New Coin Series From The Mint Highlighting Canadian Species

Home to the largest number of polar bears in the world, Canada takes pride in in sharing the land with these majestic animals. The polar bear is said to be the cultural icon and an animal that is quite playful despite its size. The Royal Canadian Mint managed to capture this softer side of polar bears by creating a coin with a touching image of two bears cuddling. The vivid colours in the background feature the stunning Arctic sunset and bring the image to life with top-notch engraving. With this coin, the Mint managed to show the Arctic’s top predator…
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Silver Canadian Dollar Set: Wings Of Hope

In order to pay tribute to the once-endangered species, the peregrine falcon, the Royal Mint introduced the stunning silver Canadian dollar set called ‘Wings of Hope.’ This set features two rectangular and one maple-leaf shaped coin with an engraved falcon and its wings spread out onto the other two pieces. The message of hope that is carried by this set shows how a bit of effort can save a beautiful species of birds and bring it back to Canadian cliffs where they belong. With the help of an amazing artist who was responsible for the reverse, this set came out…
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Royal Canadian Mint Releases A Playing Card Coin Set: Find Out Why

If you aren’t familiar with the fact that playing cards were once used as currency in Canada, then you certainly must be confused by the Mint’s latest release. Cards were a simple solution in times of shortages and people used to write something on the back to indicate the value of cards and ensure a flawless exchange. The Royal Canadian Mint came up with a set of four coins that are inspired by the 17th and 18th century’s rectangular shape and style of playing cards. The flawless colourful design by Trevor Tennant and the impressive engraving job on these coins…
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Check Out The Unique Paper Money From Around The World

Many countries around the world have decided to add interesting features and innovative design ideas to their paper money. The area that has been worked on the most concerning currencies is security where a lot of measures have been taken to prevent counterfeits. Also, a lot of attention has been paid to help the visually impaired by adding certain features to paper money that make it a lot easier for people to identify. So, it is evident that currencies around the world are becoming pretty innovative since both the aesthetics and security measures are taken into consideration. Read on if…
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A Look Back At the Story Of The Canadian

Collecting coins has always been quite an exciting and interesting hobby. You get a chance to be a person who has a great and valuable collection, speaking in both financial and emotional terms. And among the storied and popular Canadian coins is the the two-dollar coin, fondly known as the “Toonie.” A coin which has become somewhat of an icon since it’s original introduction over 20 years ago. Learn more about the story behind this unique coin. A Coin Created out of Necessity The Canadian two-dollar coin, informally called the Toonie, was introduced on February 19, 1996. The reason why…
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