PROUDLY STRUCK IN CANADA
FROM THE MID 1700’S THROUGH TO THE ART DECO ERA OF THE 1920’S AND 1930’S, SOME OF THE FINEST ART OF THE ERA APPEARED ON MEDALS STRUCK IN GOLD, SILVER AND BRONZE.
These medals were often extremely complicated to produce, with fine detail and ultra-high relief that exceeded the capabilities of most mints in the world. A few specialized mints ready to embrace both artistic traditions and new techniques took on creating the most complicated medals, thus creating a rich and collectible medallic record of important events in Canadian and world history.
It is from the legacy of the greatest producers of medallic art through the past three centuries that the Canadian Heritage Mint has been founded.
Canadian Heritage Mint builds on the traditions and techniques of the most talented engravers of past centuries, and combines with this the most modern technology and its own innovation to create pieces that will mark the events and interests of our own times.
Canadian Heritage Mint seeks to produce collectible medallic art of the highest quality based on Canadian history, heritage, culture and interests. Concepts are canvased from a panel of experienced historians and numismatists, and art is commissioned from some of Canada’s leading artists. In some cases, CHM will recreate new issues of some of Canada’s most important historic commemorative medals. In this way, collectors will gain affordable access to important and beautiful medals which could previously only be seen in museums or owned by a few elite collectors. All CHM “re-strikes” are clearly edge marked to distinguish these new issues from the originals.
If you have an idea or request for a new Canadian medal design, we welcome you to share your concept with us.