Royal Canadian Mint Articles

Mint Taps Canadians to Design Coins for 150th Birthday

Mint Taps Canadians to Design Coins for 150th Birthday

Canadians are being asked for input on proposed coin designs to mark the Royal Canadian Mint's 150th anniversary. In 2017, the Mint will circulate 5-cent, 10-cent, 25-cent, one-dollar and two-dollar coins with winning designs from coast-to-coast. Canadian residents...

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Famous 1940s War Photo Commemorated with Coin, Stamp

The Royal Canadian Mint is launching new $2 circulation coins featuring the famous "Wait for Me Daddy" photograph. Made notable in 1940, the photo symbolizes the experience of Canadians during the Second World War. The photograph by Claude P. Dettloff was shot October...

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Mint Reveals Coin to Commemorate RWB’s 75th Anniversary

The 75th anniversary of the Royal Winnipeg Ballet is being marked with a commemorative silver coin. The Royal Canadian Mint unveiled the coin on Wednesday as Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, visited the RWB as part a four-day Canadian tour with Prince Charles. "As the...

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Jones Curling Team Honoured by Katz, Mint

Jones Curling Team Honoured by Katz, Mint

The Jennifer Jones curling rink was honoured at City Hall on Thursday by Winnipeg Mayor Sam Katz and the Royal Canadian Mint. Jones and her team from the St. Vital Curling Club won gold at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics after going undefeated. Katz presented Jones,...

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Mint to Reissue ‘Lucky Loonie’ to City After Typo

There was an awkward moment on Thursday when the Royal Canadian Mint made a presentation to the City of Winnipeg with a typo on the award. A framed 2014 Lucky Loonie was presented to the city to recognize its support for the hometown Jennifer Jones curling team, who...

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Mint Releases Commemorative Superman Coins

By Tyler Sutherland Seven new coins to commemorate the 75th anniversary of Superman have been released by the Royal Canadian Mint. Co-created by Canadian Joe Shuster and his American collaborator Jerry Siegel, the Man of Steel is now honoured on collector coins sold...

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Mint Awarded Contract to Produce Thai Blanks

The Royal Canadian Mint will use its Winnipeg plating facility to produce 200 million nickel-plated steel blanks for the Royal Thai Mint. The contract will utilize the Mint's newly-expanded Winnipeg operations to make the 1-Baht circulation coin. "We are extremely...

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Royal Canadian Mint Expands Winnipeg Facilities

The Royal Canadian Mint's Winnipeg branch officially opened its plating facility expansion and the Hieu C. Truong Centre of Excellence for Research and Development on Thursday. The 70,000-square-foot, $60 million expansion will allow the Mint to increase production of...

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Mint Launches Martin Short-Inspired Silver Coin

Comedian Martin Short has partnered with the Royal Canadian Mint to design a new $3 fine silver collector coin. The Martin Short Presents Canada coin features his rural summer home in Muskoka, Ontario. "In my international travels all these years, I've never met...

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Mint Holding Exchange for New 1812 Coin

The Royal Canadian Mint is hosting a coin exchange in Winnipeg this weekend to celebrate the circulation of the latest series of coins honouring heroes of the War of 1812. The coins began circulating on Monday nationwide and are the third in the Mint's commemorative...

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