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Discovering Canadian Gold Bullion Coins

Discovering Canadian Gold Bullion Coins

For most people, Canada is seen as the most stable country in North America, so it should come as little surprise that the nation also produces a number of gold bullion coins, one of the most stable forms of investment and wealth storage and transfer.

The history of the Royal Canadian Mint

The mint was first founded in 1908 in the Canadian capital at Ottawa.  The Royal Canadian Mint, known in the other official language as Monnaie Royale Canadienne, is a Crown corporation of Canada, operating under the Royal Canadian Mint Act. Based in Ottawa, Ontario. The shares of the Mint are held in trust for the Crown in right of Canada. The mint employs 1,280 people in the offices across the country including a major facility for general circulation coins in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

The Mint produces all of Canada's coins and manufactures circulation coins on behalf of other nations. The Mint also designs and manufactures gold, silver, palladium, and platinum bullion coins; medals, as well as medallions and tokens. It further offers gold and silver refinery and assay services

The mint, in common with many others throughout the British Empire, was once a division of the UK Royal Mint. It replaced coinage for Canada that was sourced from London and from a private mint in Birmingham, England

The mint is now looking to the future with the development of the Mint Chip digital currency

Bullion coins of the Royal Canadian Mint

The most popular and long-standing of The Royal Canadian Mint’s bullion coins is the gold Maple Leaf coin series. Introduced in 1979, they were the first bullion coin to achieve the heightened standard of .999 purity.  The Canadian Maple Leaf coin is available from The Gold Bullion company in a number of formats including metric and imperial sizes.

Particularly of interest to smaller investors, and others such as disaster preppers are the Maplegram range that consists of 25, 1-gram coins.  These smaller denomination coins are ideal for those who foresee the collapse of the monetary system.  The coins purity is 24 carats (999.9/1000) with each of the coins having a diameter of 8mm.

For more information on the wide variety of Canadian coins talk to the experts at The Gold Bullion Company. With a wide range of coins always in stock you can be assured of finding the right investment for you.