Canada has had a long tradition of private mints contributing to both its coinage and commemorative medals. Long before the Royal Canadian Mint opened in 1908, much of Canada’s coinage was produced by the private Heaton & Sons mint in Birmingham, England, while Canadian commemorative medals have been issued by several different mints in Canada, England and even in France. Since 1960, some of Canada’s best medals have been produced by the Lombardo Mint, which is now a division of the Mississauga Mint.
Leading up to Canada’s 150th Anniversary of Confederation, several of Canada’s leaders in numismatics, art and minting combined their expertise and resources to create a major new contributor to Canada’s numismatic legacy. While Canadian Heritage Mint is a new organization, it draws on more than 65 years of minting experience from the Lombardo Mint and Mississauga Mint, as well as the numismatic expertise and innovations of Canadian Coin & Currency and Canadian PMX Corp.
Canadian Heritage Mint does not directly offer coins or medals for sale. Canadian Heritage Mint products are offered for sale through leading Canadian Coin Dealers including Canadian Coin & Currency, and through The Shopping Channel.