Love tokens, otherwise known as “engraved coins” are for some collectors, hidden gems of numismatic history. We thought we’d share some of their history and heartwarming context with you as we near Valentine’s Day.
Did you know that Hawaii had a King? Before joining the United States union in 1959, the Hawaiian Islands had their own kingdom, with the unification of the independent islands of Hawai’i, Oahu, Maui, Moloka’i, and Lāna’i under one government in 1795, and then the addition of Kaua’i and Ni’ihau in 1810. Find out about this historic kingdom and the coins from the last King of Hawaii - Kalākaua.
CELEBRATE THE LUNAR NEW YEAR
Chinese coins cast in brass with a square hole in the middle have an extremely long history, and played a pivotal role in the rise and development of Chinese commerce and culture.
VICTORY NICKEL: A STRATEGIC METAL FOR ALLIED FORCES
Canada’s 5 cent coin saw several changes throughout the Second World War, not only in design, but also in composition. Each of the modifications implemented assisted Allied Forces, whether in physical production of additional commodities for the war effort, or a boost in morale for those at home and abroad.
Established in 1987, Canadian Coin & Currency has grown to become Canada’s largest and most respected full service
coin company. We buy and sell collector coins, banknotes, precious metals and estate jewellery through our metro
Toronto offices and retail gallery, and online through our website featuring about 25,000 different collector coin
items. At Canadian Coin & Currency, we make coin collecting accessible to all of Canada through our television
coin shows on The Shopping Channel. We are also a top level Authorized Royal Canadian Mint Distributor, offering
all new Royal Canadian Mint products.