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.

2013 Gold and Silver Kilo Coins Depict Canada's Arctic LandscapeThe Royal Canadian Mint expands on a frigid glacial theme this year with the release of two new coins — Canada’s Arctic Landscape 1 Kilo Fine Gold Coin and Canada’s Arctic Landscape 1 Kilo Fine Silver Coin.

Both coins contain the same basic obverse and reverse imagery. One is in 99.99% pure gold and the other is in 99.99% pure silver […]


2013 Canadian Arctic Expedition Gold and Silver Commemorative CoinsDiscovery is the theme of a new series of commemorative coins now available from the Royal Canadian Mint. Gold and silver coins depicting the 100th Anniversary of the Canadian Arctic Expedition debuted on January 8, 2013.

Strikes of the series include a proof $100 gold coin, a proof silver dollar, a brilliant silver dollar and a proof silver dollar with […]


2013 Jacques Cartier Gold CoinThe Royal Canadian Mint on Tuesday, January 7, 2013, began accepting orders for its 2013 $200 Jacques Cartier Gold Coin, the second of six issues in its Great Explorers series.

Each $200 coin is in 99.99% pure gold and struck to a proof quality finish. This latest release has a worldwide mintage limit of 2,000, which is 1,000 less than […]


1912-1914 Gold Coins Offered by Royal Canadian MintA rare collection of century old Canadian gold coins is quickly selling out. The Royal Canadian Mint in November began selling 1912-1914 $5 and $10 gold coins produced at the Ottowa branch of Britain’s Royal Mint, now the Royal Canadian Mint.

These coins were originally minted at the time as part of the facility’s mandate to convert Canada’s growing gold resources into circulating coinage […]


2012 Canadian Coins Depict Battle of Queenston HeightsAvailable from the Royal Canadian Mint are two coins emblematic of one of the most important battles fought during the War of 1812.

The Battle of Queenston Heights 1-Kilo Gold Coin and the Battle of Queenston Heights 1-Kilo Silver Coin both contain a reverse design showcasing a depiction of David Kelly’s renowned 1896 painting, Battle of Queenston Heights […]


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 […]


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