OTTAWA, April 1, 2019 /CNW/ - The Royal Canadian Mint is launching three exciting new coins to precious metal investors looking for bullion coins that stand out for their purity, security and innovative design. These include double-incuse Gold and Silver Maple Leaf bullion coins, available now. The Mint's newest 99.999% pure gold "Call of the Wild" bullion coin features the moose and can be ordered as of April 2, 2019, when it starts shipping our network of official bullion distributors.
To mark the 40th anniversary of one of the world's favourite gold bullion coins, the Mint has crafted its first ever double-incuse version of its iconic Gold Maple Leaf (GML). This means that the signature sugar maple leaf reverse design and the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II appearing on the obverse are struck in a concave relief. This fascinating perspective is also found on a 2019-dated Silver Maple Leaf (SML) bullion coin.
Both the GML and SML have a finish consisting of an array of precisely machined radial lines and their reverses feature a micro-engraved security mark in the shape of a maple leaf containing the number "19", to denote their year of issue. They also feature the Mint's unique Bullion DNA anti-counterfeit technology, while the SML benefits from MINTSHIELDTM surface protection, specifically created for silver coins.
The 2019-dated, "Moose" is the newest coin in the Mint's 99.999% pure gold bullion "Call of the Wild" series. Its $200 denomination represents the highest value legal tender among the world's 1 oz. gold bullion coins. The coin's reverse is designed by Canadian artist Pierre Leduc, who has boldly illustrated an imposing bull moose, behind which curved lines symbolize the sound of his unmistakable call. This gold bullion coin is presented in richly designed credit card-style packaging, which includes a certificate of purity signed by the Mint's Chief Assayer.
Images and animations of this new coin are available here.
In keeping with a distribution model common to the world's major issuers of bullion coins, the Mint does not sell bullion directly to the public. Interested buyers are encouraged to contact a reputable bullion dealer to order new bullion coins.
About the Royal Canadian Mint
The Royal Canadian Mint is the Crown corporation responsible for the minting and distribution of Canada's circulation coins. The Mint is recognized as one of the largest and most versatile mints in the world, offering a wide range of specialized, high quality coinage products and related services on an international scale. For more information on the Mint, its products and services, visit www.mint.ca.
SOURCE Royal Canadian Mint
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