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CANADIAN COINS & CURRENCY




NEWCANADA 2021 KLONDIKE DOLLARS

Canada 1 Dollar 2021 Klondike - color coinCanada 1 Dollar 2021 Klondike -regular issueCanada celebrated the 125th anniversary of the Klondike Gold Rush with circulating color and uncolored 1 Dollar coins. Both coins have the same design. The design depicts the four who discovered gold at Rabbit Creek in August 1896, panning for gold: Keish (Skookum Jim Mason), K̲Ša Goox̱ (Dawson Charlie), Shaaw TlŠa (Kate Carmack) and her husband, George Carmack. The discovery had a major economic, social and environmental impact on the isolated region.  On a hillside is an image representing the Moosehide Gathering place, where the Tr’ondŽk HwŽch’in First Nation people relocated when they were displaced by the influx of gold rushers.  The color version of the coin depicts the Moosehide image in red. Above is the Canadian Maple Leaf within an image of the sun.  The portrait of Queen Elizabeth by Canadian artist Susanna Blunt is on the obverse.
Item CA-1D-COL-KLONDIKE CANADA COLOR 1 DOLLAR 2021 KLONDIKE GOLD RUSH UNC. $4.50
Item CA-1D-REG-KLONDIKE CANADA COLOR 1 DOLLAR 2021 KLONDIKE GOLD RUSH UNC. $5.00
Item CA-1D-BOTH-KLONDIKE BOTH THE ABOVE COLOR AND UNCOLORED KLONDIKE DOLLARS $9.00

CANADA COMMEMORATES 100th ANNIVERSARY OF DISCOVERY OF INSULIN

Canada 2 Dollars 2021 100th Anniversary of the discovery of insulinCanada issued two circulating bi-metallic two-dollar coins in 2021 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the discovery of insulin.  The collaboration of Canadian scientist Frederick Banting, Charles Best, James Collip and John Macleod led to the isolation and purification of insulin, which offered a life-saving treatment to those with diabetes. The designs of the coins include an insulin monomer, scientific instruments used in the early formulation of insulin (vial, mortar and pestle, and Erlenmeyer flask) overlaid on a maple leaf, as well as red blood cells, glucose, and insulin molecules.   Two versions of the coin were issued, one with the insulin monomer in blue, the color used to raise diabetes awareness, the other without color.  The obverse features the Susanna Blunt portrait of Queen Elizabeth II. 
Item CA-2D21-COL-INS CANADA COLOR 2 DOLLARS 2021 INSULIN UNC. OUT
Item CA-2D21-REG-INS CANADA REGULAR 2 DOLLARS 2021 INSULIN UNC. $7.50





CANADA 2020 WORLD WAR II VICTORY 2 DOLLAR COIN

Canada 2 Dollars 2020 75th Anniversary of World War II Victory, regular and colored versionsCanada commemorated the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II with colored and un-colored versions of this 2020 2 Dollar coin.  The coins have similar reverse designs which were adapted from Canada's World War II era Victory 5 cent coins.  The designs feature a torch and a large "V" in the center. On the outer ring is the inscription "WE WIN WHEN WE WORK WILLINGLY" in Morse code and the words Victory and Remember are in English and French.  At the top are two shifting images of a maple leaf within the line pattern.  The obverse depicts the portrait of Queen Elizabeth II.
Item CA-2D-COL-VICTL CANADA COLOR 2 DOLLARS 2020 WWII UNC. $7.00
Item CA-2D-REG-VICT CANADA REGULAR 2 DOLLARS 2020 WWII UNC. $7.50




CANADA 2020 COLOR BI-METALLIC 2 DOLLAR COIN CELEBRATES HAIDA ART AND CULTURE  Restocked

Canada multi-color 2 Dollar 2020 Haida Art & Culture - Biill ReidCanada recently released a circulating multi-color, bi-metallic 2 Dollar coin to celebrate Haida art and culture.  Haida art is a distinctive art form created by tribes of north-western Canada.  It includes a range of objects including Totem Poles, stone carving, baskets, blankets and drawings.   The reverse of this 2020 dated coin features "Xhuwaji, Haida Grizzly Bear".  The red, black and white design was originally painted by renowned Haida artist Bill Reid (Iljuwas) on a ceremonial drum in 1988.  Reid was a gifted artist, writer and broadcaster who championed Haida causes. The coin also celebrates the 100th anniversary of the artist's birth. The obverse depicts the portrait of Queen Elizabeth II by Canadian artist Susanna Blunt.
Item CA-2D-HAIDA CANADA 2 DOLLARS 2020 HAIDA ART UNC. $7.00


CANADA 2020 SET INCLUDING SCARCE 50 CENTS

Canada 2020 six coin set, 5 cents - 2 Dollars
This six-piece Canadian 2020 coin set includes the regular issue 5, 10, 25 50 Cents, 1 and 2 Dollars coin in Uncirculated condition. The 50 Cents is not being released into circulation but is only available from the mint at a substantial premium.   The unpackaged coin sets come from original mint rolls.
Item CA-SET20 CANADA 2020 REGULAR DESIGN 6 COINSET, 5 CENTS - 2 DOLLARS, UNC. $11.00




CANADA 2018 COLORED AND UNCOLORED WWI ARMISTICE COINS

Canada 2018 World War I Armistice uncolored and colored 2 dollar coinsCanada honored the 100th Anniversary of the World War I Armistice with two versions of circulating bi-metallic 2 Dollar coins: uncolored and colored.  Both versions have similar designs.  In the center brass plated core is a soldier's helmet, beneath it is the word "ARMISTICE" a remembrance poppy.  The colored version of the coin features the poppy in red.  Maple leaves and poppies are features in the nickel-plated outer rim, along with the words "REMEMBER" in English and French ("SOUVENIR") and the date 2018.  The Susanna Blunt portrait of Queen Elizabeth is on the obverse of the 28mm coin.
Item CA-2D18-REGARM CANADA 2 DOLLARS 2018 REGULAR (UNCOLORED) ARMISTICE UNC. $5.50
Item CA-2D18-COLARM CANADA 2 DOLLARS 2018 COLORED ARMISTICE UNC. out




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



NewBEAUTIFUL CANADIAN WILDLIFE SILVER COINS

These beautiful 1 troy ounce .9999 fine silver Canadian 5 Dollar coins feature native wildlife.  The attractive series has become popular with colletors and as a way to hold silver. The obverses of the 38mm coins features the portrait of Queen Elizabeth done by Canadian artist Susanna Blunt.
Canada 5 dollars 2011 Grizzly Bear .9999 1 troy ounce silver coinCanada 5 dollars 2012 Moose .9999 1 troy ounce silver coinCanada 5 dollars 2016 Cougar .9999 1 troy ounce silver coinCanada 5 dollars 2017 Lynx .9999 1 troy ounce silver coinObverse of Canada 5 dollars .9999 1 troy ounce silver coin
Item CA-5D11-BEAR CANADA 5 DOLLARS 2011 GRIZZLY BEAR .9999 1 TROY OUNCE SILVER KM1109 BU $39.75
Item CA-5D12-MOOSE CANADA 5 DOLLARS 2012 MOOSE .9999 1 TROY OUNCE SILVER KM1241 BU $39.75
Item CA-5D16-COUGAR CANADA 5 DOLLARS 2016 COUGAR .9999 1 TROY OUNCE SILVER  BU $39.75
Item CA-5D17-LYNX CANADA 5 DOLLARS 2017 LYNX .9999 1 TROY OUNCE SILVER  BU $39.75


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 Ch‚teauguay 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 out

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  out
Item CA-SECORD-FRST CANADA 25 CENTS 2013 SECORD WITH FROSTED PORTRAIT BU out



CANADA 1964 CHARLOTTETOWN SILVER DOLLAR Restocked

Canada 1964 silver dollar commemorating 100th anniversary of Charlottetown and Qubec conferencesCanada young head silver dollarCanada issued a circulating commemorative silver dollar in 1964 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Charlottetown and Quebec Conferences.  The conferences laid the groundwork for the establishment of the Dominion of Canada in 1867. The Charlottetown Conference was held in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island in September 1864. Initially the conference was to discuss a union of the Maritime colonies, but was expanded to include the Province of Canada as well.  Britain encouraged the union, hoping the colonies would become less dependent on the Crown and provide for greater economic and military power for the region in light of the American Civil War.   A circus came to Charlottetown the same week, the first one to visit in over 20 years. Folks were much more interested in the circus than politics.  Workers left their jobs and folks from all over the island came into town which made accommodations difficult for the delegates.  A second conference was held in Quebec the following month.  The Quebec Conference created 72 Resolutions which laid the foundation for unifying the colonies.  The resolutions covered a wide range of issues, from governmental powers to building railroads.   The coin depicts young Queen Elizabeth on the obverse.  The reverse features an emblem incorporating the French fleur-de-lis, the Irish shamrock, the Scottish thistle, and the English rose representing the main nationalities that settled Canada.   Around it is the legend "CHARLOTTETOWN • QU…BEC", the dates "1864" and "1964".  The 36mm coin is struck in .800 fine silver and contains .6  troy ounces of silver.  
Item CA-CHARLOTTE CANADA 1 DOLLAR 1964 CHARLOTTETOWN-QUEBEC KM58 UNC. $24.00



BEAUTIFUL UNCIRCULATED CANADIAN VOYAGEUR SILVER DOLLARS

Canada silver dollar, Voyageur (canoe) reverseCanada young head silver dollar, KM54Canada tiara silver dollar, KM64
These beautiful Canadian silver dollars depicts a voyageur and an Indian paddling a canoe.  Voyageurs were 18th and early 19th century French Canadian fur transporters and traders.  They transported fur and goods over vast distances by canoe and would carry heavy loads across portages.  Their exploits have been celebrated in music and folklore.  This attractive Canadian Voyageur Dollar is struck in .800 fine silver and is 36mm in diameter. They contain .6 troy ounces of silver.   Queen Elizabeth is on the obverse. The coins struck before 1964 have the young head portrait of the Queen by Mary Gillick.  The 1965 and 1966 coins portray Arnold Machin's portrait of the Queen wearing a tiara.
Item CA-YOUNG$ CANADA 1 DOLLAR YOUNG HEAD 1959-63 KM54 UNC. $22.00
Item CA-TIARA$ CANADA 1 DOLLAR TIARA, 1965-66 KM64 UNC. $21.00


POPULAR 1965 & 1966 CANADA SILVER PROOF-LIKE SET

Canada 1965 mint set, obverseCanada 1965 mint set, reverse
This six-coin Proof-like from the Royal Canadian Mint includes the silver dollar, 50 cents, 25 cents and 10 cents struck in .800 fine silver, as well as the nickel 5 cents and bronze 1 cent.  The coins come were specially struck with a mirror-like surface and are in their original Royal Canadian Mint packaging.  The sets contain 1.11 troy ounces of silver. The sets were issued at the height of the 1960’s coin boom. This 1965 set featured the new Arnold Machin portrait of Queen Elizabeth. And the U.S. mint had just stopped selling Proof sets, all of which sparked speculative interest in the sets.  Sales were by mail only and were limited to five sets per order.   Dealers, investors and collectors crowded the post offices nearest the mint in order to place multiple orders.  The sets sold out within a few hours and many orders were sent back.  We have this attractive and popular Proof-like set in their original mint packaging at a modest premium above their melt value. We  have a few  mint boxes of 5 Canadian Proof-like sets. Also available are 1966 Canadian Proof-like sets which had the same designs and were struck to the same standards as the 1965 sets.. 
Item CA-SET65 CANADA 1965 SIX COIN PROOF-LIKE SET KM-PL16 $35.00
Item CA-SET66 CANADA 1966 SIX COIN PROOF-LIKE SET KM-PL17 $35.00


WWII CANADA TOMBAC 1942 BEAVER AND 1943 VICTORY 5 CENTS

Canada 5 Cents 1942 KM39 Beaver and 1943 KM40 VictoryDuring 1942, because nickel was needed for the war effort, Canada replaced the nickel 5 cent coin with one made of a brass alloy called Tombac. The new coins were 12-sided, making them even more distinctive.  The new coins kept the beaver reverse and King George VI that was on the previous coins. The coins were struck only a single year. On January 1, 1943 Canada released a new design for their 5-cent coin to promote the war effort of World War II. The reverse featured a large "V" behind a burning torch.  The V both stood for Victory and the denomination in Roman numerals).  Even though the coin is not made of nickel, it is often referred to as Canada's V Nickel.  Around the rim on the side with the "V"  is the inscription in Morse code which reads "WE WIN WHEN WE WORK WILLINGLY".   Like the 1942 issue, the coin is made of Tombac and depictes  King George VI on the obverse.  It too was struck only a single year.  In 1944 the Tombac allow was replaced with chrome-plated steel.
Item CA-5C-42T CANADA 5 CENTS 1942 KM39 TOMBAC - BEAVER, VF-XF $2.50
Item CA-5C-43 CANADA 5 CENTS 1943 KM40 VICTORY, VF-XF $2.50


WORLD WAR II CANADIAN MEAT RATION TOKEN

Canada World War II meat ration tokenMeat was rationed in Canada during World War II.  Families received a ration booklet which allowed them to purchase a limited quantity of rationed goods, including tea, coffee, sugar, butter, booze and meat each week.  Each weekly meat ration coupon was good for 2 pounds of meat.  The problem was that many did not have refrigeration at home, so they would either forfeit the whole coupon for a lesser amount of meat, or buy their full amount and risk it going bad before it could be used.  In 1945 the Canadian government finally wised up and issued meat ration tokens that were good for a lesser quantity of meat. Each token was worth 1/8 of a meat ration coupon (1/4 pound of meat), so if someone bought less than their full ration of meat the tokens could be given out to be used later.  If one bought half their weekly ration of meat, they would receive four tokens for later use.  The 22mm blue token is struck on a heavy blue cardboard with a center hole. Both sides have the same design with the words "CANADA - RATION MEAT - VIANDE" and two maple leaves.
Item CA-MEAT CANADA WWII MEAT RATION TOKEN, UNC. $3.00
Item CA-MEATx10 10 of the above CANADA WWII MEAT RATION TOKENS, UNC. $9.75



NEWQUEBEC COIN FEATURES HURON INDIANS

Quebec 20 Dollars 2020 coin depicts Huron IndianThis unofficial 2020 dated 20 Dollar coin of Quebec features two men from the Huron tribe holding rifles. The obverse depicts the arms of Quebec. The Hurons originated around the north shore of Lake Ontario.  In the 17th century the tribe was decimated by infectious diseases carried by Europeans and disbursed by a war with the Iroquois. Today the Huron are known as Wyandot with recognized tribal nations based in Quebec and Wyandotte, Oklahoma and unrecognized tribes in Kansas and Michigan.  The eight-sided 40mm silver-plated Proof coin has a mintage of only 160 pieces
Item QUEBEC20 QUEBEC 20 DOLLARS 2020 PROOF $19.95





QUEBEC INDEPENDENCE COIN

Quebec 1 Lys coin (1994) Br.X5var.Quebec 1 Lys rebellions Essai (pattern)
This Quebec 1 Lys coin was minted in 1994 by the Quebec sovereignty movement in preparation for the 1995 referendum on Quebec becoming an independent nation. The referendum was very close, with the pro-independence movement losing by only 25,000 votes.  The 38.2mm nickel-silver coin commemorates the 1837 rebellions in Upper Canada (Ontario) and Lower Canada (Quebec).  The obverse depicts the leaders of the two rebellions: William Mackenzie and Louis-Joseph Papineau.  The reverse illustrates a Fleur-de-Lys which is the national emblem of Quebec. Only 1837 pieces were minted.  20 nickel-silver Essais (patterns) were also minted for some of the leaders of the movement.  The Essais have the same obverse but a different reverse indicating that the piece is a non-negotiable Essai – Pattern.
Item QUEBEC-1LYS QUEBEC 1 LYS (1994) 1837 REBELLIONS Br.X5var. BU out
Item QUEBEC-ESSAI QUEBEC ESSAI (1994) 1837 REBELLIONS BU $55.00





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