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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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Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Description: 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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Being a coin collector, I was very impressed to visit the royal Canadian mint,see the process from project to reality. Don't missed getting to the shop before leaving

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 15, 2015
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Longueuil,Qc
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Toronto, Canada
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56 reviews 56 reviews
20 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

I am happy that I chose to go for a tour at the Royal Canadian Mint! For $6 per person - it doesn't get better than that. The guide was great, very knowlegdeable and had a great sense of humor.The tour last around 45 minutes - I definitely got more than it cost me. Learnt a lot of interesting facts.... More 

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Longueuil,Qc
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42 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

Being a coin collector, I was very impressed to visit the royal Canadian mint,see the process from project to reality. Don't missed getting to the shop before leaving

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Yarmouth, Canada
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29 reviews 29 reviews
21 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

A very interesting tour of the facility is provided, along with the opportunity to hold a bar of gold. The gift shop is full of gorgeous collector coins and coin sets, but don't expect cheap prices. Coins that are uncirculated fetch a much higher price.

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Greece, New York
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

I went with my family to visit the Royal Canadian Mint and had a great time. Our guide, Mathieu was very friendly, personable and informative. He took his time explaining what we were seeing below and what work was taking place. If you are a coin collector, this should be your first stop when visiting Ottawa. There is also a... More 

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Mississauga, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

We knew that coins were not minted there, but very few of the machines were working. Did get a chance to hold a gold bar though!!! It was chained!!!

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Swindon
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Well worth visiting, very interesting guided tour, and some interesting items for sale in their shop.

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Huntington, New York
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25 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

My son wanted to see the Mint so we went on the 50-minute tour which cost $6 Canadian- definitely worth it! You really see how the coins are made from start to finish- anyone into coins and/or machinery that makes them must visit! Really nice gift shop as well with some great items to purchase. Surprisingly interesting tour!!

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uxbridge
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67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Tour was very informative and this mint makes many different investment coins for many nations. Unfortunate that many machines were not working during the tour and it may have been timing around lunch

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Whitby, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Interesting visit, informative tour. Phone ahead for reservations is my suggestion. They only make coins here... I was expecting paper money making here, but that isn't done by the Mint.

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kitchener, Canada
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

this was the first stop on our March Break vacation. Booked early for the tour which Stephan was amazing and answer all our questions. the only complaint was the parking, specially for wheel chair van. too tall for the parking garage we were told to park in

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