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Purchasing Gold Coins from the Royal Canadian Mint

The Royal Canadian Mint produces some of the most sought-after Gold coins in the world. These popular Gold coins, including the Gold Maple Leaf, are loved for their Precious Metals content and iconic designs. The Canadian Mint strikes over 1 billion coins on an annual basis, including Canadian bullion coins and currencies for nations around the world. The Royal Canadian Mint makes many popular Gold products, making it an attractive way to buy Gold for your portfolio or collection.

The Canadian Gold Maple Leaf

In 1979, the Royal Canadian Mint began the production of Gold bullion, with $50-denomination Gold Maple Leaf 1 oz coins. They were .999 fine, guaranteed by the Government of Canada for weight and purity, and before long, they became one of the world’s most popular fine Gold coins. Since these Canadian Gold coins were introduced in 1979, they have been in high demand. At up to .99999 fine Gold, Maple Leaf coins are sought after for their premium Gold content and beautiful design. Canadian Gold coin prices are dependent on the spot price of Gold at the time of purchase. The Canadian Maple Leaf comes in a variety of sizes, including:

Canadian .99999 Gold Coins

While most Gold bullion coins are made of .9999 fine Gold, the Royal Canadian Mint has produced several commemorative coins of .99999 fine Gold. These are the purest Gold coins ever minted. Among these, you will find Gold Maple Leafs, Gold Canadian Mountie coins and the Howling Wolf Gold coin. The Royal Canadian Mint holds the title for the finest Gold coin ever minted. These are among the many Canadian Mint coins for sale at APMEX.

Royal Canadian Mint Gold Bars

Each bar comes with the exact weight, purity and Gold content stamped directly into each Gold bar bearing the hallmark of the world-famous Royal Canadian Mint Gold. These Gold bars range in size from 1 oz to 1 kilo and are .9999 fine. If you are wondering how to buy Gold, purchasing Royal Canadian Mint Gold bars from APMEX is an ideal place to start.

History of the Royal Canadian Mint

On January 2, 1908, Governor General Earl Grey activated the press to strike the Dominion’s first domestically produced coin, a fifty-cent piece. The Ottawa branch of Britain’s Royal Mint was officially open for business. In 1931, the heritage building on Sussex Drive, the surrounding land, and the entire minting enterprise passed into Canadian hands, making the Mint a wholly Canadian institution.

The creation of the Royal Mint coincided with an era of flourishing Gold production in the Yukon and British Columbia. A refinery was needed to perform the intricate work of bringing rough Gold up to coinage standards. The Canadian Mint’s original refinery was completed in 1911. It rendered distinguished service to the British Empire throughout the Great War, producing the vast quantities of Gold bars with which Britain paid its debts to other countries.

A new refinery facility, designed to meet any possible demand for many years to come, was built in 1936 to refine Gold for mines and central banks throughout the world. Still in operation today, the refinery has produced .9999 fine Gold bars since 1969. In 1982, it became the world’s first refinery to manufacture .9999 fine Gold bullion coins. Then in 1999, the Mint excelled again by being the first to achieve .99999 fine Gold purity.

The Royal Canadian Mint’s magnificent history reached a new height in 2007 with the Guinness World Records certification of the largest coin in the world: the 100 kilo, .99999 fine $1 million Gold bullion coin. Canadian Gold continues to reach new heights and records within the industry.

Canadian Gold Coins for Sale at APMEX

If you need assistance regarding where to buy Gold, or if you should have any issue buying Gold on, we are eager to assist you. Our team of highly trained customer service associates can answer any questions about Gold coins, and can be reached by email or telephone, please call (800) 375-9006 or email You can also sell Gold to APMEX by calling our Purchasing team at (800) 514-6318 to speak to one of our representatives or learn more about how to sell Gold to APMEX.

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