Highlights / coin

Arts & Entertainment, Society

Royal Mint commemorates legendary Canadian schooner with gold and silver coins

The Royal Canadian Mint is celebrating the centenary of Bluenose with the launch of two commemorative coins dedicated to the legendary Canadian schooner. The annual $100 Pure Gold Coin and Proof Silver Dollar commemorate the legacy of the original Bluenose, »

Internet, Science & Technology

Canadian three-metal coin wins international award

The Royal Canadian Mint announced that it has won a best new coin award  for a token that is made of three metals. The coin has a brass-plated steel ring, an inner core of nickel-plated steel and copper-plated steel on »

Economy, Politics

Canada History: May 4, 2012- the last penny drops

In the Canadian federal government’s March “Economic Action Plan” of 2012, a segment was devoted to the penny, the one cent coin. The particular reference said the government had decided to end the use of the penny. Originally made of »

Politics, Society

Black History Month: New collector coin honours civil rights icon

In a small incident that has since become legendary, North America’s first fight for black rights will be honoured once again by the Royal Canadian Mint. In 1946, years before the Rosa Parks incident in the U.S., Canadian businesswoman Viola »

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 »

Economy, Highlights, 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 »