Archive – Canada

← back

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 ]

Nummus Canada released

The inaugural issue of Canada’s first bilingual digital numismatic magazine has been released. Nummus Canada addresses money collectors of all levels, putting a special focus on Canadian coins, tokens, paper money, and medals. more ]

Gold and Silver: Images and Illusions of the Gold Rush

With an exhibition on the Gold Rush the National Gallery of Canada offers a new interpretation of a seminal, American-identity building event through exquisite historical images. Until 4 April 2018 visitors can admire more than 150 images, most of them never exhibited before. more ]

Canada repurchases the Victoria Cross – as national heritage and patriotic symbol

An unknown buyer paid 660,000 CAD for the Victoria Cross of David Vivian Currie. The problem was that the buyer was not Canadian. The Canadian authorities thus prevented the export. Meanwhile the money has been accumulated and the order will stay in Canada. more ]

← back