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Royal Canadian Mint

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Address: 320 Sussex Drive, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Phone Number: +1 613-993-8990
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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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My son loves collecting coins, so this was a definite stop. The tour that is offered is very educational and walks you through the plant where you can see coins being produced... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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Winchester, Kentucky
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Winchester, Kentucky
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My son loves collecting coins, so this was a definite stop. The tour that is offered is very educational and walks you through the plant where you can see coins being produced. They have a gift shop where you can purchase coins and really I don't think the prices were too bad. You also can hold a real gold bar... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very informative tour! Fantastic tour guides. So much history about Canada, the Vancouver olympic medals, and our currency. Recommendation is to visit on a weekday so the machine are in operation.

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Harlingen, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Has a great gift shop for very unique ideas for gifts for loved ones. Interesting history behind the Canadian monetary system.

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Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went on a tour, guide had a great sense of humour. He is a student from New Brunswick. Maybe the jokes are the #sameforallguides, but he was funny. His name escapes me now. We went on a weekend, so unfortunately, we were not able to see it in operation, just see the place and videos. I would go again,... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The tours of this mint are really worthwhile. It is quite awe inspiring to be looking at millions and millions of dollars worth of silver and gold even if it is through security glass. Our tour guide was informative and had a great personality which added to the tour. Highly recommend this for a visit

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great informative and educating visit of how currency is made and the history around it. The history of the structure of the building will impress anyone. Seeing how the coins are made and how designs have been chosen. Highly suggest the Royal Mint.

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went to see the mint with family visiting from Nova Scotia. Parking is the pits!!! We had an excellent guide who was very knowledgeable and very ready to answer questions.

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Ottawa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

it is not expensive, and you will learn about another side of Canadian history. Most of the exhibits are coins used in Canada as collector coins.

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Moose Jaw, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I visited the Royal Canadian Mint and decided to do a tour. It was very inexpensive and very interesting. It was about 30-45 minutes and our tour guide was very knowledgeable. He was able to answer all our questions. There were no photos allowed which was a little disappointing but understandable. A very neat part of Canada's... More 

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Binbrook, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was a great tour about an hour long. Sorry no free samples but Silver & Gold coins are available for purchase. Park at the National Gallery it is a very short walk.

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