Founded in 1908, the Royal Canadian Mint (RCM) has a proud history of being a leader in both circulating and collectible coinage. Their main duty is to produce and provide circulation coinage for Canada and nations that have no Mint of their own to include coins, bars, tokens, medallions, and medals in gold, silver, platinum, palladium, and base metals.
As a pioneer in the industry, RCM is an innovator of advanced minting techniques. When it comes to purity, the RCM created the first .9999 pure gold bullion coin in November of 1982, and in 2007, they accomplished making the world’s first million-dollar coin weighing 100kg and containing a purity of .99999. Many other Canadian gold coins followed this same .9999 purity standard, and then in 2014, the RCM began implementing DNA anti-counterfeiting technology to their Gold Maple Leaf series, setting yet another standard by making these coins some of the most secure in the world.