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 […]

Canada’s 2016 3/4 oz. Silver Howling Wolves

The Royal Canadian Mint has issued the 2016 3/4 oz. Silver Howling Wolves bullion coins, composed of silver that is 99.99% pure and carrying a Brilliant Uncirculated finish. This is the second release in Canada’s Grey Wolf series, which celebrates the species’ return to prosperity after coming dangerously close to extinction. The coin measures 38.1 […]