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.

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 [...]


Canadian 2012 Titanic Commemorative CoinsThe Royal Canadian Mint on Monday unveiled a series of commemorative coins that pay tribute to the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the RMS Titanic.

In 1912, the luxurious Titanic was known as the unsinkable ship. An unfortunate collision with an iceberg, however, proved otherwise. Sailing on her maiden voyage from Southampton, England to New York, USA, she sank on April 15, 1912 in the North Atlantic off the coast of Newfoundland. Tragically, 1,517 of the 2,223 passengers died [...]


Canadian $20 Polar Bear Silver Coin2012 Canadian $20 Polar Bear Silver Coins are no longer available from the Royal Canadian Mint, having sold out just like the previous two issues in the "$20 for $20" commemorative series.

Each coin was sold to the public for $20, enabling buyers to get a $20 legal tender coin that is struck from 99.99 percent silver at face value. Making it more attractive, the Royal Canadian Mint sold the coins HST/GST/PST tax exempt.

This series has proven extremely popular with coin collectors and [...]


2012 Canadian Collector CoinsThe Royal Canadian Mint is pleased to introduce exciting new gold, silver and base metal keepsakes inspired by Canada’s historical, cultural and artistic heritage by launching its first collector coins of 2012.

Leading this impressive array are the 2012 Proof and Brilliant Silver Dollars, as well as two new Proof Sets, which pay an unforgettable tribute to the 200th anniversary of the War of 1812.

Other coins offer a fascinating look at new and old stories of Canada such as [...]


Royal Canadian Mint 10-Kilo 99.999 Pure Gold CoinThe Royal Canadian Mint is proud to announce it has crafted the world’s first 10-kilo 99.999% pure gold coin and that this exquisite numismatic creation has been dedicated to Bill Reid’s The Spirit of Haida Gwaii; one of the most celebrated masterpieces of Canadian art.

The bold contours of the sculpture commissioned in 1985 for the Canadian Embassy in Washington, D.C., are precisely captured in an ultra-high relief engraving, unique in the world of numismatic art for its sculptural quality. This first-ever Canadian coin to bear a $100,000 face value was unveiled [...]

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