Royal Canadian Mint

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320 Sussex Drive
Ottawa, Ontario
ON K1N 5C7, Canada
Tel: +1 (613) 993-8990

All of Canada’s coins for circulation are produced by the Royal Canadian Mint’s two locations in Ottawa, Ontario and Winnipeg, Manitoba. The Mint also designs and manufactures precious and base metal coins for collectors; bullion coins of gold, silver, palladium, and platinum; medals, medallions, and tokens. It also provides commercial gold and silver refinery and assay services. In addition, it mints coins for a number of other countries. Both locations offer visitors guided tours in either French or English of their minting operations.

The Ottawa Facility

As the Province of Canada, its coins were minted at London’s Royal Mint. The current building then was named the Ottawa Mint and was established as a branch of the Royal Mint. This was authorized to be built in 1901, but it was not until 1908 that its first coins were minted for circulation. In 1931, the Ottawa Mint was renamed the Royal Canadian Mint, or in French, Monnaie royale canadienne.

The Ottawa facility offers guided tours seven days a week, showing the high-tech manufacturing process of its collector coins and medals. Visitors also will learn about the $1-million gold bullion coin that was produced by the Ottawa facility in 2007. This coin weighed 100 kg (3,215 troy oz.) of 0.99999 pure gold and was made as a unique showpiece to promote the Mint’s new line of 0.99999 pure one ounce Gold Maple Leaf bullion coins. This was also certified by Guinness World Records to be the world’s largest gold coin. When asked why the Royal Canadian Mint made the world’s purest and largest gold bullion coin, “Because we can,” was the answer. Also in the Mint’s Museum, visitors have the opportunity to hold a solid gold bar (with security guards watching) that is worth over $750,000.


This text was written by Howard M. Berlin and first published in his book Numismatourist in 2014.

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