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Scary collectible for Halloween

October 31, 2017 in Blogs, Canadian Coins, Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Collector Sets, Commemorative, Education, History, Investing, New Releases, Numismatica, Numismatics, Precious Metals, Proof Coins, Silver, Silver Coins, World Coins

By: Scott Barman Coin Collectors Blog (CoinsBlog.ws)

The Royal Canadian Mint has created two unique coins they call “Nocturnal by Nature” that would fit the theme of Halloween. What makes them interesting is that the fields and some of the devices are plated with black rhodium to create a darkened look. The first coin’s reverse, which is sold out, features a barn […] Full article at the source>

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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

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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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Canada Launches Tall Ships Legacy Series with “Bluenose” Gold Coin

March 15, 2016 in Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Collector Sets, Commemorative, Education, Entertainment, Gold, Gold Coins, History, New Releases, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Offers, Royal Canadian Mint, World Coins

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

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The Royal Canadian Mint has launched a new series of coins entitled “Tall Ships Legacy,” which celebrates the famous tall ships that have left an indelible mark on Canadian history and culture.

The first gold coin in this series features the Bluenose, a Canadian fishing and racing schooner built in the maritime province of Nova Scotia in 1921. A celebrated racing ship and fishing vessel, the Bluenosenamed after a colloquial term for Nova Scotians –became an important provincial and national symbol in the 1930s. The racing legend was so popular that its image has graced the reverse of… 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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2016 Coin of the Year Awards Announced

November 11, 2015 in Austrian Coins, Awards, Coins, Collecting, German Coins, Gold, Gold Coins, History, Investing, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Precious Metals, Royal Canadian Mint, Silver, Silver Coins, US Mint, USA Coins, World Coins

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

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Krause Publications, sponsors of the 2016 Coin of the Year Awards (COTY), have announced the new COTY winners. Several of the recognized coins were favorites with the panel of international judges, though there were some surprises as well.

Austria: The Mint of Austria was nominated in four separate categories, and managed to scoop the award for Best Silver Coin with their emotive 20 euro piece marking the 25th anniversary of the collapse of the Berlin wall in 1989. Their poignant design of a protestor stepping through a break in the wall stirred the memories of many who had watched the… Full article at the source>

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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
aquino@mint.ca

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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

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

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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Rare ‘dotted’ 1936 Canadian penny sells for $250,000

April 21, 2013 in Canadian Coins, Coins, Collecting, Numismatica, Numismatics, Pennies, Rare Coins

By Randy Boswell, Postmedia News April 20, 2013.

An ultra-rare Canadian penny has been sold at a U.S. coin auction for more than 25 million times its face value — about $253,000 Cdn.

The 1936 “dot cent” penny is famous in coin-collecting circles as one of only three such specimens known to have been produced that year by the Royal Canadian Mint. They are distinguished from the millions of other 1936 pennies minted in the final year of King George V’s reign by the miniscule dot placed below the date on the “tails” side of the coin.

Texas-based Heritage Auctions announced last month that the “legendary Pittman-Krause” dot penny — named for two notable collectors who had owned it previously — would be offered at this week’s annual international coin sale in Chicago.

And on Thursday, an unidentified Canadian collector purchased the penny for close to pre-sale estimate — about $250,000, including a $25,000 buyer’s fee paid to the auction house, a Heritage spokesman told Postmedia News.

It was the highest-priced item among the thousands of coins sold, the spokesman added.

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