The Royal Canadian Mint produces all of Canada’s circulation coins and manufactures circulation coins on behalf of other nations. It also designs and manufactures precious and base metal collector coins; gold, silver, palladium, and platinum bullion coins. In addition to that, it also offers gold and silver refinery and assay services, as well as medallions and tokens. It operates under the Royal Canadian Mint Act and is a Crown corporation of Canada.
The Mint prides itself on the high standards of its outsourced coin production, storage, assay, and its world-class refinery. It is ISO-9001:2000 certified and regularly audited to ensure the transparency of the business. It has an exceptionally secure facility when it comes to their vaults and offers several services to businesses and foreign governments.
Located in Winnipeg, the Mint’s high-tech plant produces over 1 billion circulation coins each year. They also issue special circulation coins to mark events or occasions like the coloured Poppy quarter, the 2010 Vancouver Olympic mascot coins and the Millennium series of 25-cent coins.
The Mint’s collector coins, crafted of gold, silver or platinum, are individually handled as they enter the presses. Some coins feature the Mint’s proprietary technologies: laser enhancement, selective plating, and double holograms. It also produces limited-mintage numismatic coins honouring major national achievements and themes.
Collector coins are valuable gifts that last a lifetime and the Mint has gifts for every budget. They offer coin sets, jewellery, timepieces, and commemorative medallions. You can look into the Royal Canadian Mint store when you need to find a high-quality gift. The Mint also has exclusive watches that feature numismatic coins perfectly reproduced to form functional faces.
The Mint’s precision-crafted 24-karat Gold Maple Leaf coins, which was introduced in 1979, have become the standard by which other bullion coins are measured. It refines and produces Maple Leaf bullion coins, trade bars, gold wafers and gold kilo bars.