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

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

By Coinweek ….   CoinWeek News Wire for July 14, 2017:  The War on Cash 1.) Visa Takes War on Cash to Restaurants Visa has long considered cash one of its biggest competitors and has been taking steps to chip away at it. Getting rid of cash is a priority for Visa Chief Executive Al […]

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

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

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

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

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

Description: The 2017 Barn Owl $20 1oz .9999 fine Silver Coin is the first coin from the Royal Canadian Mint to feature a striking black rhodium plating. It combines the Mint’s penchant for innovative products, the high purity of its gold and silver coins, and its celebration of Canada’s abundant wildlife. It is also the […]

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

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

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

CoinWeek News Wire for June 16, 2017

CoinWeek News Wire for June 16, 2017

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

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

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

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

Canada on Display as Royal Canadian Mint Releases New Collector Coins

Canada on Display as Royal Canadian Mint Releases New Collector Coins

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

CoinWeek News Wire for June 9, 2017

CoinWeek News Wire for June 9, 2017

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

TOREX National Coin Show Starts June 24 in Toronto

TOREX National Coin Show Starts June 24 in Toronto

By TOREX …..   Don’t miss TOREX, Canada’s National Coin Show at the fabulous Hyatt Regency on King in downtown Toronto’s vibrant entertainment district. Enjoy two days of exciting coin action with over 40 of Canada’s finest dealers. Show Schedule: Saturday, June 24: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm Sunday, June 25: 10:00 am – 3:00 […]

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

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

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

World Coin News – Canada 150 Commemorative Coins Now in Circulation

World Coin News – Canada 150 Commemorative Coins Now in Circulation

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

New Royal Canadian Mint Silver Coin Honors Dieppe 75th Anniversary

New Royal Canadian Mint Silver Coin Honors Dieppe 75th Anniversary

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

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

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

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

CoinWeek News Wire for May 5, 2017

CoinWeek News Wire for May 5, 2017

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

Royal Canadian Mint Continues Canada 150 Celebration with Latest Collector Coins

Royal Canadian Mint Continues Canada 150 Celebration with Latest Collector Coins

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Royal Canadian Mint Celebrates Stanley Cup 125th Anniversary with New 25-Cent Circulating Coin

Royal Canadian Mint Celebrates Stanley Cup 125th Anniversary with New 25-Cent Circulating Coin

One hundred and 25 years after former Governor General of Canada Lord Stanley of Preston donated a silver challenge cup to recognize the best amateur hockey team in Canada, the legendary Stanley Cup is making a Canadian homecoming in the form of millions of 25-cent commemorative circulation coins issued by the Mint in celebration of […]

New Silver Predator, Call of the Wild Series Bullion Coins from Royal Canadian Mint

New Silver Predator, Call of the Wild Series Bullion Coins from Royal Canadian Mint

New silver coin features the lynx and elk appears on 99.999% pure gold coin The Royal Canadian Mint has launched a new “Predator” 1 oz., 99.99% pure silver bullion coin series featuring the lynx. It has also issued a new a 1 oz., 99.999% pure gold bullion coin from its “Call of the Wild” series, […]

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

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

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

APMEX Announces 2017 Silver Maple Leaf Monster Box Giveaway Sweepstakes

APMEX Announces 2017 Silver Maple Leaf Monster Box Giveaway Sweepstakes

APMEX, Inc. is proud to announce the 2017 Silver Maple Leaf Monster Box Sweepstakes, courtesy of the Royal Canadian Mint. One lucky winner will receive a Monster Box of 500 2017 1 oz Silver Canadian Maple Leaf coins. Beginning March 6, 2017 and running through April 2, 2017, the purchase of any eligible Royal Canadian […]

US & Canadian Coins – Circulation Finds On Both Sides of the Border

US & Canadian Coins – Circulation Finds On Both Sides of the Border

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for CoinWeek.com ……   This morning I received 43 cents in change following a breakfast transaction at an Einstein Bagels restaurant in Central Florida. A pretty ordinary transaction, except for two things: a 1951 George VI Canadian cent and a 2011 Elizabeth II Canadian dime. Sure, I’ve received Canadian coins in circulation […]

CoinWeek News Wire for February 24, 2017

CoinWeek News Wire for February 24, 2017

By Coinweek ….   CoinWeek News Wire for February 24, 2017 Brain Food 1.) The Secret Art History on Your Money The “fancy heads” both prettied things up and made the documents harder to counterfeit. A $1 bill issued by the Corn Exchange Bank of Wisconsin in the 1850s or ’60s shows a head derived […]

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NGC Grades Rare Canadian Silver Maple Leaf Error

NGC Grades Rare Canadian Silver Maple Leaf Error

A unique Canadian Maple Leaf error is certified by NGC Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) has authenticated and graded an extremely rare Canadian Silver Maple Leaf error. This 2005 $5 Silver Maple Leaf was incorrectly struck on a 25.1g .9999 silver planchet intended for commemorative silver dollars instead of a 31.1g .9999 silver planchet used for […]

CoinWeek Exclusive Video: 1 Kilo Silver Coin Recalls Canada’s Numismatic History – 4K Video

CoinWeek Exclusive Video: 1 Kilo Silver Coin Recalls Canada’s Numismatic History – 4K Video

CoinWeek met up with Royal Canadian Mint Senior Advisor Alex Reeves at the World’s Money Fair in Berlin to talk about a spectacular 1 kilogram pure silver Canadian coin with a face value of $250. The coin recalls the glory of Canadian numismatic history and was so impressive in hand that we wanted to learn more about it. We also ask […]

Royal Canadian Mint’s “Heart Of Our Nation” Silver Coin Great Way to Celebrate Canada 150

Royal Canadian Mint’s “Heart Of Our Nation” Silver Coin Great Way to Celebrate Canada 150

As Canadians far and wide reflect on what their country means to them in the year of its 150th anniversary, the Royal Canadian Mint is offering a new silver collector coin, overflowing with favorite symbols of home. Featuring landmarks, wildlife and even artifacts that define our culture, this 99.99% pure silver coin is affordably priced […]

World Coins – Royal Canadian Mint 2nd Numismatic Catalog of 2017

World Coins – Royal Canadian Mint 2nd Numismatic Catalog of 2017

2017 $100 14-Kt Gold Coin marks 100th anniversary of the Halifax Explosion The Royal Canadian Mint’s newest collector coins continue to pay tribute to Canadian history and well-known natural and cultural iconography. All of these products can be purchased as of today. In honor of the 100th anniversary of the tragic explosion which decimated the […]

Shows & Conventions – TOREX Coin Show Starts February 25

Shows & Conventions – TOREX Coin Show Starts February 25

By Toronto Coin Expo (TOREX) …..   Don’t miss… TOREX – Canada’s National Coin Show at the fabulous Hyatt Regency on King in downtown Toronto’s vibrant entertainment district. Enjoy two days of exciting coin action with over 40 of Canada’s finest dealers. Show Schedule: Saturday, February 25: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm Sunday, February 26: […]

World Coins – Royal Canadian Mint 1st Numismatic Catalog of 2017

World Coins – Royal Canadian Mint 1st Numismatic Catalog of 2017

2017 Silver Dollar and other finely crafted collectibles kick off year-long celebration of Canada 150 As Canadians ring in a new year and the historical celebration of Canada’s 150th anniversary, the Royal Canadian Mint is releasing several keepsakes of this momentous event, among other celebrations of Canadiana, in its first collector coin catalogue of 2017. […]

Krause Names 10 Coin of the Year Award Winners

Krause Names 10 Coin of the Year Award Winners

Finland and the United States were the top winners in the first round of judging in the Coin of the Year competition. Each nation won two of the 10 categories. While Italy, Japan, Great Britain, Austria, Canada and the Cook Islands each won in a single category. The COTY Awards are sponsored by World Coin […]

 
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