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 […]

Canada’s 2016 Silver Maple Leaf “Wolf” Bullion Coins Sell Out in 41 Days

The Royal Canadian Mint has reported that it has sold all 50,000 of its 2016 “Wild Canada” Silver Maple Leaf bullion coins featuring a “Wolf” privy mark and a Reverse Proof finish. The Mint sells its bullion issues to a network of authorized buyers, who then make the coins available to the public. A press […]

Canada Issues “The Universe: Glow-in-the-Dark Glass with Opal” Silver Coin

The Royal Canadian Mint has released “The Universe: Glow-in-the-Dark Glass with Opal” 1 oz. Silver Coin, available for $149.95 CAD. The 99.99% silver Proof coin utilizes borosilicate glass, glow-in-the-dark glass, and an opal insert to give the effect of a supernova surrounded by shining stars. The coin’s reverse features a depiction of the opened dome of […]