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Industry Insider: COVID Business Landscape, Part V

View all installments of the five-part Industry Insider series. By Tom Michael As we wrap up our look into what changes the COVID-19 pandemic has brought to the coin business, we want to thank everyone who participated, sharing their insights … Continue reading

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Forum Spotlights Latest in Coin Technology

By Tom Michael The World Money Fair (WMF) 2020 was proud to host the 16th Annual Technical Forum on Jan. 30, 2020. Sponsored by the firms Agosi, Schuler and Spaleck, this event has grown from a small gathering of technical … Continue reading

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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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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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“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’s Voyageur silver dollar design revisited

Recent years have seen several world mints revisit classic designs of former coins. The Royal Canadian Mint is no exception. This year has seen it dust off its archives to reconsider one of the country’s best-known coins: Emanuel Hahn’s Voyageur … Continue reading

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