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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.

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.

Pushing the Limits - The Royal Canadian Mint adds to its family of innovative firsts

Pushing the Limits - The Royal Canadian Mint adds to its family of innovative firsts

Whether it be a shape, size or never before-seen technology, the Royal Canadian Mint is always seeking to push the limits on what it can achieve in the minting world and coining technology. The result - some of the world's most stunning, technologically advance coins. The Royal Canadian Mint proudly adds to its family of innovative firsts with the launch of this new Extraordinarily High Relief 3-coin series.

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.”

What does it take to be an NHL captain?

What does it take to be an NHL captain?

Being the captain of a National Hockey League® team is one thing. Being captain of an Original Six™ team? That takes a whole other level of teamwork, leadership and integrity. Hear from Yvan Cournoyer and Denis Savard on how they approached that pressure-packed position.

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.

Peter McKinnon brings Canada’s beauty to the world in this stunning 2-coin series

Peter McKinnon brings Canada’s beauty to the world in this stunning 2-coin series

Paré was gripped by McKinnon’s work on YouTube, "A light bulb went off and just knew McKinnon’s images were perfect for our collector coins. Moraine Lake is an iconic Canadian scene, and McKinnon is a Canadian photographer with a deep passion for the land."

Mark the occasion with a unique keepsake

Mark the occasion with a unique keepsake

From birthdays and baby showers to weddings, life is full of special moments. They’re the moments we reminisce about time and again. The moments we want to be sure we’ll never forget. Sometimes it can be a puzzle trying to figure out the perfect way to commemorate these events. A collectible coin can do just the trick.

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.

Showcase Your Collection — Anywhere, Any Way You Want!

Showcase Your Collection — Anywhere, Any Way You Want!

Treasure and collect on the go with the FREE Royal Canadian Mint app.

Ever Admire a Coin's Design? Now Imagine it's the Size of a CD...

Ever Admire a Coin's Design? Now Imagine it's the Size of a CD...

"...with some serious weight to boot," says Senior Engraver Stan Witten as he gently bounces his open palm to mimic holding one of the Mint’s most prodigious, and rare masterpieces, "and about half an inch thick."

What is it About the Maple Leaf, Anyway?

What is it About the Maple Leaf, Anyway?

Re-tracing the history that inspired greatness for Canada’s national symbol

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