The Royal Canadian Mint produces some of the most beautiful gold bullion coins you’ll find at a North American mint or refinery. From gold bars and bullion coins to commemorative gold coins, the Royal Canadian Mint catalog is one that investors and collectors alike keep an eye on for new releases. If you buy gold for a personal collection, you’ll find a variety of Canadian commemorative gold coins available from the Royal Canadian Mint.
Like any commemorative gold coin collection, those gold coins for sale from the Royal Canadian Mint in this collection are unique for a variety of reasons. First and foremost, commemorative gold coins enjoy intense demand upon their release because the mintage figures for these types of coins are tightly controlled. Some commemorative gold coins have mintage figures near 50,000, while others can be as low as 100 or 200 depending upon the weight and metal content of the coins.
Additionally, and more importantly to collectors, Canadian commemorative gold coins also have one-of-a-kind designs. You won’t find these designs replicated on coins from other mints or refineries around the world. On top of that, you won’t even find these designs used (generally speaking) on other coins from the Royal Canadian Mint. Once the total mintage of a commemorative coin is sold out, the Royal Canadian Mint retires that design and typically never strikes it again on a coin. In this way, Canadian commemorative gold coins have manufactured demand due to limited numbers and availability timelines. The following are examples of Canadian commemorative gold coins available with JM Bullion.
The Royal Canadian Mint offers its own Lunar Series gold commemorative coins. Offered in variable weights, the 2015 1/10 oz Canadian Gold Year of the Sheep coin is one such example. The coin has a unique Year of the Sheep design on the reverse and Susanna Blunt’s fourth-generation portrait of Queen Elizabeth II on the obverse. These coins have a limited mintage of 2,888 coins only and were available only during the 2015 issue year.
This collection of Canadian commemorative gold coins debuted in 2017 and feature the images of various wildlife species from across Canada. Denis Mayer Jr. created the designs in the collection, with each coin containing ¼ Troy oz of .9999 pure gold. The coins have extremely low mintage figures of just 800 coins per design issue.
The first design issued in this collection was the 2017 ¼ oz Canadian Gold Big Horn Sheep Coin. With a similar, but different, design as the 2015 Lunar Sheep coin, this product depicts a Big Horn sheep on the reverse face. Bighorn sheep live in the wilds of Albert and British Columbia, calling the high peaks of the Canadian Rockies home throughout much of the year.
The 2018 ¼ oz Canadian Gold Wolverine Reverse Proof Coin is the 2nd coin from this collection. On the reverse is the depiction of a wolverine, the stockiest and most ferocious member of the weasel family. The coins have a beautiful reverse proof finish. A reverse proof coin has deeply-mirrored, clear design elements overlaying a strong, frosted matte background field for unique visual elements.
All coins in the Animal Portrait Series feature the same fourth-generation portrait of Queen Elizabeth II used on other Canadian gold commemorative coins. This right-profile portrait of the Queen is the fourth to feature on Canadian coins during her long reign and depicts the monarch for the first time since her father George VI without a crown.
The Royal Canadian Mint also issues commemorative gold coins with colorized lacquer finishes. These coins feature one-time designs commemorate various people, places, and moments. Each one is a proof coin and has a layer of colorized lacquer applied to the reverse design elements to bring a different visual appeal to the coins. One such example is the 2016 Canadian $100 Proof Gold Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice Coin. On these coins, the images of Superman and Batman are colorized to reflect their appearance in original DC Comic issues.
If you’re looking to collect unique gold coins, consider the purchase of Canadian commemorative gold coins. You can contact our customer service team with questions at 800-276-6508, chat with us live online, or simply send us an email with your inquiries.