Few countries have as rich of a coining legacy as Canada. This has become especially true in more contemporary times. The Royal Canadian Mint (RCM) is world-renown for its capacity to refine precious metals and employ impressive technological innovations in its coinage. It was not only the first major mint to begin turning out extra-pure .9999 fine gold, but also was the first government mint to offer its silver bullion coins (the Canadian Silver Maple Leaf) in the same .9999 fineness. The RCM is also one of the most prolific world mints, producing numerous commemorative coins with special devices, such as colorized, holographic, or glow-in-the-dark finishes. Recently, the Mint has innovated its own security features for its gold and silver bullion coins, showing off the technological prowess of its facilities. Read about all of the different kinds of Canadian Coins here in the Gainesville Coins Learning Center!