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A Royal Canadian Mint commemorative silver coin, designed by artist Yves Berube to mark the 100th anniversary of the Titanic sinking, is unveiled in Halifax on Monday, March 5, 2012.
A Royal Canadian Mint commemorative silver coin, designed by artist Yves Berube to mark the 100th anniversary of the Titanic sinking, is unveiled in Halifax on Monday, March 5, 2012.
(Andrew Vaughan/The Canadian Press)

Canadian Mint loads up on silver

The Royal Canadian Mint went bargain hunting when the price of silver plummeted last year.

“We certainly took advantage of the double dip in silver and gold prices in 2013,” said Chris Carkner, managing director of the Mint’s bullion and refinery unit. “That drove demand for investment coins and bars.”