Monetary System


Circulating Coins
1 dollar = 100 cents

No mintmark on circulating coins

Cent(s): 1, 5, 10, 25, 50 / Dollar(s): 1, 2

The Royal Canadian Mint, Canada's national mint, has been producing coins in Canada since 1908. With its headquarters located in its original building in Canada's capital Ottawa, the Royal Canadian Mint also has a production plant in Winnipeg, Manitoba where Canadian circulating coins are struck. These facilities represent one of the largest and most elaborate minting operations in the world, as the Mint employs more than 700 highly skilled individuals involved in all aspects of coin design, production and marketing.

The Royal Canadian Mint produces all of Canada's circulation coins, and manufactures circulation coins on behalf other nations. For both domestic and international clients, the Mint designs and manufactures: collector coins; gold, silver and platinum bullion coins; customized medals, tokens and trade dollars; and exquisite watches featuring exceptional coin designs and the PURE 9999 watches collection of fine jewellery featuring exceptional coin designs. It also offers gold refinery and assay services to customers around the globe.

As the oldest and one of the largest gold refiner in the Western Hemisphere, the Royal Canadian Mint has been refining gold to its purest form 99.99% (or 24-Karat) for gold mines, central banks, and other customers around the world.

The Royal Canadian Mint is respected as one of the world's most renowned national mints. It has earned this reputation because of the inspired design, exciting theme, purity of metal, and precision craftsmanship that go into every coin produced. While gift-buyers make a tradition of giving the newest issues of coins to their loved ones each year, discerning collectors all over the world seek them out with a passion. Over the past decades, the Mint has remained at the fore of minting technology through its unwavering commitment to research and development.

  •  2000  Plated coinage Plating process patented by the Royal Canadian Mint. Canadian circulation coins converted to plated coinage
  •  1999  First RCM holograms RCM strikes first gold hologram coins
  •  1998  Largest .99999 gold coin RCM produces world's largest .99999 pure gold collector coin
  •  1996  High-security bi-metallic coin RCM introduces first bi-metallic $2 circulation coin featuring its patented locking mechanism
  •  1982  First to market with .9999 gold RCM becomes first mint in the world to offer .9999 pure gold bullion

1977 Uncirculated Collection (6 coins)
Package picture (29Kb), obverse (29Kb) and reverse (27Kb) of the coins.

For further information, contact The Royal Canadian Mint, 320 Sussex Drive, Ottawa, Canada, K1A 0G8, Telephone 1-800-267-1871, Fax 1-613-993-4092, Internet