All over the world, precious metal buyers increasingly care about how their gold is mined and where it comes from. In response to the value now placed on responsible and transparent metal sourcing, the Royal Canadian Mint is pleased to introduce a special edition Gold Maple Leaf bullion coin composed of pure gold sourced entirely from a single source: Agnico Eagle’s Meliadine mine in Nunavut, Canada.
Since its founding in 1957, Canada-based Agnico Eagle has grown into Canada’s largest miner of Canadian gold, as well as the world’s third-largest gold producer overall. Its Meliadine mine, which began commercial production in 2019, is the company’s second gold mine in the Kivalliq District of Nunavut. Agnico Eagle is committed to mining responsibly and contributing positively to the communities in which it operates.
In the Mint’s first-ever single source mine pure gold coin, Meliadine’s responsibly mined gold is paired with the exceptional reputation of the Gold Maple Leaf bullion brand, trusted worldwide as the purest and most secure bullion coin on today’s market. A privy mark of a globe-cradling hand symbolizes the single provenance of the coin’s 99.99% pure gold. It also indicates that the coin is the product of a segregated refinement process that maintains the integrity of the gold throughout its refining journey, from mine to mint.
-NEW! The Royal Canadian Mint’s very own Single Source privy mark indicates that the coin’s gold was responsibly sourced from a single mining operation—in this case, Agnico Eagle’s Meliadine mine in the Kivalliq District of Nunavut. The globe-cradling hand reflects a commitment to strong environmental, social and governance performance. It also indicates the coin is the product of a segregated refinement process that maintains the integrity of the gold throughout its refining journey.
-This Gold Maple Leaf (GML) bullion coin is crafted of 1 oz. of 99.99% pure gold and rendered in exquisite detail by Royal Canadian Mint engravers.
-Exclusively minted from a limited supply of gold that remained segregated through every step of the refining process, from raw material to final product.
-Each coin features cutting-edge security features, including a radial line finish, a micro-engraved maple leaf laser mark with the numeral “22” (visible under magnification) denoting the coin’s year of issue, and Bullion DNA™ anti-counterfeiting technology.
-Unique credit card sized packaging is ideal for easy handling and storing.
-Signed by the Royal Canadian Mint’s Chief Assayer, the assay certificate on the back of the card certifies the authenticity and purity of each coin.