Highlights/mint

Economy, Society

Coin commemorates end of First World War

In less than a month, many nations around the world will mark a momentous date. This year, November 11th will be the 100th anniversary of the Armistice to end the horrific tragedy of the  First World War. To mark the» 

Arts and Entertainment, Economy, Internet, Science and Technology

New collectible “coins” from Canada

The Royal Canadian Mint continues to create Canada’s money for general use, but also has become a world leader in new coin technology, and in collectible and investment coinage. After new tech in holographic coins, and coloured coins, their latest» 

Economy, Society

Canada’s “loonie” turns 30 today

Not loved at first, now iconic In 1986, the Canadian government announced it would be introducing a new one dollar coin the following year. This was proposed as a cost saving measure to replace the one dollar banknote. Lucky loonie» 

Society

UPDATE: The man with the golden bum

It was a rare but certainly interesting case of theft, and the perpetrator has now been sentenced. An employee of the Royal Canadian Mint in Ottawa was found to have been stealing gold from the mint. In November of last» 

Economy, Society

The man with the golden bum

Ok apologies to James Bond fans.. but police were trying to figure out how someone was making off with gold from Canada’s mint. The case has been kept very quiet: the Royal Canadian Mint doesn’t like to advertise that they» 

Economy, Society

New Canadian coins of Remembrance

December this year will mark the 100th anniversary of the publishing of one of the best known poems of the First World War. In May 1915, shortly after burying a best friend killed by a German shell, Lt. Col John»