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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.

It’s all in the numbers | Why you should be excited about mintage

It’s all in the numbers | Why you should be excited about mintage

If you are looking into becoming a coin collector, mintage is something you need to understand. Mintage goes hand in hand with the rarity of a coin. Learn more about how a coin’s rarity affects your favourite collectible coins.

A legacy of courage: The story of Black Loyalists in Canada

A legacy of courage: The story of Black Loyalists in Canada

Black history is Canadian history. And one of the most important moments in our history dates back over 200 years ago on the shores of Port Roseway, Nova Scotia.

Rediscover Canada’s national tree

Rediscover Canada’s national tree

Canadians love the maple leaf: it’s on our nation’s flag, coat of arms, banknotes and many of our coins. It is universally understood to be a symbol of Canada and everything Canadian, but surprisingly, the tree that produces that leaf only became an official Canadian emblem in 1996.

William J. Roué: The vision behind Bluenose

William J. Roué: The vision behind Bluenose

It was 100 years ago, on March 26, 1921, that Canada’s most famous schooner was launched at Lunenburg, N.S., where Bluenose quickly sailed into Canadian history. But the launch is just one chapter of an inspiring story.

New Year, New Hobby | Collecting Strategies for New Collectors

New Year, New Hobby | Collecting Strategies for New Collectors

Maybe it started when you decided to hold on to the D-Day toonie you found in your change. Or maybe it was when your relative passed down their shoebox full very cool pieces. Then, an ad crossed your path, and the next thing you know, you bought your first numismatic coin. Then another, and another. And now you want more. Welcome to the wonderful world of coin collecting.

2020 Holiday Gift Guide for the “hard to buy for” person on your list

2020 Holiday Gift Guide for the “hard to buy for” person on your list

While the holidays may look a little different this year, one thing remains the same – the stress of finding the perfect gift. We all have someone on our list who is impossible to buy for. Whether it’s because they are particular, too humble to request anything specific, or because they seemingly “have everything,” finding the right gift for this special person can often be the trickiest part of the season.

Seeing is believing: A witness to the birth of global cooperation

Seeing is believing: A witness to the birth of global cooperation

Imagine you had the chance to travel back in time to witness one of history’s greatest moments. The confederation of Canada or the completion of the National Transcontinental Railway. Wouldn’t that be an amazing experience?

7 and 5 Facts about the UN on its 75th Anniversary

7 and 5 Facts about the UN on its 75th Anniversary

Guided by the purposes and principles in the founding Charter, the UN has achieved great things since its inception 75 years ago. As Canadians, we should be very proud that we were a Founding Member, and that we continue to play a vital role in world peace. In honour of the 75th anniversary of this monumental day, we’d like to share 7 Canadian focused and 5 general (get it…75…) facts that you may not have known about the UN, the Charter and Canada’s role in global change.

What kind of collector are you?

What kind of collector are you?

Do you enjoy coins for their artistry—or their value? Do you love the thrill of snapping up rare, elusive collectibles—or the reassurance that you’ll be first in line for new issues? Take our quiz and discover your “collector character.” You might be surprised!

A tradition of recognition and the gratitude of a nation

A tradition of recognition and the gratitude of a nation

Since 1908, we have earned a highly regarded reputation for the quality, craftsmanship and innovation of our circulation and numismatic coins. But did you know our award-winning team of engravers, engineers and craftspeople have also been manufacturing highly regarded medals since the early 1930's?

'V’ for victory | How the Victory Nickel became an enduring symbol of hope

'V’ for victory | How the Victory Nickel became an enduring symbol of hope

In the final years of the war, many Canadians carried a token of hope that victory would come and peace would follow. On May 8, 1945, the vision of the Victory Nickel came true.

A living legacy of Northwest Coast art

A living legacy of Northwest Coast art

From carving his first totem pole to sharing knowledge with his final apprentice Gwaai Edenshaw, Iljuwas (Bill Reid) grew to become a true inspiration to the next generation of Northwest Coast artists.

A Passion To Do Something Special | 2020 Recognition Medal

A Passion To Do Something Special | 2020 Recognition Medal

With a passion to do something special, something that would show appreciation to all the heroes amongst us, the idea of the 2020 Recognition Medal was ignited, and quickly came to life, thanks to the hard work, dedication, and benevolence of Mint employees.

Bill Reid: The Man. The Legend

Bill Reid: The Man. The Legend

Each year, we proudly create special circulation coins, each marking momentous milestones in our heritage, culture, and values. This year, the 2020 program commences by honouring influential Haida artist and cultural bridge-builder, Iljuwas (Bill Reid).

Minting Our Thanks

Minting Our Thanks

We’ve all heard the phrase not all heroes wear capes. A lot of them do wear masks though. Throughout the current COVID-19 pandemic a new roster of heroes has emerged. While the majority of us stayed home to stop the spread, these frontline heroes played an integral role in keeping our communities safe, healthy, connected, and well-stocked with essentials.

Meet Canada’s Pathfinding Pioneers!

Meet Canada’s Pathfinding Pioneers!

At approximately 9,984,670 sq km, Canada is the largest country in the western hemisphere, and its 202,080 km coastline is the longest compared to any other nation. From our great lakes, to our rainforest, frozen tundras, and deserts, we truly live in an extraordinarily diverse land.

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