2012 Royal Canadian Mint Special Edition Coins and Sets - The Royal Canadian Mint was formed in 1908 and is a world leader in producing high-quality circulating, numismatic, and bullion coins. Probably the most well-known of the Canadian mint's coins is the Silver Maple Leaf, first minted in 1988 and struck every year since. With many award-winning coins and notable firsts, the Royal Canadian Mint is one of the most innovative mints in the world! Some of this mint's notable first include:
* First colored coin.
* First hologram coin.
* First irregular-shaped (square) coin.
* First 5 oz 0.9999 fine Silver coin.
* First colored coin using plasma technology.
* First million-dollar face-value coin ever minted.
Check this category for special edition coins and sets from the Royal Canadian Mint. You will find Maple Leaf bullion sets, Wildlife Series coins, Lunar coins, Crystal Snowflake series coins, Olympics commemorative coins and much more. Get these special edition collectibles while you still can.