Tag Archives: Royal Canadian Mint

Latest Silver Dinosaur Coin from the Canadian Mint

by | July 16, 2014

You may have heard me talk about Julius T. Csotonyi’s amazing dinosaur art before. I’ve mentioned his book and his glow-in-the-dark prehistoric creatures coins as well as his silver Canadian Dinosaur coins, including his glow-in-the-dark Tiktaalik. I received my  latest silver coin from the Canadian Mint today and it shows my favourite dinosaur – a ceratopian;… Read more »

Alice Munro Honoured

by | April 1, 2014

This is good news from the Royal Canadian Mint: On March 24, 2014 , at the Greater Victoria Public Library, Canadian literary icon Alice Munro unveiled the Royal Canadian Mint’s new collector coin celebrating her  tremendous accomplishment of receiving the 2013 Nobel Prize in Literature.   “The Royal Canadian Mint commemorates Canada’s culture, values and… Read more »

Canadian Mint and Religious Neutrality

by | March 31, 2014

The Royal Canadian Mint has delivered a crushing blow to religious neutrality in Canada. The Royal Canadian Mint is issuing pure gold and silver coins to commemorate the upcoming canonization of Pope John Paul II: “These coins honour the extraordinary life and legacy of Pope John Paul II, and his accomplishments of universal significance: his message of… Read more »

“The Mind Reels”

by | March 30, 2014

Update: The Catholic Register has a March 23, 2014 article on the canonization, which warns pilgrims that unscrupulous tour operators already were trying to sell fake tickets to the [canonization] Mass. What could be more unscrupulous than the Vatican peddling miracles? —————————————————————————————————————— “The mind reels” says Richard Young in his incisive editorial on the Catholic Church, “Actions… Read more »

Tiktaalik Has Arrived!

by | February 18, 2014

The Canadian Mint’s latest in its Prehistoric Creatures series, arrived in the mail today.  As you may already have read here, the latest coin is of Tiktaalik, the late Devonian fish that represents the evolutionary transition from fish to amphibians (take that creationists!) with its arm-like fins that include a shoulder, elbow and wrist quite like a crocodile.… Read more »

Happy Darwin Day!

by | February 12, 2014

From CFI Canada,   and from the Canadian Mint,   While Darwin’s tree of life doesn’t have roots, this coin, an original design by celebrated Quebec actor and singer Caroline Néron, [to celebrate] nature, the beauty of a Canadian winter and the poetic beauty of life on Earth [is evocative of the sketch] employed by… Read more »