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Tag: Canada (Contemporary)

Canadian Recognition Medal Wins International Award

The Recognition Medal by the Royal Canadian Mint raised almost $750,000 for the Breakfast Club of Canada in 2020. Now the medal has won the IACA award for the Best Currency Initiative in Response to the Covid-19 Pandemic.

Canadian Coin Tells the True Story of the Klondike Gold Rush

125 years ago gold was discovered in the Klondike. The Royal Canadian Mint issues a commemorative one-dollar circulation coin to remind us that there is a more complete story to tell broadening the view to how the First Nations were impacted by the gold rush.

Royal Canadian Mint Donates $400,000 to Breakfast Club of Canada

The Royal Canadian Mint announced that its special Recognition Medal program to date has raised a total of $400,000 for the Breakfast Club of Canada COVID-19 Emergency Fund.

The Royal Canadian Mint Donates $100,000 to Breakfast Club of Canada

Thanks to those who are buying recognition medals, the Royal Canadian Mint is making an initial donation of $100,000 to Breakfast Club of Canada in support of children and families who are facing food insecurity due to the repercussions of COVID-19.

A Big “Maple Leaf”, But Not a “Big Maple Leaf”

The Royal Canadian Mint launches its largest-ever version of its bullion coin, the Gold Maple Leaf. The 10kg Gold Maple Leaf captures every detail of the 1 oz gold bullion coin it celebrates. Of course, it is not to be confused with the 100kg “Big Maple Leaf”.

Royal Canadian Mint Honours Métis Leader Louis Riel

The Royal Canadian Mint has issued a silver Special Edition Proof Dollar marking the 175th anniversary of the birth of Métis leader and founder of Manitoba, Louis Riel. It is the first coin to feature Michif, the official language of the Métis Nation.

Ships, Colonies & Commerce

Christopher Faulkner dedicates more than 400 pages to a single type of Canadian token described in the literature as Breton 997 to Breton 1001! Ursula Kampmann had a look at the publication and discovered everything that can be written about such emissions.

Heritage Auctions

Heritage will offer the world’s finest collection of Indian Head Cents, the Castle Collection. Another highlight will be the Cook Collection, the world’s most comprehensive and complete collection of Canadian coins ever assembled.

“Equality” in circulation

The Royal Canadian Mint has launched a one-dollar circulation coin commemorating 50 years of progress in recognizing the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, two-spirited Canadians

50 years “Give Peace a Chance” on Canadian coin

The Royal Canadian Mint pays tribute to John Lennon’s and Yoko Ono’s legendary Bed-in for Peace with a silver coin. It features the iconic black and white photograph of the couple in a hotel bed taken in 1969.
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