Canadian Coins & Royal Canadian Mint News

The latest coin news and information on Canadian coins and Royal Canadian Mint products, including new coin releases, coin prices, images and planned product launches. Also, make sure to check out the listing of some of the Mint’s most popular or unique coins for 2013 and 2014.

2014 Lake Michigan Silver Coin Fourth in Canadian Great Lakes SeriesOffered as the fourth release from the Royal Canadian Mint’s Great Lakes series is the proof 2015 Lake Michigan 1 oz Fine Silver Coin. Eighty-three percent have already sold.

Mintage of the 99.99% fine silver piece is limited to 10,000 and like others of the series, each bears an interpretation of a bathymetry map of a lake — for this coin, Lake Michigan [...]


2014 Wait For Me, Daddy Silver Coins in 1/2 Oz and 1/4 Oz SizesLast week the Royal Canadian Mint launched the 2014 $2 Wait For Me, Daddy circulation coin to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the declaration of World War II. The Mint is now selling two 99.99% pure silver versions produced for coin collectors.

All three coins share the same basic design that was inspired by Claude P. Dettloff’s iconic photograph taken during the Second World War [...]

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2015 Maple Leaf Fractional Sets in Gold and SilverFeaturing reverse designs emblematic of Canada’s national symbol, the sugar maple leaf, the Royal Canadian Mint has unveiled two new collections sure to delight many collectors. Now available are the 2015 Maple Leaf Gold Fractional Set and the 2015 Maple Leaf Silver Incuse Fractional Set.

Although the two sets are seen as continuations of past popular programs, both also mark a number of firsts in their respective series [...]


Canadian 2014 $20 Snowman Silver Coin for $20The Royal Canadian Mint continues a popular series with its newly released 2014 $20 Snowman Silver Coin. Struck from 99.99% pure silver and like other coins from the Mint’s Exchange $20 for $20 program, each is sold at its legal tender face value of $20.

The Royal Canadian Mint introduced its Exchange $20 for $20 program in 2011. Including this newest coin, the series has [...]


Canadian 2014 $2 'Wait For Me, Daddy' Circulation Coin ReleasedCommemorating the 75th anniversary of the declaration of World War II, the Royal Canadian Mint has released into circulation the 2014 $2 Wait For Me, Daddy coin. It is also selling a 5-coin pack of them for $10.

On coin reverses is a design inspired by an iconic photograph of a tender moment in Canada during the Second World War [...]


Canadian Hockey Teams Celebrated on 2015 Collectible CoinsCelebrating the winter sport of the nation, the Royal Canadian Mint has unveiled seven new 99.99% pure silver collectible coins with reverse designs emblematic of the seven teams of the Canadian National Hockey League®.

The 2015-dated hockey coins are composed of one-half ounce of silver and feature an exclusive "Sheer Effect" colorization technique that is said to glitter under light [...]


2014 Canadian Space Agency Silver Coin LaunchesThe Canadian Space Agency (CSA) was created twenty-five years ago to develop and apply space knowledge for the benefit of Canadians and humanity.

Celebrating the agency’s silver anniversary, the Royal Canadian Mint has released an achromatic hologram silver coin emblematic of the CSA. Each 25th anniversary commemorative coin is composed of one ounce of 99.99% pure silver and showcases a 3D design of a Canadian astronaut working in space [...]


MapleGram25 Features 25 x 1g Gold Maple Leaf Bullion CoinsToday, Sept. 24, 2014, the Royal Canadian Mint introduced a new addition to its portfolio which features 50c Gold Maple Leaf bullion coins in a 1 gram size.

Dubbed the Maplegram25™ as the Mint sells them grouped in a quantity of twenty-five, each coin shares the [...]


Canadian 2014 $5 Poinsettia Silver Coin with Niobium ColoringThe Royal Canadian Mint launched its third release from a series featuring popular flowers with the 2014 $5 Poinsettia Fine Silver Coin with Niobium Coloring.

Highlighting the coin’s design is a poinsettia flower that has been individually oxidized to permanently change the color of the metal. Surrounding the niobium core is 99.99% pure silver [...]


Gold Coin Series Features Four Queen Elizabeth II EffigiesA new series of four coins from the Royal Canadian Mint kicks off with a 99.99% pure $10 gold piece featuring an obverse effigy of Queen Elizabeth II from 1953 and a reverse of maple leaves.

This new series celebrates the four effigies of the Queen which have appeared on Canadian circulated coinage since her coronation in 1953. Each is limited to a mintage of only 1,500 [...]


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