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', [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Canada joins an ever expanding celebration of the 1969 moon landing with a domed coin duo

By |2019-06-30T16:47:43+01:00June 29th, 2019|Categories: History, Gold, Science, Silver, Royal Canadian Mint|

Canada joins an ever expanding celebration of the 1969 moon landing with a domed coin duo Canada has added its voice to the celebrations of Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, and Michael Collins epic journey to, and landing on, our erstwhile satellite - the Moon. Now we're not going to go over the [...]

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. [...]

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 [...]

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

By |2019-03-06T20:05:41+00:00March 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 [...]

Australia takes a poignant look at nocturnal species with a nickel and gold plated coin series

By |2019-02-13T23:55:58+00:00February 13th, 2019|Categories: Gilded, Australia, Nature, Royal Canadian Mint|

Australia takes a poignant look at vanished species with a nickel and gold plated coin series Australia's quirky wildlife is no stranger to modern coins. On the contrary, the Perth Mint has done its best to make sure we know all about it, but the Royal Australian Mint (RAM) has always been [...]

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

By |2018-11-07T14:47:39+00:00November 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, [...]

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