The Royal Canadian Mint releases a unique new strike with the debut of the 2013 Maple Leaf Impression Silver Coin. As can be inferred from the name, the strike showcases the likeness of a maple leaf on its reverse.
In fact, over one hundred small maple leaves grace the reverse of the coin. They are combined together in a pattern leaving the outline of a single much larger maple leaf in the center. [click to continue…]
A Wildlife in Motion series debuts from the Royal Canadian Mint with the recent release of the 2013 Bison Fine Silver Coin. This strike is offered by the RCM at its legal tender face value of CAD $100.
Each coin is struck from 99.99% pure silver. Shown on the reverse of the piece is a design of three bison. [click to continue…]
The Royal Canadian Mint indicates that two of its recently released numismatic products are fast approaching a sell-out. It is likely that both the 2013 Beaver 1/10 oz Fine Gold Coin and the 2013 Beaver 1/2 oz Fine Silver Coin will be sold out in short order.
Both strikes contain reverse designs emblematic of one of Canada's natural creatures, the beaver. Both are also offered as part of their respective O Canada gold and silver coin series.
The O Canada Gold Coin series actually made its debut with the release of the Beaver Coin. Future strikes of the program will focus on iconic Canadian animals. The related O Canada Silver Coin series is in its second release with the Silver Beaver Coin. Subsequent products of the program will celebrate the people, wildlife and scenery which makes Canada so unique.
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While inventories last, the Royal Canadian Mint is currently offering the 2013 Bald Eagle 1/25 oz Gold Coin. The coin is struck from 1/25 ounce of 99.99% pure gold and features a reverse design depicting a bald eagle.
The coin is offered by the Royal Canadian Mint as the 12th issue in a series of 1/25 oz pure gold coins. Maximum mintage of the release is limited to just 10,000.
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The Royal Canadian Mint has expanded its extremely popular $20 for $20 series with the release of the $20 for $20 Hockey Fine Silver Coin. A design found on the reverse of the strike is emblematic of Canada's national pastime, the sport of hockey.
This coin marks the seventh to be offered by the Royal Canadian Mint in the $20 for $20 program. Like other coins of the series, the $20 face value strike may be purchased for $20. [click to continue…]
The Royal Canadian Mint expands on its seasonal selection for collectors with the release of the new 2012 Holiday Snowstorm Silver Coin. This strike features a reverse design emblematic of a wintry storm including representations of snow-flakes accented with Swarovski® opal white crystal elements.
Maximum mintage for the Holiday Snowstorm Coin is listed by the Royal Canadian Mint at just 10,000. Each is struck from 99.99% pure silver and is offered by the Mint for CAD $114.95. [click to continue…]
The Royal Canadian Mint has a holiday themed fine silver coin available that many would consider an outstanding gift. Released for ordering back in September, the $20 for $20 Magical Reindeer Silver Coin may still be purchased directly from the Mint, while the extremely limited mintage lasts.
As indicated by the name, the coin depicts the image of a reindeer on the reverse. It is being sold for $20 which is the exact same amount as the face value of the strike. [click to continue…]
The Royal Canadian Mint (mint.ca) has issued a new 99.99% pure gold coin to honor the country's one cent coin which will no longer be struck for circulation. Each 2012 Farewell to the Penny 1/25 oz Gold Coin contains the same basic design as seen on the cent coin since 1937.
However, unlike those one cent coins, which have been struck from steel, nickel and copper in recent years, the new commemorative gold coin is struck from 1/25 ounce of .9999 fine gold. This gives the coin a weight of 1.27 grams. [click to continue…]
What image could be more emblematic of Canada than the maple leaf? With that in mind, it is not surprising that the Royal Canadian Mint has opted to continue a series that debuted last year featuring designs of the leaf on their reverse.
The newest coins to appear in that series, the 2012 Maple Leaf Forever Coins, are struck from varying sizes of gold and silver. These strikes have been recently released by the Mint and are purchasable now from the Mint. [click to continue…]
The Royal Canadian Mint last week unveiled new $1 and $2 circulation coins. These updated Loonies and Toonies feature new compositions and enhanced security features which were not only designed the save the government money but also to help prevent counterfeiting.
The new Loonies and Toonies created with the Royal Canadian Mint's patented Multi-Ply Plated Steel technology will make their way into circulation through the normal channels. Older strikes are still considered legal tender and will circulate alongside their replacements for many years to come, according to the Mint.
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