Bennett did a great job

During his time at the Mint, Ian Bennett has overseen a lot of innovation and expansion at the Mint, including the world’s first colourized circulating coins, unparalleled growth of non-circulating legal tender issues, a complete switch to plated steel coins, and growth in the number of RCM clients around the world. Continue reading →

Collectors return to Windsor for ONA event

Brett Irick, left, and Robb McPherson cut the cake at the welcome reception on the first day of the ONA convention.

For many of those participating in the three-day convention, the location was familiar, since the host club, the Windsor Coin Club (WCC), has hosted two RCNA conventions at the same place in recent years. Continue reading →

Legal tender coins can’t always be spent

Today, if you have non-circulating legal tender you have a few choices: hope your local bank values your business well enough to take them; use them to buy product at an RCM boutique; or, try to pass them off on local businesses in the course of your normal business. Continue reading →

Scarce Canadian coins sell on both sides of the border

The scarce pattern made prior to the production of Newfoundland $2 gold coins differs from the final coin in small details, such as the dots and lines on either side of the obverse effigy.

A pattern 1865 gold $2 from Newfoundland changed hands for more than $100,000 at the Heritage Auction held April 10 in Chicago. Continue reading →

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