September, 2019

Canada wraps up its D-Day numismatic commemoration with an extraordinary one-kilo silver coin

By |2019-09-08T23:28:04+01:00September 8th, 2019|Categories: History, Military, Silver, Canada, Royal Canadian Mint|

Canada wraps up its D-Day numismatic commemoration with an extraordinary one-kilo silver coin We've seen a pretty neat selection of coins so far this year that have marked the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings on the French Normandy coast, but few as impressive as this one. Canada has already issued several pieces, but this final issue is the biggest yet, at a full kilo of 0.9999 silver [...]

August, 2019

ANA 2019: Canada adds the fourth issue to its Predator series of silver bullion coins

By |2019-08-15T13:39:02+01:00August 15th, 2019|Categories: Bullion, News Nuggets, Nature, Silver, Canada, Royal Canadian Mint|

ANA 2019: Canada adds the fourth issue to its Predator series of silver bullion coins The fourth issue in the RCM's Predator series has been launched at the ANA show and carries on the theme of leaping carnivores from the Canadian ecosystem. Following the 2016 Cougar, 2017 Lynx, and 2018 Wolf designs, this 500k mintage 1oz silver coin continues a long line of relatively small mintage nature coins [...]

Canadian Wildlife 3/3: ‘Extraordinary’ high-relief debuts with a polygonal animal portrait set

By |2019-08-07T12:13:52+01:00August 7th, 2019|Categories: Nature, Silver, Canada, Royal Canadian Mint|

Canadian Wildlife 3/3: 'Extraordinary' high-relief debuts with a polygonal animal portrait set High-relief is without question the darling of the modern coin world. New minting techniques have made hitherto impossible designs relatively commonplace, and the mints marketing departments have certainly kept pace. Ultra, Max, Extra are all names that have prefixed 'high-relief', but now the Royal Canadian Mint have topped them all with 'Extraordinary High-relief'... Marketing nonsense [...]

Canadian Wildlife 2/3: Annual gold series features animal portraits starting with the Cougar

By |2019-08-11T01:19:28+01:00August 7th, 2019|Categories: News Nuggets, Gold, Nature, Canada, Royal Canadian Mint|

Canadian Wildlife 2/3: Annual gold series features animal portraits starting with the Cougar The second of our three-article look at Canada's new wildlife coins features the rarest and least affordable of the offerings. A new annual series called Canadian Wildlife Portraits will showcase some of the amazing, larger animals that inhabit the often harsh environments of this Northern land. First up is the Cougar, and the [...]

Canadian Wildlife 1/3: Gorgeous Orca coin kicks off a three issue W. Allan Hancock penned gilded series

By |2019-08-06T22:07:25+01:00August 7th, 2019|Categories: Gilded, Nature, Silver, Canada, Royal Canadian Mint|

Canadian Wildlife 1/3: Gorgeous Orca coin kicks off a three issue W. Allan Hancock penned gilded series After months of trying out new gimmicks and minting techniques, the Royal Canadian Mint has used August to issue a more back-to-basics selection of quite beautiful designs. We do like that the RCM tries new things, but it's easy to get tired of weird and unusual, and we sometimes yearn [...]

Canada’s Second World War Battlefront continues with the operation to secure Antwerp

By |2019-08-01T23:21:01+01:00August 1st, 2019|Categories: History, Military, Silver, Canada, Royal Canadian Mint|

Canada's Second World War Battlefront continues with the operation to secure Antwerp It's been four years since the Royal Canadian Mint embarked on its ten-coin Second World War Battlefront series of one-ounce fine silver coins. It was itself a kind of sequel to their First World War Battlefront range that had started the year before, but both ran concurrently for a while. The latest issue is another military operation [...]

June, 2019

The greatest seaborne assault in history was 75 years ago today. A look at the coins issued to mark it.

By |2019-06-07T07:42:05+01:00June 6th, 2019|Categories: History, Coloured, Gilded, Military, Gold, Silver, Canada, France, Gibraltar, Niue Island, Tanzania, United Kingdom|

The greatest seaborne assault in history was 75 years ago today. A look at the coins issued to mark it. Codenamed Operation Neptune, the largest seaborne invasion in history and the start of Operation Overlord took place on Tuesday, 6 June 1944 when a huge Allied force began the liberation of German-occupied France. The culmination of a years planning, and even then, it was almost scuppered by [...]

May, 2019

Lennon classic ‘Give Peace A Chance’ remembered 50 years later on Canadian silver coin

By |2019-05-25T13:53:26+01:00May 25th, 2019|Categories: Culture, Coloured, People, Silver, Canada, Royal Canadian Mint|

Lennon classic 'Give Peace A Chance' remembered 50 years later on Canadian silver coin Considered a classic anti-war anthem and the first single released by John Lennon as a solo issue (he was still in the Beatles at the time), 'Give Peace a Chance' was only a minor hit back in 1969. Peaking at number 14 in the US and number 2 in his homeland, the UK,  [...]

April, 2019

Canada adds incuse strike Maple Leaf bullion variants and a new gold Call of the Wild coin

By |2019-04-03T14:55:57+01:00April 3rd, 2019|Categories: Bullion, Gold, Nature, Silver, Canada, Royal Canadian Mint|

Canada adds incuse strike Maple Leaf bullion variants and a new gold Call of the Wild coin One of the very biggest of the world's bullion coins, the Royal Canadian Mint's Maple Leaf continues to sell in huge numbers, but has very limited appeal to those more interested in the current trend towards limited mintage designs. That's only to be expected when anything becomes so ubiquitous, so [...]

March, 2019

Canada captures the moment a Hadrosaur takes a first look at its new Cretaceous habitat

By |2019-03-06T20:05:41+01:00March 6th, 2019|Categories: Coloured, Nature, Silver, Canada, Royal Canadian Mint|

Canada captures the moment a Hadrosaur takes a first look at its new Cretaceous habitat Obviously, with our well known love of palaeontology, there was no way we were missing this coin and as we've been a little slack on reporting Canadian coins of late, here it is - Dinosaurs. The Royal Canadian Mint has quite a decent history of releasing coins themed around prehistoric life, having [...]

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