2012 Calgary Stampede Silver Dollar

The Royal Canadian Mint has just released the Calgary Stampede Silver Dollar to celebrate 100 years for “The Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth.” The reverse design of the coin features an image capturing the wild spirit of the Stampede’s bearback bronco rodeo event. A cowboy is shown battling to control a wildly bucking bronco. The […]

Canada’s Glow in the Dark Coin

The Royal Canadian Mint recently introduced a 25-cent colored Glow in the Dark Coin. This was promoted as “a mint first” using glow in the dark technology. The copper nickel clad composition coin features a paleontologist’s interpretation of how the Pachyrhinosaurus lakustai dinosaur may have appeared both inside and out. The coin features a color […]

Next Generation for the Canadian Loonie and Toonie

On April 10, 2012, the Royal Canadian Mint announced that they began circulation of their next generation of one-dollar “Common Loon” and two-dollar “Polar Bear” coins, minted at their facilities in Winnipeg, Manitoba. The coins replaced their paper counterparts in 1987 and 1996, respectively, and come on the heels of the announcement that the Canadian […]