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A Look Back at the Royal Canadian Mint
The Royal Canadian Mint has been a producing Canada’s coins for over 100 years. Opened in 1908, the Ottawa branch of the Royal Mint struck its first coin – an Edward VII silver fifty-cent piec
Are Rare Coins a Good Investment?
Written by Steven Bromberg Professional Numismatist, CEO Canadian Coin & Currency Most of us who collect coins are inspired by history and beautiful artwork, and are intrigued by the
Error Coins
Coins with significant errors are seldom encountered in Canada or in the United States. The rare coins which occasionally escape the comprehensive screening by the Mint are highly prized and widely c
Infographic - 1939 Royal Tour of Canada
Infographic - Queen Victoria
Investment Bullion
Why invest in precious metals? By Steven Bromberg President & CEO of Canadian PMX There are many reasons why people invest in precious metals. The most obvious is the speculative opportunity to e
Love Tokens
A love token (or ‘token of affection’) can be defined as a coin which has been altered by hand-engraving to commemorate an event or loved one.  Dating back as early as the 1600s,
Magnifiers: A Closer Look
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Numismatic Royalty: The 1921 50 cent
It is not often that something comes through the door of a well-established coin store that causes the staff to clamour around each other like schoolchildren admiring the latest handheld video game.
Reflections on the Royal Canadian Mint's New Winnipeg Facilities
.textbody { text-align: justify; } By Steven Bromberg President of Canadian Coin & Currency I have just returned from the Royal Canadian Mint in Winnipeg, Manitoba, whe
Royal Family Tree
Coins are often seen as a window on history, especially when looking back on those monarchs who have figured so prominently in the events of the past. The likenesses of the English royal family ha
Shipwreck Coins
The Wreck of The Auguste The Auguste sank in a gale off Aspy Bay, Cape Breton in 1761. Auguste was a former French privateer which had been captured by the British and had been hired to transport Fre
The Devil's In the Details: The Story of the Devil's Face
For almost 60 years, Canada’s 1954 bank notes have been a subject of discussion throughout the numismatic community. Detailed lines in the engraving of Queen Elizabeth II’s hair were thought

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