Medals, medallions & tokens from the Royal Canadian Mint
Since 1908, the Royal Canadian Mint's circulation and numismatic coins have earned a reputation for quality, craftsmanship and innovation. But did you know our award-winning team of engravers, engineers and craftspeople have also been manufacturing highly regarded medals, medallions and tokens since the early 1930's? With a diverse medals, medallions and tokens portfolio featuring projects with the Department of National Defence, Coca-Cola and many more, we work with our clients to recognize a wide array of achievements and conduct that have made significant impacts on organizations, our country and often the world.
- Medals are typically given to the individuals for awards & recognition (i.e. exemplary service), decoration (i.e. bravery) and outstanding achievements (i.e. Vancouver 2010)
- Medals do not circulate and are generally found in near-mint condition
- The actual value of a medal will depend entirely on what it is, what country issued it, overall condition, etc.
- Medals usually have a "story" that makes them even more meaningful and significant
- Medals are a popular exonumia collectible because of their historic and monetary value
- The Royal Canadian Mint has been crafting the highest quality medals for over 80 years
MEDALLIONS AND TOKENS
- Medallions are typically issued for artistic, commemorative or marketing purposes (i.e. in-pack/in-case promotions, special events and gifts/souvenirs)
- Medallions have no face value and they are not exchanged for goods or service
- Tokens are typically issued and exchanged as a form of payment for use in theme parks, casinos, retail stores, municipalities, etc.)
- Tokens, such as trade dollars, are circulated as money and traded for their respective face values, generally in a specific region, store, etc.
- Medallions and tokens are other forms of exonumia and collected by exonumists
- The Royal Canadian Mint has been manufacturing medallions and tokens since the early 1930's