecting Strategies: The Financially Painless Way To Collect Gold Coins

By Al Doyle for CoinWeek….   The appeal of gold is universal, and it has nothing to do with the state of one’s finances. A desire to own the metal coupled with a small budget can be especially frustrating, but there are ways to play the gold game without large sums of cash. Even though it hasn’t been […]

By December 17, 2013 1 Comments Read More →
Canadian Coins Advanced $1 AND $2 Design Win BEST NEW COIN INNOVATION Award

Canadian Coins Advanced $1 AND $2 Design Win BEST NEW COIN INNOVATION Award

The Royal Canadian Mint overcame strong competition today from Britain’s Royal Mint and the Mint of Finland to win the inaugural Best New Coin Innovation Excellence in Currency Awards presented by the International Association of Currency Affairs (IACA). This official recognition confirms the suite of advanced security features the Mint developed for Canada’s new multi-ply […]

By November 4, 2013 1 Comments Read More →
The Coin Analyst: 2013 World Coins of the Year

The Coin Analyst: 2013 World Coins of the Year

By Louis Golino for CoinWeek ……… Krause Publications recently came out with its annual list of nominations for best world coins of the year, which is based on coins released in 2012, and is divided into numerous categories. Not surprisingly the Royal Canadian Mint topped the list with more nominations (eight) than any other country […]

By October 28, 2013 3 Comments Read More →
Royal Canadian Mint Leads the 2014 COIN OF THE YEAR Awards With  Eight Nominations

Royal Canadian Mint Leads the 2014 COIN OF THE YEAR Awards With Eight Nominations

The Royal Canadian Mint continues to stand out in the running for Krause Publications’ annual Coin of the Year awards, after eight coins issued in 2012 were nominated for awards to be presented next February at the 2014 World Money Fair in Berlin. This is the most nominations earned for the last four consecutive years […]

Stack’s Bowers and Ponterio to offer more than 2300 lots in World Coins and Ancient Coins Auctions

Stack’s Bowers and Ponterio to offer more than 2300 lots in World Coins and Ancient Coins Auctions

Stack’s Bowers and Ponterio, the foreign and ancients division of auction powerhouse Stack’s Bowers Galleries, is once again gearing up to sell world and ancient coins and paper money at public auction in November. Ancient and foreign coins will feature a number of important pieces and collections, including the David O’Harrow Collection of Mexican coins. […]

PEI Coin & Banknote Rarities Come to Toronto For Canadian Coin Auction

PEI Coin & Banknote Rarities Come to Toronto For Canadian Coin Auction

It is not often that rarities such as the Prince Edward Island Holey Dollar, McCausland penny, a Farmers Bank of Rustico $5.00 note and an uncirculated one cent appear in one place. Geoffrey Bell Auctions of Moncton, NB will be offering these pieces on October 3rd and 4th at the Toronto Reference Library in downtown […]

By October 2, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
Canadian Mint Unveils Coins Fit for the Ultimate Superhero: SUPERMAN ™

Canadian Mint Unveils Coins Fit for the Ultimate Superhero: SUPERMAN ™

By The Royal Canadian Mint ………. Superman™ Commemorative Coins In the heart of the city that inspired Metropolis, the famous backdrop against which the story of Superman™ has been told since 1938, the Royal Canadian Mint has released seven exciting new coins to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the world’s most celebrated Super Hero. Co-created […]

Royal Canadian Mint Releases Royal Infant Commemorative Coins. VIDEO: 6:33

Royal Canadian Mint Releases Royal Infant Commemorative Coins. VIDEO: 6:33

Alex Reeves, Communications Manager, Royal Canadian Mint……… Continuing a long tradition of issuing special coins to celebrate historical events the Royal Canadian Mint has announced the release of a series of coins to commemorate the birth of the baby Prince George to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. Information about the different coins is explained […]

By September 16, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
Royal Canadian Mint sells out all 7,500 of second issue in Bald Eagle Series

Royal Canadian Mint sells out all 7,500 of second issue in Bald Eagle Series

The Royal Canadian Mint issues some commemorative coins with tiny mintages that are unheard of for United States issues—like just 7,500 of a $20 face coin, containing 1 troy oz. of the purest (99.99%) silver. Since the design features a pair of bald eagles, this could be nicknamed the modern “Double Eagle Twenty Dollar” coin. […]

By September 5, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
SILVER 101: Canadian Silver Maple Leaf Coin Design Turns 25

SILVER 101: Canadian Silver Maple Leaf Coin Design Turns 25

by Al Doyle for CoinWeek ……… Even though Canada beat the U.S. to the gold bullion game by introducing the gold Maple Leaf in 1979, the silver version didn’t become a reality until 1988. That was two years after the silver Eagle debuted in 1986. Once thought of strictly as a bullion piece, the silver Maple’s quarter-century run makes […]

By August 12, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
Canadian Coins: The Silver Dollars of Canada

Canadian Coins: The Silver Dollars of Canada

by Al Doyle for CoinWeek ……… Although the United States and Canada have their national currencies denominated in dollars and cents, that doesn’t mean the friendly neighbors are identical when it comes to issuing coins. Silver dollars are a prime example of how the Canadians do things their own way. Canada struck its first circulating crown-sized silver pieces in […]

By July 30, 2013 2 Comments Read More →
Nature, History and Numismatic Art Strike A Note on the Royal Canadian Mint’s Newest Collector Coins

Nature, History and Numismatic Art Strike A Note on the Royal Canadian Mint’s Newest Collector Coins

OTTAWA, ONTARIO – The Royal Canadian Mint has issued new collector coins which celebrate Canada’s legendary nature and wildlife and open new windows on our past. The Mint’s latest offering of limited-edition precious and base metal coins feature famous natural icons such as the northern lights, Caribou and Polar Bear of the Canadian Arctic; the […]

The Royal Canadian Mint Honours The 60th Anniversary of the Korean Armistice with a Special Edition Silver Dollar

The Royal Canadian Mint Honours The 60th Anniversary of the Korean Armistice with a Special Edition Silver Dollar

OTTAWA, ONTARIO – To join Canadians in honouring Canada’s Korean War veterans, the Royal Canadian Mint has issued a special edition, 99.99% pure silver dollar commemorating the 60th anniversary of the Korean Armistice. This new collector coin was unveiled at the Canadian War Museum in Ottawa by the Honourable Steven Blaney, Minister of Veterans Affairs […]

Canadian Celebrity Martin Short Partners with the Royal Canadian Mint to Design Special Collector Coin

Canadian Celebrity Martin Short Partners with the Royal Canadian Mint to Design Special Collector Coin

One of Canada’s most treasured personalities, comedian Martin Short, has partnered with the Royal Canadian Mint to deliver his own touching and intimate perspective of Canada on a new $3 fine silver collector coin. “The Royal Canadian Mint is pleased to have partnered with Martin Short to showcase Canada’s natural beauty from a unique perspective” […]

New Books: Canadian Coins Vol 2 Collector & Maple Leaf Issues

New Books: Canadian Coins Vol 2 Collector & Maple Leaf Issues

The fourth edition of Canadian Coins, Volume 2, Collector and Maple Leaf Issues will be released May 31st, 2013, at the Toronto Coin Expo which will be held at the Toronto Reference Library. The new 464-page fourth edition is current to March 2013, with all new Mint issues. This 4-colour catalogue tracks all Mint and […]

Royal Canadian Mint’s Newest Collector Coins Open Many New Windows on the Story of Canada

Royal Canadian Mint’s Newest Collector Coins Open Many New Windows on the Story of Canada

Ottawa, Ontario – Canadians have countless ways to define their identity; from proud historical moments to fond memories of outdoor life. All of these stories are captured on the Mint’s latest offering of finely crafted collector coins which include vivid portrayals in pure gold, silver and platinum of the pitched ocean battle between HMS Shannon […]

 
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