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Country: Canada
ISO code/s CA / CAN
From year1867

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.

See also
Newfoundland 18551949
Monarch reigns
Queen Victoria 1 July 1867 22 January 1901
King Edward VII 22 January 1901 6 May 1910
King George V 6 May 1910 20 January 1936
King Edward VIII 20 January 1936 11 December 1936
King George VI 11 December 1936 6 February 1952
Queen Elizabeth II 6 February 1952
Latest coin and currency news articles from country: Canada (click here for all news from Canada)
BBCCanada "toonie" coin glows in the dark
June 19, 2017

It may not be made of gold, but Canada's new glow-in-the-dark, two-dollar coin sure does glitter.

Known colloquially as the "toonie," the C$2 ($1.50, £1.20) coin is said to be the world's first glow-in-the-dark coin to enter into circulation. The winning design, which was chosen from 10,000 entries, depicts boaters looking up at the Northern Lights.

Globe and MailNew $10 bill unveiled to celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday
April 7, 2017

The Bank of Canada has unveiled a new commemorative $10 bank note to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Confederation — and it will mark one of the few times Canadian woman and an indigenous Canadian have been featured on the country’s currency.

It is also just the fourth time in Canada’s history that a special, commemorative bank note has been produced.

CNWRoyal Canadian Mint commemorates remembrance with two new circulation coins
October 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-CanadaRoyal Canadian Mint's $5 coin features work of Cree artist Tim Whiskeychan
November 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.