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Good morning; welcome to the last-ever Monday of January 2023 — Andrew from Narcity here. ☕

Off The Top: The Royal Canadian Mint has issued a new commemorative coin, "The Imperial State Crown," in honour of the late Queen Elizabeth II. The silver piece features the monarch's visage on one side and... well, what looks like cheap costume jewellery on the other — meant to evoke the queen's crown. If you thought Canada was starting to get inflation under control, think again; this $20 commemorative piece will set you back about $160.

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If you were a fan of getting rid of Canada getting rid of the penny, you might have some thoughts about the nickel.

In a study posted on June 7, Research.co found that two in five Canadians are in favour of getting rid of the five-cent coin altogether.

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While a lot of us celebrated the new year on January 1, many Asian countries and people with Asian heritage are waiting until February 1 this year to ring in the new year. The Lunar New Year, that is.

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Most people are excited when they get a shiny, new loonie in their change, but how willing are you to get the most unique and rare Canadian coins out there?

If you've got a few million dollars you don't know what to do with and need a way to splurge, the list of Canada's most expensive coins as sold by the Royal Canadian Mint is a good place to start.

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Everyone dreams of casually strolling down the street, minding your own business, when suddenly you stumble upon a giant wad of cash. Well, that fantasy will be coming true for a few lucky Torontonians, and you won't even feel guilty about keeping the money.

A mysterious Toronto-based project going by the name Rich In The Sixhas decided to hide 1 money token per month around the city over each worth $1,000 cash. Tokens could be under a bench in Queen's Park, or attached to a lamp post on Bloor, or at a streetcar stop on King  — the possibilities are endless. Rich In The Six will be posting clues to the locations on its website every 2-3 days, so grab your most adventurous (and maybe most intelligent) friends for this awesome urban treasure hunt and get you some monies!

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