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2021 Canada R&D Security Test Token Set

2021 Canada R&D Security Test Token Set

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This token set from the RCM features some never-before-seen minting technology developed at the Mint’s R&D facility, where six test specimens helped give shape to the coins of tomorrow.

This token set offers you an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the latest from our R&D facility in Winnipeg. All six tokens were used to develop new innovations, including the experimental MC4 that combines four different components: an outer ring, a polymer or metal separator and an inner core featuring two different alloys. Designed for maximum impact, the patented MC4 represents a bold step forward in the evolution of circulation coins; and with the addition of multi-security features, the MC4 is as visually appealing as it is secure.

Set Highlights:
  • Contains 6 different coins, each varying in size composed of nickel, steel, brass or bronze.
  • Sealed in Mylar to allow an unobstructed view of both sides, your six tokens are enclosed in an envelope and accompanied by a tent card insert with specifications, as well as a special note from the Chief Technology Officer at the Royal Canadian Mint.
  • Obverse: Features the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Susanna Blunt.
  • Reverse: Designs vary.


A limited opportunity to collect actual test specimens! Add this Security Test Token Set to your cart today!

The first three tokens in this set offer you a first look at the new MC4 (Multi-Component Composite Circulation Coin); each one features interrupted serrations on its edge and multi-security features (visible and hidden microtext, latent images, positive and negative embossing) on its reverse.

Token 1: This MC4 experimental prototype combines a nickel-plated steel outer ring with a clear (transparent) polymer separator, a nickel-plated steel reverse and a copper-plated steel obverse.


Token 2: Your second MC4 prototype features a nickel-plated steel outer ring, a black (opaque) polymer separator, a copper-plated steel reverse and a brass-plated steel obverse.

Token 3: The third MC4 prototype features a bronze-plated steel outer ring, a white (opaque) polymer separator, a brass-plated steel reverse and a copper-plated steel obverse.

Token 4: This token also features interrupted serrations and the same multi-security features as the MC4, but in a bronze-plated steel mono-component token.

Token 5: A copper-plated steel mono-component version of Token 4.

Token 6: Made of nickel-plated steel, the last mono-component token in your set marks the starting point—it was the base model used to test and calibrate the presses.

The Royal Canadian Mint
Since 1908, the Royal Canadian Mint has been a world leader in producing high-quality coins. They are most well known for the Silver and Gold Maple Leaf coins, but they have also produced numerous award-winning coins and are one of the most innovative mints in the world. The RCM releases new, high-quality coins every month. Browse new and upcoming Royal Canadian Mint products frequently to see updates.





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