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To honour the passing of Queen Elizabeth II, the Royal Canadian Mint has announced they will be releasing a new collection of Canadian coins in celebration of "the extraordinary life and reign" of the late monarch.

According to the Mint, two items from the "dazzling collection of precious metal coins" are currently available for purchase by the public.

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The Royal Canadian Mint is inviting people to participate in a public trade that will allow them to obtain a black $2 coin honouring Queen Elizabeth II for pocket change.

The corporation revealed in a news release on Thursday that it would allow residents to collect the special circulation coin at the Royal Canadian Mint Boutique, 320 Sussex Drive, Ottawa, Ontario.

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We did it; TGIF — Andrew from Narcity here. ☕

Off The Top: A former Toronto-area cop revealed how scammers are able to stealthily steal moolah from shoppers this holiday season by applying fake barcodes onto the back of gift cards. Of course, gift cards are inherently a scam; imagine giving a major corporation a binding, zero-interest loan upon which they can earn interest until you use/inevitably misplace your gift card? Outrageous.

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Canada is getting a new coin and the Royal Canadian Mint's new toonie is almost all black instead of the usual silver and gold!

On December 7, 2022, the Royal Canadian Mint announced that it has issued a new $2 circulation coin to honour Queen Elizabeth II's service to Canada during her 70-year reign as monarch.

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Coins might have gone out of style a little bit with the rise of cashless transactions, but there are still major markets for historical and rare Canadian coins.

As a matter of fact, the most expensive Canadian coins ever sold on the auction site Heritage Auctions have fetched some seriously big bucks!

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