Canada is a country with a rich endowment of natural resources. This includes gold and silver. Not surprisingly, the Royal Canadian Mint (RCM) has been a leader in refining and minting coins for decades.
Canadian silver coins from the 20th century are still widely collected today. They are an affordable choice for accumulating silver bullion in fractional amounts. Dimes, quarters, and silver dollars from Canada are all available for sale at Gainesville Coins.
The RCM is perhaps better known for its Maple Leaf coins series. The Gold Maple Leaf has been in production each year since 1979. The Silver Maple Leaf made its debut in 1988. More recently, the Maple Leaf series expanded to include the Platinum Maple Leaf coin.
Gold Maple Leafs are also minted in fractional sizes of less than 1 troy ounce. This makes the bullion coins more accessible to collectors and investors on a strict budget.
One of the most noteworthy features of the various Maple Leaf coins is the exceptional purity. All of these coins are .9999 fine, meaning they are 99.99% pure precious metal. This "extra-pure" gold, silver, and platinum is above the standard used by the rest of the world's government mints. The Royal Canadian Mint holds the honor of being the first refinery in the world to achieve .9999 fine gold.
Moreover, all Maple Leaf coins now have enhanced anti-counterfeiting features embedded in the design. This includes a micro-engraved maple leaf privy mark, as well as an eye-catching radial line finish in the field of the coin.
You will also find that the RCM mints its own gold bars and silver bars. It is one of the few state mints in the world to do so. These bullion bars also use the "four-nines" fineness standard.
Canadian coins also includes a wide variety of commemorative and collectible coins issued by the mint. The RCM is prolific in its production of these special collectibles. Many of them feature colorized elements and collectors are drawn to their limited mintage totals.