In the middle of the 19th century, Canadian coins were still being struck in England—a mint in the nation’s capital, Ottawa, would not open until 1908, prompted in part by the 1896 discovery of gold in Canada’s Yukon Territory.

As a part of the British Commonwealth, Canada had every reason to expect the obverse of its coins to feature the busts of somber-looking monarchs, but the personality of the country was allowed to shine through on the reverse. Thus, cent pieces from the late 1800s are ringed with maple leaves. Other coins, such as nickels and quarters from the years between the World Wars, pair the predictable bust—in this case of King George VI—with a beaver and a moose, respectively.


Best of the Web (“Hall of Fame”)

Ancient Coins: In Praise of the Celators!

Ancient Coins: In Praise of the Celators!

Dr. Tom Buggey’s Ancient Coins: In Praise of the Celators! focuses mainly on coins from Greek and Roman antiquity… [read review or visit site]

Worldwide Bi-Metallic Collectors Club

Worldwide Bi-Metallic Collectors Club

Bi-metallic coins have been around since the 17th century, when a copper wedge was added to the English farthing to… [read review or visit site]



Clubs & Associations

Most watched eBay auctions    

1872-h Canada Silver 50 Cents Foreign Coin Free S/hUncirculated 1935 Silver Canada $1 Dollar Foreign Coin Free S/hCanada Proof Like Set 1958 Origional HolderCanada Proof Like Set 1959 Origional HolderCanada Dollar 1948 Slabbed Ngc Au With Scratches1912 Canada 10 Dollar 90% Fine Gold Coin - Canada's First Gold Coin1858 Canada Large Cent Penny Awesome Brown Xf Ef + Coin Nice Original No Problem1913 Canada 5 Dollar 90% Fine Gold Coin - Canada's First Gold Coin1998 Canada 10 Oz Fine Silver Coin - Maple LeafCanada - 50 Cents, 19321912 Canada Rcm Gold 5 Dollar Hand SelectedRare Vintage Canada 1932 50 Cent Silver Very Low Mintage Coa Value 265.00 V691815 Canada Magdalen Islands * One Penny Token* Rare Nice Color W Seal & FishCanada 2017 20$ Traditional Ukrainian Pysanka 1oz Proof Silver Coin2007 Canada 25 Cents Coin - Red Breasted Nuthatch1999 Canada 2 Dollar Gold Coin - NunavutCanada 1858 10 Cents Silver Fine-vfScarce 1910 C Canada Gold Sovereign Iccs Certified Au582016 Canada 1 Oz Silver $20 Traditional Ukrainian Pysanka2007 Canada 25 Cents Coin - Red Breasted Nuthatch1996 Canada 22k Gold 2 Dollar1926 Far 6 Canada 5 Cents Nickel. Rare Key Date Fine F-12. Old Estate Collection1926 Canada 5 Cent Near & Far 61925 Canada 5 Cents Coin - Km# 291857 Copper Lower Canada Qubec 1 Cent Maison Jaques Cart Beaver Rare!2012 Canada 1/25 Oz Gold 50 Cents Coin 1990 Canadian Powered Flight In Canada Sterling Silver 10 Coin Set60 Old World Big Silver Coins (many Canada Must See) 45+ Troz Gr Wt No Reserve1945 Canada $1 Dollar Silver 5/5 5 Over 5Canada Silver 10 Cents George V 1912-1936 Silver Canadian Coins Ten ¢ Dime Lot1980-90's Canada Specimen Coin Set Collection Of 102000 Canada 25 Cents Millennium Sterling Silver Coin Set2009 Canada 1/25 Oz 50 Cents Gold Coin2017 Canada $10 150th Annv Silver Ngc Sp70 Maple Leaf Leaves First Releases Blue1947 Canadian Silver Dollar2013 Canada 1/25 Oz 50 Cents Gold CoinVintage Canada 1947 Silver Dollar Pmaple Leaf Coa Icc.s Value 400.00 C1237Canada 2015 $20 Looney Tunes Set, 4 Coins Fine Silver & Watch & Case No TaxTraditional Ukrainian Pysanka Easter Egg Shape Silver Coin 20$ Canada 2017Canada Original Roll Bank Of Montreal 1967 40x 25 Cent Silver Bu1973 Canada Olympic Games Montreal 1976 4 Coin Silver Proof Set - Wood BoxCanada 1812 Copper Token Wellington We-11a6 Ngc Ms-62 Brown2015 Canada 50 Cents Fine Gold Coin - OwlCanada $20 Coin Hockey 2009 Goalie Mask Canadien Montreal2014 Canada 100 Dollar 14kt Gold Coin - The Quebec And Charlottetown Conferences 12 Large Old Silver Canadian Dollars / $1.00 Coins 1999 Uncirculated Coin Set With Rare Two Dollar Nunavut Mule $0.99 Starting Bid 10 Large Old Silver Canadian Dollars / $1.00 Coins 2003 Canada Fine Silver Maple Leaf Hologram SetVintage Canada 1935 Silver Dollar Coa Icc.s Value 140.00 C12382003 Canada Fine Silver Coin Set- Maple Leaf Holofram1947 Canada Silver 1 Dollar Coin Blunt 7 Vf +Two 1 Oz Pure Silver Coins - 2016 - Superman's Shield - Rcm - 2016 $5 Canada Silver Maple Leaf Ngc Pf70 Anaheim Ana Poppy Privy Rev Proof Fr2013 Canada 10 Dollar Fine Silver 6 Coin Set - O Canada Serie1935 Canada Dollar Anacs Ms631858 Canada Large Cent Key Date2012 Canada 1/25oz Fine Gold Coin - The Bluenose1888 Newfoundland Gold 2 DollarsVenetian Glass Turtle Broadleaf Arrowhead Flower Murano Silver Coin Canada 2015