Royal Canadian Mint Releases Popular Meteorological-Themed 3-Coin Series!

Lovers of nature rejoice! Royal Canadian Mint has released a coin set that can truly be described as an ode to the awesomeness of Nature. This set of three 99.99 percent pure silver coins is designed to reflect three magnificent natural phenomena that occur in Canada’s sky. Canadian Natural Wonders Captured on Coins The coins’ magnificent artistry directs your attention to the wonder that is the Canadian sky. These wonders include; the starry night sky devoid of clouds and the fire rainbow. The latter is neither a rainbow nor fire despite its suggestive name. In fact, fire rainbows are circumhorizontal…
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Why is the Price of Silver Bullion so Volatile?

Since the advent of civilization and especially the development of trade, precious metals have been indispensable in the lives of people. Initially, precious stones and metals, like silver bullion, were merely possessions that represented one’s stature in society. Today they have evolved to the point where they are also considered investment tools used to secure the economic stability of individuals and nations. Silver, however, has a dubious position among precious metals. In fact, the question many budding investors tend to ask is what makes silver less desirable than gold as an investment tool? The answer could be related to the…
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The Role of Inflation on Collectible Gold & Silver Bullion

For some people, coin collection is a mere hobby but for others, it’s a far more serious affair. Silver bullion coins make up a portion of most savvy investors’ portfolios. They are considered more secure than other options such as certain currencies or some stocks and bonds. Since inflation affects other investment tools it is reasonable to expect that it will also affect silver and gold bullion coins as well. Thankfully, for investors, this expectation does not reflect the reality as bullion responds differently to inflation. Inflation – The Basics Economists refer to inflation as the trend that reflects a…
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Rare Piece of History – 25 Cent Dominion of Canada Bank Note

Canada’s physical currency has a rather unique history much like the great nation itself. One of the interesting things about Canada’s history of currency is the use of two official notes, the Dominion of Canada banknotes and the Chartered banknotes. The 25 cents Dominion of Canada note stands out as a very interesting collector’s item. Dominion vs Charter? Canadian Note History at a Glance During the years 1870-1935, the main currencies in circulation were the ones released by Dominion. Alongside the dominion banknotes were chartered banknotes, which were issued on a regional basis. After 1935 the Bank of Canada took…
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Give Peace a Chance! Silver Canadian Coin of John Lennon and Yoko Ono

In the summer of 1969, the world-famous Beatles singer John Lennon and his wife Yoko Ono held a unique demonstration as a peaceful objection to the Vietnam War which was taking place at the time. They hosted a ‘bed-in’ in Montreal at the Queen Elizabeth Hotel, which involved making themselves available to the public (while reclining in bed together) to discuss matters pertaining to world peace.  This is exactly the type of moment that deserves to be commemorated on Canadian silver coins and thanks to Royal Canadian Mint, this is now a reality with the release of the Give Peace…
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