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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.

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.

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.

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!

SPIRIT of ADVENTURE

SPIRIT of ADVENTURE

“It’s as if you’re right there, standing on the shore or a rocky outcrop, watching the canoe rush by,” says Matt Bowen, an engraver at the Mint. Bowen holds up the silver masterpiece. It’s epic. The world’s first oval and concave kilogram coin, measuring 161.8 mm across its length and curving down a full 20 mm to deliver incredible depth perception that brings the scene to life.

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.

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