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IAU Thanks Mint for Canadian International Year of Astronomy Coin

The Royal Canadian Mint is honoured to have received a Certificate of Appreciation from the IAU in recognition of our "commitment and outstanding contribution...

Royal Canadian Mint Unveils 2009 Holiday Coins and Gift Products

Ottawa, Ontario, - As Canadians start planning for the holiday season, the Royal Canadian Mint has unwrapped its latest collector coins...

Royal Canadian Mint Launches Third Release of 2009 Collector Coins

OTTAWA -- Coin collectors and astronomy fans alike will be impressed by the Royal Canadian Mint's $30 Sterling Silver International Year of Astronomy collector coin, as well as several new products which are sure to attract the gaze of those looking to expand their collections or acquire finely crafted keepsakes of innovative design and composition.

Royal Canadian Mint 2009 Collector Coins - Third Product Releases

Other entries in the Mint's third product release of 2009 include the final issue of the Playing Card Money series, a new Blessings of Wealth 99.999% pure gold coin, an "Autumn Jewel" crystal raindrop coin and the newest issue of the $20 Fine Silver Great Canadian Locomotive Series featuring the Jubilee. These products will be available for purchase as of July 22, 2009.

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Austria 2009 €25 Year Of Astronomy Silver Niobium Galileo Coin

2009 has been designated "The International Year of Astronomy." To honour this title the Austrian Mint in Vienna has chosen to dedicate its silver-niobium...

Japan Mint Selects 2008 International Coin Design Winners

The Japan Mint started 2009 by announcing the winners of its 2008 international coin design competition. The yearly program is one of the most...

Royal Australian Mint Shoots for the Stars with Astronomy Coins

Alongside telescopes looking up into the night sky, the Royal Australian Mint launched its newest collectible coins at a unique event on Friday, 7 November 2008.

2009 $1 and 20 Cent Proof International Year of Astronomy Coins

The Mint joined with the Canberra Astronomical Society to create a night of star-gazing in celebration of the 2009 year set theme which commemorates the International Year of Astronomy (IYA). An amazing light show of local astronomer's photography was also projected across the walls of the Mint building.

"In 2009 the world celebrates the exploration of our universe. It marks the 400th anniversary of Galileo Galilei's first use of the telescope and recognises his revolutionary discoveries that began modern astronomy," said Janine Murphy, Chief Executive Officer of the Royal Australian Mint.

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