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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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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 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 Kicks Off “Little Creatures” Series With Silver Coin Featuring Venetian Glass Snail

March 9, 2016 in Art, Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Collector Sets, Commemorative, Education, New Releases, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Offers, 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 a new series of silver coins featuring nature’s littlest wildlife creatures uniquely rendered with the aid of Venetian glass. The first coin in this three-coin series begins bears a depiction of the common land snail in its ideal habitat.

Snails are small-to-medium sized molluscs that are generally split into three groups: land snails, sea snails, and freshwater snails. There are nearly 1,000 species of snail spread throughout the world’s continents, including many in North America.

 

The coin is designed by Canadian artist Maurice Gervais and captures the delicate beauty of a snail… 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 Kilogram Gold and Silver coins featuring Image of Rare Spirit Bear

January 29, 2016 in Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Collector Sets, Commemorative, Education, Gold, Gold Coins, History, 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)

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The Royal Canadian Mint has issued two one-kilo coins — one gold and one silver — which feature one of the Canada’s most elusive and admired species of bear, the Spirit Bear. The design for the coins is a beautiful and detailed front-facing depiction of the Spirit Bear’s face, with sparkling eyes enhanced with enamel.

Spirit Bears hold a prominent place in the oral traditions of the indigenous peoples of the area, and were named as the official provincial mammal of British Columbia in 2006. The bear’s technical name is Kermode and was named after Francis Kermode, the former… 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 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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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

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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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Innovative “Maple Leaf” Coin Issued in the Shape of Canada’s National Symbol

August 7, 2015 in Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Commemorative, History, New Releases, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Precious Metals, Press Releases, 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 announced the issue of one of their most innovative coins of late: a maple leaf-shaped coin in honor of its iconic national symbol.

Always keen to celebrate Canada through exciting innovations, the Royal Canadian Mint has launched the world’s first maple leaf-shaped coin. The Canadian Maple Leaf Fine Silver Coin is an intricately engraved coin that captures the natural beauty of Canada’s national emblem in realistic detail.

From the earliest numismatic beginnings of what was once referred to as British North America, Canada has included the maple… 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 Bald Eagle Fractional Silver Coin Set

May 8, 2015 in Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Collector Sets, Commemorative, 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)

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The Royal Canadian Mint has announced the issue of a new four coin fractional silver set which features an image of the amazing bald eagle—Haliaeetus leucocephalus. Canada’s largest bird of prey and the only eagle exclusive to North America, an apex predator with no natural enemies, the bald eagle has long been a potent symbol of vision, power, and stoicism. The adult boasts a wing span of more than 2 meters or over six feet, a standing height of about 1 meter or about three feet, and an average weight of up to 7 kilograms or 14 to 15 pounds… Full article at the source>

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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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