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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.

A tradition of recognition and the gratitude of a nation

A tradition of recognition and the gratitude of a nation

Since 1908, we have earned a highly regarded reputation for the quality, craftsmanship and innovation of our circulation and numismatic coins. But did you know our award-winning team of engravers, engineers and craftspeople have also been manufacturing highly regarded medals since the early 1930's?

'V’ for victory | How the Victory Nickel became an enduring symbol of hope

'V’ for victory | How the Victory Nickel became an enduring symbol of hope

In the final years of the war, many Canadians carried a token of hope that victory would come and peace would follow. On May 8, 1945, the vision of the Victory Nickel came true.

A living legacy of Northwest Coast art

A living legacy of Northwest Coast art

From carving his first totem pole to sharing knowledge with his final apprentice Gwaai Edenshaw, Iljuwas (Bill Reid) grew to become a true inspiration to the next generation of Northwest Coast artists.

A Passion To Do Something Special | 2020 Recognition Medal

A Passion To Do Something Special | 2020 Recognition Medal

With a passion to do something special, something that would show appreciation to all the heroes amongst us, the idea of the 2020 Recognition Medal was ignited, and quickly came to life, thanks to the hard work, dedication, and benevolence of Mint employees.

Bill Reid: The Man. The Legend

Bill Reid: The Man. The Legend

Each year, we proudly create special circulation coins, each marking momentous milestones in our heritage, culture, and values. This year, the 2020 program commences by honouring influential Haida artist and cultural bridge-builder, Iljuwas (Bill Reid).

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.”

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