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Mint Talk

We believe that collecting coins can fill a lifetime with interest and inspiration. What begins as a pastime can easily become an absorbing pursuit - indeed, a passion.

What’s in a finish?

What’s in a finish?

Every coin has a “finish”—a final bit of texturing and polish to give it shine and visual interest. Not so long ago, coins had just two kinds of finishes: brilliant or frosted (or some combination of those). Today, coins can have a multitude of textures and patterns—applied to the smallest areas of a design with pinpoint accuracy.

10 Things You May Not Know About Willie O’Ree

10 Things You May Not Know About Willie O’Ree

The Royal Canadian Mint is excited to unveil a new coin honouring Willie O’Ree. Discover 10 things you may not know about this famous NHL trailblazer.

The party heard ’round the world

The party heard ’round the world

Ask artist Pandora Young where she’d time travel if she could revisit V-E Day and she’ll tell you, “Wherever the crowds were the biggest.”

Bringing history to life

Bringing history to life

A flight lieutenant navigator salutes, a pilot flashes a victory sign and a member of the Women’s Division waves as a Spitfire roars by overhead. These are the faces of the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF), honoured on a new 14-karat gold coin celebrating the 75th anniversary of Victory in Europe, brought to life by artist Laurie McGaw.

Collecting History

Collecting History

When the Royal Canadian Mint first called retired Military Engineer Warrant Officer Ed Storey, CD asking him to be a historical advisor on a military coin, he knew his lifelong “pack rat” tendency had finally found its purpose.

Spend more time sharing moments and creating memories this holiday season

Spend more time sharing moments and creating memories this holiday season

Are we ever ready in time for the holidays? Whether it be baking, decorating, or last minute shopping, it seems as though we are always scrambling to make the holidays a magical time and to create moments our loved ones will never forget. This year, let us help you.

Remembering the sacrifices made by Veterans, 75 years ago

Remembering the sacrifices made by Veterans, 75 years ago

Ever since our very first Poppy coin in 2004, the Royal Canadian Mint has proudly issued special commemorative coins to remember the service and sacrifice of Canada’s Veterans and active military. Etched on each coin is the story of our shared history and memory of the extraordinary sacrifices made by our Veterans. Stories like this …

The Royal Canadian Mint captures Winston Churchill by Yousuf Karsh

The Royal Canadian Mint captures Winston Churchill by Yousuf Karsh

The Roaring Lion by Yousuf Karsh is one of the most widely reproduced images in the history of photography. For the first time since its existence, the Estate of Yousuf Karsh has granted permission of a reinterpretation – in the shape of a Canadian coin.

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