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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

New laser technology used to colour coins

It was pretty much accidental that Canadian researchers found a way to add colour to coins without using inks, dyes or pigments. A special picosecond laser was being used in a technique to enhance the engraving on the coins. This »

Politics, Society

New gay rights coin divides Canadians

Plans by the federal government to mint a new dollar coin designed to commemorate 50 years of homosexual rights in Canada have sparked a backlash both from proponents of LGBTQ rights and social conservative groups, CBC News reports. The new »

Economy, International, Politics, Society

No details released as Canada and Australia settle mint dispute

Whew! Thank God, that spat is settled. Canada and Australia have settled a heated dispute over the printing of red poppies on commemorative coins meant to honour veterans and those that perished. Also settled were other disputes including the use »

Arts & Entertainment, Economy, Internet, Science & 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 »

Highlights, International, Society

Canadian mint angers veterans

Historically incorrect The 75th anniversary of a disastrous and tragic military action during the Second World War is fast approaching. To commemorate the event the Royal Canadian Mint created and released a special anniversary silver coin in May. But the »


New toonie commemorates Battle of the Atlantic

Bye-bye cute polar bear. Instead of the photogenetic Arctic predator, Canada’s newest two-dollar coin, or the toonie, features a heroic chapter in Canadian history. The Royal Canadian Mint unveiled the new coin commemorating the 75th anniversary of the Battle of the Atlantic »


Canada unveils Star Trek coin and stamp collection

Fans of Star Trek rejoice! The Royal Canadian Mint has unveiled a new set of collectible coins and stamps to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Star Trek: The Original Series. The revolutionary TV show, which featured two Canadians, William Shatner, who plays »