Canada: 2017 Sesquicentennial Circulating Coin Designs Released

Next year, as part of the celebration of Canada’s 150th anniversary (“Canada 150,” as it’s popularly called), the Royal Canadian Mint will issue a special series of 2017-dated circulating coins. Each of the denominations ($2, $1, 25 cents, 10 cents, and 5 cents) will bear a reverse design pertaining to one of five themes in a […]

Canada: Revisiting Centennial Reverse Designs With a New Silver 5-ounce “Big Coin” Series

By Michael Alexander On October 4, the Royal Canadian Mint launched a new series of “Big Coins,” in which six 5-ounce pure silver coins will depict some of the most popular and iconic reverse designs associated with the Mint. The new series celebrates the 150th anniversary of the formation of the Dominion of Canada in 1867, […]

Canada Issues 2016 DC Comics Originals: The Trinity Silver Colored Coin

The Royal Canadian Mint has issued the 2016 DC Comics Originals: The Trinity Silver Colored Coin, which is available for $112.95 CAD and has a mintage limited to 10,000 pieces. Coins in this series feature classic DC comics characters in a retro illustration style reminiscent of comics produced in the 1980s. The reverse design features color […]

Canada Continues its Landscapes of the North $200 for $200 Series with “Vast Prairies”

The Royal Canadian Mint has released the fourth $200 for $200 coin in its Landscapes of the North series, which highlights different ecologocial zones of Canada. Launched in 2014, previous themes in this series of two-ounce 99.99% silver coins include Towering Forests, Coastal Waters, and Rugged Mountains; the new issue is titled “Vast Prairies,” and features […]

Canada Celebrates 2016 ANA World’s Fair of Money With New Poppy-Marked Silver Maple Coins

The Royal Canadian Mint’s latest privy-marked Silver Maple Leaf bullion coin will be issued in honor of the American Numismatic Association’s upcoming World’s Fair of Money, set to be held in Anaheim, California from August 9-13. This coin is composed of one ounce of 99.99% silver, features a Reverse Proof finish, and has a mintage limited to […]

Canada Launches DC Comics 3-Coin Silver Subscription Series

The Royal Canadian Mint has launched a new three-coin subscription series featuring three iconic superheroes from DC Comics. Each issue is composed of an ounce of 99.99% silver, features a Proof finish, and is available for $109.95 CAD. The first coin in the series is available now and bears an image of Superman; the second piece will […]

2016 Canada “$25 for $25” True North Silver Coin

The Royal Canadian Mint has released the latest coin in its “$25 for $25” coin series, which allows collectors to purchase 99.99% silver coins for the cost of their face value. The new issue is titled “True North” and has a mintage limited to 250,000 pieces, with an order limit of 5 coins per household. […]

Superman 1 oz. Silver Bullion Coins From the Royal Canadian Mint

The Royal Canadian Mint will soon begin issuing 2016 Superman one-ounce silver bullion coins, which are composed of 99.99% silver and will have a mintage limited to one million pieces. This release follows up on several popular limited-edition bullion coins produced by the R.C.M. recently, including the “Call of the Wild” series and privy-marked Maple […]

Canada Releases Tiger and Dragon Ying and Yang Silver Coin

The Royal Canadian Mint has issued the 2016 Tiger and Dragon Ying and Yang Silver Coin, which is available for $98.88 CAD and has a mintage limited to 6,888 pieces. This issue has a square hole in its center, in keeping with an ancient Chinese minting tradition that included a round or square hole — referencing […]

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 […]