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Royal Canadian Mint

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Address: 320 Sussex Drive, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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Producing coins since 1908, this excellent collecting resource features...

Producing coins since 1908, this excellent collecting resource features gold, silver and platinum coins commemorating Canada's heritage.

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If you're Canadian, this is a must see place!

This is a neat spot to see how our local currency is made! We took our family there last summer (son age 8, daughter age 7) and they found it interesting to see how the money... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This is a neat spot to see how our local currency is made! We took our family there last summer (son age 8, daughter age 7) and they found it interesting to see how the money was made - we did the guided factory tour. Our guide was very knowledgeable and the viewing around was clean and comfortable. My favourite... More 

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British Columbia, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great to see where all the fancy money is made! I recommend going on a week day as you get to see people working as I went on a weekend and you just look at the machinery which still was very cool! It is cheap to visit too! Less than $5 each!

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Toronto
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Our family of 5 (kids from 7-12)visited and thoroughly enjoyed the tour. Our guide Josee was fantastic and kept the kids interested and learning. Definitely worth the $11 family admission!

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

the people and sales are first class. love to collect coins and they send lots of info online need more parking

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The tour guide was very entertaining and explained how coins are made... and that Canada manufactures coins for over 50 countries. The souvenir shop was also a highlight to buy great memorabilia, but sadly no freebee money!

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Bioggio, Switzerland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We ended here almost by chance since we wanted to visit the national gallery which was closed. Our expectations were not really high but we were positively impressed. The guided tour is not expensive and gives you an insight in the production process and your really get to see people working. The guide was knowledgeable and funny. Worth a visit

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Toronto
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Actual working mint. You can see how the coins are made and sorted. Very fascinating. Nice gift store onsite. Great value was $5.00 to get in.

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Mexico City, Mexico
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Unfortunately the mint has part day visitors and we didnot have the chance to visit. I was wishing to see the historic coins collection but it was a pity.

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Oak Park, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place now produces commemorative coins, investment coinage, and under contract, coins for several different countries. We took a guided tour which requires reservations, but in January we made the reservations the morning of the same day that we took the tour. A nice tour of the facilities by a well-informed woman who clearly liked her job.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Informative and entertaining in a 'not-sure-I'll-enjoy-this' type of way that is highly enjoyable in the end. Engaging guides were brisk and efficient, able to answer most any question pitched at them. A tad too brisk, however, as there was little time to read or absorb information on the several displays positioned along the tour route. And, given the amount of... More 

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