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.

2012 Canadian Farewell to the Penny 1 Cent CoinsLosing a coin that has played an integral part in Canadian society since before its confederation is certainly an occasion that calls for a retrospective look at its history.

The Royal Canadian Mint has done that, issuing several new commemoratives 2012 Farewell to the Penny 1 Cent Coins in honor of the soon to be absent strike [...]


Canadian $20 Magical Reindeer Silver CoinThe Royal Canadian Mint has unveiled the sixth commemorative coin in the extremely popular Exchange $20 for $20 series, the $20 Magical Reindeer Silver Coin. It may be ordered today, and it will ship by mid-November.

The release coincides near the holidays for a good reason. The design on the reverse features the image of a reindeer — a creature that has long been associated with the season [...]


The MintChip Challenge LogoMembers of the public are being asked by the Royal Canadian Mint for their input on software applications created for use as part of a new digital currency system known as MintChip™.

Multiple applications were submitted under the MintChip Developer Challenge with the public’s votes used to determine the winner of the Popular Choice Award [...]

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Canadian $20 Farewell to the Penny Silver CoinAnother $20 coin for $20 offer from the Royal Canadian Mint has been released, but it may not last long as all previous issues in the series sold out.

The commemorative $20 Farewell to the Penny Silver Coin is the fifth issue in the extremely popular series that features coins sold at face value. This latest one is paying tribute to the elimination of the Canadian penny [...]


Michael Fuljenz with Pronghorn Antelope coinInvestors and collectors interested in the 2013 Pronghorn Antelope silver bullion coin will find it for sale next month from Universal Coin & Bullion.

Depicting the Pronghorn Antelope, the coin was unveiled by the Royal Canadian Mint earlier this month as the second to last issue in the six-coin Canadian Wildlife series [...]


2013 Pronghorn Antelope Silver Bullion CoinInformation is now available for the 2013 Pronghorn Antelope Silver Bullion Coin, the fifth of six issues in the popular Canadian Wildlife silver bullion coin series.

The Royal Canadian Mint unveiled the coin at the American Numismatic Association’s World’s Fair of Money Fair in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on August 9, 2012 [...]


2012 .99999 Canadian Gold Maple Leaf bullion coinA new investment-grade 2012 Canadian Gold Maple Leaf bullion coin celebrates the fifth anniversary of the Royal Canadian Mint’s 100-kilo gold "Million Dollar Coin."

Struck to 99.999% purity, the one-ounce Gold Maple Leaf bullion coin will be produced to demand [...]


Lucky Loonie Coins (2004, 2006, 2008, 2010)Commemorating Canadian Olympic athletes, the Royal Canadian Mint released a new coin into public circulation, a 2012 $1 Lucky Loonie Circulation Coin. A limited edition collector 2012 $1 Lucky Loonie Silver Coin was also released.

Both Lucky Loonie coins sport similar reverse designs, a common loon spreading its wings in a territorial display as it ripples the water [...]


Robert Batmen Desinged Moose Coins in Silver, Gold and PlatinumThe Royal Canadian Mint released a range of new "summer blockbuster" collector coins that depict anniversaries, wildlife and other Canadian themes of historic importance.

A highlight in the wildlife category are new collector coins designed by Robert Bateman, Canada’s dean of wildlife art. Bateman’s various depictions of the moose are dedicated to the 50th anniversary of the Canadian Wildlife Federation. His renditions appear on [...]


2012 $2 HMS Shannon Commemorative CoinThe first in a series of five War of 1812 commemorative coins was released into Canadian circulation earlier this week.

The 2012 $2 HMS Shannon Commemorative Coin launched on June 18, 2012 and acknowledges the important place the Royal Navy ship holds in the history of the conflict.

Hostilities during the War of 1812 were fought between forces of the United States of America and those of the British Empire [...]


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