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Royal Canadian Mint

Address: 320 Sussex Drive, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada (Byward Market Area)
Phone Number: +1 613 993 8990
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Ranked #18 of 102 Attractions in Ottawa
Type: Educational Sites, Government Buildings, Cultural
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Owner description: Producing coins since 1908, this excellent collecting resource features gold, silver and platinum...
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Type: Educational Sites, Government Buildings, Cultural
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Owner description: Producing coins since 1908, this excellent collecting resource features gold, silver and platinum coins commemorating Canada's heritage.

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Toronto, Canada
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

We visited the Royal Canadian Mint recently and was very impressed. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and gave us a really good tour of the building. Unfortunately there were no gold bar present that day. But we enjoyed the visit nonetheless. The building itself is very beautiful.

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71 reviews 71 reviews
17 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

This is a great tour to take if you are a coin collector or are interested in how coins are minted. It was fun that the tour ends in the gift shop, with the opportunity to hold a gold bar (chained to a podium under watch of a guard). I am glad that we had the opportunity to do this... More 

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Ontario
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35 reviews 35 reviews
14 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Our visit to the Mint was impressive. The guide was very knowledgeable, entertaining and pleasant. She interacted with the group and we learned a lot. We got to hold a 28 pound gold bar and take photos with it. Of course there was a guard watching us and it was chained on. Lots of nice gifts in the shop. There... More 

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Ellenville, New York
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29 reviews 29 reviews
10 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

The building is beautiful. Reminds you of a castle. The tour was interesting. Very educational. The guide was very enthusiastic and knowledgeable.

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Halifax, Canada
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29 reviews 29 reviews
8 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

While in Ottawa we hopped over to the Mint to see what goes on behind the scenes. Very educational, great tour guide, but sadly half of the machines were not working at the time (or the operators were not on the floor). Got to see some cool things and hold the big gold bar (careful, it's heavy!)

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Ottawa, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Though they don't make money here anymore, it's cool to see how it was done. It's mostly specialty coins here but really impressive.

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Evansville, Indiana
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

You can tour inside the coin factory with a tour guide. There's a shop where you can buy vaiety of coins. Some of them are very beautiful! I was about to buy a big silver coin with pictures in red and gold for several Thousand dollors. You can also hold the gold nugget worth half million dollors. Of course there's... More 

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McAllen, Texas
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30 reviews 30 reviews
18 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Tour of Mint, it was faster than what I thought but still worth the small admission. Took pictures with a gold bar.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

This was a short but interesting visit. We got to see much of the process for making coins. Go on a weekday as I suspect you may actually see some coins being made.

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Coquitlam, Canada
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88 reviews 88 reviews
76 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Gained a good knowledge of how coins are made, and they have tours in both English and French. Photo taking is not allowed, but then it's just big machineries in operation, so there's nothing interesting to take a picture of. I'm sure only good, honest people can work there producing loonies & toonies, and yes I guess they take pride... More 

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