Nearly 20 new issues, including seven new sets, were released Jan. 8 as part of the Royal Canadian Mint’s first numismatic catalogue of 2019. Among the highlights is the first $3 Fine silver coin of the 12-piece “Celebrating Canadian Fun and Festivities” series, which is a month-by-month exploration of Canada. The journey begins in Niagara Falls, Ont., where colourful lights and a fireworks display light up the dark January night. Continue reading →
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tion coin will mark the 50th anniversary of the passing of a series of Criminal Code amendments leading to the decriminalization of homosexuality in Canada.