Colonial Acres Coins: Trusted Canadian DNA Dealer

The Royal Canadian Mint is a world-renowned minting institution that has been at the forefront of coin and paper money production ever since it was established. Few other institutions across the world have ever come close to the legendary status of the RCM, and the reason for that is the fact that the Mint continuously improves and pushes the boundaries of what is possible and considered standard when it comes to minting circulation and non-circulation coins. The latest addition to its wide array of revolutionary programs and activities is the Bullion DNA Dealer Program. What is the DNA Program? Designed…
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Have Values Changed After Removing The Canadian Penny?

On one hand, the penny was pulled out of circulation in Canada back in 2013. On the other, the Canadian 50 cent coin value is reported to still be valued the same thanks to a number of unexpected factors. This is somewhat of a paradox, especially since the reasons for pulling it from circulation in the first place were the fact that it contributed no buying power and was deemed too expensive to circulate. Considering all of this, it is not strange at all to ask the question: Does the penny truly have some lingering after-effects? The Penny That Mocks…
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Digital Currency? Paper Money Still Has A Role To Play In Today’s World

When talking about paper money, there is no shortage of those who believe that it is nearing its end. On the other hand, a vast number of people are of the opinion that it will never die. There are a number of reasons why paper money was, is and will most likely be just as important in the near future. Some of these reasons are because it is accepted almost everywhere, it is versatile, convenient and its use can’t be that easily tracked. Keep reading to learn about why it would be unwise to let go of it in the…
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Before Confederation: Currency Of The Atlantic Provinces 4-Coin Set

Prior to Confederation in 1867, each Canadian province formed a separate British colony which meant that each one had its own unique cultural identity and even their very own coins. This is a fact that adds an interesting note of diversity to coins of Canada and the country’s coin history in general. The Royal Canadian Mint celebrates this time with a Pure Silver 4-Coin Set – Before Confederation: Colonial Currency of the Atlantic Provinces. The set re-visits the 19th-century reverse designs – the work of L.C. Wyon – whose engraved artwork was featured on numerous coins, including those of Prince…
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1936 “Dot Cent” Penny – Canada’s Rarest Coin?

When it comes to rare Canadian coins, there are, ironically, many of them in existence today. Some are rare because they only exist in very small numbers, while other ones were minted specifically for that purpose. Certainly, one of the rarest examples currently in circulation is the “Dot Cent” penny produced in 1936. With just three of these rare coins produced, enthusiasts view them as some of the most highly sought after coins. During King George V’s last year of sovereignty, the Royal Canadian Mint produced millions of pennies, but these special three stand apart from their commonplace cousins, bearing…
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