The Royal Canadian Mint is celebrating the great Indian festival of Diwali with a stunning $200 pure gold coin. Celebrated by Hindus, Sikhs, Jains, and others, Diwali is a festival of significant cultural value. This coin, designed by Canadian artist Sarindar Dhaliwal, features layered circular friezes of design elements orbiting the central lamp and flame. The overall effect is hypnotic and mesmerizing, while a pleasing Canadian touch is added with the maple leaves that appear along the outer rim.
The box and the sleeve are also quite stunning:
Packaging is everything with the Royal Canadian Mint, but even by the RCM’s high standards, the box, with its intricate, elaborate pattern, is a stand-out. Even the sleeve is absolutely gorgeous!
With a mintage of only 275 pieces, this coin is going to be difficult to get. Order yours today by phone at 1-888-244-9999 or through our website. (Click on “catalog” on the far top left, then on “Royal Canadian Mint” on the sidebar, and then on $200 coins and sets” on the next sidebar. Scroll down to the see the item, and click on its price.)
Please note that J&M is also pleased to carry a 0.5-gram 25-cent pure gold coin with a simpler design. It can be found on our website as described above.
J&M has just purchased a 2007 Ruby-throated Hummingbird 25 cent coin from the popular Birds of Canada series. This coin is a must-have for those collecting the series, and can be purchased for $119.95 plus applicable taxes. You may purchase this coin either by phone at 1-888-244-9999 or through our website. [Scroll down and click on the price associated with this set]
Update, May 22, 2015: This coin has now been sold.
Numismatists and those interested in the history of money have always been fascinated by an episode in the late 17th century when the Intendant of New France, Jacques de Meulles responded to a shortage of usable money. He took a set of cards, and with a stroke of his pen turned them into currency. The King of France communicated his displeasure, but New France did this again with several more issues. This “playing card money” is behind the commemoration of this 4-coin sterling silver set issued by the Royal Canadian Mint from 2008-2009. This is the only set we have in stock; the price is $399.95 plus applicable taxes. We are accepting orders by phone at 1-888-244-9999 and on our website [scroll down and click on the price associated with this set].
Update, May 22, 2015: This set has now been sold.
The final coin in the Flora and Fauna series has arrived. The “2015 $20 Fine Silver Coloured Coin with Venetian Glass: Turtle with Broadleaf Arrowhead Flower” coins are now at J&M–but they won’t last long. The coins are very beautiful–to me at least, they are the nicest of the five coins in the series. To buy, please call or visit this page (scroll all the way down and click on the price). Note: limit 2 per household. [Posted by Nathan]
J&M is pleased to announce that we have acquired an example of the rare “King of Canadian coins”: a 1921 50¢ Piece!
This example is graded VG-8 by ICCS. Act now to obtain this rarity for your collection. ICCS has only certified 33 examples in all grades (2015 Population report), and between 50 to 75 pieces are thought to have survived from the original mintage, most of which was unissued, and melted. $49,000 plus applicable taxes.
Posted by Darren on April 2, 2015. Coin is subject to prior sale.
J&M has just received our stock of 2015 50 Cent Special Wrap rolls. Order yours while you can by phone or here (scroll down and click on the price of the line–currently the last line on the page).
J&M is pleased to announce that most Royal Canadian Mint products before 2012 are now available to our customers for significantly reduced prices. In addition, there are price reductions of around 8-10% on other recent
most newer and current RCM products. Please see our website for prices.–
Update (May 19th, 2015): We will be announcing a special on current-year RCM products soon. It will involve allowing us to send you promotional emails regarding RCM and other numismatic or bullion products. Details to follow on this blog shortly.
J&M is pleased to offer for sale three “Farewell to the Penny” coins from 2012 that just came in: the 5 oz. pure silver coin for $549.95, the half-ounce silver coin with pink gold plating for $69.95, and the 1/25 oz. gold coin for $159.95. Each of the coins can be purchased from this page.
UPDATE as of March 25, 2015: All three coins have now been sold.
Several of the new March products are now in stock, including a very limited number of gold Singing Moon Mask coins and the silver 3-coin Moon Mask sets. They’re gorgeous!