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What are the Canadian mint marks?

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The Canadian mint mark has three elements honoring the British monarchy (crown), the Canadian symbol (maple leaf) and the Mint itself. The mark shows the "M" with upturned points and reduced width, making it look like a crown. The "M" symbolizes the word "Mint" and its French counterpart, "Monnaie."

The Royal Canadian Mint unveiled this mint mark in 2006. It is meant to visually represent the vitality, innovation, dedication to quality and tradition of the Mint. It has become one of the leaders in global currency, known throughout the world for its technological advances combined with its dedication to traditional values.

Sources:

  1. mint.ca

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