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 $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 [...]


Canadian 2012 Collector Coins Celebrating Anniversaries and MilestonesThe Royal Canadian Mint is pleased to introduce beautifully designed and exquisitely crafted collector coins which continue to capture the spirit and excitement of the many milestones and anniversaries Canadians are celebrating in 2012.

"The world’s greatest sporting events and our wonderfully diverse heritage continue to offer the Mint new and exciting ways to reflect the pride of Canadians in celebrating their culture, their national symbols and their history through unforgettable collector coins," said Ian E. Bennett [...]


2012 Canadian PennyThe Royal Canadian Mint announced record revenues of $3.2 billion in 2011 as it moved forward to modernize Canadian coinage. The announcement came just days after the Mint struck the last Canadian penny, another sign of the changing times of the industry.

Of the $3.2 billion in revenue, the Mint reported pre-tax profits of $43.8 million. 2011 was the fourth best year for net income for the Mint which operates as a corporation whose sole shareholder is the Government of Canada [...]

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2012 Canadian $20 Queen's Diamond Jubilee Silver CoinCollectors wanting the commemorative 2012 $20 Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Silver Coin will need to act fast.

The Royal Canadian Mint is offering the $20 coin for $20 CAD, and a fast sell out is expected. The commemorative series of a $20 for $20 has been extremely popular, with the previous issue selling out in only 25 days [...]


Royal Canadian Mint 2012 Collector CoinsAs it continues to advance the art and science of coin manufacturing, the Royal Canadian Mint is proud to introduce a striking variety of new collector coins which celebrate Canada through nature, art and history.

Maple leaf, Group of Seven, Rick Hansen and War of 1812 featured in precious metal as Aster and Venetian glass bumble bee coin and glow-in-the dark dinosaur coin showcase exciting Royal Canadian Mint innovations [...]


2012 Maple Leaf Forever CoinsAvailable now from the Royal Canadian Mint are five 2012 Maple Leaf Forever Coins struck in varying sizes of platinum, gold and silver. The coins expand on a popular series which was introduced by the Mint last year.

The Royal Canadian Mint’s newest Forever Maple Leaf Coins include a massive one kilogram gold coin, a one ounce platinum coin, a one kilogram silver coin, a 1/10 ounce gold coin and a 1/2 ounce silver coin. All feature a unique reverse design showcasing Canada’s iconic emblem [...]


Canadian 2012 Penny, 2012 $1 Coin and 2012 $2 CoinIn a span of less than two weeks, Canada announced the elimination of its penny and the Royal Canadian Mint released newly modernized $1 and $2 coins.

On March 29, 2012, the Canadian government said it will eliminate the penny with Canadian Finance Minister Jim Flaherty explaining "It’s a currency without currency." Included as part of Canada’s Economic Action Plan 2012, production on the one-cent coin by the Royal Canadian Mint will stop this month [...]


Queen Elizabeth II Ultra-High Relief Gold and Silver Proof CoinsIn celebration of the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II, the Royal Canadian Mint in a second round of 2012 collector issues released two ultra-high relief proof coins entitled "The Queen’s Portrait."

The limited edition collectibles — a 99.999% fine $50 Gold Proof Coin and a 99.99% fine $20 Silver Proof Coin — are new additions to an array of other Diamond Jubilee keepsake coins from the Royal Canadian Mint. Queen Elizabeth II’s accession to the throne began in 1952, which makes 2012 the 60th anniversary [...]


2012 Canadian Moose Silver Bullion CoinThe Royal Canadian Mint continues its extremely popular Canadian Wildlife silver bullion series with the recent release of the 2012 Moose Silver Bullion Coin.

As with other releases in the series, the Moose Silver Bullion Coin is struck from one ounce of 99.99% pure silver. A maximum mintage of 1,000,000 has been put in place.

The Moose coin marks the fourth to appear in the Canadian Wildlife silver bullion series which debuted with two [...]


2012 Canadian Collector Coins - Diamond Jubilee, Titanic, Birthstone, Wolf MoonIn a year of historic anniversaries, the Royal Canadian Mint is pleased to release exquisite new collector coins which add to the ongoing celebration of the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II. New coins from the Mint also respectfully remember the sinking of RMS Titanic, a historic tragedy which occurred near Canada’s shores 100 years ago.

Other coins feature new releases in popular series such as the Mint’s Birthstones silver coins; the annual 50-cent circulation coin roll; the Full Wolf’s Moon niobium and sterling silver coin; and a 2012 Welcome to the World $20 silver coin [...]


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