Royal Canadian Mint Precious Metal Coins a Hit with Investors and Collectors
The Royal Canadian Mint has a rich history, striking its first gold sovereign coin back in 1908. The Mint began production of the world renown Canadian Gold Maple Leaf in 1979 and introduced the 99.99% pure Silver Maple Leaf in 1988.
Investor demand for both the gold and silver Maple Leafs has remained strong year after year. According to the Mint’s latest third quarter 2013 report, sales volume of the Gold Maple Leaf coins increased during the quarter by 17.5% to 195,000 ounces and sales of the Silver Maple Leaf coins increased by a very robust 40% to 6.7 million ounces.
In addition to gold and silver bullion coins, the Royal Canadian Mint produces a wide variety of stunning coins for collectors and investors including such innovative coins as the $20 for $20, a silver coin that has both a face value and a price of $20 (see How to Buy Physical Silver with a Zero Chance of Loss).
Here is a look at some of the most popular and unique coins currently being sold by the Royal Canadian Mint that are a representation of Canada’s rich culture and history.
1 ounce silver coin commemorating the 100th anniversary of the Royal Ontario Museum.
Pope John Paul II fine gold coin with a mintage of only 1,500 pieces.
Matriarch Moon Mask ultra-high relief pure gold coin.
Fine silver Canada goose coin with $20 face value and a price of $20.
$20 for $20 Bobcat coin made of fine silver.