The Royal Canadian Mint is one of the foremost producers in the modern world of commemorative bullion products. Its annual production of coins and bars includes products struck using gold, silver, platinum, and palladium. The Royal Canadian Mint is well known for its official sovereign bullion coin for the country, the Canadian Maple Leaf, but it is also responsible for the production of commemorative bullion products that celebrate the heritage and natural wonders of Canada. JM Bullion proudly carries a wide variety of Canadian commemorative bullion products for the savvy investor.
Canada’s Royal Canadian Mint, known as Monnaie Royale Canadienne in French, is the official production facility of the Canadian government. It is responsible for the production of all of the nation’s official circulation coins and even produces circulation currency for other nations around the globe, such as New Zealand. It is also one of the world’s leading designers and producers of precious metal coins, medallions, tokens, and investment-grade bars.
The Royal Canadian Mint first opened its doors for production on January 2, 1908 as the Ottawa branch of the Royal Mint in London. As Canada emerged as a nation in its own right throughout the 20th century, control over the mint transferred to the hands of the Canadian government. Today, the mint operates the original facility in Ottawa, as well as a secondary branch in Winnipeg, Manitoba.
Canada is the source of some of the most sought-after commemorative bullion products in the world today. The Royal Canadian Mint has established a reputation over time for minting the highest quality coins and bars available in the market. Today, all Royal Canadian Mint gold and silver products are struck using .9999 purity levels, with its platinum products featuring .9995 purity. All coins struck by the Royal Canadian Mint are issued face values that are guaranteed and backed by the government of Canada, which maintains 100% ownership over the Royal Canadian Mint.
Products from the Royal Canadian Mint are popular throughout North America and around the globe. The Canadian Maple Leaf coin series is the most visible product from the mint. Available in gold, silver, and platinum, the coins are sought after for their purity, impressive design, and the uniqueness of some of its many special-edition privy mark Maple Leaf coins.
On top of the Canadian Maple Leaf, the Royal Canadian Mint strikes a variety of commemorative bullion coin programs each year. Most of these coin programs celebrate the heritage, natural history, and environmental splendor of the great white north. You’ll find many of these coins available right now from JM Bullion’s online catalog.
One of the latest Canadian commemorative bullion coins available from the Royal Canadian Mint is the Canadian Silver Bison coin series. It was first introduced in 2015, and set a mark as one of the most unique coins available on the market today. The Silver Bison is the first-ever coin from the Royal Canadian Mint struck in a 1.25 oz weight. As such, it comes with a unique face value of $8 (CAD).
The Canadian Silver Bison coin was first released in 2015 and available first through JM Bullion. The coins bear a new image of the North American bison on the reverse side each year, and the familiar obverse design that features Queen Elizabeth II’s profile picture. Highlights of this brand-new coin series include:
The Canadian Silver Bison coins are minted by the Royal Canadian Mint to match demand, so the number of coins produced in any given year can vary. While other coin series from the mint have limited mintages, the Canadian Silver Bison can still be hard to come by as designs are discontinued after a calendar year, making the original design hard to come by.
In 2014 the Royal Canadian Mint introduced the Canadian Silver Birds of Prey Series. This particular series shares commonalities with other Royal Canadian Mint coin programs, but also has unique characteristics of its own. The Birds of Prey Series from the mint features a total of four coins, released two at a time over the course of a two-year period in 2014 and 2015. Canadian illustrator Emily Damstra, whose work with the Royal Canadian Mint includes designs in our next series covered, designed all four coins in the Birds of Prey Series.
Highlights of the Canadian Silver Birds of Prey Series coin design include the following:
All of the coins in the Canadian Silver Birds of Prey series include 1 oz of .9999 pure silver, and bear a face value of $5 (CAD) that is fully backed by the government of Canada. The coins are made available for purchase through JM Bullion in individual flips, mint-sealed tubes of 25, or Monster Boxes of 500 coins in total.
The final popular Canadian commemorative bullion series from the Royal Canadian Mint is yet another silver bullion program honoring the popular wildlife of Canada. This coin series extended from 2011 to 2013, and included a total of six different designs. Like the Birds of Prey Series, the Canadian Wildlife Series was released two coins at a time, but over the course of three years instead of two. The first four coins released in the Canadian Wildlife Series were designed by Royal Canadian Mint Assistant Engraver William Woodruff, as noted by the “WW” initials engraved on each coin’s reverse. Emily Damstra took over to design the final two coins released in the series. Design features of the Canadian Wildlife Series of coins include:
Canadian Wildlife Series coins are available with a true weight of 1 oz of .9999 pure silver, and each individual coin bears a face value of $5 (CAD) issued by the Canadian government. These coins ship from JM Bullion in individual flips, sealed mint tubes of 25, or Monster Boxes of 500, courtesy of the Royal Canadian Mint.
JM Bullion proudly accepts a variety of payment methods as you complete your purchase of Canadian commemorative bullion products. You can complete your payment today with any major credit/debit card (except American Express), paper check, bank wire transfer, or PayPal fund transfer. The latter two forms of payment offer immediate processing and quick release of your products to our shipping queue.
Paper checks take upwards of six business days to process, but do come with the highest maximum purchase allowed and a discount of 4% on all purchases. Credit/debit card transactions often process within one business day.
Any products purchased through JM Bullion over $99 receive free standard shipping and insurance, with expedited shipping available for an extra fee. Our products ship in discreet packaging to protect the identity of your bullion during shipping. The United States Postal Service and UPS are our shipping partners. If your products are lost or stolen during shipping, we’ll work to locate your lost products, secure a replacement product, or find a replacement product for you.
If you have any other questions about Canadian commemorative bullion, please feel free to reach out to JM Bullion. Our associates are available at 800-276-6508, online using our live web chat, or by sending us an email with your questions.