RCM Modern Commemorative Gold Coins The Royal Canadian Mint was formed in 1908 and is a world leader in producing high-quality circulating, numismatic, and bullion coins. 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 firsts 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.