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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A Look Into The First Gold Coins Minted In 1912

In 1853, Canada decided to implement the gold standard. This allowed trade to be straightforward, but it also meant that appropriate amounts of gold needed to be kept in reserve to support the country’s currency. One of the benefits of this decision was that it fueled interest in the Canadian mint and particularly in the production and design of gold coins. When local miners found gold in the Klondike area of Yukon, thousands of Canadians got caught up in the gold rush. The Dominion Government soon caught on and, in 1912, ordered the production of 8,000 gold coins, each worth…
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150th Anniversary Of TransAtlantic Cable Silver Dollar Coin

In recognition of the 150th anniversary of the Transatlantic cable, the Royal Canadian Mint took the opportunity to issue a special-edition silver dollar. This Canadian silver dollar celebrates a feat of engineering that is remembered today as a monument to perseverance. The cable provided vital communication between the continents of North America, Europe and the world over. Its eventual implementation managed to connect both sides of the Atlantic Ocean via telegraph just before the invention of the telephone and was an ingenious idea that was way ahead of its time. The Coin Designed by the famous marine artist from Canada,…
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Paper Money: A Look Back At The Canadian $5 Bill

Canadian paper money, including the interesting five-dollar bill, has been regulated by the Bank of Canada ever since 1934. Since then, the banknotes of Canada have undergone many changes including the language and their design. For example, the banknotes were unilingual at first and usually had the picture of either the member of the royal family or the Prime Minister. The five-dollar bill has been particularly popular among collectors who aim at gathering them all. Read on to find out how it has evolved throughout the years and why you should consider one for your collection: The First Three Series…
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The Mint’s Missing Million Dollar Coin

When it comes to milestones in minting, the Royal Canadian Mint is a world-renowned facility that has produced countless incredibly valuable specimens that continue to exist as truly impressive feats of coin minting. Among the most interesting is the world’s first million-dollar coin which weighs 100 kilograms and has a face value of $1 million. Minted in 2007, the intention was to use the coin as an exclusive centerpiece that would promote the Mint and their new line of pure 1 oz Gold Maple Leaf bullion coins. But, the Mint decided to make a very limited quantity available for sale…
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