Canada

November, 2018

Canada launches a neat new Polar Bear silver coin with an unusual edge finish

By |2018-11-07T14:47:39+00:00November 7th, 2018|Categories: Nature, Silver, Canada, Royal Canadian Mint|

Canada launches a neat new Polar Bear silver coin with an unusual edge finish We used to cover every coin every month that emanated from the Royal Canadian Mint (RCM), but the sheer numbers and similar designs led to us scaling back a little. The RCM does have a penchant for experimentation, some of which miss the mark, but with plenty that hit the target bang on. [...]

August, 2018

Canada issues a gorgeous Cougar design for its fourth Rhodium-plated Nocturnal by Nature coin

By |2018-08-08T09:55:57+00:00August 8th, 2018|Categories: Nature, Silver, Canada, Royal Canadian Mint|

Canada issues a gorgeous Cougar design for its fourth Rhodium-plated Nocturnal by Nature coin Plating with rhodium or ruthenium isn't new and there have been several coins issued over the last couple of years that employ it. Many of those, however, have been aftermarket applications to the numerous bullion coins that are available today, most prominently the Golden Enigma series from AllCollect. Imparting a black(ish) finish, the [...]

July, 2018

Canada launches its first meteorite adorned coin in honour its Royal Astronomical Society

By |2018-07-02T21:33:07+00:00July 2nd, 2018|Categories: Coloured, Nature, Inserts, Silver, Canada, Royal Canadian Mint|

Canada launches its first meteorite adorned coin in honour its Royal Astronomical Society We don't cover every release from the Royal Canadian Mint as the volume of them has become quite overwhelming, but we do like to pick out what we think are the most interesting, or simply what we think are the best of them. This one is definitely interesting as it seems to have captured [...]

June, 2018

Star Trek Deep Space 9 is 25 years old and Canada celebrates with ornate silver coin

By |2018-06-25T18:38:56+00:00June 25th, 2018|Categories: Coloured, Movies & TV, Silver, Canada, Royal Canadian Mint|

Star Trek Deep Space 9 is 25 years old and Canada celebrates with ornate silver coin Along with Star Wars, Star Trek is about as big a media phenomenon as it's possible to get. Both have had some serious representation in the numismatic world over the last few years, but while Star Wars remains exclusive to the New Zealand Mint, Star Trek has spread from the Perth [...]

May, 2018

Dennis the Menace would be untouchable if Gnasher looked like the subject of Canadas latest coin

By |2018-05-09T00:41:14+00:00May 9th, 2018|Categories: Nature, Inserts, Silver, Canada, Royal Canadian Mint|

Dennis the Menace would be untouchable if Gnasher looked like the subject of Canadas latest coin We make no secret of our love of coins featuring prehistoric life and there have been some superb issues over the last few years keeping us happy. Excellent offerings from the Austrian Mint, the Mint of Poland and Coin Invest Trust go a long way to satisfying colletors, but it's rare [...]

April, 2018

The Aliens are coming!! Canada launches glow in the dark coin for its most famous UFO sighting

By |2018-04-11T23:15:54+00:00April 11th, 2018|Categories: Event, Coloured, Silver, Canada, Royal Canadian Mint|

The Aliens are coming!! Canada launches glow in the dark coin for its most famous UFO sighting As usual, the Royal Canadian Mint has another extendsive selection of new coins this month including additions to ongoing series, some quirky new issues, and the obligatory maple Leaf themed releases. The unobtrusive coin we're looking at here would normally have drifted under the radar as just another release, and [...]

February, 2018

The Star Trek onrush continues with a new three silver coin Canadian series of iconic Starships

By |2018-02-03T16:16:22+00:00February 3rd, 2018|Categories: Coloured, Movies & TV, Silver, Canada, Royal Canadian Mint|

The Star Trek onrush continues with a new three silver coin Canadian series of iconic Starships It seems 2018 is going to be the year of the popular culture coin, with a huge range of tv and movie themed issues already appearing just five weeks into the year. Star Trek seems to be garnering a bit more attention than usual with THREE mints now issuing coins, since the [...]

January, 2018

Silver Maple Leaf is 30 years old and the mint celebrates with limited bullion variants

By |2018-01-23T12:12:32+00:00January 23rd, 2018|Categories: Culture, Bullion, Silver, Canada, Royal Canadian Mint|

Silver Maple Leaf is 30 years old and the mint celebrates with limited bullion variants First launched in 1988, the Silver Maple Leaf (SML) has gone on to become the second best selling silver bullion coin on the market, tailing just behind the American Silver Eagle (ASE). A clean and simple design, depicting just a maple leaf against a plain background, the coin has remained relatively unchanged [...]

The Viking Longship and their carved figureheads is celebrated on a new Canadian silver coin series

By |2018-01-17T14:21:21+00:00January 17th, 2018|Categories: History, Coloured, Silver, Canada, Royal Canadian Mint|

The Viking Longship and their carved figureheads is celebrated on a new Canadian silver coin series Despite the celebrations around Christopher Columbus and other fifteenth-century European explorers when it comes to talking about the discovery of the America's, it's pretty clear that the Viking were there centuries before. Legendary seamen for their times, the Norse longship took Leif Erikson all the way to Vinland (Newfoundland), where he established a [...]

Ancient Canada fossil coin series back for 2018 with a new pair of antique silver designs

By |2018-01-12T07:41:53+00:00January 12th, 2018|Categories: Nature, Silver, Canada, Royal Canadian Mint|

Ancient Canada fossil coin series back for 2018 with a new pair of antique silver designs Perennial AgAuNEWS favourite, the prehistoric creature coin, is back from one of the best producers in the genre; the Royal Canadian Mint. Last year the RCM launched a two-coin series of one-ounce silver coins called Ancient Canada that featured representations of fossils in the Royal Tyrell Museum, located in Alberta. That [...]

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