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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 Launches 2016 Majestic Animals Silver Coin Series

March 22, 2016 in Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Collector Sets, Commemorative, Design, History, New Releases, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Precious Metals, Proof Coins, Royal Canadian Mint, Silver, Silver Coins, World Coins

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The Royal Canadian Mint has launched a “Majestic Animals” five-coin subscription series for 2016. Each coin in the series is composed of 31.39 grams of 99.99% silver, costs $99.95 CAD, and features a different Canadian wild animal on its reverse. Sales will be limited to 6,500 subscriptions.

The first coin in the series features the “Regal Red Tailed Hawk,” and is now available. Like the issues that will follow it, this piece carries inscriptions noting the year of issue and the monetary denomination. A Mint press release points out that the reverse designs utilize Proof and other… 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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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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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

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

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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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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 2016 Tyrannosaurus Rex “$20 for $20” Fine Silver Coin

January 7, 2016 in Blogs, Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Collector Sets, History, 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 released “Tyrannosaurus Rex,” its first “$20 for $20” face value fine silver coin of 2016. As with previous coins in this series, the coin is composed of silver that is 99.99% pure and is available for the price of its $20 face value. It weighs 7.96 grams, with a diameter of 27 mm and a mintage limited to 300,000 pieces. An order limit of five per household is also in place.

 

The reverse of the coin was designed by Julius Csotonyi and features an image of a T-Rex pursuing its… 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 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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