Limited Glow-in-the-dark Dinosaur Canadian Coin

The Royal Canadian Mint produces a large number and variety of coins every year. They are responsible for minting all the quarters, loonies, toonies and other coins that are used on a daily basis in Canada. But besides creating all the country’s currency, the Canadian Mint also produces collector’s coins and many of them are truly fascinating and unique. The latest innovation to come from the Mint is a one of a kind egg-shaped, glow-in-the-dark dinosaur coin made of pure silver. This Canadian coin will appeal to anyone who is looking for something different to add to their coin collection…
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Looking Back at the Year the Dollar Coin was Introduced in Canada

In 1986 the Canadian government decided to replace the one dollar banknote with a new one dollar coin. This was not a particularly popular decision with the general public. There were a number of reasons for replacing the note with a coin but the predominant reason given by the government was that the notes only lasted a couple of years in circulation. Constantly replacing worn out one dollar notes was costly, however one dollar coins could last a couple of decades and save the country millions of dollars in printing costs. Once the new coin was introduced, the central bank…
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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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