Canadian Coins & Royal Canadian Mint News

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The Royal Canadian Mint (RCM) launched the Olympic Snowboarding 25-cent coin into circulation on Feb. 20, 2008. Now the Mint is offering a special limited edition $25 silver hologram snowboarding coin as well.

$25 Sterling Silver Hologram Snowboarding Coin from the Royal Canadian Mint

Like its circulating 25-cent cousin, the innovative hologram coin celebrates the XXI Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver, British Columbia.

The $25 sterling silver coin is part of the Silver Hologram Coin Series, which includes 15 different designs or themes. The snowboarding theme is the first for 2008 and the sixth in the hologram series that will continue through the end of 2009. Only 45,000 coins will be minted for each theme.

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Today, Feb. 20, 2008, the Royal Canadian Mint (RCM) announced the release of the first circulating 25-cent Olympic coin of 2008. The quarter-dollar showcases the sport of snowboarding and is the sixth released in a series of seventeen circulating coins commemorating the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games.

The Royal Canadian Mint Launches First Olympic 25-Cent Circulation Coin of 2008 featuring the sport of snowboarding.

Up to 22 million of the snowboarding coins are expected to enter circulation. In addition to receiving the coins in daily change, the 25-cent coins are available through RBC, a Premier National Partner, and participating gas stations of Petro-Canada, a National Partner of the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games.

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Over the weekend the Royal Canadian Mint (RCM) exhibited the world’s largest gold coin in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The Guinness World Record gold bullion coin: Has a $1 million face value Weighs in at 100-kg (220 pounds) Contains 99.99 percent pure 24-karate gold

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Canada’s destiny was in the stars as it won the 2008 Coin of the Year Award sponsored by World Coin News, a monthly periodical dedicated to collectors of world coins. A four-piece set of $50 palladium coins showing the Big Bear and Little Bear constellations in changing seasonal positions was voted the winner in the […]

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Ottawa, Ontario – The Royal Canadian Mint (RCM) added to its star-studded line up of award-winning coins when Krause Publications bestowed the Coin of the Year and Most Innovative Coin Awards on the RCM’s laser-etched $50 Palladium Big Bear and Little Bear Constellations coin series at the 2008 Coin of the Year Awards.

RCM’s laser-etched $50 Palladium Big Bear and Little Bear Constellations coin series wins Coin of the Year and Most Innovative Coin Awards.  The $5 Fine Silver “Pink Ribbon” Coin also was a co-winner of the Most Inspirational Coin Award. (Royal Canadian Mint images)

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RCM presents Proof Silver Dollar coin commemorating historical milestone to Quebec City Mayor Régis Labeaume QUEBEC CITY, Jan. 31 – The Royal Canadian Mint (RCM) visited City Hall yesterday to present Quebec City’s Mayor and invited guests from the Quebec 400th organization with a 2008 Proof Silver Dollar commemorating the 400th anniversary of Quebec City. […]

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Ghislain Harvey has been reappointed as director of the Royal Canadian Mint for another two years. The Honourable Lawrence Cannon, Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities made the announcement Wednesday, Jan. 30.

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The Britannia image has been on British coins for centuries. But no longer. For the first time in more than 300 years, the figure of Britannia will not appear on new British coins. The image first appeared on the copper farthing back in 1672. And like Lady Liberty is for the US, the Britannia image […]

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The Royal Canadian Mint (RCM) suffered through its third fire in three years Sunday night. Fortunately, no injuries were reported but there was fire damage. The Ottawa Citizen reported that officials indicated the fire was started by an electrical short in an electroplating vat where coins are coated. According to the same article, the approximate […]

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100 Year-Old Royal Canadian Mint Introduces Landmark Themes in First Collector Coins of 2008Ottawa, Ontario, January 9, 2008 – One week after turning 100 years old, the Royal Canadian Mint (RCM) today released the first new collector coins and gift products of 2008. In keeping with its mandate of celebrating Canada’s values, history and culture, the RCM has chosen to devote the silver dollar, in proof, brilliant uncirculated and selectively gold plated finishes, to Samuel de Champlain, as a tribute to the 400th anniversary of the founding of Quebec City.

This figurehead of the RCM’s annual collector coin program is followed by the perennial $100, $200 and $300 face value gold issues featuring themes which resonate from Canada’s East to West coasts, as well as the traditionally anticipated proof, uncirculated and specimen coin sets. The popular annual coin sets featuring a unique painted 25-cent coin are once more available in five different themes, as are annual baby and wedding gift sets.

 

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