Canada

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 [...]

November, 2018

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

By |2018-11-07T14:47:39+01:00November 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+01:00August 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+01:00July 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+01:00June 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+01:00May 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+01:00April 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 [...]

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