Month: April 2014

Pope John Paul II Silver and Gold Coins

Pope John Paul II has been honored by the Royal Canadian Mint by being made he subject of a fine silver coin, and a gold coin. The silver coin has a proof finish, and is minted in 99.99% fine silver.  The mintage is limited to 8,500, and the coin is selling fast.  This coin comes with a display case, and can be used to decorate a shelf, and is accompanied by a serialized Certificate of Authenticity.  The denomination for this coin is $10. .....

Coins from Canada Mean Quality

The Royal Canadian Mint is a leader in coin making, being the best in several categories.  The quality of the mint’s products is undeniable. First, when 0.999 was the purity standard for silver and gold coins the Royal Canadian Mint began striking 0.9999 pure pieces.  And, the topics used have a wide range, with many popular topics included.  Look for both Canadian images, such as the Maple Leaf and Hockey, as well as wi.....

A Story of the Northern Lights: Howling wolf

The northern lights are displayed on a one ounce 99.99% fine silver coin, in their magnificence.  A wolf stands howling at the spectacle.  This is a wonderful coin from Canada, and should be highly collected. The coin has a mintage of just 8,500, making it a low mintage coin. This proof coin has a denomination of $20, and is accompanied by a serialized certificate. .....

Water-lily and Venetian Glass Leopard Frog Coin

New from the Royal Canadian Mint is the fourth coin is the Venetian Glass Creatures series.  The Leopard Frog is available as a one ounce fine silver coin with limited mintage of 12,500/  This colorful proof coin has a denomination of $20.  The Venetian glass makes this coin unique, and highly collectible. The coin comes with a serialized certificate. .....

FIFA Affordable Colorized Coin

The Royal Canadian Mint has a beautifully colorized twenty-five cent coin celebrating soccer, and in particular FIFA.  This is the ear o the world Cup, one of the most important sports events of the world. This coin is cupronickel.  Mintage is set at just 20,000.  It comes in an attractive box marker 2014 world Cup Brazil.  The coin is accompanied by a serialized certificate. .....

Coins that Glitter, Gold from Canada

The least expensive gold coins are not the numismatic coins, but rather the gold bullion coins.  And, generally, the larger the coin the closer it is to the spot price of gold.  But, not everyone has the funds for a once ounce coin, which is the Gold Maple Leaf when looking at the Canadian quality.  So, there are smaller sizes available. .....

Coins as Gifts

Buying coins as gifts is something that may well be appreciated. Bu t, if it is done right it may have an even better chance of being greatly appreciated. Here we will look at how to better select, package, and give coins as gifts. Boxed coins have a great advantage when being considered as a gift. The box may sometim.....

2013 Britannia

The Britannia comes in several sizes, but the most popular is the one ounce silver Britannia.  See the new design available only on the proof and the brilliant uncirculated Britannias. The coins are minted in 0.999 fine silver, and are one of the most sought after of the silver coins. The coins have a denomination of 2 pounds. The Brilliant Uncirculated coin is shown below. .....

Canadian 50 for 50 Silver Polar Bear

The Royal Canadian Mint has issued a 50 for 50 fine silver coin, the 2014 Polar Bear.  This is a 0.9999 fine silver coin, and is being released with the limited mintage of 10,000. This coin joins the successful 20 for 20 and 100 for 100 coin programs.  The coin is being sold by the mint at face vale. This coin contains 15.87 grams of silver. The image on this coin is the Polar Bear, a symbol often associated with Canada. If the other programs are an indic.....