A Look At The First Canadian Silver Dollar From 1935

Just as the United States of America was closing out a 141-year history of $1 coinage in 1935, Canada struck its first circulating crown-sized silver pieces. The Royal Canadian Mint produced the 1935 Silver Jubilee Commemorative Dollar in order to celebrate the 25th year of the reign of King George V. There are two ways in which the Canadian silver dollar is historic: It is the first ever silver dollar minted for circulation in Canada It is also the first commemorative coin minted by the Dominion of Canada The Design of the 1935 Silver Jubilee Canadian Silver Dollar The obverse…
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Royal Family Collectors, Do We Have The Coin For You!

The Canadian Royal Mint has a long history of producing some of the most sought-after, majestically designed and supremely meaningful collector coins in the world. Such a tradition is once again exemplified by the 1 oz. Pure Silver Coin – Royal Portrait that represents a must-have piece for all the Royal Family collectors out there. Depicting Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II gazing at her first-born son, the Royal portrait on this remarkable coin represents a celebration of motherhood through its depiction of a tender moment. Keep reading for more information on this exquisite collector piece. What Special Features Does This…
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Canada’s 50 Cent: A Forgotten Coin

Among coinage that has a long and storied history in Canada, a particularly interesting one is the 50 cent coin. While seemingly strange, this important denomination was actually the highest value coin when it was first introduced by the Dominion of Canada in 1870. The piece represented a significant sum at the time, especially considering that most workers at that time likely earned between $5 and $15 a week. Today’s Canadian 50 cent coin value is highest among collectors, especially since it is no longer minted for circulation. It existed in 5 separate series: 1870-1901 1902-1910 1911-1936 1937-1952 1953-present 1870-1901…
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Government Phases Out Paper Money Program

The Bank of Canada plans to push older currency out of circulation for good. This means that $1, $2, $25, $500 and $1,000 notes will no longer be used for paying debts, or in other words, for commercial transactions. These notes of Canadian paper money will no longer be legal tender for a number of  reasons. It will help the Bank of Canada ensure that the bank notes that remain in circulation and are subsequently used by Canadians are: Difficult to counterfeit Easy to use In good condition Current What is the Main Reason Behind the Paper Money Phase Out?…
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Colonial Acres: Answering Your Counterfeit Money Queries

Expert coin and currency collectors usually have no problem spotting fake pieces, but it seems that modern Chinese counterfeiters have set their sights on producing fake Canadian pre-Confederation tokens. A so-called 1852 Quebec Bank one-penny token and an 1843 Nova Scotia half penny were recently listed on eBay. The online marketplace has since pulled the listings down, but that still poses the question of how to recognize fake bills or coin pieces if you’re inexperienced and how to protect yourself from buying or accepting fake ones. (Visit Colonial Acres Coins for additional advice). A Worldwide Problem Counterfeit currency is an…
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