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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.

Minting Our Thanks

Minting Our Thanks

We’ve all heard the phrase not all heroes wear capes. A lot of them do wear masks though. Throughout the current COVID-19 pandemic a new roster of heroes has emerged. While the majority of us stayed home to stop the spread, these frontline heroes played an integral role in keeping our communities safe, healthy, connected, and well-stocked with essentials.

Meet Canada’s Pathfinding Pioneers!

Meet Canada’s Pathfinding Pioneers!

At approximately 9,984,670 sq km, Canada is the largest country in the western hemisphere, and its 202,080 km coastline is the longest compared to any other nation. From our great lakes, to our rainforest, frozen tundras, and deserts, we truly live in an extraordinarily diverse land.

Family Fridays Activities

Family Fridays Activities

Activate your inner artist with our colouring pages, flex your brain with our Mint inspired games, and get out and explore your surroundings with our family fun activities - this series is fun for the young and young at heart. Happy Family Fridays!

Why Coins Continue to be One of the World’s Most Enduring Collectibles — Ever

Why Coins Continue to be One of the World’s Most Enduring Collectibles — Ever

Precious metals. Their ageless allure, and humanity’s endless pursuit, are the reasons why numismatic coins remain at the pinnacle of collecting year after year.

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.

Stepping into Albert's shoes

Stepping into Albert's shoes

From surviving to thriving after the Liberation of the Netherlands

Doing their part

Doing their part

On May 8, 1945, the women of Canada’s military shared in the victory celebrations knowing they’d played a definitive role—and blazed a path for women to serve in the future.

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 pilot salutes, a navigator 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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