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End of the Canadian Penny

Since 1858 Canada had minted an one cent coin – until May 4, 2012 when the last penny left the Royal Canadian Mint in Winnipeg on its way to the museum. Due to elevated production costs and convenience reasons the coin has been abandoned definitely. more ]

Royal Canadian Mint offers Canada’s first gold coins 1912-1914

The Royal Canadian Mint offers of a rare collection of Canada’s first gold coins, produced by the Mint from 1912 to 1914 and not seen since the outbreak of the First World War. The highest quality of these $5 and $10 gold coins are now being offered for sale. more ]

Special PCGS Inserts Now Available For Historic Canadian Hoard Gold Coins

Professional Coin Grading Service has created a special symbolic and colorful ‘Canadian Gold Reserve’ insert for Royal Canadian Mint hoard gold coins submitted to PCGS for grading and certification. more ]

Canada to melt down 200,000 historical coins?

Canada plans to melt down 200,000 gold coins from the years 1912 to 1914. Since Ottawa abandoned the gold standard at this time, the coins were stored as public assets. The best preserved pieces were recently sold. more ]

Can a coin rewrite Canada’s history?

In December 2013 a metal detectorist found an English coin from the 16th century on Canada’s West Coast. A hobby archaeologist who heard about this took the find to be proof of his theory that the English had discovered Canada 200 years before the Spanish. But does the coin really prove that? more ]

Gold rushes in British Columbia and beyond

The Canadian Museum of History examines the race for riches on Canada’s West Coast. ‘Gold Rush! – El Dorado in British Columbia’ taps into a much-mythologized vein of history that encompasses gold rushes in California, Australia and Canada in the 19th century. more ]

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