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. [...]

DISCOVERING DINOSAURS: REAPER OF DEATH (2021 Royal Canadian Mint)

By |2021-03-03T16:13:10+00:00March 3rd, 2021|Categories: Quicklooks, Nature, Science, Ruthenium / Rhodium, Silver, Canada, Royal Canadian Mint|

It was a Canadian dinosaur coin that started my interest in coins some years ago, so any new release from the mint is always of interest here. It helps that large parts of Canada, particularly Alberta, are home to some quite extraordinary fossils, both in quality and quantity, and the mint has always been welcoming of new [...]

Royal Canadian Mint goes fully dimensional for its 2020 Remembrance Day poppy silver coin

By |2020-10-06T16:42:37+01:00October 6th, 2020|Categories: Culture, History, Silver, Canada, Royal Canadian Mint|

Royal Canadian Mint goes fully dimensional for its 2020 Remembrance Day poppy silver coin Lots of the world's big national mints, as well as a few of the independents, issue a coin to martk Remembrance Day. Over the last few years, we've seen so super designs, sometimes focusing on the poignance of the event, other times [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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