Canadian

A new bill was introduced yesterday that proposes the elimination of the Canadian penny. Abolishing a country’s smallest denominated coin is not new. It has certainly happened in the past, and several countries are publicly debating the issue or implementing a recall of their smallest coin right now. As examples, in recent months and weeks […]

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CoinNews has added a Canadian Silver Coin Calculator, a collector tool that determines the value of silver within Canadian coins. The calculator is very similar to the U.S. Silver Coin Calculator and the Australian Silver Coin Calculator. Some of the features include: Calculation in Canadian or U.S. dollars Listing of the total silver weight of […]

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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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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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