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I’ve inherited a coin collection… now what?

I’ve inherited a coin collection… now what?

An inherited coin collection is an unexpected gift that often reveals something about its owner and their interests. It may also seem like you’re stepping into a whole new world, and if you’re not already familiar with numismatics (the study or collection of coins), managing your collection may seem like a daunting task.

The Shape (and Size) of Things

The Shape (and Size) of Things

For as long as coins have existed, they’ve come in different shapes and sizes. In fact, coins have a history of being anything but traditional, and that’s something we’ve embraced year after year.

It’s all in the numbers | Why you should be excited about mintage

It’s all in the numbers | Why you should be excited about mintage

If you are looking into becoming a coin collector, mintage is something you need to understand. Mintage goes hand in hand with the rarity of a coin. Learn more about how a coin’s rarity affects your favourite collectible coins.

New Year, New Hobby | Collecting Strategies for New Collectors

New Year, New Hobby | Collecting Strategies for New Collectors

Maybe it started when you decided to hold on to the D-Day toonie you found in your change. Or maybe it was when your relative passed down their shoebox full very cool pieces. Then, an ad crossed your path, and the next thing you know, you bought your first numismatic coin. Then another, and another. And now you want more. Welcome to the wonderful world of coin collecting.

What kind of collector are you?

What kind of collector are you?

Do you enjoy coins for their artistry—or their value? Do you love the thrill of snapping up rare, elusive collectibles—or the reassurance that you’ll be first in line for new issues? Take our quiz and discover your “collector character.” You might be surprised!

What’s the best way to store your coins?

What’s the best way to store your coins?

Oil, dirt and even just plain air can damage coin finishes. So can humidity and temperature extremes. If you want to keep your collection in “mint” condition (pun intended), what’s the best way to do it? The answer can depend on your priorities. Are you looking to preserve your coins as investments or do you want to be able to look at and display them?

What’s in your coin collecting toolkit?

What’s in your coin collecting toolkit?

You don’t need a lot of specialized equipment to get started as a coin collector, but there are a few key tools that can help you appreciate and protect your coins.

Showcase Your Collection — Anywhere, Any Way You Want!

Showcase Your Collection — Anywhere, Any Way You Want!

Treasure and collect on the go with the FREE Royal Canadian Mint app.

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