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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.

GOLD HIGHLIGHTS A HISTORIC STAMPEDE FOR WAR HEROES

GOLD HIGHLIGHTS A HISTORIC STAMPEDE FOR WAR HEROES

“This coin is different,” says Canadian artist Michelle Grant, about the latest coin she designed for the Royal Canadian Mint. “After all these years, I never knew we held a Victory Stampede at the end of the Great War.”

Rediscover history with three new gems that celebrate the Mother of Confederation

Rediscover history with three new gems that celebrate the Mother of Confederation

Born on May 24, 1819, Queen Victoria’s youthful exuberance, long reign and keen interest in colonial affairs redefined the monarchy and growth in British colonies, and led to the practice of many new traditions which are still common today.

A heroine for human rights in Canada

A heroine for human rights in Canada

Meet the incomparable Viola Desmond. Black History Month begins for 2019, a new coin honours Viola Desmond (1914-1965), a black Canadian born in Halifax, Nova Scotia, who played a pivotal role in the struggle for human rights in the 1940s. On November 8, 1946 police forcibly removed Viola from a movie theatre when she refused to leave her seat in the whites-only section. She was arrested, fined $26 (≈$300 today), and spent a night in jail.

2019 PROOF SILVER DOLLAR – THE 75th ANNIVERSARY OF D-DAY

2019 PROOF SILVER DOLLAR – THE 75th ANNIVERSARY OF D-DAY

A MOMENT IMMORTALIZED, A MYSTERY SOLVED A nervous Canadian soldier glances over his shoulder, acknowledging a friendly pat on the back as he prepares to step off the landing craft onto Juno Beach. This fleeting moment, captured in rare footage taken during the D-Day invasion of June 6, 1944, served as the inspiration behind the Royal Canadian Mint’s 2019 proof silver dollar. And as Mint product managers Alicia Cook Sapene and Jamie Desrochers discovered, there was a lot more to that soldier’s story than they could have imagined.

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.

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