Making of the world’s largest gold coin, a 2007 Canadian $ 1,000.000 Maple Leaf.
This coin breaks all records: It weighs a staggering 100 kilos and measures 53 cm in diameter. But the most remarkable thing about this impressive coin, which cannot even be lifted by two men, is that it is made exclusively of the purest, finest and most refined gold: 999.99/1000 gold.
On January 2nd, 2008, the Royal Canadian Mint celebrated it’s centennial! The Mint has been producing both domestic and foreign coins and collector items of the highest quality for the last 100 years. We are a dynamic, market-driven industrial company that competes for the production and sale of circulation coinage, precious metals, refinery services, collector products and medals in both Canadian and international markets. The Mint is a progressive commercial Crown Corporation with over 800 employees between its facilities in Ottawa and Winnipeg.