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14 Nov 2020  Sat

Diwali also known as the Festival of Lights, Diwali is celebrated for a variety of reasons, although common themes are the triumph of light over darkness and of good over evil. For many, this important annual observance is a ...

12 Nov 2020  Thu

Canada’s coinage was originally issued with a .925 silver content as opposed to .900 fine standards of US silver coins. This was later reduced to .800 in 1920 and .500 by mid-1967 and abandoned a year later in favour of pur...

10 Nov 2020  Tue

Canadian coins are graded on similar standards as US coins. The points of greatest wear are on the obverse in the bands of crowns, sprays of laurel around the head and in hairlines above or over the ear. The reverse is usuall...

10 Nov 2020  Tue

Canada Post issued four-holiday stamp designs, invoking both Biblical and winter themes, on 2nd November. Canada Post’s secular stamp offerings feature three wintery scenes by Canadian folk artist Maud Lewis.

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25 Sep 2020  Fri

A new small gold collector coin from Canada offers native gold featuring a native-inspired design. The Proof 9999 fine gold Dollars 10 coin is the first 20th-ounce gold collector coin available on its own from the Royal Canad...

25 Sep 2020  Fri

The Canada Post Community Foundation issued a permanent-rate+10 cents semipostal stamp issued 21st September. Canada Post’s frontline workers helped to choose the design for the semi-postal stamp to support nonprofit organi...

14 Aug 2020  Fri

The star of the Canadian section in the Mayfair auction in Oct 2019 was lot 912. It is 1815 12d Die proof in vermilion. This specimen fetches around 2280 pounds. The high price was achieving form 1922 kut mint high value over...

07 Aug 2020  Fri

For centuries masks have played an important role in traditional ceremonies of native Canadians. Royal Canadian Mint has transferred them to at least two commemorative coins. The coin depicts the original wood carving of the ...

27 Jul 2020  Mon

Sir Fredrick Banting was a Canadian physician who along with Charles Best and John Rickard Macleod first conceived the idea which led to the discovery of Insulin in 1921. Injections of insulin proved to be the first effective...

16 Jul 2020  Thu

Venomous or not, a snake creates panic and fright even among wild animals. In some cultures, a snake is a symbol of something vile and dark while some cultures worship the intimidating awe of the species. This fascinating cre...

09 Jul 2020  Thu

Nunavut Day is celebrated as a regional statutory holiday in Nunavut, Canada each year on July 9th. Nunavut means "our land" in the native language Inuktitut. The territory of Nunavut is the largest in the area and also the s...

01 Jul 2020  Wed

July 1 is a very important holiday for Canadians as it is often regarded as Canada's birthday. Canada Day celebrates the enactment of the British North America Act of 1867 that united three separate British colonies into a si...

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