Canadian Coins & Royal Canadian Mint News

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 $20 Canoe Silver CoinCollectors who may be interested but have not yet purchased the commemorative Canadian $20 Canoe Silver Coin may want to now, as the $20 coin sold for $20 is approaching a sell out.

The $20 Canoe silver coin is the second issue in a Royal Canadian Mint commemorative series that features coins sold at face value. The first, depicting a series of maple leafs, had a mintage of 200,000 and sold out in 29 days. The commemorative Canoe coin’s mintage was raised to 250,000, and 79 percent of them have already been sold in 27 days, the Royal Canadian Mint announced Monday […]

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2011 Parks Canada Centennial $1 circulation coinDid you know that the Royal Canadian Mint’s high-tech plant in Winnipeg produces over 1 billion circulation coins every year? That’s like 20 million coins per day or 750 coins per second.

Even though the Mint has produced coins for more than 70 countries in the last 35 years, this article is all about its world-renowned Canadian circulation coins. You know the coins — you find them in your change and use them for tips, parking meters, vending machines and so much more […]

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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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2011 RCMP Gold Bullion CoinThe Royal Canadian Mint announced the scheduled September release of a 2011 RCMP gold bullion coin honoring the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. Details of the bullion coin were provided along with an announcement of the 2012 Cougar silver bullion coin, the third in a chain of six coins in its Canadian Wildlife series.

Both coins represent the artistry and the purity for which the Royal Canadian Mint is known. This includes the Cougar bullion coin having a composistion of .9999 (99.99%) fine silver and the RCMP Gold bullion coin struck from .99999 (99.999%) pure gold […]

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2012 Canadian Cougar Silver Bullion Coin

The Royal Canadian Mint’s six-coin, three-year Canadian Wildlife silver bullion series will feature its third release next month when the 2012 Silver Cougar Bullion Coin is issued.

Details of the strike were recently announced by the Mint, including its expected September 2011 release and 1,000,000 limited mintage.

Like the first two issues featuring a grizzly and depicting a wolf, the Cougar silver bullion coin is […]

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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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2011 Prince William and Prince Harry silver coinsThe Royal Canadian Mint is proud to celebrate Canada’s 144 year-old royal heritage and its own tradition of crafting royal-themed coins with a trio of ultra-high relief, sterling silver coins featuring Princes William, Harry and Charles.

As the world awaits the wedding of Prince William and Catherine Middleton, the first two coins of this limited-edition sterling silver series, featuring Prince William and Prince Harry (Henry), will be available to the public on March 15, 2011 […]

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