Royal Canadian Mint: New Featured Coin Artist Peter McKinnon

The Royal Canadian Mint is well known for showcasing Canadian creative talent and has worked with a number of highly skilled artists, illustrators and photographers over the years to produce some of their most unique and collectable coins. The Mint’s latest collaboration is with star photographer and video blogger Peter McKinnon, who has produced an innovative two-coin series featuring two of Canada’s most famous landscapes, Moraine Lake and Mount Rundle. Spectacular Shots of Moraine Lake and Mount Rundle Moraine Lake, in Banff National Park in Alberta, is one of Canada’s most iconic landmarks and thousands of visitors come to photograph…
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Special Roll Collection Includes Classic Canadian 25-Cent Coin

The 2019 Special Wrap Roll Collection: First Strikes Every coin in the First Strike collection is one of the first 2019-dated Canadian circulation coins struck at the Mint facility in Winnipeg. Each of the uncirculated versions of the five denominations, including the classic Canadian 25-cent coin, comes in a special wrap roll that is rolled in a premium wrapper and sealed with a holographic label, a special touch introduced in 2019. The Five Designs Each design on the five denominations of Canadian coins was carefully chosen to represent Canada and a facet of the country’s history or culture. The Polar…
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The Rich History of Coin Collecting

Coin collecting is one of the oldest hobbies on record. Coins as currency have been around for centuries and in Europe, it is not uncommon to find coins that date back to Roman times. But even more interesting than that is the fact that coin collecting also dates as far back as Roman times.   Rome’s first emperor, Augustus, recognized the value of collecting rare and interesting coins and owned a collection of coins depicting the greatest generals of the classical world. The Italian poet Petrarch collected coins on his travels and in more modern times, King George III also…
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What is Silver Bullion? Finding Coins at Colonial

Old western movies, heist films, and cartoons have all helped cement the image in our minds of bullion being bars of gold or silver. But in fact, bullion refers to precious metals in bulk and valued by weight, regardless of the shape or size. If you plan to invest in gold or silver bullion coins it is important to understand exactly what you are buying because it can take various forms and you may not end up with a large pile of pure silver bars.   Types of silver bullion There are various types of silver bullion, including “junk” silver,…
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Compelling Reasons to Invest in Silver Bullion

Investors like to spread their risk and want to have diverse portfolios, and this means that it is important to understand various investment options and opportunities. Investing in silver bullion is one option that needs to be carefully considered when you make a decision about what to do with your money. There are currently a number of compelling reasons to add physical silver bullion to your investment portfolio. Silver is a real physical asset The modern world of investments is driven by paper profits, digital trading, and currency creation but there are few investments that you can physically carry in…
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