April, 2020

Sir John Franklin’s ill-fated expedition to the NW Passage is remembered 175 years later on a superb Canadian silver coin

By |2020-04-07T23:31:33+01:00April 7th, 2020|Categories: History, Silver, Canada, Royal Canadian Mint|

Sir John Franklin's ill-fated expedition to the NW Passage is remembered 175 years later on a superb Canadian silver coin We can always expect a smattering of coins featuring the iconic maple leaf that so epitomises Canada's national identity being released every month, as well as something gimmicky in an attempt to push coin design forward, but in amongst all that there's always a real gem. In [...]

March, 2020

Royal Canadian Mint takes its diamond adorned Forevermark range into the third dimension

By |2020-03-07T13:09:06+00:00March 6th, 2020|Categories: Art & Literature, Inserts, Silver, Canada, Royal Canadian Mint|

Royal Canadian Mint takes its diamond adorned Forevermark range into the third dimension Over the last few years, the Royal Canadian Mint has issued several coins adorned with embedded diamonds. One of the more well known diamond jewellery companies is the De Beers Group owned 'Forevermark' brand, claiming to choose only the best and most ethically sourced diamonds for its product range. One of their ranges is [...]

Canada goes ‘thicc’ with an ultra-pure, limited, ten-kilogram Gold Maple Leaf bullion coin

By |2020-03-03T01:31:02+00:00March 3rd, 2020|Categories: Bullion, Gold, Canada, Royal Canadian Mint|

Canada goes 'thicc' with an ultra-pure, limited, ten-kilogram Gold Maple Leaf bullion coin Just a day after the Royal Mint released the biggest gold coin in its 1100 year history - a James Bond proof jobbie weighing 7kg - the Royal Canadian Mint debuts a new Gold Maple Leaf (GML) coin that chunks the scales at a cool ten kilos. This isn't the first time the RCM has issued [...]

February, 2020

Canada remembers its iconic centennial goose in flight with a new 2oz silver bullion coin

By |2020-02-14T15:17:44+00:00February 14th, 2020|Categories: Bullion, Nature, Silver, Canada, Royal Canadian Mint|

Canada remembers its iconic centennial goose in flight with a new 2oz silver bullion coin The Canadian Centennial Dollar design was the brainchild of artist Alex Colville, in 1966 winning a competition to design the circulating currency for Canada's centennial year. The dollar was the key piece and depicted a Canada Goose in flight. It was a simple design, but the most memorable coins often are. After a [...]

Canada starts a new 2oz bullion coin series looking at its old monster legends, with The Kraken

By |2020-02-06T22:26:26+00:00February 6th, 2020|Categories: Art & Literature, Culture, Bullion, Silver, Canada, Royal Canadian Mint|

Canada starts a new 2oz bullion coin series looking at its old monster legends, with The Kraken Purveyor of multitudes of bullion coins with a wide mix of designs, this latest release from the Royal Canadian Mint is something a little different from their normal nature-themed designs. Heading firmly into supernatural territory is the first in a new 'Creatures of the North' series of two-ounce silver bullion coins, [...]

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 [...]

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