The focus of the Royal Canadian Mint’s introductory product line is shifting in a big way this year. Introduced in 2011, the face value program is being phased out and replaced with new introductory products, namely a $3 Fine silver coin that will retail at $19.95. The move supports a “long-term strategy to grow and evolve” the Mint’s customer base, said Senior Communications Manager Alex Reeves. “It’s an evolution of our marketing strategy. The focus has shifted, and through that we’re able to maintain our commitment to offer entry-level, affordable products.” Reeves said the Mint remains committed to issuing these introductory products, which comprise only one portion of the Mint’s core numismatic program. Continue reading →
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Tokens will dominate the numismatic portion of Jeffrey Hoare Auctions’ Jan. 29, 2017 sale, being held in conjunction with the Canadian Association of Numismatic Dealers annual show in Hamilton.
The four-day show is described by organizers as the “bellwether event on the numismatic calendar.” About 15,000 dealers and collectors attend the show from across the U.S. and abroad, including Canada
Numismatics is the science of acquiring and studying coins, tokens, medals and paper money.