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.

Special commemorative products to be issued OTTAWA, ONTARIO / WINNIPEG, MANITOBA – January 2, 2008  – One hundred years ago today, Governor General Earl Grey activated the press to strike a fifty-cent piece, Canada’s first domestically produced coin. What would become known as the Royal Canadian Mint was officially open for business.   “To celebrate the […]

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Ottawa, Ontario, December 21, 2007 – Under the theme Our Values, the Royal Canadian Mint (RCM) will be launching an all-new ad campaign for Quebec on December 27, 2007. The campaign’s spokesperson will be none other than popular TV host and producer Véronique Cloutier, who has signed on to represent the RCM for three years. […]

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Ottawa, Ontario, December 13, 2007  – The Royal Canadian Mint (RCM) is crediting its patented multi-ply plating technology for a record year in its foreign circulation business line. The Mint’s Winnipeg, Manitoba facility has already set a new production volume record with one month left to go in 2007, having struck almost 1.2 billion multi-ply […]

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Friday, Dec. 14th, is the final day to purchase this year’s commemorative coins from the US Mint. The Jamestown 400th anniversary $1 silver and $5 gold coins and the Little Rock 50th anniversary silver dollar haven’t sold out. However, the law mandating them states that the coins can only be issued during a one-year period. […]

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Last week was Queen Elizabeth’s and Prince Philip’s 60th – the Diamond – Wedding Anniversary. Anyone’s 60th wedding anniversary deserves some news time and a shout of congratulations. A royal 60th anniversary is on a completely different scale. And perhaps more so deserved as it was the first diamond wedding anniversary in British royal history. […]

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Two days ago, on October 24, the Royal Canadian Mint (RCM) released 25-cent alpine skiing coins to the public. These coins commemorate the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games. Today, the RCM has confirmed reports that some coins made for collectors have a 2008 date on the obverse (heads) side instead of the correct […]

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Today, the Royal Canadian Mint (RCM) released a new coin commemorating the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games. The commemorative 25-cent pictures alpine skiing. The coin is the fifth in a series of 17 circulating coins to be made, and the last one to be released this year. The RCM press release announcing the […]

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Once again standing out from the crowd, is the Royal Canadian Mint (RCM). Noted for their innovative and non conservative approach in creating coinage products, the RCM busted a Guinness World Record. And, in no small fashion. The Royal Canadian Mint’s 100-kg (220lb), 99.999% pure gold bullion coin has a $1 million face value. Pricey […]

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It’s been nearly a month since CoinNews.net first discussed, as I initially described, “The Million Dollar Wonder Coins”. They were made by the Royal Canadian Mint and each coin: Weighs in at 220 pounds Contains 99.99 percent pure 24-karate gold (worth over $2 million) Has a Canadian face value of $1 million (~$940K US) And […]

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The coinage from the Royal Canadian Mint is among the most unique in the world. A classic example is their new release of a $30 silver coin with a colorful photographic hologram on its reverse that shows Niagara Falls. And it’s a panoramic view, no less. Granted, it’s a collector coin with a limited production […]

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