Information about Canada.
|ISO code/s||CA / CAN|
Canada is a country in North America consisting of ten provinces and three territories. Located in the northern part of the continent, it extends from the Atlantic to the Pacific and northward into the Arctic Ocean. Covering 9.98 million square kilometres in total, Canada is the world's second-largest country by total area and the fourth-largest country by land area. Its common border with the United States forms the world's longest land border.
|CNW||Royal Canadian Mint commemorates remembrance with two new circulation coins|
|Oct. 23, 2015|
One hundred years after Canadian Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae penned In Flanders Fields on the battlefield of Ypres, Belgium, the Royal Canadian Mint has issued a $2 circulation coin commemorating his iconic poem of remembrance, as well as a 25-cent circulation coin featuring a life-like poppy design. These coins were unveiled at a special ceremony held today at McCrae House.
"The Mint has a proud history of crafting coins which honour the many Canadians who have risked or sacrificed their lives in defending our freedoms and values," said Sandra Hanington, President and CEO of the Royal Canadian Mint. "As Canadians across the country are once more preparing to honour our veterans at upcoming Remembrance Day ceremonies, the Mint is pleased to join them in remembrance through new circulation coins."
|CBC/Radio-Canada||Royal Canadian Mint's $5 coin features work of Cree artist Tim Whiskeychan|
|Nov. 25, 2014|
The Royal Canadian Mint will officially launch a new $5 silver coin Tuesday night featuring a design by Cree artist Tim Whiskeychan of Waskaganish in northern Quebec.
Whiskeychan's design depicts a traditional spring goose hunt. It's the fourth and final coin in the mInt's limited edition series, and the first time a Cree artist from Quebec has been commissioned by the mint for a collector coin series.
|CTV News||$1,000 coin in the works at Royal Canadian Mint|
|July 1, 2014|
Having dumped the lowly penny, the Royal Canadian Mint is planning to create two high-value coins that won't appear in any change handed out at the local Tim Hortons.
A recent cabinet order authorizes the mint to produce two coins with face values of $1,000 and $1,250, destined for collectors rather than pockets or purses.
They'll join a series of high-denomination items struck by the mint in recent years, including a monster $1-million gold coin issued in 2007 featuring 100 kilograms of pure gold.