Canadian Mint Coins Make a Unique Gift this Summer

Birthdays, weddings, baby showers and anniversaries are wonderful occasions that should be marked with special gifts, but it can be difficult to find something that is beautiful, unique and will be treasured for years to come. The Canadian Mint has a wonderful selection of gift coins to celebrate every occasion. The perfect gift for the friend who has everything Some people have everything and finding a special birthday gift for them can be frustrating and time-consuming. But instead of spending fruitless hours in the mall and ending up with a generic gift, buy them a coin gift set. These uncirculated…
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Mint First! Silver Coin with FIRE AND ICE Canadian Diamond

The Royal Canadian Mint has introduced a first; a limited-edition silver coin with a FIRE AND ICE™ Canadian Diamond. This is a true collector’s item and each one of the 750 silver coins has a serialized certificate that guarantees its authenticity. A wonderful combination of beauty and technology There are plenty of Canadian coins for sale, but this coin is special. This spectacular coin was designed by Canadian artist, Anna Bucciarelli, and features a spiralling branch of acanthus leaves and Alberta wild roses engraved on the surface of the coin. What truly makes this coin stand out from the crowd…
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Controversy over the 1954 Canadian Dollar Paper Money Series

The devils in the detail they say, or perhaps the detail is the devil in the case of the 1954 Canadian paper money series.   In the early 1950s, the Canadian government decided to print a new series of paper money bills for the country. This series of eight banknotes displaying Canadian landscapes were introduced in 1954 and was created to replace the notes featuring King George VI that dated back to 1937. The new notes were supposed to be a fresh start for the country and symbols of British dominion were deliberately removed and replaced with symbols representing Canada’s…
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New Canadian Silver 5 Cent Big Coin Series

The Royal Canadian Mint has released a number of impressive collections over the years. One newly added collection is the Big Coin Series, which replicates famous designs from Canadian circulation coins. These designs are bigger and more luxurious versions, to showcase their uniqueness. British artist G.E. Kruger-Gray’s well-known beaver design featured on the 5 cent coin is one of the most spectacular pieces in this series. A Unique Piece of a Set The 5 oz. pure silver, reverse gold plated 5 cent coin is part of a set of seven called the Big Coin Series. Each coin is beautifully crafted…
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Royal Canadian Mint Pileated Woodpecker 6-Coin Set

Coin collecting is an enjoyable hobby, and the newly released 6-Coin Pileated Woodpecker Specimen Set by the Royal Canadian Mint is a great set to add to your collection. It features a remarkable combination of coins with six different designs, each representative of the wonders of Canada. What does the set include? The Pileated Woodpecker 6-Coin Set is comprised of one of all the coins ranging from five cents to two dollars. Each coin features a representation of the Pileated woodpecker, which is an essential part of Canadian forests, and the largest of the woodpecker species in the country. This…
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