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The Royal Canadian Mint Launches its Largest-Ever Gold Maple Leaf Coin

On March 2, The Royal Canadian Mint announced that they had produced the largest Gold Maple Leaf coin ever made, struck in detail and high relief at the Mint’s Ottawa facility. Made from 99.999 percent pure gold, the 10-kg product … Continue reading

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RCM Celebrates 75th Anniversary of V-E Day On 2020 Proof Silver Dollar

Seventy-five years after Canadian soldiers and their allies liberated Western Europe in the closing months of the Second World War, the Royal Canadian Mint is dedicating its annual Proof silver dollar to their memory. (Shown below) This collectible features the … Continue reading

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Canada Strikes First-Ever Pure Gold, Silver Collector Coins

For the first time since it opened its doors 43 years ago, the Royal Canadian Mint’s Winnipeg facility has struck pure gold and fine silver numismatic coins. These special collectibles are the product of what the Mint calls “a unique … Continue reading

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Royal Canadian Mint’s Tri-Metal Token Wins Award

Ottawa, Ontario (Oct. 16, 2019) — The Royal Canadian Mint’s tri-metal coin technology won global currency industry recognition by being named the Best new coin product, feature or distribution innovation of the International Association of Currency Affairs’ (IACA) 2019 Excellence … Continue reading

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Sharing Canada’s Wildlife Treasures on Coins

The Royal Canadian Mint has recently released a 5-coin set for others to explore the wildlife around them entitled, “Canada’s Wildlife Treasures.” This 5-coin set includes animals such as the Peary Caribou and Kermode Bear. It features only animals specific … Continue reading

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Silver $20 Salutes Battle of the Scheldt

On July 31 the Royal Canadian Mint unveiled a silver $20 to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Battle of the Scheldt. For Canada this was to be one of the more costly conflicts of WWII but it would secure … Continue reading

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Plated Coins on the Rise

Canada recently released a commemorative 2019 $100 gold wildlife conservation coin on which a portrait of a lion by Robert Bateman appears on the reverse. The coin is struck in proof, has a diameter of 76.2 mm and a weight … Continue reading

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“Give Peace a Chance” Turns 50

On June 1, 1969, a hastily written and partly improvised song by John Lennon called “Give Peace a Chance” was performed by the “Plastic Ono Band”. It was recorded in Room 1742 at the Queen Elizabeth Hotel in Montreal where … Continue reading

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RCM Celebrates 50 Years of Official Languages Act

Ottawa, Ontario – On the 50th anniversary of the Official Languages Act, the Royal Canadian Mint has proudly struck a new silver collector coin celebrating the equal status of English and French in Canada. With centuries of shared Canadian history, … Continue reading

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Canada circulates equality dollar

On April 23 the Royal Canadian Mint placed into circulation a one-dollar coin commemorating 50 years of progress in recognizing the rights of LGBTQ2 Canadians. In 1969 the Canadian Parliament decriminalized homosexual acts between consenting people of 21 years or … Continue reading

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