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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.

2018 $30 FINE SILVER COIN – DIMENSIONAL NATURE: POLAR BEARS

2018 $30 FINE SILVER COIN – DIMENSIONAL NATURE: POLAR BEARS

Nature comes alive with revolutionary dimensional paint Part of what makes coin art so appealing is how skilled engraving and vibrant colours bring depth and detail to even the smallest of scenes. Those visual possibilities just got even more dramatic with the Royal Canadian Mint’s introduction of dimensional paint, a stunning technique that gives images a 3D feel. Junior Product Manager Alicia Cook talks about her role in creating Dimensional Nature: Polar Bears — the world’s first coin to use this eye-catching technique.

Lighting the way with glowing hearts—and coins

Lighting the way with glowing hearts—and coins

Some things never lose their cool factor. Ever since the first consumer glow sticks were waved in the air at a Grateful Dead show in 1971, glow-in-the-dark technology has never lost its... well, shine. The Royal Canadian Mint has been a pioneer in bringing glow-in-the-dark effects to a wide range of coins, most recently with the 2018 $5 pure silver Hearts Aglow tribute to Canada’s multicultural makeup.

PAINTING WITH LIGHT AND METAL

PAINTING WITH LIGHT AND METAL

The power of light and metal… A painter’s mastery lies in the constant study of colour and light, lines and form. Whether their style is classic realism, abstract modernism, or somewhere in between, every painter will tell you their brushes are the channel that brings their vision from the ethers of inspiration to the tangible canvas of this three-dimensional world.

THE SINKING OF THE SS PRINCESS SOPHIA

THE SINKING OF THE SS PRINCESS SOPHIA

The historic Canadian tragedy you’ve probably never heard of. The sky is dark, and the waves darker. A blinding snowstorm renders the deadly reef invisible until it’s too late. The moment of impact is depicted dramatically on the new pure silver coin from the Royal Canadian Mint — when a steamer ran aground on the Vanderbilt Reef and sank in late October of 1918, taking the lives of all 350 passengers.

Honouring the fallen, celebrating peace

Honouring the fallen, celebrating peace

The First World War and the peace that followed it had a profound impact on Canada as a nation. In 2018, the Royal Canadian Mint commemorates the 100th anniversary of the moment the conflict ended—the Armistice—with collectibles and a new $2 circulation coin Canadians can look for in their change.

LEST WE FORGET

LEST WE FORGET

On the 100th Anniversary of the 1918 Armistice, two coins pay tribute with unprecedented, powerful designs. A feat of engineering to mark the end of the First World War.

FROM COMIC BOOK TO COIN.

FROM COMIC BOOK TO COIN.

A quick fly-by how a coin is made. BAM! The idea. It was 2012, and the 75th anniversary of the first Action Comics #1 featuring Superman was coming up the following year. Jamie Desrochers, an avid comic book collector in his own right, jumped at the enviable task of creating Superman commemorative coins.

R&D LAB COLLECTION

R&D LAB COLLECTION

Meet the team that makes the impossible possible! The world’s first coloured circulation coins. 3D coins with moving parts. Bi-metal coins that stand up to the demands of circulation. The Royal Canadian Mint has a long history of pushing the boundaries of minting technology. So how do those innovations come to be? Chief Technology Officer Dr. Xianyao Li offers a rare behind-the-scenes perspective on the Mint’s approach to R&D — and talks about the unique new R&D Lab Collection.

Got coins? How to safely store and display your collection—with style!

Got coins? How to safely store and display your collection—with style!

A coin collection can be a dazzling and impressive sight! But only if you know how to care for them. In a previous blog, we provided some tips to help you handle your coins. In this blog, we take coin care a step further—by sharing how to properly store them and keep them safe…even if you want to bring them out on display from time to time!

Superman—as you’ve never seen him before

Superman—as you’ve never seen him before

Royal Canadian Mint Product Manager Jamie Desrochers and DC Comics artist Jason Fabok tell the “origin story” of the Mint’s new three-dimensional Superman coin—an exclusive, jaw-dropping collectible comic book fans have never seen before.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Coin Gives a Boost to Mental Health in Canada – $25,000

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Coin Gives a Boost to Mental Health in Canada – $25,000

More recently, royals, non-royals and even workplaces have moved mental health to the forefront as it becomes a topic more people are willing to talk about. And for good reason.

The Final Frontier of Minting Technology

The Final Frontier of Minting Technology

Since Star Trek debuted as a TV series in 1966, its ever-expanding universe of stories and characters has continued to pushed boundaries in its depiction of future technology and its reflection of contemporary society.

Nature’s playful ambassador of friendship: The peaceful panda

Nature’s playful ambassador of friendship: The peaceful panda

Giant pandas are enduring Chinese symbols of peace and friendship — renowned for strength, resilience and a gentle temperament.

Finding Home in Canada

Finding Home in Canada

One of the great things about Canada is that it means different things to different people.

The Tantalizing Tangles of Zentangle Art

The Tantalizing Tangles of Zentangle Art

Its simple approach starts with drawing patterns of dots, lines, curls and shapes — “tangles” — on small pieces of paper, then arranging those “tiles” into a larger, abstract pieces.

10 Things You Probably Didn't Know About Medal-Making in Canada

10 Things You Probably Didn't Know About Medal-Making in Canada

Whether for unmatched bravery, merit, excellence in sports, or otherwise, every medal has an individual story — making each one even more meaningful and significant.

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