Tag: Canada (Contemporary)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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”.
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.