Demand for Canadian coins featuring the portrait of King Charles III temporarily shut down the Royal Canadian Mint’s online store shortly after the Crown corporation released details on the new strikes. “I can say the level of customer interest in the launch of His Majesty’s effigy exceeded our expectations and did temporarily disrupt our online platform,” said Alex Reeves, the mint’s senior manager of public affairs. “The site has since been stabilized and we are thrilled to be sharing this special moment with many fellow Canadians and customers from around the world.” As King Charles III celebrated his 75th birthday on Nov. 14, the Royal Canadian Mint’s president and CEO Marie Lemay struck the first Canadian coin featuring the effigy of the new monarch: a 2023-dated $1 circulation coin. The unveiling took place at about 2 p.m. ET at the mint’s manufacturing plant in Winnipeg, where every single Canadian circulation coin is made. Continue reading →
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