The Royal Canadian Mint is located in Ottawa, Canada, and manufactures all coinage for the Canadian government, as well as for a number of other countries. In addition to manufacturing coinage, the Royal Canadian Mint refine and sell gold, silver, platinum and palladium bars and coins for precious metals investors worldwide.
The Royal Canadian Mint launched its first precious metal coin, the gold Canadian Maple Leaf, around 1980. At that time the most popular gold coin in circulation was the Krugerrand, however these were becoming more difficult to obtain due to Apartheid. Once launched, the gold Canadian Maple Leaf coin quickly became the most popular 1 oz gold coin available in the precious metals market worldwide. From there, the Royal Canadian Mint continued to expand its range of precious metals products for investors. The Canadian Maple Leaf series was launched in silver, palladium and platinum, and precious metals investors worldwide quickly recognized the Royal Canadian Mint as one of the most prominent producers of retail gold and silver products.
Royal Canadian Mint Gold Bars
The Royal Canadian Mint manufactures gold bars in limited sizes, and they are designed specifically for investors looking to buy low premium gold bars as an investment, and not as a collectible gold bullion product. Royal Canadian Mint gold bars are available to retail investors in 1 Ounce, 10 Ounce and 1 Kilogram sizes. The mint also manufacture larger sized gold bars, including 400 oz gold bars, for industrial use and for institutional purchases. These larger bars are purchased by Central Banks and retail banks as part of a diversified portfolio structure.
Both the 1 kg RCM gold bar and the 1 oz RCM gold bar are designed for investors looking to buy gold based on its price. The 1 Kilo (KG) Royal Canadian Mint (RCM) gold bar is a cast bar that is stamped on the front. Each bar features the RCM logo at the top, with the bar's weight, fineness and serial number below. Accompanying the bar is a certificate issued by the Royal Canadian Mint to verify the bar's authenticity. These bars trade at a very low premium over spot, and are popular with investors looking to buy gold bars in larger quantities. All gold products produced by the Royal Canadian Mint have a minimum fineness of 999.9.
The 1 Oz RCM Gold bar is a minted bar that contains 999.9 fine investment grade gold bullion. Each bar features the Royal Canadian Mint logo at the top, with the bar's weight, fineness and serial number below. The reverse of each bar features a repeating pattern of a Canadian Maple Leaf. These bars are sold sealed in a plastic certicard.
The Royal Canadian Mint also produce a range of bars available to precious metals investors in silver, however their main line of precious metals products are the Canadian Maple Leaf coins. All RCM silver bars are also 999.9 fine. The 1 Ounce RCM gold bar is popular with investors, particularly those located in North America and Asia. These bars are beautifully designed and well recognised worldwide, which makes them easy to resell if necessary.