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Canada: Presentation of new silver coin marking the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Dieppe Raid

June 1, 2017 in Canadian Coins, Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Commemorative, History, Investing, New Releases, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Precious Metals, Proof Coins, Royal Canadian Mint, Silver, Silver Coins, World Coins

By: Michael Alexander News.CoinUpdate.com (Coin Update News)

The Royal Canadian Mint has taken part in an official presentation (25th May) of their new silver collector coin marking the 75th anniversary of the Dieppe Raid, where brave Canadian troops suffered heavy losses in Canada’s first army combat mission of the Second World War. In remembrance of this unforgettable chapter in Canadian military history, the Royal Canadian Mint took part in the presentation of a framed version of this coin to the Moncton Branch of the Royal Canadian Legion in Moncton, New Brunswick.

The Honourable Ginette Petitpas Taylor, member of parliament for Moncton-Riverview-Dieppe, joined Royal Canadian Mint board of directors… Full article at the source>

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$1 million gold Maple Leaf stolen from Bode Museum in Germany

March 27, 2017 in Canadian Coins, Coins, Gold, History, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Precious Metals, Rare Coins, Royal Canadian Mint, Theft, World Coins

By: Coin Update News.CoinUpdate.com (Coin Update News)

Remember Canada’s jaw-dropping, million-dollar gold Maple Leaf? Struck in 2007, the coin weighs 100 kilograms, is .99999 fine, and has a $1 million face value. A little over an inch thick and nearly 21 inches in diameter, it’s worth nearly $4.5 million.The coin, which contains 3,215 troy ounces of gold, was certified by Guinness World Records to be the world’s largest gold coin. According to the Royal Canadian Mint’s website, five have been produced and sold to date.

According to Associated Press, the one housed in the Bode Museum,which is located on Germany’s UNESCO-listed Museum Island, has been stolen…. Full article at the source>

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Canada’s “Landscape Illusion” Series Launched with Mountain Goat Design

March 25, 2016 in Canadian Coins, Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Collector Sets, Commemorative, History, New Releases, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Proof Coins, Royal Canadian Mint, Silver, Silver Coins, World Coins

By: Michael Alexander News.CoinUpdate.com (Coin Update News)

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The Royal Canadian Mint has launched a new five-coin subscription series that employs technological and production techniques to create optical illusions featuring Canada’s indigenous animals. Each coin features an image of the Canadian landscape and combines natural elements with shadows, lines, shapes, and highlights to create an illusion of wildlife—a first for the Royal Canadian Mint.

Designed by veteran RCM Canadian artist Julius Csotonyi, the first coin in this subscription is titled “Mountain Goat” and features an alpine scene in late spring. Mountains rise to the left and right while a ridge of moraine from retreating glaciers occupies the… Full article at the source>

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Canada’s 2016 Silver Maple Leaf “Grizzly” Bullion Coins Sell Out

March 19, 2016 in Bullion, Canadian Coins, Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Collector Sets, Commemorative, Education, History, New Releases, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Offers, Precious Metals, Proof Coins, Silver, Silver Coins, World Coins

By: Coin Update News.CoinUpdate.com (Coin Update News)

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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 “Grizzly” 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 release notes that the issue was the third of six planned “Wild Canada” privy-marked Silver Maple Leaf bullion releases. The next release will be dated 2017 and feature a Cougar mark, and is expected to launch in September of this year. It will also… Full article at the source>

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2016 Pop Art: Canada Goose 2 oz. Silver Coin

February 29, 2016 in Art, Canadian Coins, Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Collector Sets, Commemorative, Education, History, New Releases, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Offers, Precious Metals, Royal Canadian Mint, Silver, Silver Coins, World Coins

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The Royal Canadian Mint has released the 2016 Pop Art: “Celebrating the Canada Goose” 2 oz. Fine Silver Coin, which is composed of two ounces of .9999 silver and is available for $169.95 CAD. The coin measures 50 mm in diameter and has a mintage limited to just 3,000 pieces.

The reverse of the coin features several geese in flight, rendered in a pop art style by artist Andrew Lewis. The Canada goose is a migratory fowl known for its adaptability to a variety of environments and contexts. They are indigenous to North America, commonly spending warmer… Full article at the source>

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Canada Unveils New Gold “Call of the Wild” and Silver “Predator” Bullion Coins

February 8, 2016 in Blogs, Bullion, Canadian Coins, Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Collector Sets, Commemorative, Conventions, Events, Gold, Gold Bullion, Gold Coins, History, New Releases, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Offers, Precious Metals, Royal Canadian Mint, Silver, Silver Coins, World Coins

By: Dan Holmes world.mintnewsblog.com (News and Commentary on World Coins)

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The Royal Canadian Mint unveiled two new bullion coins today at the 2016 World Money Fair in Berlin: the 2016 Roaring Grizzly 1 oz. gold coin, which continues Canada’s “Call of the Wild” series, and the 2016 Cougar 1 oz. silver coin, which is to be the first in a new four-coin series entitled “Predator.”

The Roaring Grizzly is composed of an ounce of gold that is 99.999% pure; its $200 denomination gives it the distinction of having the highest face value of any 1 ounce gold bullion coin in the world. This coin comes in “credit-card” style packaging and will Full article at the source>

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Canada Issues First Concave Silver Coin Celebrating Library of Parliament

January 29, 2016 in Blogs, Canadian Coins, Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Commemorative, History, Investing, New Releases, Numismatica, Numismatics, Precious Metals, Royal Canadian Mint, Silver, Silver Coins, World Coins

By: Dan Holmes world.mintnewsblog.com (News and Commentary on World Coins)

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The Royal Canadian Mint has issued its first concave coin in celebration of the 140th anniversary of Canada’s Library of Parliament. This ultra high relief issue is 99.99% silver, weighs 30.75 grams (an ounce is about 28.35 grams), and has a mintage limited to 6,000 coins. It has been given a purchase price of $159.95.

The reverse features a concave image of the Library’s domed ceiling. A statue of Queen Victoria occupies the foreground, just above the inscriptions CANADA, 1876, and 2016. The pine bookshelves and woodwork along the domed ceiling are rendered in Ultra High Relief, with an… Full article at the source>

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2016 Panda-Themed Silver Issues

January 27, 2016 in Blogs, Canadian Coins, China Coins, Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Commemorative, New Releases, Numismatica, Numismatics, Precious Metals, Silver, Silver Coins, World Coins

By: Dan Holmes world.mintnewsblog.com (News and Commentary on World Coins)

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Pandas are showing up on a variety of silver coins this year; we’ve already taken a look at the Central Bank of China’s Silver Pandas, but a couple of other releases are using the motif in the first part of 2016 as well.

The Royal Canadian Mint, in conjunction with APMEX, will soon release the 2016 Maple Leaf 1 oz. silver bullion coin with a panda privy mark. This issue features a Reverse Proof finish, has an overall mintage limited to 50,000 pieces, and is composed of .9999 silver.

The reverse includes the central Maple Leaf design common… Full article at the source>

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Canada Continues Geometry in Art Series with Digitally Depicted Polar Bear

January 25, 2016 in Canadian Coins, Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Collector Sets, Commemorative, History, New Releases, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Royal Canadian Mint, Silver, Silver Coins, World Coins

By: Michael Alexander News.CoinUpdate.com (Coin Update News)

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The Royal Canadian Mint has issued a new silver coin with a distinctive design of one of Canada’s more popular and beloved subjects: the Polar Bear. Collectors of Canadian coins often comment that the designs of indigenous wildlife are in many instances painstakingly and precisely detailed right down to the strands of fur and feathers on a depicted animal; with this new example, however, the design takes a new approach combining familiarity and abstract design, blending together a mass of polygons to create a captivating image of a mother polar bear and her cub.

Known as “low poly” art… Full article at the source>

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Canada Highlights 150th Anniversary of Transatlantic Cable on New Silver Dollar Coin

January 15, 2016 in Canadian Coins, Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Collector Sets, Commemorative, Dollar Coins, Education, History, New Releases, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Offers, Precious Metals, Royal Canadian Mint, Silver, Silver Coins, Silver Dollars, World Coins

By: Michael Alexander News.CoinUpdate.com (Coin Update News)

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The Royal Canadian Mint has issued a new silver dollar recognizing the 150th anniversary the transatlantic cable, which has provided vital communication between the continents of North America, Europe, and the world over. This ingenious idea was ahead of its time, and its eventual implementation managed to connect both sides of the Atlantic Ocean via telegraph just before the invention of the telephone, which itself would one day be able to enable the peoples of both continents to speak to each other.

Canada played a significant part in this plan, since Newfoundland (later incorporated into the Canadian confederation in… Full article at the source>

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Canada Releases “Winter Freeze” 1 oz. Silver Coin

December 17, 2015 in Canadian Coins, Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Collector Sets, Commemorative, History, New Releases, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Precious Metals, Royal Canadian Mint, Silver, Silver Coins, World Coins

By: Coin Update News.CoinUpdate.com (Coin Update News)

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The Royal Canadian Mint has issued the 2015 Weather Phenomenon: Winter Freeze 1 oz. Fine Silver Coin, which is composed of 99.99% silver, has a diameter of 38 mm, and costs $99.95 CAD. Its mintage limit has been set at 8,000 pieces, and the Mint’s Web site points out that 80% of these have already been sold, leaving no more than 1,600 units remaining for purchase.

 

The reverse of the coin was created by Tony Bianco and Arnold Nagy and boasts the first time the R.C.M. has applied an enhanced finish, employed for the purpose of rendering… Full article at the source>

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Last Coin in Canadian Northern Lights Silver Coin Series Unveiled

August 31, 2015 in Canadian Coins, Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Collector Sets, Commemorative, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Precious Metals, Proof Coins, Royal Canadian Mint, Silver, Silver Coins, World Coins

By: Michael Alexander News.CoinUpdate.com (Coin Update News)

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The Royal Canadian Mint has unveiled its last silver coin in the hugely popular series “A Story of the Northern Lights.”

The northern lights or aurora borealis are, simply put, nature’s ultimate light show. This spectacular natural phenomenon can occasionally be seen in the night sky over both polar regions and in countries close to these locations. Once seen, it is never forgotten. In the southern hemisphere, the amazing light show is referred to as the aurora australis, or southern lights.

Just what causes this phenomenon? The occurrences are easy to explain, according to Aurora Service Europe, a northern lights bulletin service… Full article at the source>

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Canadian Birds of Prey Series Concludes with Final Silver 1-Ounce Coin

August 20, 2015 in Bullion, Canadian Coins, Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Collector Sets, Commemorative, New Releases, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Precious Metals, Royal Canadian Mint, Silver, Silver Coins, World Coins

By: Michael Alexander News.CoinUpdate.com (Coin Update News)

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The Royal Canadian Mint has launched the last coin in their “Birds of Prey” silver coin series.

Featured on the last coin is the Great Horned Owl; with its long, ear-like tufts, intimidating yellow-eyed stare, and deep hooting voice, the Great Horned Owl is the quintessential owl of storybooks. Its subtle brown, gray, and white feathering accord it an opportune camouflaging in sparse and full leaf trees. This powerful predator can take down birds and mammals even larger than itself, but it also dines on lighter fare such as tiny scorpions, mice, and frogs… Full article at the source>

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ANA World’s Fair of Money Privy Mark Included on Canadian Silver Maple Leaf Coin

August 13, 2015 in ANA (American Numismatic Association), Canadian Coins, Clubs and Associations, Coin Shows, Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Conventions, Education, Entertainment, Events, Fun, New Releases, News, Numismatic Societies and Clubs, Numismatica, Numismatics, Offers, Precious Metals, Proof Coins, Royal Canadian Mint, Silver, Silver Coins, World Coins

By: Michael Alexander News.CoinUpdate.com (Coin Update News)

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The Royal Canadian Mint has launched a new maple leaf coin in honor of the World’s Fair of Money, the American Numismatic Association’s coin convention held in Chicago. Taking place from the 11th to the 15th of August this year, the ANA Chicago is by far the largest coin convention in North America and is one of the most popular world venues for the avid coin collector or investor.

With a bourse of more than 1000 tables and dealers from all over the world, the World’s Fair of Money is an experience that every coin collector eagerly looks forward to… Full article at the source>

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Canadian Night-Sky Coin is the World’s First Borosilicate Glass Coin… and it Glows!

July 8, 2015 in Canadian Coins, Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Collector Sets, Commemorative, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Precious Metals, Proof Coins, Royal Canadian Mint, Silver, Silver Coins, World Coins

By: Michael Alexander News.CoinUpdate.com (Coin Update News)

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The Royal Canadian Mint has officially launched (July 7) a new 2016-dated silver coin that is marketed as “the world’s first borosilicate glass glow-in-the-dark” coin. There’s much to appreciate about this coin’s design, especially its reverse image, in which silver dust swirls together with a variety of borosilicate colored glass pieces to re-create an vision of the universe, or night sky. Canadian artist Loïc Beaumont-Tremblay has re-created the forested setting of the Observatoire du Mont-Mégantic beneath a clear, star-filled sky. The round, crystal-clear qualities of the glass are similar to peering through a telescope lens, and its luminescence further enhances… Full article at the source>

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Royal Canadian Mint 2015 Bugs Bunny $20 for $20 Silver Coin

May 13, 2015 in Blogs, Canadian Coins, Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Collector Sets, Commemorative, Gold, Gold Coins, New Releases, Numismatica, Numismatics, Precious Metals, Royal Canadian Mint, Silver, Silver Coins, World Coins

By: Michael Zielinski world.mintnewsblog.com (News and Commentary on World Coins)

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The Royal Canadian Mint has started accepting orders for their latest $20 for $20 silver coin, which features the iconic cartoon character Bugs Bunny.

Earlier this month, the Royal Canadian Mint had launched an ambitious program of gold and silver collector coins featuring Looney Tunes characters. This included a set of eight $10 silver coins, a set of four $20 silver coins, a $20 Merrie Melodies silver coin, a 14 karat gold coin featuring Bugs Bunny and friends, and gold and silver kilo sized coins featuring the Looney Tunes characters with Bugs Bunny highlighted in selective colored enamel.

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Royal Canadian Mint Releases First Glow-in-Black-Light Coin

April 18, 2015 in Blogs, Canadian Coins, Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Collector Sets, Commemorative, Numismatica, Numismatics, Precious Metals, Proof Coins, Royal Canadian Mint, Silver, Silver Coins, World Coins

By: Michael Zielinskiworld.mintnewsblog.com (News and Commentary on World Coins)

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The Royal Canadian Mint has launched a new series, which for the first time incorporates black light technology to enhance the design. The four coin series is entitled “Weather Phenomenon” with two releases schedule for this year and two releases the following year.

The first coin in the series carries a depiction of a summer storm. The reverse design by Canadian artists Tony Bianco and Arnold Nody features a landscape with a lone eastern white pine, shaped by steady winds, rising from a small rocky island in Ontario’s Gregorian Bay. The background features a stylized forest under a stormy Full article at the source>

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Investing in Gold Coins Part 1 – Bullion Coins

March 30, 2015 in African Coins, American Buffalo, Bullion, Canadian Coins, China Coins, Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Collector Sets, Education, Gold, Gold Buffalo, Gold Bullion, Gold Coins, Gold Eagles, Numismatica, Numismatics, Precious Metals, US Mint, USA Coins, World Coins

By: The Silver Dollar Scoop Blog. (http://www.silverdollarco.net/blogs/the-silver-dollar-scoop)

Gold coins have been a store of value for over 2000 years, from the first natural electrum coins struck in ancient Lydia to modern American gold eagles. Gold serves as a valuable hedge against uncertain financial markets, and coins are the most convenient way to hold physical gold. Coins have more liquidity than gold bullion bars, and there’s no excitement to investing in gold via a precious metals ETF – holding gold in your hand is half the fun!

Anyone interested in gold coin investment has an unlimited range of Full article at the source>

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Canada’s Birds of Prey Series Features Bald Eagle

August 6, 2014 in Canadian Coins, Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Collector Sets, Commemorative, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Precious Metals, Royal Canadian Mint, Silver, Silver Coins, World Coins

By Michael Alexander (http://news.coinupdate.com/)

The Royal Canadian Mint has announced the second issue of the “Birds of Prey” silver bullion & collector coin series featuring one of the most recognized and synonymous species of wildlife associated with the North American continent, that of the Bald eagle. Revered in both Canada and the United States, Full article at the source>

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2014 Toronto Coin Expo

May 27, 2014 in Bank Notes, Canadian Coins, Clubs and Associations, Coin Shows, Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Conventions, Events, News, Numismatic Societies and Clubs, Numismatica, Numismatics, World Coins

May 30, 2014 to May 31, 2014 10:00 AM until 05:00 PM

Join us at the Toronto Coin Expo, Canada’s premier coin and bank note collectable show, located in downtown Toronto. Featuring 30+ internationally renowned coin and bank note dealers, representing Canada, United States, and the World of collectable currencies.

When: Friday May 30, 2014 – Saturday May 31, 2014: 10am – 5pm daily

Where: 789 Yonge Street (1 block north of Bloor) – Toronto Reference Library This is Toronto’s Coin Show, and you are sure to find one-of-a-kind treasures, and is an event you will want to attend! This is the best venue in Canada to Buy, Trade, Sell and Appraisals of your Gold & Silver coins, Bank Notes, Gold Jewelry, Diamond Rings at the highest prices. With world renowned dealers in attendance, you are sure to get the best market price. Combined with Canada’s leading numismatic auction houses, Geoffrey Bell Auctions, offering a superb array of numismatic items.

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For more information:Telephone: 647-403-7334

Contact name: Jared Stapleton

Website: http://www.torontocoinexpo.ca

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N.L. coin sells for more than $100,000

April 14, 2014 in Antique Coins, Auctions, Canadian Coins, Coins, Gold, Gold Coins, History, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Rare Coins, World Coins

By: Mark Rendell Special to The Telegram. April 14th, 2014. (http://www.thetelegram.com)

Rare gold piece sets record

Rummage through dad’s old coin collection. Check grandma’s trunk. If you have an old Newfoundland coin lying around, you may make a fair dollar.

On April 11, one of these coins sold for US$102,812.50 at a major auction in Chicago. The $2 gold coin is, according to Rod O’Driscoll, owner of East Coast Coins, the most expensive Newfoundland coin ever sold.

It was minted in 1865 to test a design for the Newfoundland $2 coin. The design wasn’t chosen, so the coin is one of a kind.

On its way to the auction block, said O’Driscoll, the coin passed through some interesting hands. In 1910 it appears to have shown up in the British Museum in London. A little later it found its way into the collection of King Farouk of Egypt.

In a 1969 article, coin specialist Fred Bowman listed it as one of Canada’s 10 rarest coins, and most recently it was sold in 1995 from the world famous Emory May Norweb collection for close to  $40,000.

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Royal Canadian Mint Strikes Gold and Silver Coins For The Canonization of Pope John Paul II

March 31, 2014 in Canadian Coins, Coins, Collecting, Commemorative, Gold, Gold Coins, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Press Releases, Silver, Silver Coins, World Coins

Royal Canadian Mint Strikes Gold and Silver Coins For The Canonization of Pope John Paul II

Simon Kamel, Acting Vice-President, Corporate and Legal Affairs from the‎ Royal Canadian Mint and Wladyslaw Lizon, MP for Mississauga East-Cooksville unveil the gold and silver coins to commemorate the canonization of Pope John Paul II in Mississauga on March 27, 2014.
Ottawa, Ontario, March 27, 2014 – The year 2014 marks the canonization of Pope John Paul II and the Royal Canadian Mint is commemorating this historic event by striking pure gold and pure silver collector coins. The coins were unveiled today at ceremonies in Mississauga, Ontario and Saguenay, Quebec as well as the Canadian Embassy in Warsaw, Poland.

Ottawa, Ontario, March 27, 2014 – The year 2014 marks the canonization of Pope John Paul II and the Royal Canadian Mint is commemorating this historic event by striking pure gold and pure silver collector coins.  The coins were unveiled today at ceremonies in Mississauga, Ontario and Saguenay, Quebec as well as the Canadian Embassy in Warsaw, Poland.

“These coins honour the extraordinary life and legacy of Pope John Paul II, and his accomplishments of universal significance: his message of courage, his defence of freedom and the profound statements of hope he expressed to the world,” said Wladyslaw Lizon, Member of Parliament for Mississauga East-Cooksville. “Pope John Paul II’s work transcended so many boundaries and he promoted the values of peace, tolerance and freedom.”

“Pope John Paul II was not only the first Roman Catholic pope in history to visit Canada, but a church leader whose pontificate featured many firsts around the world,” said Ian E. Bennett, President and CEO of the Royal Canadian Mint. “These gold and silver coins are beautiful additions for any collector or stunning gifts for history buffs, followers of Pope John Paul II and Canadian history enthusiasts.”

The reverse image on both coins reproduces a photograph of Pope John Paul II offering Mass during his first visit to Canada in 1984. Through the expert application of varied finishes and skilled engraving, Royal Canadian Mint engravers faithfully captured the power of the moment as the pope raises the Consecrated Host at the elevation. The $25 99.99% pure gold coin has a limited mintage of 1,500 and retails for $649.95, while the 99.99% fine silver coin, bearing a face value of $10, has a limited mintage of 8,500 and retails for $69.95.

The coins can be ordered directly from the Mint as of April 1st at 1-800-267-1871 in Canada, 1-800-268-6468 in the US, or on the Internet at www.mint.ca. The coin will also be available at the Royal Canadian Mint’s boutiques in Ottawa, Winnipeg and Vancouver, as well as through the Mint’s global network of dealers and distributors, including participating Canada Post outlets.

About the Royal Canadian Mint
The Royal Canadian Mint is the Crown Corporation responsible for the minting and distribution of Canada’s circulation coins. An ISO 9001-2008 certified company the Mint is recognized as one of the largest and most versatile mints in the world, offering a wide range of specialized, high quality coinage products and related services on an international scale. For more information on the Mint, its products and services, visit. www.mint.ca

Images of this coin are available by visiting ftp://communications:RCM2007@ftp.mint.ca.

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For more information, media are asked to contact:
Christine Aquino
Director, Communications and Public Affairs
Royal Canadian Mint
Telephone: 613-993-9999
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Once in a Lifetime Numismatic Opportunity

January 8, 2014 in Antique Coins, Canadian Coins, Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Gold, Gold Coins, Numismatica, Numismatics, Precious Metals, Royal Canadian Mint

By: Andy Schectman. January 7th, 2014 (http://blog.milesfranklin.com)

Hoards of coins – or discoveries of large caches of coins accumulated under unusual conditions – have fascinated people for generations.  Rare coin hoards infrequently come to market; and when they do, they almost always sell out quickly, commanding high market premiums.

One example that comes to mind is the GSA Hoard of U.S. Silver Dollars.  To wit, on December 31, 1970, legislation was signed authorizing their sale through the General Services Administration.  Over 2.8 million coins were sold to the public, for about $20 each.  The coins now sell for anywhere from $200 to several thousands of dollars each!

Moreover, in the mid-1980s, coins from the S.S. Central America were pulled from the ocean floor; with nearly 6,000 1857-S $20 Liberty gold coins found in over 8,000 feet of water.  Those coins now sell for over $10,000 in choice condition.

Finally, my personal favorite is the Wells Fargo Hoard of 1908 Saint Gaudens.  In the early 1990s, nearly 10,000 high-quality, 1908 No Motto Saint-Gaudens $20 gold pieces came onto the market.  Called the Wells Fargo Hoard, the coins had been untouched since 1917, as they had been originally designated for use as World War I debt payment.  The coins were housed in a Nevada Wells Fargo bank, which is why they are referred to as the Wells Fargo hoard.

Now let’s fast forward to the present, as Miles Franklin is privileged to be involved in what may be the best numismatic opportunity in nearly two decades.  Recently, we purchased a significant portion of what is now called the Bank of Canada Hoard, a rare collection of some of the first gold coins produced by the Royal Canadian Mint.

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Counterfeit coin expert to share authentication tricks in Toronto

October 6, 2013 in Canadian Coins, Coins, Collecting, Counterfeit, Education, Fake Coins, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Royal Canadian Mint, World Coins

That shiny collectible coin may be worth hundreds of dollars, or it may be a worthless fake, says one Ontario collector.

By:  Staff Reporter (http://www.thestar.com) Oct 04 2013

Hundreds of brightly coloured collectible coins and heavy pieces of bullion shine brightly beneath protective casings in Mike Marshall’s Trenton home.

While collectible coins can fetch thousands of dollars from hungry collectors, many pieces in Marshall’s collection are essentially worthless.

As a collector, he doesn’t just compile rare pieces of metal produced by the Royal Canadian Mint — he also looks for fakes. Marshall has amassed a giant collection of counterfeit coins and studied them carefully, looking for markings left in a coin by the die.

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Royal Canadian Mint Offers Second $100 for $100 Silver Coin

September 25, 2013 in Canadian Coins, Coins, Coins for sale, Commemorative, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Royal Canadian Mint, Silver, Silver Coins, World Coins

September 24, 2013 By Michael Zielinski (http://news.coinupdate.com)

The Royal Canadian Mint has started accepting orders from the general public for their second “$100 for $100” silver coin. The first release of the series had proven

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Canada $100 for $100 Fine Silver Coin – The Grizzly (2014)

popular with collectors and achieved a quick sell out.

The second release for the series carries the “2014” date and features a detailed depiction of the Grizzly in motion as it splashes through the water clutching a salmon in its jaws with the “100 Dollars” face value below. The reverse design was created by Claudio D’Angelo. The obverse of the coin features the Susanna Blunt portrait of Queen Elizabeth II.

Each coin is struck in 1 troy ounce of 99.99% pure silver with a matte proof finish and diameter of 40 mm. There is a mintage limit of 50,000 pieces for this release and an ordering limit of 3 coins per household.

The pricing for this issue is $100 CAD, which is the same amount as the face value of the coin.

Many collectors have welcomed the opportunity to acquire 99.99% pure silver coins for their legal tender face value. Prior to the launch of the “$100 for $100” coin series, the Royal Canadian Mint had found success with their still ongoing “$20 for $20” coin program, which featured smaller sized silver coins with higher mintage limits. The early issues of the series achieved rapid sell outs and one of the coins won a Coin of the Year Award for Best Silver.

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