Canadian Coins

RCM Honors Library of Parliament 140th Anniversary with 1st Concave Coin

RCM Honors Library of Parliament 140th Anniversary with 1st Concave Coin

The Royal Canadian Mint is celebrating the 140th anniversary of the Library of Parliament with its first-ever concave coin, whose ultra-high relief shows off the amazing detail of the Library’s architecture, as seen from the inside of its domed ceiling. This coin was unveiled on January 28 before Senators, MPs and special guests assembled at […]

Royal Canadian Mint Presents “Spring Ice” Silver Coin to Tom Thomson Art Gallery

Royal Canadian Mint Presents “Spring Ice” Silver Coin to Tom Thomson Art Gallery

The Royal Canadian Mint has donated a $20 Fine Silver Coin – Tom Thomson: Spring Ice (1916) to the Tom Thomson Art Gallery. The coin was presented by Mint Board of Directors Member John Bell on Sunday, January 17, in conjunction with the Gallery’s official opening of its 2016 season. “The Mint’s engraving of Tom […]

Royal Canadian Mint Launches 1st Numismatic Catalogue of 2016

Royal Canadian Mint Launches 1st Numismatic Catalogue of 2016

History plays a starring role as the Royal Canadian Mint celebrates a wide range of themes in its first offering of new 2016 collector coins. The historic ocean liner SS Great Eastern, which laid out the first transatlantic telegraph cable to link North America and Europe via Newfoundland and Ireland in 1866, figures prominently in […]

CoinWeek Podcast #13: Oh, Canada: Canadian Coins A “Natural” Alternative to Collecting U.S. Coins

CoinWeek Podcast #13: Oh, Canada: Canadian Coins A “Natural” Alternative to Collecting U.S. Coins

CoinWeek columnist and NLG-Award-Winning writer Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez stops by the CoinWeek Podcast (click to check out our entire Podcast archives) studio and presents his take on why Canadian coins are a natural fit for U.S. collectors looking to reach beyond the staid designs from the U.S. Mint. Mobile phone users. Stream this podcast for free by downloading […]

By January 14, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Howling Wolves: Second Grey Wolf Silver Coin Released to Market

Howling Wolves: Second Grey Wolf Silver Coin Released to Market

The Royal Canadian Mint debuts its haunting depiction of howling wolves in a 3/4-oz silver coin. The 2016 Howling Wolves coin is the Royal Canadian Mint’s second tribute to the Great White North’s legendary hunter. With thick coats illuminated under a full moon, two howling grey wolves raise their song from the hillside on this […]

By December 15, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Oh, Canada: Canadian Coins “Natural” Alternative to U.S. Coins, Pt. 2

Oh, Canada: Canadian Coins “Natural” Alternative to U.S. Coins, Pt. 2

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for CoinWeek….   Read Part 1 here. I love United States coins, but I must tip my proverbial toque to Canadian coins, too. While few coin designs compare to works of art such as the Augustus Saint-Gaudens gold $20 double eagle or Adolph A. Weinman’s Walking Liberty half dollar, there are still […]

The Coin Analyst: Collecting Strategies and Modern Silver World Coins

The Coin Analyst: Collecting Strategies and Modern Silver World Coins

By Louis Golino for CoinWeek….   A new modern coin collector can very easily become overwhelmed. Whether attending a coin show, perusing hobby web sites and periodicals, or checking out dealer stores and web sites, new collectors quickly discover that with so many coins out there it’s easy to become lost when you’re just starting […]

By December 12, 2015 4 Comments Read More →
Some Familiar Faces on MA-Shops.com

Some Familiar Faces on MA-Shops.com

By CoinWeek….   Already a notable presence in the European market, MA-Shops–the online marketplace created by German engineer Joachim Schwiening–is poised to grow into a significant player in the U.S. coin market as well. When it comes to competing against major U.S.-based sites such as Amazon and eBay, MA-Shops.com has two key assets. The first […]

By December 12, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Kick off the New Year with Stack’s Bowers Galleries 2016 NYINC Auction

Kick off the New Year with Stack’s Bowers Galleries 2016 NYINC Auction

Stack’s Bowers Galleries is pleased to announce details of their upcoming New York International Numismatic Convention (NYINC) sale of world coins, world paper money and ancient coins to be held January 8-9, 2016, at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in beautiful New York City. After a highly successful year of auction activity in 2015, Stack’s Bowers […]

By December 10, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Royal Canadian Mint Sells Out 1st “Wild Canada” Silver Maple Leaf Coin

Royal Canadian Mint Sells Out 1st “Wild Canada” Silver Maple Leaf Coin

“Howling Wolf” sells out 50,000 coin mintage in 41 days The first release in a new series of six “Wild Canada” privy-marked Silver Maple Leaf (SML) bullion coins from the Royal Canadian Mint has sold out its entire mintage of 50,000 coins. Featuring a howling wolf privy mark, this 2016-dated SML has exceeded expectations by […]

Royal Canadian Mint Bullion, Numismatic Sales Drive Profits in 2015 3Q

Royal Canadian Mint Bullion, Numismatic Sales Drive Profits in 2015 3Q

In publishing its 2015 Third Quarter Financial Report, the Royal Canadian Mint announced consolidated revenues of $928.5 million for the 13 weeks ended September 26, 2015, representing an 85.5% increase over the same period in 2014. A sustained resurgence in gold and silver bullion demand, paired with robust sales of numismatic products have put the […]

Stack’s Bowers Baltimore World Coin Sale Achieves Stellar Results

Stack’s Bowers Baltimore World Coin Sale Achieves Stellar Results

Stack’s Bowers Galleries is pleased to announce results of their recent November Baltimore Sale of World Coins, World Paper Money and Ancient Coins, held November 5 through 10 in conjunction with the Whitman Coin & Collectibles Winter Expo. The nearly 1,800-lot sale of rare world coins and banknotes generated solid results, with a significant number […]

By November 16, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Royal Canadian Mint’s Newest Collector Coins Celebrate Much-Loved Images of Canada

Royal Canadian Mint’s Newest Collector Coins Celebrate Much-Loved Images of Canada

The Royal Canadian Mint has released its final catalogue of collector coins, featuring some of the most recognizable icons of Canada, from a large-scale colour interpretation of the Common Loon made famous by the one-dollar circulation coin to the stark beauty of a mid-winter freeze, achieved through an innovative finish mimicking the look and feel […]

Royal Canadian Mint Commemorates Remembrance Day with Two New Circulating Coins

Royal Canadian Mint Commemorates Remembrance Day with Two New Circulating Coins

25-cent coin features new poppy design while $2 coin honours the 100th anniversary of Lt. Col. John McCrae’s writing of “In Flanders Fields” One hundred years after Canadian Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae penned “In Flanders Fields” on the battlefield of Ypres, Belgium, the Royal Canadian Mint has issued a $2 circulation coin commemorating his iconic […]

Oh, Canada: Canadian Coins A “Natural” Alternative to U.S. Coins – Pt. I

Oh, Canada: Canadian Coins A “Natural” Alternative to U.S. Coins – Pt. I

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for CoinWeek….   If you’re like me, you hang onto every Canadian coin you find in circulation because they look so different from U.S. coins. And while it seems that some of my non-numismatic friends view Canadian coins as something of a nuisance, I say that the coinage of Canada offers a […]

Canada 2016 Maple Canopy: Kaleidoscope of Colour $250 2 Ounce Gold Coin

Canada 2016 Maple Canopy: Kaleidoscope of Colour $250 2 Ounce Gold Coin

Description: .9999 pure gold adds to the dazzling wonder of fall in this Royal Canadian Mint release celebrating the fall foliage of the Canadian landscape. A thick and knotted tree with sprawling branches fills the coin, its fully-textured leaves are colorized to recreate the natural scene. The coin’s perspective offers a captivating view of the […]

By October 16, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Record 12 Coin of the Year Award Nominations for Royal Canadian Mint

Record 12 Coin of the Year Award Nominations for Royal Canadian Mint

Mint’s 2014 coins are finalists in nine of 10 award categories The Royal Canadian Mint is delighted to be the first to receive a dozen nominations for its collector, circulation and bullion coins deemed outstanding in nine of the 10 categories of Krause Publications’ annual Coin of the Year awards. The Mint leads a large […]

Auction Planned in Conjunction with Torex Coin Show

Auction Planned in Conjunction with Torex Coin Show

By Canadian Numismatic Company….   It is our pleasure to welcome all collectors and dealers to the October 2015 TOREX Auction Sale. This auction, held in conjunction with the TOREX Coin Show, features nearly 1,300 numismatic lots focused on two major collections and joined by selections from 49 other consignors across North America. One of […]

By October 13, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
From Tragedy on the Great Lakes to on-Ice Heroics: Royal Canadian Mint Collector Coins Explore Canadian Experience

From Tragedy on the Great Lakes to on-Ice Heroics: Royal Canadian Mint Collector Coins Explore Canadian Experience

More stories of the people, places and events which define Canada have been captured on the newest collector coins issued by the Royal Canadian Mint. Its latest catalogue includes the final coin in the fine silver “Lost Ships in Canadian Waters” series, which commemorates the 40th anniversary of the well-known sinking of the freighter Edmund […]

Royal Canadian Mint Nominated for Half the Categories in IACA 2015 Excellence In Currency Awards

Royal Canadian Mint Nominated for Half the Categories in IACA 2015 Excellence In Currency Awards

The Royal Canadian Mint stands out among nominees in the running for the International Association of Currency Affairs (IACA) 2015 Excellence in Currency Awards by earning nominations in two of the four categories of IACA’s annual awards program. Produced by the Mint for the Reserve Bank of New Zealand and NZ Post, the 50-cent 100th […]

CoinWeek Unboxing: 2015 Canada Imposing Alpha Wolf $20 Silver Coin – Video: 4:15

CoinWeek Unboxing: 2015 Canada Imposing Alpha Wolf $20 Silver Coin – Video: 4:15

CoinWeek Editor Charles Morgan gets a new coin in the mail: the 2015 Canadian “Imposing Alpha Wolf” $20 Silver Coin! See the coin in motion in HD video and decide for yourself if you want this wild beast in your collection.   Copyright © CoinWeek September 2015 COINWeek is the most advanced independent on-line media source for print […]

By September 25, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Historic Reign of Queen Elizabeth II Portrayed on Royal Canadian Mint Collector Coins

Historic Reign of Queen Elizabeth II Portrayed on Royal Canadian Mint Collector Coins

The Royal Canadian Mint is joining Canadians from coast to coast to coast in celebrating Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II becoming the longest reigning Sovereign in Canada’s modern era. “In addition to featuring four effigies of Her Majesty on the obverse of Canada’s coins since her accession to the throne, the Mint has a long […]

Coinweek Unboxing: Canada 2015 Lake Huron $20 Silver Coin – Video: 5:54

Coinweek Unboxing: Canada 2015 Lake Huron $20 Silver Coin – Video: 5:54

CoinWeek augments its World Coin Profile entry for Canada’s 2015 Lake Huron $20 Silver Coin with a little hands-on time with the colorized silver coin. CoinWeek Editor Charles Morgan files this report. To see CoinWeek’s Coin Profile of this coin, click here.     Copyright © CoinWeek September 2015 COINWeek is the most advanced independent on-line media source […]

By September 11, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Royal Canadian Mint Releases Coin Celebrating Diwali, The Festival Of Lights

Royal Canadian Mint Releases Coin Celebrating Diwali, The Festival Of Lights

Art, nature, folklore and pop culture also shine brightly on Mint’s newest coins As more and more Canadians join in the celebration of Asian cultural festivals, the Royal Canadian Mint has launched a pair of finely crafted pure gold coins in its first-ever tribute to Diwali, the Indian Festival of Lights. Artist Sarindar Dhaliwal has […]

Royal Canadian Mint Invites Canadians to Vote on 2017 Circulating Coin Designs

Royal Canadian Mint Invites Canadians to Vote on 2017 Circulating Coin Designs

Canada celebrates the 150th Anniversary of Canadian Federation with a coin design contest With the finalist designs now selected, the Royal Canadian Mint is inviting Canadians from coast-to-coast-to-coast to vote on what will be depicted on Canada’s 5-cent, 10-cent, 25-cent, one-dollar and two-dollar coins that will appear in 2017. Canadians can vote for their favourites […]

Royal Canadian Mint Unveils Northern Lights Collector Coin in Canada’s North

Royal Canadian Mint Unveils Northern Lights Collector Coin in Canada’s North

The final coin in the Royal Canadian Mint’s stunning silver coin series A Story of the Northern Lights was unveiled today in Whitehorse with local community and First Nations leaders. The coin features a soaring raven set against a dazzling holographic sky lit by the northern lights. “This new silver coin merges the old with […]

Royal Canadian Mint Launches Bullion Anti-Counterfeiting Device

Royal Canadian Mint Launches Bullion Anti-Counterfeiting Device

After successful field trials of a novel device which helps protect buyers and sellers of Gold and Silver Maple Leaf (GML, SML) bullion from coin counterfeiting, the Royal Canadian Mint has announced the commercial launch of its Bullion DNA Anti-Counterfeiting Technology. The Bullion DNA counter-top device, which now allows genuine GML and SML bullion coins […]

Royal Canadian Mint Completes “Birds Of Prey” Silver Bullion Coin Series with Great Horned Owl

Royal Canadian Mint Completes “Birds Of Prey” Silver Bullion Coin Series with Great Horned Owl

Photo Courtesy of & Coin Available from APMEX The Royal Canadian Mint today launched the final release from its Canadian Birds of Prey 99.99% pure silver bullion coin series with a dramatic tribute to the Great Horned Owl.  North America’s most prominent predatory bird, ranging from the Arctic to South America, is vividly portrayed on […]

World’s First Maple Leaf-Shaped Coin Headlines Royal Canadian Mint’s New Release of Collector Coins

World’s First Maple Leaf-Shaped Coin Headlines Royal Canadian Mint’s New Release of Collector Coins

Celebration of Yousuf Karsh’s iconic portraits and innovative Year of the Monkey coins also shine a new light on Canada’s heritage Always keen to celebrate Canada through exciting innovations, the Royal Canadian Mint has launched the world’s first maple leaf-shaped coin. The 2015 $20 Fine Silver Coin – The Canadian Maple Leaf is an intricately […]

Royal Canadian Mint Unveils Silver Coin Honoring Franklin Expedition

Royal Canadian Mint Unveils Silver Coin Honoring Franklin Expedition

Second issue from the Mint’s “Lost Ships in Canadian Waters” series captures the wonder and danger of Arctic exploration in the 19th century One hundred and seventy years after Sir John Franklin and his crew set sail from England aboard HMS Terror and HMS Erebus on a journey from which they would never return, a […]

 
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