Giants of the Ice Age: Woolly Mammoth 2oz silver bullion (2024 MTB-PAMP/RCM)

By |2024-02-16T16:25:48+00:00February 16th, 2024|Categories: Quicklooks, Bullion, Nature, Silver, Canada, Royal Canadian Mint|

The Royal Canadian Mint continues its long tradition of nature-themed bullion with the second in their Ice Age Giants series of two-ounce silver coins. Launching last year with a Smilodon design, for 2024 we're with another classic beast of the period, the Woolly Mammoth. It's a typical RCM design, with a wide, star-burst border, and some excellent [...]

Great Hunters: Grizzly Bear silver coin (2023 Royal Canadian Mint)

By |2023-09-07T12:13:15+01:00September 7th, 2023|Categories: Quicklooks, Gold, Nature, Silver, Canada, Royal Canadian Mint|

With a long history of nature coins, the Royal Canadian Mint has issued some beautiful designs over the years, none more so in our view, than the proof coins, free of gimmickry. What we're looking at here is a coin in the 'Great Hunters' series, featuring the apex predator, Grizzly Bear. It's a clean looking design, by [...]

Raven Brings the Light one-kilo silver coin (2023 Royal Canadian Mint)

By |2023-07-25T22:22:59+01:00July 25th, 2023|Categories: Quicklooks, Culture, Gilded, Silver, Canada, Royal Canadian Mint|

The Royal Canadian Mint has a history of issuing some extremely attractive kilo-class coins, not simply bigger versions of smaller coin designs, but one-offs meant to be seen at the typically circa-100 mm diameters common to this weight class. At 102.1 mm across, the RCM's latest chonker actually carries a design that would look equally at home on [...]

The Royal Canadian Mint expands its nature-themed bullion range with four new coins

By |2023-05-04T23:48:20+01:00May 4th, 2023|Categories: Bullion, Nature, Gold, Silver, Canada, Royal Canadian Mint|

The Royal Canadian Mint expands its nature-themed bullion range with four new coins Famed for their various bullion series themed around the extensive fauna of this huge country, the Royal Canadian Mint has spent the last decade or so issuing small series of coins, like their 2011 Canadian Wildlife, and 2014 Birds of Prey series. Despite [...]

The Royal Canadian Mint debuts its first ‘Ice Age’ two-ounce silver bullion coin – the fearsome Smilodon

By |2023-02-23T12:33:56+00:00February 23rd, 2023|Categories: Bullion, Nature, Silver, Canada, Royal Canadian Mint|

The Royal Canadian Mint debuts its first 'Ice Age' two-ounce silver bullion coin - the fearsome Smilodon The Royal Canadian Mint has debuted its latest silver bullion series, and they've headed back to the Ice Age for inspiration. This is one of their regular 0.9999 two-ounce silver series the mint produces, usually nature based, although they've [...]

VANTAGE POINT: BALD EAGLE 1kg gold coin (2023 Royal Canadian Mint)

By |2023-01-10T19:31:19+00:00January 10th, 2023|Categories: Quicklooks, Nature, Gold, Canada, Royal Canadian Mint|

Nature coins are always popular, and there's a huge variety of designs and styles, often of a wildly varying quality, on the market today. There are shaped coins, dimensional ones, and a plethora of coloured efforts, but for us, nothing beats a cleanly struck proof coin that's focused on the artwork, and what better way to get the [...]

Colourful Birds: Cedar Waxwing 1 oz silver coin (2022 Royal Canadian Mint)

By |2022-08-15T11:28:45+01:00August 15th, 2022|Categories: Quicklooks, Coloured, Nature, Silver, Canada, Royal Canadian Mint|

One of the better, and more prolific issuers of nature coins, the Royal Canadian Mint has just issued the second of its 'Colourful Birds' coins, following the 2021 debut of the first, the Blue Jay (image below). The latter has appeared on a Canadian coin before, as part of the 2015 'Songbirds of Canada' series, but the 2022 [...]

Multi-faceted Animal family – Bald Eagles (2022 Royal Canadian Mint)

By |2022-04-06T21:42:23+01:00April 6th, 2022|Categories: Quicklooks, Nature, Silver, Canada, Royal Canadian Mint|

The Royal Canadian Mint has experimented with, and produced some super coins in the past, using a type of art composed of crystal-like facets. These employed the mint's ridiculously-named 'Extraordinarily High-Relief', and did so excellently, offering animal portraits on clean backgrounds, composed entirely of those facets. The RCM's latest isn't as ambitious, ring-fencing the faceted sections to the [...]

MDM and the Royal Canadian Mint celebrate the 100-year anniversary of telephone pioneer, Alexander Graham Bell

By |2022-02-10T15:30:27+00:00February 10th, 2022|Categories: Coloured, Gilded, Gold, People, Barbados, Science, Silver, Canada, MDM, Royal Canadian Mint|

MDM and the Royal Canadian Mint celebrate the 100-year anniversary of telephone pioneer, Alexander Graham Bell Born in 1847, Scottish inventor Alexander Graham Bell's name will forever be linked with his most famous invention - the telephone. His efforts in the field were driven by both his wife's, and his mother's deafness, the work he undertook [...]

Creatures of the North – Werewolf (2021 Royal Canadian Mint)

By |2021-09-22T11:31:33+01:00September 22nd, 2021|Categories: Quicklooks, Art & Literature, Bullion, Silver, Canada, Royal Canadian Mint|

In a big launch early last year, we showed off the first in a new series from the Royal Canadian Mint called 'Creatures of the North: The Kraken'. After an extended, no doubt Covid led delay, the second coin is about to ship. This time we're out of the sea and into the woods with the legendary Werewolf. [...]

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