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  • An exclusive pre-conference event

An exclusive pre-conference event

  • October 28, 2014

Before they make the trip to Vancouver for the 2015 Currency Conference, Central Bank and Monetary Authority delegates are invited to make a stop at the Royal Canadian Mint’s Hieu C. Truong Centre of Excellence for Research and Development for an up-close look at the unique innovation facility.

2015 ...Read More

  • From the desk of… Sean Byrne, VP Operations

From the desk of… Sean Byrne, VP Operations

  • October 28, 2014

When we launched this digital magazine in October 2013, our goal was not just to tell stories about the Royal Canadian Mint, but also to capture the exciting developments underway in the minting industry at large. In doing so, we’ve found there’s no end to the innovation and ...Read More

  • An exclusive pre-conference event

An exclusive pre-conference event

  • October 28, 2014

Before they make the trip to Vancouver for the 2015 Currency Conference, Central Bank and Monetary Authority delegates are invited to make a stop at the Royal Canadian Mint’s Hieu C. Truong Centre of Excellence for Research and Development ...Read More

  • From the desk of… Sean Byrne, VP Operations

From the desk of… Sean Byrne, VP Operations

  • October 28, 2014

When we launched this digital magazine in October 2013, our goal was not just to tell stories about the Royal Canadian Mint, but also to capture the exciting developments underway in the minting industry at large. In doing so, ...Read More

  • Passing the torch

Passing the torch

  • October 28, 2014

With fixtures like Beverley Lepine, Dr. Hieu C. Truong, Peter Ho and Roy Yogasingam moving on to well-earned retirements, a new generation of leaders is stepping into the spotlight at the Royal Canadian Mint.Succession planning is important for any ...Read More

  • Setting the course in Helsinki

Setting the course in Helsinki

  • October 28, 2014

Bringing together more than 50 experts from world mints and related organizations, the 21st Mint Director’s Conference Technical Committee meeting in Helsinki, Finland this September tackled the top challenges facing the minting industry today—and set research priorities that will ...Read More

News

Innovation

  • Centre of Excellence: A guided tour

Centre of Excellence: A guided tour

  • October 28, 2014

In this special feature, Inside Minting takes readers on a guided tour of the Hieu C. Truong Centre of Excellence for Research and Development in Winnipeg.

Since its official ribbon cutting in June 2013, the Royal Canadian Mint’s R&D Centre of Excellence in Winnipeg has been actively engaged in innovation projects and gearing up to deliver a curriculum of specialized training and consulting services to members of the minting industry.

The ...Read More

Business

  • When a micrometre makes the difference

When a micrometre makes the difference

  • October 28, 2014

When your basic raw materials include high-value precious metals like gold and silver, precision in manufacturing takes on a whole new meaning. That’s why the Royal Canadian Mint teamed with Bühler-Würz to upgrade its rolling mills in 2006—and continues to explore advancements in the science of rolling mill processes.

Inside Minting talked to Stefan Nixdorf, Managing Director of Bühler-Würz, and Scott Ingham, Senior Director of Manufacturing (Ottawa) at the Royal ...Read More

O Canada

  • October 28, 2014

  • October 28, 2014

  • October 28, 2014

In the life of every country, certain moments are defining. As a curator of Canadian culture, the Royal Canadian Mint commemorates those moments and honours the individuals who lived through them—this fall, with coins that capture Canada’s experience of the two World Wars that shaped the 20th century.

“The ...Read More

  • The Man of Steel™ turns to gold

The Man of Steel™ turns to gold

  • October 28, 2014

Along with both birds and planes, Superman™ is becoming a familiar face on Canadian coins. Following the success of last year’s seven collector coins marking the character’s 75th anniversary, four new limited-edition collector coins immortalize the Canadian-created comic book legend in silver and gold. Unveiled at Fan Expo ...Read More

  • October 28, 2014

Meet the Experts

  • Xianyao Li, Chief Technology Officer

Xianyao Li, Chief Technology Officer

  • October 28, 2014

With expertise in mechanical engineering and metallurgy, and a career that’s taken him from China to Austria to Canada, Xianyao Li is an innovation leader at the Royal Canadian Mint. We talked to him about his passion for discovery—and why that spirit is essential to minting.

INSIDE MINTING: What first brought you to the Mint?

Xianyao Li: I was conducting research at the University of Manitoba in 1998, just at the ...Read More