Friday, September 26, 2008TNS coin show When: September 26 to 28 Where: St. Catharines, ON TNS, Quality Hotel, 327 Ontario St. How much: $4 per day or $20 More information: Rick Simpson and Jo-Anne Simpson email@example.com My Hobby - My Passion When: September 27 and 28 Where: Lonqueuil, QC, Sandman Hotel, 999 De Serigny How much: Free More information: Jean-Guy Pichette(450) 972-1105 Frontier Mall Collector's Show When: September 27 Where: North Battleford, SK, Frontier Mall How much: Free More information: Tamara Sonmor firstname.lastname@example.org
Thursday, September 25, 2008In April 2007, we found a box containing old canadian coins and bills under the statue of Samuel de Champlain, in Quebec city. Today, we know that this box will be replaced by a new one with a 2 dollars coin, some stamps and other objects linked to the 400th anniversary of Quebec. Source : Radio-Canada
Monday, September 22, 2008Today the United States Mint unveiled the reverse designs for the 2009 Lincoln Cents. The year 2009 will mark the 100th Anniversary of the Lincoln Cent and the 200th Anniversary of Abraham Lincoln's birth. The four rotating reverse designs will be released approximately every 3 months during 2009. The first design will enter circulation on February 12, 2009. The four designs represent the four major stages of Lincoln's life.
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Saturday, September 20, 2008We had som problem with the RSS Feed in the last week but the problem is now resolved.
Sunday, September 21, 2008A cafe in Halifax has taken a Canada-wide proposal into its own hands and declared itself a Penny Free Zone in the last few weeks. Just Us! Coffee Roaster Co-op on Spring Garden Road began rounding off its prices to reduce the number of pennies in the till. A coffee that comes to $1.32 would have the customer pay $1.30, while a muffin that costs $1.73 would see the customer shell out the extra two cents.
If you look at the amount of money you pay someone per hour, the amount of time it takes to fuss around with all those, then it really doesn't add up. [...] It became clear to us that the amount of time we spent taking care of pennies wasn't valuable in the long run," he said
Thursday, September 18, 2008This is not official from now, but it seems that the Mint prepare the next version of the Poppy Quarter. This is the reason for the change of launch date on the Figure Skating Olympic Quarter that people talked about in the last two weeks. This new coin will be released to commemorate the 90th anniversary of the 1918 Armistice. 1918 ARMISTICE 2008 and REMEMBER - SOUVENIR will be on it. The release date should be set for Tuesday, November 11th, 2008. Image below: The first poppy quarter released in 2004. This coin received the price for Most Innovative Circulating Coin in summer 2006.
Friday, September 19, 2008Here's more information about the future coloured circulating coin. Diameter: 23.88 mm Launch Date: End of October 2008 Distribution: Distributed across Canada through a special arrangement with Shoppers Drug Mart/Pharmaprix as well as through financial institutions. Reverse: The reverse impression shall depict a design of a coloured poppy blossom against a maple leaf above a ribbon with the words REMEMBER and SOUVENIR, the artist’s initials CS at the bottom right of the design, the words 25 cents within the top half of the maple leaf above the poppy blossom and the words 1918 ARMISTICE 2008 at the top of the coin. Obverse: Rhe obverse impression shall depict the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Susanna Blunt, with the initials SB on the bottom left-hand corner of the neckline, the inscriptions ELIZABETH II, CANADA and D•G•REGINA to the left, top and right of the design, respectively, and the Mint Mark below the neckline. The obverse will be the same as the 2008 25 cents original coin. Source : Canada Gazette Special thanks to Jumpy
Wednesday, September 17, 2008On Interstate 95 near Orlando, a trucker died in a pre-dawn crash that left $182,000 worth of nickels on ground. According to USA Today's calculations, the U.S. Mint will have to pick up 3.64 million 5 cents coins.
Anyone who might stop to collect nickels -- even one nickel -- would face federal charges since the nickels belong to the Treasury Department.
The Treasury employees will pick up all the nickels.
Wednesday, September 17, 2008The Royal Canadian Mint was supposed to launch the Figure Skating 25 cents coin of the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games on September 10th. If you call the RBC Royal Bank, official distributor, it expect it on November 18th, 2008. As usual, the Mint stay quiet about it. Click on the images below to know more about the Vancouver 2010 - Olympic Coins.
Tuesday, September 16, 2008The Bank of Canada, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, the Sûreté du Québec, and the Service de Police de la Ville de Montréal are warning the public that counterfeit $100 notes of the latest bank note series (the series that features a metallic stripe) are circulating in the Greater Montréal Area.
Cash handlers and the public can easily detect these bogus bills by verifying the security features found on bank notes. [...] This recent increase in counterfeit $100 bills serves as a reminder to stay vigilant.
Friday, September 12, 2008Price Guide update with Elizabeth II 2 dollars coins. Click on the following image to see the new page.
Friday, September 12, 2008The Royal Canadian Mint was supposed to launch the Figure Skating 25 cents coin of the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games on September 10th. Even if the first day of Mintage was on September 21th 2006, the launch date is reported to an unknown day.
Saturday, September 13, 2008Find out all coins of the three year program of circulation and collector coins in honour of the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games. Read the article
Tuesday, September 16, 2008North Shore Numismatic Society Coin Show When: September 20-21, 2008 Where: Oakridge Mall Auditorium, 41st and Cambie St., Vancouver, BC More info: email@example.com Essex County Coin Club Fall Show When: September 21, 2008 Where: Essex Retirees Social Club, 32 Russell St., Essex, Ontario More info: firstname.lastname@example.org Saint John Coin Show When: September 21, 2008 Where: Hotel Courtenay Bay, Saint John, NB More info: email@example.com
Sunday, September 7, 2008We just add a feed for Coinsandcanada.com. It can be used to track the news. See the RSS Feed
Monday, September 8, 2008Here's a simple article to show you the difference between the regular 5 cents 1964 and the extra water line variety.
Thursday, September 11, 2008Michaelle Jean, Governor General of Canada, and Mr. Jean-Daniel Lafond will attend a coin-striking ceremony marking the 100th anniversary of the Royal Canadian Mint on Friday, September 12, 2008. Only some media representatives are invited to attend this ceremony, which will be held in the same historic building where the Mint was founded 100 years ago, when Governor General Earl Grey minted the country's first domestically produced coin, a 50-cent piece. Repeating Earl Grey's gesture to commemorate this historical event, the Governor General will then deliver a speech to Mint alumni and employees, who will be gathered for a special open house centennial celebration. Read the Royal Canadian Mint History
Friday, September 12, 2008Next event in Canada: London Numismatic Society 16th Annual Coin Show When: September 14th Where: Ramada Inn, 817 Exeter Rd., London, Ontario Hours: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission: $1 for adults and free for children. For more information, contact Len Buth: Tel.: 519-641-4353 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Saturday, September 6, 2008Price Guide update with the Elizabeth II 5 cents. Click on the following image to see the new page.
Friday, September 5, 2008Price Guide update with the George VI 5 cents. Click on the following image to see the new page.
Friday, September 5, 2008New article by Maxijo. To help you to identify die clash on 1 cent coins, the article presents you a list of pictures with both sides, obverse and reverse. Read the article Here's an example of pictures:
Thursday, September 4, 2008In this news section, we will try to keep you updated for the upcoming events. Here's the next one : South Wellington Coin Society Fall Show 6 septembre in Guelph, Ontario Cost: 2$ More information : Lowell Wierstra (519) 824 6534.
Tuesday, September 2, 2008The Royal Canadian Mint's on-site Boutique and tours in Winnipeg announces their new fall and winter hours of operation, starting on September 9, 2008. Highlights of the public facility include a recently renovated Tour Walk and Museum featuring updated visuals, touchable artifacts, and interactive displays, while the on-site Boutique features collector coins and souvenir gift ideas.
Tuesday, September 2, 2008Welcome to Coins and Canada ! With the popularity of the french version of this website, Numicanada.com, I decided to make an english version of it. The content in the different sections won't be exactly the same, but it will grow day after day. I invite you to join the forum to discuss about numismatic in general. Enjoy your visit ! If you have any suggestion or question, you can use the contact page.
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