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 […]

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. […]