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2024 Royal Canadian Mint Wildlife Reflections: Grizzly Bear $20 Silver Coin

Canada's wildlife's stunning beauty has always inspired the Royal Canadian Mint's coin art. Now, with their new Wildlife Reflections series, coin collectors get another glimpse of the country's natural wonders.  The release of the Wildlife Reflections: Grizzly Bear $20 silver coin, available at Colonial Acres, encapsulates not just a magnificent member of Canada's wildlife but also a serene snapshot of the beautiful landscapes it roams. We invite you to witness the attraction of this coin, analyze the rich depiction of the Grizzly Bear, understand its significance in both wildlife and numismatic circles, and ultimately, contemplate why this piece is a...

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Celebrating Bravery and Remembrance: Collectible Coins Honouring Vimy Ridge Day

In this blog post, we not only pay homage to the battle itself but also to the enduring legacy encapsulated in the precision and artistry of these numismatic pieces. We invite you to explore the design, significance, and stories behind these coins, and perhaps consider adding them to your collection as a poignant and timeless reminder. The Significance of Vimy Ridge Vimy Ridge, a strategic miles-long escarpment in the Nord-Pas-de-Calais region of France, was the scene of one of the most important battles in Canadian military history. In April 1917, during the First World War, Canadian soldiers achieved a remarkable...

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Blooming Currency: Flower Coins For This Spring Season

With the arrival of spring, the numismatic world comes alive with the symbolism and beauty of floral images on coins. For coin collectors, spring is the perfect time to add some colour and a touch of nature to your collection. This season, let's take a closer look at one particular type of currency that is sure to bloom. Collecting coins with a specific theme, like the vibrant designs of springtime flowers, is an exciting and rewarding journey for coin enthusiasts. It's not just about looks or value; these coins offer both charm and educational value.  Each coin that features a...

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The 2024 $30 Weather Watch Bison by Robert Bateman

The Canadian wilderness harbours a blend of majestic fauna and sprawling landscapes, and capturing its essence requires both respect and awe. One of the latest treasures from the Royal Canadian Mint is the 2024 Weather Watch Bison $30 coin, which is an embodiment of these national treasures. Designed by Canadian artist and naturalist Robert Bateman, this piece is more than a coin; it’s an amalgamation of art, culture, and numismatic craft. In this blog, we’ll venture into the wilderness to explore the significance of the bison depicted on this stunning coin and offer insights for enthusiasts looking to add this...

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Notable Coin Collections Around the World PART 2

Gear up for another informative journey into some of the world's most notable coin collections and collectors.  In the previous blog post, we explored the extensive collection of Eliasberg, the man widely honoured as the most significant coin collector in history. We admired his possession of rare gems such as the 1913 Liberty Head Nickel, the 1804 Draped Bust Dollar, and the 1861 Confederate States Half Dollar, amongst others. We hopped across continents to check out the luxurious and varied collection of King Farouk of Egypt, who had coins spanning from ancient Greek and Roman currencies to Victorian golden sovereigns...

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