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First-ever 2 oz. Silver Maple: Canada’s biggest release since 1988!

The World’s First-Ever 2 oz. Silver Maple Leaf

A special first celebrates the 150th anniversary of Canada’s Confederation!

For over a century, the Royal Canadian Mint has been producing high-quality, unique releases that are made possible by the use of imaginative minds and industry-leading technology. Their flagship coin, the 1 oz. Silver Maple Leaf, has been a popular silver coin amongst collectors for nearly 30 years.

Now, for the first time in history, the RCM has introduced the first-ever 2 oz. Maple Leaf Coin!

With a limited mintage of just 6,000 coins, this 2017 release marvelously captures the spirit of Canada by utilizing the same, beloved design of their original Maple Leaf coins that were first issued in 1988.

2017 Canada $10 2 oz. Matte Proof Silver Canada 150th Iconic Maple Leaf NGC PF70 Early Releases (Exclusive Canada Label)

Collectors can now order coins in the original Mint packaging as well as graded by the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation. Certified coins are available graded as PF69 and PF70 Early Releases and have been paired with our exclusive Canada label to create a truly unique offer.

In addition to a gleaming, life-like matte proof finish, this 2 oz. iconic Maple Leaf features a special laser-engraved “150” pattern. This new feature not only pays tribute to Canada’s 150th year of Confederation, but also doubles as an enhanced security feature.

The Maple Leaf coin series began back in 1979 with the release of the Gold Maple Leaf. Its purity was soon updated in 1982 from .999 to .9999, and in 1989, the world was introduced to the first Silver Maple Leaf Coin. Today, you have the incredible opportunity to add the next branch of the Maple Leaf Coin’s legacy to your collection.

Order Your 2017 2 oz. Proof Silver Maple Leaf NOW!

Queen Elizabeth II turns 90 today – Celebrate the milestone with these coins!

Queen Elizabeth II turns 90 today

Queen Elizabeth II Turns 90!

Get the silver coins that are fit for a queen!

Queen Elizabeth has been the Head of State over the United Kingdom and fifteen other Commonwealth realms since 1952. Today, April 21st, the Queen celebrates her 90th birthday! Queen Elizabeth is well-known in the numismatic community, as Her Majesty’s effigy is on many countries’ coins. The first effigy of Her Majesty was designed by Mary Gillick and was used from 1953-1967. Designs by Arnold Machin between 1968-1984 and Raphael Maklouf between 1985-1997 followed, leaving the current effigy which was designed by Ian Rank-Broadley from 1998-present.

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Commonwealth Mint’s 1 Crown Silver Coin

The Commonwealth Mint specializes in gold & silver commemorative coins and uses Crown sizes. The Commonwealth Mint has struck these 1 oz. .999 fine silver coins with a denomination of 1 Crown to celebrate the Queen’s 90th birthday. Not only do these coins celebrate the birthday of the Queen, they also celebrate the fact that Queen Elizabeth is the longest reigning monarch in British history, surpassing the reign of Queen Victoria! She is also the first to reach the age of 90.

The reverse features a lion and unicorn from the Queen’s coat of arms. The lion represents England – strength, pride, king of the beasts. The unicorn represents Scotland – fierce, guardian of the Royal Arms. ModernCoinMart (MCM) is proud to offer these coins certified by the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) to be in GEM Proof, PF69, and PF70 condition. The worldwide mintage is limited to only 2,500 coins, and ModernCoinMart has the United States exclusive!

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Royal Canadian Mint’s 1 oz. Silver Coin

To celebrate Her Majesty’s birth, ModernCoinMart will be carrying the 2016 1 oz. .9999 fine silver Celebration of Her Majesty’s 90th Birthday from the Royal Canadian Mint! Each coin bears a regal design, featuring high-tech glittering effects to simulate diamonds (the birthstone of Her Majesty) on the Maple Leaf emblem, along with selective colorization. This release has a limited worldwide mintage of only 7,000 coins!

MCM is currently offering this release in the original Mint packaging, as well as certified by NGC in PF69 Ultra Cameo & PF70 Ultra Cameo grades with Early Releases designations and MCM’s exclusive Canada labels!

Now Available at ModernCoinMart

With so many world coin collectors and royalty-enthusiasts eagerly waiting to buy these releases, they won’t last long. Purchase your coins while MCM still have them available and enjoy fast, free domestic shipping!

Order the Queen’s 90th Birthday Celebration Coins NOW!

2015 Superman Coins by the Royal Canadian Mint

The Royal Canadian Mint (RCM) has issued a set of brilliant colorized gold and silver coins. These splendid coins are modelled after the cover designs on various issues of Superman comic books from 1940 till date. Fans of Superman, the greatest cultural icon in fictional comic history, now have a golden opportunity to buy one or more of these coins.

2015 superman coins

Since 1933, Superman has featured in hundreds of comic books, radio and TV series, movies and is an extremely popular brand in America and other parts of the world. Now you can be one of the first to add these new coins to your collection. Be a proud owner of one of these Superman coins by placing your order on the ModernCoinMart (MCM) website today.

Brief History of Superman

Superman was originally created by artist Joe Shuster and writer Jerry Siegel in 1933. They eventually sold the character to DC Comics in 1938 and he made his first appearance in Action Comics in June 1938. Superman’s success pioneered the emergence of the superhero genre as a dominant category of American comic books.

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Cover of Action Comics 1 (Jun 1938 DC Comics). Art by Joe Shuster, art, and Jack Adler, color.

According to the origin story of this great comic character, he was born to his father Jor-El on planet Krypton and named Kal-El. But a few moments before Krypton was destroyed, his father transported him to earth with a rocket. Thereafter, a Kansas farmer found and adopted him. He was named Clark Kent and together with his wife, the farmer raised him and gave him a very strong moral upbringing.

At an early age, Superman began to demonstrate some extraordinary abilities such as superhuman strength, endurance, and speed. He also displayed the ability to fly, produce freezing breathe, and had extraordinary visual powers like x-ray vision. Superman lives in a fictional city in America called Metropolis. He works as a journalist for Daily Planet using his secret identity as Clark Kent. His lover is Lois Lane and his main enemy is the supervillian called Lex Luthor.

Superman has been declared to be the best comic book hero of all time and the character has served as a blueprint for hundreds of superheros that have been created after him. Superman’s strong impact on the United States has been studied by scholars and social theorists. Even the picture of the current president of the United States, Barak Obama, has been printed wearing a Superman vest and pasted on a building in California.

Coin Descriptions – 2015 Superman Coins

Several gold and silver 2015 Superman coins have been minted by the Royal Canadian Mint. You should visit ModernCoinMart now to look at their unique designs. Here is a brief description of three of these 2015 Canadian coins:

2015 Canada $100 Colorized 14-Karat Gold Iconic Superman Comic Book Covers – Action Comics #4 (1940)

On this coin, we see Superman holding up the pillars of a collapsing building while citizens run for safety. The city of Metropolis was hit by an earthquake because of the improper testing of a new military weapon. Through highly skilled engraving, the original artwork with the unique blue, red and yellow colors of Superman’s outfit has been replicated on this coin. Concentric circles frame the image and add the perception of depth to the coin. Within these circles, the words “100 DOLLARS”, “CANADA”, and “2015” have been inscribed. The reverse design is credited to Warner Bros., the owners of DC Comics and the publishers of Action Comics #4 (1940).

2015 Canada $100 Colorized Proof 14-Karat Gold Iconic Superman Comic Book Covers - Action Comics #4 (1940) NGC PF70 UC ER

2015 Canada $100 Colorized Proof 14-Karat Gold Iconic Superman Comic Book Covers – Action Comics #4 (1940) NGC PF70 UC ER

The coin’s obverse design contains a portrait of the Queen of England, Her Royal Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II which was designed by Susanna Blunt. In addition, it has the words “ELIZABETH II” and “D. G. REGINA” – a latin title that means “By the Grace of God, Queen”.

This colorized proof gold coin is NGC Certified with a PF-70 grade. It has a 27mm diameter, an 0.583 gold composition and weighs 1/4 Troy Oz. With a very limited mintage of 2,000 coins, the coins could be sold out just as quickly as Superman moves – faster than a bullet!

2015 Canada $20 Colorized Silver Iconic Superman Comic Book Covers – Superman Unchained #2 (2013)

On this coin, the Royal Canadian Mint produced a reserve design commemorating the Superman Unchained #2 (2013) comic book. In the colorized design, Superman is portrayed lifting a tank with just one arm, as a sign of his super-human strength. On this side of the coin you will also see the following inscriptions: “20 DOLLARS”, “2015”, “CANADA”.

2015 Canada $20 Colorized Proof Silver Iconic Superman Comic Book Covers - Superman Unchained #2 (2013) NGC PF70 UC ER

2015 Canada $20 Colorized Proof Silver Iconic Superman Comic Book Covers – Superman Unchained #2 (2013) NGC PF70 UC ER

The obverse side has the image of Queen Elizabeth II, designed by Susanna Blunt, and in the inscription: “ELIZABETH II”, and “D.G. REGINA”. This proof coin is NGC certified PF70. This superman coin shows no imperfections at 5 x magnification. It is four nines fine (.9999) and weighs 1 ounce.

2015 Canada $20 Colorized Silver Iconic Superman Comic Book Covers – Superman #28 (2014)

On the colorized side, Superman is shown with his well-known Kryptonite battle armor, using his heat vision to lift up his title. This design, credited to Warner Bros, commemorates the cover design on Superman #28 (2014). It portrays his super-human abilities which he has used to help the citizens of the fictional town of Metropolis since 1938. Inscriptions on this side of the coin include: “CANADA”, “2015” and “20 DOLLARS”.

2015 Canada $20 Colorized Proof Silver Iconic Superman Comic Book Covers - Superman #28 (2014) NGC PF70 Ultra Cameo Early Releases

2015 Canada $20 Colorized Proof Silver Iconic Superman Comic Book Covers – Superman #28 (2014) NGC PF70 Ultra Cameo Early Releases

The obverse design has an effigy of Queen Elizabeth II, a well-known design by Susanna Blunt. Inscriptions on this side include: “ELIZABETH II” and “D.G. REGINA”. This proof coin is NGC certified PF70 and contains .9999 fine silver. It has a total mintage of 10,000 coins.

Key Benefits of Collecting 2015 Superman Coins

* Connect to Exceptional Success

Owning a 2015 Superman gold or silver coin connects you to an outstanding American cultural heroic brand with outstanding success. Superman portrays many aspects of the ideal American way of life such as selfless service, confidence, boldness, strength, defense of human rights and preservation of the environment for future generations.

* Colorized Coins Are Rare and Valuable

Apart from their beauty and elegance, these 2015 Superman colorized coins are rare. With a limited mintage of 2,000 for the gold coins, you will eventually become one of the few people on earth to possess this coin if you order for it on ModernCoinMart today. Due to their purity, these coins are also a good asset to pass on to the next generation.

* Keep Great Superman Memories Alive in Gold

If you’ve been a true fan of Superman over the years, you will have fond memories of various episodes of your favorite superhero comic. You may have kept some copies of your treasured Superman comic book. But many of these paper comics would have lost color or even become torn or ruined by insects. However, with these coins, you can keep your affectionate memories of Superman alive in gold for the rest of your life.

Conclusion

Without hesitating, you should go over to the ModernCoinMart (MCM) website now to purchase your 2015 Superman gold and silver coins. Due to the limited number of coins produced, you will need to act fast before the stock runs out. MCM is offering these coins at relatively low prices, including free domestic shipping, so you will be making a wise decision if you buy your 2015 Superman coins there today.

2015 1/2 oz Calgary Stampede Silver Coin

Celebrate the Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth with the 2015 1/2 oz Calgary Stampede Silver Coin produced by the Royal Canadian Mint!

Available exclusively from Silver Gold Bull, this ½ oz silver coin is a special edition Royal Canadian Mint issue as it is priced as bullion, rather than like a numismatic coin. The $2 face value gives holders the security of knowing the coin will be honoured as legal tender in Canada.

Calgary Stampede Silver Coin Front

Calgary Stampede Silver Coin – Obverse

The Calgary Stampede has been representative of the Wild West spirit that has been expressed by the evolution of the city of Calgary. The ten day event traces its roots back over 100 years, and the rodeo events are still the centrepiece of the Stampede. Cowboys from around the world compete for over $2 million in prize money, and the bull riding event is considered the most dangerous eight seconds in sports.

Calgary Stampede Silver Coin Back

Calgary Stampede Silver Coin – Reverse

The obverse of the coin was executed by Canadian artist Steve Hepburn. He typically creates his art through oil painting, and his designs have been featured in many publications. Steve has also designed many coins for the Royal Canadian Mint, and this looks to be his finest yet. Hepburn’s bull rider appears to be leaping out of the silver background with all four of the bull’s hooves in the air above stylized clouds of dust. The famed Calgary Stampede logo, complete with cattle brand appears below.

The 2015 ½ oz Calgary Stampede Silver Coin is available individually, in mint-sealed tubes of 20 or in mint-strapped monster boxes of 240 coins (120 ounces). With an unprecedented resale value when selling back to Silver Gold Bull, this coin is a great way to diversify into a fractional silver coin with the security of a product produced by a government mint.

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1 oz. Fine Silver Coin – Polar Bear and Cub

The 2015 Polar Bear and Cub 1 oz silver coin was recently released by the Royal Canadian Mint. The four nines fine silver bullion coin, which features a polar bear and its cub, is struck in a proof finish and contains 1 troy ounce of silver. The mintage of the coin is limited to 7,500 coins and each coin comes encapsulated in a RCM-branded maroon clamshell with a black beauty box.

1 oz. Fine Silver Coin – Polar Bear and Cub

1 oz. Fine Silver Coin – Polar Bear and Cub Reverse

Source of Images: Royal Canadian Mint

The 2015 Polar Bear and Cub 1 oz silver coin is the ideal addition to any wildlife coin collection, especially coin collections featuring Canadian wildlife. The polar bear, also known by its scientific name Ursus maritimus and a sister species of the brown bear, can be found in the Arctic Circle of which Canada is a part. It is known in Canada as a symbol of power and the vastness of Canada’s northern landscape, an animal that survive and strive in a climate earmarked by extreme weather conditions.

Polar Bear and Cub

Source of Image: Good Nature Travel

An estimated 500 polar bears are killed by humans in Canada each year. This is a number that is believed to be unsustainable for some areas, especially Baffin Bay. This is despite the fact that 80% of the kills take place in the territory of Nunavut. In fact, there was an outcry by scientific groups in 2005 when the government of Nunavut increased the hunting quota from 400 to 518 bears. This while some, like Nunavut polar bear biologist Mitchell Taylor, who was at some stage responsible for polar bear conservation in Nunavut, insists that the current hunting quota is not negatively impacting on the sustainability of the number of bears.

Why should you be interested in this coin?

  • Limited edition (7,500 coins maximum)
  • Canadian wildlife
  • Proof strike
  • Four nines fine silver (99.99% pure silver)
  • GST/HST exempt

Specs

  • Metal: 1 Troy oz of 99.99% pure silver
  • Finish: Proof
  • Diameter: 38mm
  • Edge: Serrated
  • Denomination: 5 Dollars
  • Year of Issue: 2015
  • Mintage: 7,500

Be sure to get more information here.

25th Anniversary of the Canadian Space Agency (CSA)

This year marks the 25th anniversary of the Canadian Space Agency (CSA) which saw first light in 1989. The Royal Canadian Mint (RCM) has released a limited edition commemorative coin to celebrate this milestone in Canada’s space history.

25th Anniversary of the Canadian Space Agency

Unveiling of the coin at the 2014 International Astronautics Congress in Toronto. 

Photo Source: CNW Canada

The Coin

The 1 oz. Fine Silver Coin – 25th Anniversary of the Canadian Space Agency was unveiled at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre yesterday on the second day of the 65th International Astronautical Congress 2014. The silver coin ”… features an achromatic hologram image of a Canadian astronaut floating weightlessly above the Earth. The astronaut is anchored to a foot restraint on Canadarm2, which bears the Canada Wordmark. In the distance we see the cloud-mottled blue surface of Earth, backed by the black depths of space. The hologram lends depth and movement to the design; the astronaut seems to float above the Earth” (RCM Website). This while Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II, is featured on the obverse of the four nines fine coin (99.99% pure silver coin). The coin will see a limited worldwide mintage of 10,000 coins and is only the second achromatic hologram coin to be released by the RCM. The first achromatic hologram coin released by the RCM, a world first, is the Canada 2013 $20 Hologram Superman & Metropolis 1oz Fine Silver Coin that was released last year (2013) by the mint.

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1 oz. Fine Silver Coin – 25th Anniversary of the Canadian Space Agency – Reverse

Photo Source: Royal Canadian Mint

In addition to the above, the 1 oz. Fine Silver Coin – 25th Anniversary of the Canadian Space Agency has a proof finish, weighs 31.39 grams, has a diameter of 38 mm, a face value of CAD $20, a serrated edge and comes in a RCM-branded clamshell with a spaced-themed graphic beauty box. This not even to mention the serialized certificate and the fact that artist Susanna Blunt designed the obverse of the coin.

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1 oz. Fine Silver Coin – 25th Anniversary of the Canadian Space Agency – RCM-branded clamshell

Photo Source: Royal Canadian Mint

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1 oz. Fine Silver Coin – 25th Anniversary of the Canadian Space Agency – Spaced-themed graphic beauty box

Photo Source: Royal Canadian Mint

The CSA

The Canadian Space Agency (CSA), or known in French as the Agence spatiale canadienne (CSA), was formed on March 1, 1989 by the Canadian Space Agency Act, which received Royal Assent the following year in May.

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Photo Source: CSA

The CSA headquarters is located in Saint-Hubert, Quebec, at the John H. Chapman Space Centre, while the agency also has offices in other parts of Canada. The CSA plays a pivotal role in Canada’s space ventures today, but was not the beginning of Canada’s push into the upper atmosphere and space. Canada already undertook, although on a limited scale, a number of ventures into space between 1945 and 1960. The relevant projects, under the auspices of defense research, involved a “series of advanced studies examining both orbital rendezvous and re-entry” (Wikipedia). One such project, the S-27 or the Topside Sounder Project, saw first light in 1957 under the leadership of John H. Chapman. He led a team of engineers and scientists at the Canadian Defence Research Telecommunications Establishment (DRTE). Their work led to the development of Alouette 1, Canada’s first satellite, which was launched into space in September 1962, making Canada the 3rd country to put an artificial satellite into space.

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Photo Source: CNET

What is interesting is the fact that Alouette 1 had to be launched by NASA, the American space agency, from Vandenberg AFB in California. The reason for this was due to the fact that Canada only had upper atmospheric launch capabilities or sounding rockets at the time. Despite this shortcoming in terms of launch capabilities, the satellite itself was an object of Canadian technical excellence, especially considering that it lasted 10 years instead of the expected one. This encouraged the additional “…study of the ionosphere with the Canadian-designed, US-launched, international ISIS program. This undertaking was designated an International Milestone of Electrical Engineering by IEEE in 1993. The launch of Anik A-1 in 1972 made Canada the first country in the world to establish its own domestic geostationary communication satellite network” (Wikipedia).

The above and other space related ventures in the 1980s led to the establishment of the Canadian Space Agency (CSA), which has the mandate “…to promote the peaceful use and development of space, to advance the knowledge of space through science and to ensure that space science and technology provide social and economic benefits for Canadians. The Canadian Space Agency’s mission statement says that the agency is committed to leading the development and application of space knowledge for the benefit of Canadians and humanity” (Wikipedia). The agency employs about 575 people today and has an annual budget of CAD $488.7 million (2013-2014). Be sure to get more information regarding the CSA at their website.

Canada 2014 1 oz .9999 Five Blessings Good Fortune $5 Silver Color Proof Coin

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Canada 2014 1 oz .9999 Five Blessings Good Fortune $5 Silver Color Proof Coin

75th Anniversary of The Royal Winnipeg Ballet Fine Silver Coin (2014)

The Royal Canadian Mint has released a limited edition fine silver coin to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Royal Winnipeg Ballet.

The 75th Anniversary of The Royal Winnipeg Ballet Fine Silver Coin (2014), which will be limited to 7,500 silver coins with a 99.99% silver purity, features no less than six Royal Winnipeg Ballet dancers as can be seen in The Sleeping Beauty production. The ballet dancers are outfitted in soft-colored costumes, which shimmer as a result of the advanced “Sheer Effect” colorization technique used by the Royal Canadian Mint for the very first time. Each coin comes in its own music box that plays the Sleeping Beauty melody as done by Tchaikovsky when opened. This makes an excellent gift for the ballad dancer(s) in your life.

ballet dancers

Be sure to pay a visit to the website of the Royal Canadian Mint for more information.

2013 $5 Fine Silver Coin – Mother & Baby Ice Fishing

2013 $5 Fine Silver Coin – Mother & Baby Ice Fishing.

2013 $20 Fine silver Coin – 300th Anniversary of Louisbourg

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2013 $20 Fine silver Coin – 300th Anniversary of Louisbourg.