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Royal Canadian Mint, Ottawa

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Learn about the history and techniques of coin design and production at Royal Canadian Mint. The mint was founded in 1908, with the historic building now acting as a museum, as well as producing collector and commemorative coins. Take an interactive guided tour of the facility to learn about the processes involved in minting, and how they have changed with scientific developments over the years. Learn about the largest coin ever produced, and take the opportunity to hold a solid gold bar worth over $750,000. The gift shop provides plenty of opportunity for collectors to add to their collection, and beginners to get theirs underway. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Royal Canadian Mint and many more Ottawa attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Ottawa trip planning website.
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  • We went here to see the building itself as it looks almost like it is a castle and should be on top of a hill in Scotland. We approached from across the river and this facade is impressive but much...  more »
  • Visited the mint yesterday. Our entire group was extremely disappointed with the rude and contrite guide. Eventually we were scared to ask any questions. Not sure if she was just having a bad...  more »
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  • Guided tour was informative, well put together and well worth the time and money. The gift shop/boutique is amazing. So much to choose from and look at. Definitely a place to visit in Ottawa (and yes, that is a real bar of gold on display that you can touch).
  • A surprising interesting place! I went because the person I was with wanted to, and I expected to be thoroughly bored. Quite the opposite. An inexpensive and very cool tourist stop while in Ottawa. Short walk from many other major attractions

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