Ian E. Bennett

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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2011 Parks Canada Centennial $1 circulation coinThe Royal Canadian Mintis pleased to cap off the celebration of Parks Canada’s centennial year by unveiling five new commemorative circulation coins which immortalize Canadians’ pride in their legendary natural heritage and capture their trademark passion for the great outdoors.

The commemorative circulation coins unveiled by Canadian government officials and representatves of Parks Canada and the Mint, at a public ceremony hosted at the Canadian Museum of Civilization in Gatineau, Quebec include […]

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Royal Canadian Mint's Newest 2011-2012 Collector CoinsAs Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II prepares to celebrate an unprecedented 60 years as Canada’s monarch and after "The Great One" reached a new milestone by turning 50 in 2011, the Royal Canadian Mint is excited to release an array of collector coins based on these and other distinctly Canadian themes.

The countdown to Her Majesty’s Diamond Jubilee is being marked by several 2012-dated coins: a $300 face value 99.999% pure gold featuring the world’s first genuine diamond insert; a 99.99% pure 1/10 ounce gold coin and a $20 fine silver coin featuring the Royal Cypher; and a $20 fine silver coin featuring the profiles of Queen Elizabeth II and HRH Prince Philip.

The Royal Canadian Mint’s tribute to Wayne and Walter Gretzky features: a 22-Karat gold coin featuring Wayne Gretzky sporting his […]

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Canadian Mint's Latest 2011 Collector Coins and SetAs it finds new and exciting ways to capture Canada’s vast historical, cultural and natural heritage, the Royal Canadian Mint is pleased to launch a new selection of collector coins designed to attract buyers of precious, finely crafted keepsakes and spark the interest of collectors in Canada and abroad.

This newest array of precious metal collectibles includes: a special-edition silver dollar and proof set commemorating the centennial of Canada’s first silver dollar; a new one kilogram $250 pure silver coin marking the 375th anniversary of the first European observation of Lacrosse; a $10 "Maple Leaf Forever" pure silver coin; a new $20 pure silver crystal raindrop coin featuring the Bigleaf Maple; and a square $3 gold-plated silver Wildlife Conservation coin, featuring the Black-Footed Ferret […]

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Canadian $20 Silver and 25-Cent Nickel Plated Steel Royal Wedding CoinsThe Royal Canadian Mint has made available two HRH Prince William and Miss Catherine Middleton’s Royal Wedding Collector Coins, a $20 silver with sapphire and a 25-cent colored steel.

The 99.99% pure silver Royal Wedding Collector Coin features a frosted portrait of the future bride and groom. On the outer edge of the design are maple leaves and a stylized Tudor rose, plus a sapphire-colored Swarovski crystal at the bottom to represent the famous 18-carat sapphire engagement ring […]

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Canadian Mint Spring 2011 Collector CoinsThe Royal Canadian Mint is heralding the return of spring with a parade of coins showcasing Canada’s unique ties to royalty and its profound attachment to its natural and cultural heritage.

These appealing new coins include: the new $15 Sterling Silver Continuity of the Crown series; a $3 Fine Silver "Family Scene" coin; the Orca Whale coin from the $3 Sterling Silver Gold-Plated Wildlife Conservation Series; the "Barn Swallow" from the 25-Cent Coloured Birds of Canada series; the Elk Calf Young Wildlife Specimen Set and the classic 2011 50-Cent Circulation Coin Roll […]

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Royal Canadian Mint 2011 Collector CoinsThe Royal Canadian Mint is pleased to introduce a newly crafted array of gold, silver and base metal keepsakes as it launches its first collector coins of 2011.

This highly anticipated collection is headlined by the 2011 Proof Silver Dollar, Brilliant Uncirculated Silver Dollar and Proof Set, which celebrate the conservation of Canada’s natural treasures on the 100th anniversary of Parks Canada […]

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First Canadian Bank Notes Gold and Silver CoinsThe Royal Canadian Mint is posting stellar results for the sale of its numismatic products in 2010 and is delighted to have sold out 25 collector coins over the last 12 months.

This record benchmark is a ringing customer endorsement of the Mint’s world class numismatic-products, whose appealing designs and themes, quality and innovations have fuelled strong domestic and international demand in 2010 […]

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2011 Silver DollarThe Royal Canadian Mint is pleased to announce that its first collector coin of the year, the 2011 Silver Dollar, is dedicated to celebrating the 100th anniversary of Parks Canada.

This flagship of the Mint’s annual collector coin program honours Canada’s "grandparents of green" who, a century ago, made it their mission to preserve Canada’s natural beauty for the enjoyment of future generations […]

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2010 Proof Poppy Silver DollarOn the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month of 2010, the Royal Canadian Mint will join Canadians from across the country in remembering those men and women who have made the ultimate sacrifice on our behalf.

In the spirit of remembrance, the Mint has once again issued several circulation and collector products which will help Canadians preserve the memory of Canada’s fallen and their undying gratitude to our surviving veterans and active troop […]

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