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CANADIAN COINS & CURRENCY


CANADA COMMEMORATES THE BATTLE OF VIMY RIDGE

Canada 2 Dollars 2017 Canadian National Vimy Memorial commemorative coinThe 100th anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge is commemorated on this 2017 bi-metallic Canadian 2 Dollar coin. Vimy Ridge was a heavily fortified German held escarpment in north-eastern France that provided sweeping views of the landscape below. The French had previously launched two unsuccessful attempts to capture the ridge at a cost of over 100,000 casualties. The Canadian Corps began the attack on the morning of April 9, 1917. It was the first time all four divisions of the Canadian Corps, drawn from all parts of the country, came together in battle.  Through the use of extensive training, innovative tactics, and meticulous minute by minute planning, the Canadians captured most of the ridge within the first day of the attack and completed taking the final objective by the evening of April 12.  Nearly 3,600 Canadians were killed and 7000 wounded during the intense four-day operation.  Some 4000 Germans were taken Prisoner.  Canada's soldiers emerged from the hard-fought battle as a force to be reckoned with, and a surging sense of national identity.  The coin features the Canadian National Vimy Memorial in Vimy, France, flanked by a First World War soldier on the left and a veteran soldier on the right.  As a special security feature, the maple leaves on the reverse are uniquely engraved in a way that ensures the authenticity of each coin.  The Memorial, located at the highest point on Vimy ridge, is Canada's largest and principal overseas war memorial.  The Susanna Blunt portrait of Queen Elizabeth is on the obverse.
Item CA-2D17-VIMY CANADA 2 DOLLARS 2017 VIMY RIDGE UNC. $5.75



NEWCANADA 150th ANNIVERSARY 10 DOLLAR BILL

Canada 10 Dollar bill, 150th Anniversary, 2017
Canada issued a special, limited edition polymer 10 dollar note in 2017 to commemorate the nation's 150th anniversary.  The front of the note depicts Sir John A. Macdonald, who represented English speaking citizens, Sir George-Etienne Cartier, who represented French speaking citizens, Agnes Macphail, the first woman elected to parliament, and James Gladstone, the first Status Indian to be appointed to the Senate. This is meant to highlight the diversity and inclusiveness of Canada. The clear window includes the Canadian arms and flag and a piece of Inuit art called the "Owl's Bouquet".  Beneath it are 3-dimensional maple leaves, which look raised, but are flat.  There is a series of raised dots in the upper left to assist the blind.  Also on the left is a color shifting arch.   The back features Canada's diverse landscapes.  It is an impressive looking polymer note that features the latest anti-counterfeiting technology.
Item PM-CA-10D  CANADA 10 DOLLARS 150th ANNIVERSARY NOTE, 2017, UNC. $16.00



NEWCANADA 2017 SETS WITH SCARCE 50 CENTS

Canada 2017 150th anniversary 6 coin set, 5 cents - 2 Dollars
Canada 2017 regular designs 6 coin set, 5 cents - 2 Dollars
2017 marks Canada’s 150th anniversary.  The Royal Canadian mint issued 2017 coins with both the regular designs used in previous years and special 150th anniversary celebration designs.  The 150th Anniversary 2 Dollar and 25 Cent coins were issued in both uncolored and colored versions.  The 150th anniversary set includes the uncolored version.  See below for the colored version. The 50 cent coins of both types have a very limited mintage and have not been released into general circulation but are only available from the mint at a substantial premium.  We are pleased to offer both sets including the scarce 50 cent coins.  Each six coin set includes the 5, 10, 25 50 cents, 1 dollar and bi-metallic 2 dollar coins.  The coins are Brilliant Uncirculated from mint or bank rolls.
Item CA-SET150 CANADA 2017 150th ANNIVERSARY 6 COIN SET, 5 CENTS - 2 DOLLARS, (not colored) UNC. $14.00
Item CA-SET17 CANADA 2017 REGULAR DESIGN 6 COIN SET, 5 CENTS - 2 DOLLARS, UNC. $14.00



2017 CANADA GLOW-IN-THE-DARK & COLOR COINS  Back in stock

Canada Toonie 2017 glow in the dark coinCanada 25 Cents 2017 150th Anniversry Hope for a Green Future color coinCanada issued some unusual coins in 2017 as part of their 150th anniversary celebration.  The 2017 bi-metallic two dollar coin, or toonie is titled "Wonder - Dance of the Spirits".  It features two paddlers on a lake witnessing an aurora borealis, which is sometimes called "The Dance of the Spirits".  The color version of the coin features the green aurora against the dark night sky, which glows in the dark after being exposed to bright light.  The color 25 Cent coin titled "Future-Hope for a Green Future" was designed by eight-year old Joelle Wong.  It depicts two hands nurturing a plant.  Holding onto the plant is a multi-colored bird, turtle and beaver. The Susanna Blunt portrait of Queen Elizabeth II is on the obverse of the coins.  Both coins are to be released into circulation, though I expect they would be kept by anyone lucky enough to find one.
Item CA-2D17-COLOR CANADA 2 DOLLARS 2017 150th ANNV. COLOR, GLOW IN THE DARK, UNC. $9.50
Item CA-25C17-COLOR CANADA 25 CENTS 2017 150th ANNIVERSARY, COLOR, UNC. $4.00


NEWCANADA CELEBRATES 125th ANNIVERSARY OF THE STANLEY CUP

Canada 25 Cents 2017 125th anniversary of the Stanley Cup Ice Hockey trophyCanada celebrated the 125th anniversary of the Stanley Cup on this commemorative 25 cents. The Stanley Cup was originally commissioned in 1892 by Lord Stanley of Preston, the Governor General of Canada. It was to be awarded to Canada's top-ranking amateur ice hockey club, .Since then it has evolved to be the Championship Trophy of the National Hockey League.  The coin depicts the Stanley Cup flanked by two ice hockey players.  It has a mintage of only 50,000 pieces.
Item CA-25C17-STANLEY CANADA 25 CENTS 2017 STANLEY CUP UNC. $3.00



2016 CANADA COIN SET

Canada 2016 6 coin set: 5 cents - 2 Dollars
This unpackaged set contains the regular issue 5, 10, 25, 50 cents 1 Dollar and bi-metallic 2 Dollar coins, dated 2016 in Brilliant Uncirculated condition obtained from rolls. The set contains all the regular issue coins issued for circulation.The 2016 50 Cent, Dollar and 2 Dollar coins are especially difficult to obtain due to low mintages and limited distribution. 
Item CA-SET16 CANADA 2016 SIX COIN SET 5 CENTS - 2 DOLLARS, UNC. $12.00



WORLD WAR I REMEMBRANCE COINS FROM CANADA

Canada 2 Dollars 2015 John McCreaCanada 25 Cents 2015 Colored PoppyCanada 25 Cents 2015 poppy regular (uncolored) strikeObverse of Canada 25 Cents 2015
In 1915 Canadian physician Lieutenant-Colonel John McCrae wrote the immortal poem "In Flanders Fields".   The poem refers to the fields of red poppies that grew between the graves of the soldiers that died in the Battles of Ypres.  The poem first published anonymously in Great Britain, quickly grew in popularity throughout the English speaking world.  It was used in propaganda efforts and appeals to sell war bonds and recruit solders.  The red poppy became a widely recognized symbol to remember soldiers that died in conflicts.  In 2015 Canada marked the 100th anniversary of John McCrea’s famous poem with circulating commemorative 2 Dollar and 25 Cent coins.  The center section of the bi-metallic 2 Dollar coin depicts McCrea penning the poem.  In the background is a lark and crosses marking the soldiers’ graves.  The outer rim features poppies and Canadian Maple Leafs.  Two versions of the copper-nickel 25 cent coin were issued, one with a realistic color depiction of a red poppy.  The other features an uncolored poppy.  All three coin depict Queen Elizabeth on the obverse and are Uncirculated.
Item CA-2D15-MCCREA CANADA 2 DOLLARS 2015 JOHN McCREA UNC. out
Item CA-25c15-COLOR CANADA 25 CENTS 2015 COLOR POPPY, UNC. out
Item CA-25c15-REG CANADA 25 CENTS 2015 REGULAR (uncolored) UNC. $1.00



SILVER EIGHT DOLLAR COIN FROM CANADA FEATURES POLAR BEAR

Canada 8 Dollars 2013 Polar Bear, 1.5 troy ounce .9999 file silverCanada issued this silver 8 dollar coin in 2013.  The unusual denomination coin contains 1.5 troy ounces of .9999 fine silver.  The thick, 38mm coin depicts a polar bear walking on an ice flow on one side and Queen Elizabeth on the other.  It is an attractive, odd denomination coin.
CA-$8 CANADA 8 DOLLARS 2013, POLAR BEAR KM1535 BU  $59.50


CANADA 2015 SILVER 5 DOLLAR FIVE CHINESE BLESSINGS COIN

Canada 5 Dollars 2015 5 Chinese BlessingsThis intricately designed 2015 Canadian silver 5 Dollar coin features images representing the traditional five blessings of Chinese culture: a bat for happiness, a deer for career success, two cranes for long life, a magpie for joy, and the Chinese symbol for good fortune.  The obverse of the coin features Queen Elizabeth II. The 38mm coin is struck in .9999 fine silver.  Because most of the mintage was distributed in Asia, it has been difficult to American and European collectors to obtain this coin.
Item CA-BLESSINGS CANADA 5 DOLLARS 2015 5 CHINESE BLESSINGS, BU $33.00



2015 CANADA COIN SET

Canada 2015 6 coin set: 5 cents - 2 Dollars
This unpackaged set contains the regular issue 5, 10, 25, 50 cents 1 Dollar and bi-metallic 2 Dollar coins, dated 2015 in Brilliant Uncirculated condition.  It contains all the regular issue coins issued for circulation.
Item CA-SET15 CANADA 2015 SIX COIN SET 5 CENTS - 2 DOLLARS, UNC. $10.50



2014 CANADA COIN SET  

Canada 2014 6 coin set: 5 cents - 2 Dollars
This unpackaged set contains the regular issue 5, 10, 25, 50 cents 1 Dollar and bi-metallic 2 Dollar coins, dated 2014 in Brilliant Uncirculated condition.  It contains all the regular issue coins issued for circulation.
Item CA-SET14 CANADA 2014 SIX COIN SET 5 CENTS - 2 DOLLARS, UNC. $10.50


OLD AND NEW STYLE 2012 CANADIAN LOONIES AND TOONIES

In 2012 Canada introduced new designs for their 1 and 2 Dollar coins.  The new designs incorporate a number of new security features including a laser mark micro-engraved maple leafs and a multi-ply plated steel planchet with a special electro-magnetic signature. The 2 Dollar also incorporates a virtual image and has both a lettered and partially reeded edge.
Item CA-OLD$1 CANADA 2012 "OLD STYLE" 1 DOLLAR KM495 UNC. out
Item CA-NEW$1 CANADA 2012 "NEW STYLE" 1 DOLLAR KM1255 UNC. out
Item CA-OLD$2 CANADA 2012 "OLD STYLE" 2 DOLLARS KM496 UNC. $5.00
Item CA-NEW$2 CANADA 2012 "NEW STYLE" 2 DOLLARS KM1255 UNC. out



CANADA CELEBRATES WAR OF 1812 WITH  COLORED & FROSTED QUARTERS

Canada 25 Cents 2012 Tecumseh with colored maple leafCanada 25 Cents 2012 Tecumseh with frosted portrait     Canada 25 Cents 2012 Brock with colored maple leafCanada 25 cents 2012 Sir Issac Brock with frosted portrait     Canada 25 Cents 2013 Charles-Michel de Salaberry with Colored Maple LeafCanada 25 Cents 2013 de Salaberry with Frosted Portrait      Canada 25 Cents 2013 Secord with colored maple leafCanada 25 Cents 2013 Secord with frosted portrait        Canada 25 Cents 2013 obverse depicts Queen Elizabeth
Canada portrayed heroes of the War of 1812 on circulating 25 cent coins. The war, between Great Britain and the United States, helped define Canadian nationhood and prevented the United States from annexing Canada.  Each coin was issued in two versions: one with a red maple leaf with the date 1812 in white script.  The other features the portrait with a frosted finish and an uncolored maple leaf.  The 2012 issues honored Shawnee Chief Tecumseh and Major General Sir Isaac Brock. Tecumseh led a confederation of Indian tribes that fought the United States and tried to form an Indian nation under British protection.  After he was killed in battle by the Americans in 1813 his confederation fell apart. The British abandoned their Indian allies in the peace conference that ended the war.  The Americans took possession of the territory and drove the Indians onto reservations or further west.  Tecumseh is portrayed wearing a British Indian peace medal bearing the portrait of George III.  Sir Isaac Brock successfully defeated attempts by the United States to invade Canada.  He and Tecumseh joined forces to defeat a larger American army at Fort Detroit in 1812.   The 2013 issues depicts Lieutenant Colonel Charles-Michel de Salaberry and Laura Secord.  During the War of 1812 de Salaberry's Voltigeurs Canadiens militia helped protect Montreal from the United States.   During Battle of Châteauguay in October 1813 his force of 1700 turned back an American force of some 3000 troops.  In 1813 Laura Secord walked 20 miles out of American occupied territory to warn British forces of an impending attack.    Queen Elizabeth is on the obverse of all the coins. All coins are Brilliant Uncirculated.
Item CA-TECM-CLR CANADA 25 CENTS 2012 TECUMSEH WITH RED MAPLE LEAF BU out
Item CA-TECM-FRST CANADA 25 CENTS 2012 TECUMSEH WITH FROSTED PORTRAIT BU $1.50

Item CA-BROCK-CLR CANADA 25 CENTS 2012 BROCK WITH RED MAPLE LEAF BU $1.00
Item CA-BROCK-FRST CANADA 25 CENTS 2012 BROCK WITH FROSTED PORTRAIT BU out

Item CA-SALB-CLR CANADA 25 CENTS 2013 DE SALABERRY WITH RED MAPLE LEAF BU out
Item CA-SALB-FRST CANADA 25 CENTS 2013 DE SALABERRY WITH FROSTED PORTRAIT BU $1.50

Item CA-SECORD-CLR CANADA 25 CENTS 2013 SECORD WITH RED MAPLE LEAF BU $1.50
Item CA-SECORD-FRST CANADA 25 CENTS 2013 SECORD WITH FROSTED PORTRAIT BU out


CANADIAN PROOF & MINT SETS

All in their original Royal Canadian Mint holders, all priced well below current catalog value.
Item CA-SET98PF CANADA 1998 DOUBLE DOLLAR 8 COIN PROOF SET, includes the popular Mountie silver dollar, KM-PS38 $49.00
Item CA-SET02SPEC CANADA  2002 7 COIN FROSTED SPECIMEN SET, KM-SS90 $35.00



CANADIAN LUCKY LOONIE OLYMPICS DOLLARS

Canada 2004 Lucky Loonie Olympic DollarCanada 2006 Luckie Loonie Olympic DollarCanada 2008 Lucky Loonie Olympic Dollar Canada 2010 Lucky Loonie Olympic DollarCanada 2012 Lucky Loonie Olympic dollar
Since 2004 Canada has issued a circulating multi-sided 1 Dollar every two years commemorating Summer and Winter Olympic Games.   The coins are called "Lucky Loonies".  The name "Lucky Loonie" originated in the 2002 Winter Olympics, when a Canadian Loon dollar was buried in the the center ice of the Salt Lake City Winter Olympics ice rink.  Both the Canadian  Men's and Women's Hockey teams won the Gold medal.  Another Loonie was hidden in the ice during the World Hockey Championship between Canada and Sweden in 2003.  Canada won and the legend of the Lucky Loonie was born.  Since 2004 The Royal Canadian mint has kept the legend going by issueing a commemorative "Lucky Loonie" coin every two years for the Summer and Winter Olympic games.  Each issue includes the Olympic rings in the design The first issue, dated 2004, features a loon swimming peacefully on a lake.   The second issue, which came out in 2006, features a loon taking off from a lake.  The third issue, dated 2008, pictures an athletic-looking loon landing on a lake.   The 2010 issue commemorated the Vancouver Winter Olympics and features the Vancouver Olympic symbol.  The 2012 issue depicts a loon on the water with its wings spread and a laser etched maple leaf.   Queen Elizabeth is on the obverse of all the coins.
Item CA-OLYDOL04 CANADA 2004 LUCKY LOONIE OLYMPIC DOLLAR BU  out
Item CA-OLYDOL06 CANADA 2006 LUCKY LOONIE OLYMPIC DOLLAR BU $4.75
Item CA-OLYDOL08 CANADA 2008 LUCKY LOONIE OLYMPIC DOLLAR BU out
Item CA-OLYDOL10 CANADA 2010 LUCKY LOONIE OLYMPIC DOLLAR BU out
Item CA-OLYDOL12 CANADA 2012 LUCKY LOONIE OLYMPIC DOLLAR BU out


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