Royal Canadian Mint Act authorizes special loonie to commemorate centennial of Toronto Maple Leafs

On June 22, 2017, the Royal Canadian Mint Act authorized the issuance of a $1 circulation coin (the denomination fondly known in Canada as the “loonie”) commemorating the 100th anniversary of the Toronto Maple Leafs hockey team. The “Rationale” section of the act states the following: The 100th anniversary of the Toronto Maple Leafs is […]

Royal Canadian Mint’s 2018 dogs bring as much bite as they do bark

February 16, 2018, ushers in the Year of the Dog in the Chinese zodiac. The Dog is the 11th sign of the 12-year cycle, in which particular birth years supposedly correspond to various personality traits. Dog people are generally assumed to be cheerful, honest, and loyal—not unlike Man’s best friend. Dogs are also considered to be […]

Royal Canadian Mint celebrates the 25th anniversary of the Great Trail with a new silver collector coin

Saskatoon, Saskatchewan – The Royal Canadian Mint has launched an exciting new rectangular silver coin to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the 24,000-kilometre Great Trail (formerly known as the Trans Canada Trail), which will soon connect Canada from its Atlantic, Pacific, and Arctic coasts. This coin was celebrated at an event held beside the Meewasin […]

Canada: Silver collector coin commemorates the centenary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge

(Ottawa)—The Royal Canadian Mint has proudly issued a silver collector coin to honor and remember Canada’s soldiers who, fighting for the first time in a formation uniting all four divisions of the Canadian Corps 100 years ago, valiantly won the historic Battle of Vimy Ridge and paved the way to the Allied victory that ended the First […]

Canada: 125th anniversary of the Stanley Cup celebrated on new 25¢ circulation coin

Press release courtesy of the Royal Canadian Mint. (Ottawa)—One hundred and twenty-five years ago, the former governor general of Canada, Lord Stanley of Preston, donated a silver challenge cup to recognize the best amateur hockey team in in the country. Today the legendary Stanley Cup is making a Canadian homecoming in the form of millions of 25-cent commemorative circulation coins issued by […]

Canada: “The Sugar Shack” captures iconic practice of making maple syrup

The Royal Canadian Mint have launched a silver coin that pays tribute to one of the country’s best-known commodities: that of delicious maple syrup. Going back almost to the time of the first inhabitants of the region now known as Canada, the process of collecting maple sap and turning it into syrup has been part […]

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 […]