The Royal Canadian Mint's Gold Maple Leaf coins are among the world's most popular pure gold coins, having sold more than 25 million troy ounces since their introduction in 1979. The Gold Maple Leaf was also the first bullion coin to achieve the heightened standard of 9999 pure.
A Heritage of Quality
The Royal Canadian Mint operates one of the most technically advanced and respected gold and silver refineries in the world, producing bars, wafers and custom products. The Royal Canadian Mint refines gold and silver from a variety of sources including primary producers, industry, recyclers and financial institutions. Factors contributing to our success include:
Total integration from raw material to final coin strike
An accredited ISO 9001: 2008 facility
Streamlined operations, from reporting of assay results to delivery of refined materials
Vault storage services for precious metals
London Bullion Market Association (LBMA) good delivery gold and silver bars
The Royal Canadian Mint Refinery's Responsible Precious Metals Program
The Royal Canadian Mint is aware of allegations of illegal precious metals mining occurring in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and other internationally recognized conflict areas, and that profits thereof may be fueling human rights violations.
The Mint opposes all activities that deny human rights and is firmly opposed to all activities that finance or contribute to abuses of human rights. In response to these concerns, the Mint's refinery has introduced the Responsible Precious Metals Program, aimed at identifying and validating the chain of custody of incoming gold-bearing refining deposits.
The Mint is committed to meeting its social responsibilities, and encourages its refining customers to do their part in ensuring that their materials are not sourced from illegitimate mining operations in either the DRC or other internationally recognized conflict areas, by participating in the Mint's Responsible Precious Metals Program.