Each 1 oz. Royal Canadian Mint Gold Bar, made of .9999 fine gold, is engraved with a unique serial number, its weight in troy ounces, and a purity hallmark before it is sealed in tamper-evident assay packaging which also lists the weight and purity that is guaranteed by the Royal Canadian Mint. The authentication signature of the assayer, Jonathan Forrest, assures the buyer that the gold bar is of the highest quality.
The exquisite design on the 1 oz. Royal Canadian Mint Gold Bar features the name of the mint on the obverse in both English and French; “Royal Canadian Mint” and Monnaie Royale Canadienne encircle the RCM symbol, which is a stylized maple leaf emerging from the letter M. Below this Royal Canadian Mint logo are engraved the weight, purity, and serial number. The reverse is decorated with a pattern of the same repeating maple leaf/M emblem.
Founded in 1908, the Royal Canadian Mint (RCM) began operations in Ottawa, Ontario, but it did not open a gold refinery until 1911. A new gold refinery, built in 1936, was added to the first and it is still operating today as a Crown corporation, producing more than one billion coins every year - the most popular of which is the Silver Maple Leaf Coin - for more than sixty countries. RCM’s refinery was the first in the world to produce 99.99 fine gold bullion coins (1982) and the first to achieve 99.999% fine gold purity (1999).
The Royal Canadian Mint protects her gold products by using a unique anti-counterfeiting mark – a highly intricate, textured maple leaf. Beginning in 2018, she has further ensured the authenticity of her gold products by encrypting each one with Bullion DNA, a trademarked security process. Using laser technology to micro-engrave each gold bar with an encrypted code, a non-destructive registration process captures the image for storage in the Mint's secure database. Approved Bullion DNA dealers then use a specialized tool to authenticate registered RCM gold and silver products in three simple steps.
These 1 oz RCM .9999 gold bars are IRA approved and provide a practical instrument for enhancing the value of your investment portfolio.