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Mint’s New Coin Honours Founder of Manitoba and Metis Leader Louis Riel

Mint’s New Coin Honours Founder of Manitoba and Metis Leader Louis Riel

By Kelly Geraldine Malone, The Canadian Press

Louis Riel Coin
A special edition coin featuring Louis Riel is seen in this handout photo. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO, Royal Canadian Mint)

WINNIPEG — The Royal Canadian Mint has issued a new coin featuring a portrait of Louis Riel, an important Metis leader and the founder of Manitoba.

The coin was launched on the 175th anniversary of Riel’s birth.

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Coin Set Commemorates Relationship Between Canada, United States

Coin Set Commemorates Relationship Between Canada, United States

Pride of Two Nations Coins
The 2019 Pride of Two Nations limited edition two-coin set (ROYAL CANADIAN MINT)

The Royal Canadian Mint is launching a new commemorative coin set in celebration of the history of peaceful co-existence between Canada and the United States.

In partnership with the United States Mint, the Pride of Two Nations two-coin set will be available beginning July 3.

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Commemorative Loonie Marking Progress for LGBTQ2 People Unveiled in Toronto

Commemorative Loonie Marking Progress for LGBTQ2 People Unveiled in Toronto

By Shawn Jeffords, The Canadian Press

LGBTQ2 Coin
(THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Royal Canadian Mint)

TORONTO — The Royal Canadian Mint unveiled a commemorative loonie Tuesday to mark what it called a key milestone for lesbian, gay, transgender, queer and two-spirited people, with the government saying the coin symbolized progress while highlighting the work that still needs to be done to advance equality.

Federal Finance Minister Bill Morneau was amongst a number of dignitaries who gathered in Toronto to unveil the new one-dollar coin that pays tribute to Parliament’s passing of legislation that “initiated the decriminalization of homosexuality in Canada” in 1969.

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Cash-Handling Machines Being Upgraded to Handle New $10 Viola Desmond Bills

Cash-Handling Machines Being Upgraded to Handle New $10 Viola Desmond Bills

By Colin Perkel, The Canadian Press

Wanda Robson
Wanda Robson, sister of Viola Desmond, holds the new $10 bank note featuring Desmond during a press conference in Halifax on Thursday, March 8, 2018. Desmond is the first Canadian woman to be featured on a regularly circulating bank note. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darren Calabrese)

TORONTO – Hundreds of thousands of cash-handling machines across the country have had to be upgraded to handle Canada’s distinctive new $10 bill, featuring a vertical portrait of Nova Scotia civil rights advocate Viola Desmond, while some others still awaiting changes are rejecting the distinctive banknotes.

Ensuring vending and other machines can read the new polymer note requires a software upgrade for each device.

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Mint Unveils New Panda-Themed Silver Coin

Mint Unveils New Panda-Themed Silver Coin

Panda Bear Coin - Royal Canadian Mint
Francine Hochereau, vice-president, marketing and communications at the Royal Canadian Mint and Greg Royer, chief operating officer at the Calgary Zoo unveil the fine silver coin: The Peaceful Panda: a Gift of Friendship. (CNW GROUP / ROYAL CANADIAN MINT)

The Royal Canadian Mint has introduced a “lucky” $8 silver coin to celebrate a new family of giant pandas at the Calgary Zoo.

The coin was unveiled Saturday at the zoo’s new Panda Passage exhibit, which will be home to the pandas for the next five years.

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Mint Circulates Special Canada 150 Coins

Mint Circulates Special Canada 150 Coins

Canada 150 Coins
A series of commemorative Canada 150 coins are now in circulation. (ROYAL CANADIAN MINT)

Your pocket change is looking a bit more colourful these days as the Royal Canadian Mint marks Canada’s 150th birthday with a series of special commemorative coins.

The 2017-dated coins are now in circulation nationwide and were designed by Canadians, as chosen through a national contest.

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A Penny for Your Thoughts

A Penny for Your Thoughts

By Roger Currie

PennyDoes anyone out there miss the dear old one cent coin? It’s been almost three years since we stopped using them in Canada. Is it time to think about scrapping the 5-cent piece, the nickel? The folks at the Royal Canadian Mint have done some studies on the subject, but they’re not prepared to say much about them.

Back in the 1950s, a nickel would buy a few cavities at the candy counter, and if you got in trouble somewhere it paid for a phone call home.

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Mint Issues Coin to Commemorate 75th Anniversary of Battle of Hong Kong

Mint Issues Coin to Commemorate 75th Anniversary of Battle of Hong Kong

Battle of Hong Kong Coin
2016 $20 Fine Silver Coin — Second World War Battlefront Series: The Battle of Hong Kong (ROYAL CANADIAN MINT)

WINNIPEG — A special edition silver coin is marking the 75th anniversary of the Winnipeg Grenadiers and the Royal Rifles of Canada who fought to defend Hong Kong from enemy invasion in December 1941.

The Royal Canadian Mint unveiled the 99.99% pure silver Battle of Hong Kong coin on Thursday at the Manitoba legislature.

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