Highlights / Royal Canadian Mint

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 »

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 »

Society

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 »

Society

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 »