Canada’s 50th Anniversary of Star Trek Coin Collection

Last week the Royal Canadian Mint launched a diverse series of coins celebrating 50 years of Star Trek. Captain Kirk himself, actor William Shatner, was on hand to aid Mint President and CEO Sandra Hanington in the unveiling of the issues, which include several silver coins with varying denominations and a $200 gold issue modeled […]

Canada Issues 3rd Silver Coin in “The Universe” Glow-in-the-Dark Series

The Royal Canadian Mint’s “The Universe” series continues with a third one-ounce 99.99% silver coin entitled, “The Universe: Glow-in-the-Dark Glass with Silver Fume.” The coin includes a glow-in-the-dark glass and silver fume globule that depicts a radio wave, which relates to the radio telescope installed at the NRC Dominion Radio Astrophysical Observatory (DRAO) near Penticton, British […]

Canada Unveils Coins Celebrating Queen’s 90th Birthday and Blue Jays’ 40th Season

The Royal Mint unveiled designs for several new commemorative coins last week. On Wednesday, April 20, three coins commemorating Queen Elizabeth II’s 90th birthday were highlighted, two of which are composed of silver and a third is made of gold. Then on Friday, April 22, the Mint launched a silver coin commemorating the start of […]

Canada Marks 20th Anniversary of $2 “Toonies”

The Royal Canadian Mint is celebrating the 20th anniversary of the 1996 launch of its two-dollar circulation coin, nicknamed the “toonie.” Canada’s two-dollar coins are called toonies because they are worth two “loonies,” the common name for the 1-dollar coin bearing an image of a loon on its reverse. The two-dollar issue had the distinction […]