Royal Canadian Mint’s “Million Dollar Coin” on Display at CNA Convention


The world-record 100-kg, 99.999% pure gold maple leaf bullion coin will be displayed at the 2008 annual convention of the Canadian Numismatic Association

The Honourable Lawrence Cannon, Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities and Minister responsible for the Royal Canadian Mint (left) and Ian E. Bennett, President and CEO of the Royal Canadian Mint unveil the world's first 100-kg, 99999 pure gold bullion coin with a $1 million face value. (2007. CNW Group/Royal Canadian Mint)Media representatives and the general public are invited(*) to a one-day showing of the world’s largest, purest and highest denomination gold coin at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Ottawa on Saturday, July 19, 2008.

The Royal Canadian Mint will display its 100-kg, 99999 pure Gold Maple Leaf bullion coin with a $1 million face value at its booth located on the floor of the Canadian Numismatic Association’s 2008 Convention.

The Mint will also exchange coins with visitors to its booth, in return for a 2008 $2 circulation coin commemorating the 400th anniversary of Quebec City.

The 100-kg, 99999 pure Gold Maple Leaf bullion coin has been certified by Guinness World Records as the world’s largest gold coin and has dazzled audiences in the United States, Germany, the United Arab Emirates, Austria, Latvia, Finland and Estonia.

This is a rare opportunity for the public to view this and other rare coins at the pre-eminent gathering of Canada’s coin collectors.


View the Mint’s world-record 100-kg Gold Maple Leaf bullion coin with a $1 million face value and exchange coins to receive a Quebec City 400th anniversary two-dollar coin. Interviews and photo opportunities will be available.


Saturday, July 19, 2008 10:00 am to 5:00 pm


Crowne Plaza Hotel 101 Lyon Street, Ottawa, Ontario (Google map)

(*) Admission is $5 per person and free for visitors age 12 and under.

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About the Royal Canadian Mint

The Royal Canadian Mint, which is celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2008, is the Crown Corporation responsible for the minting and distribution of Canada’s circulation coins. An ISO 9001-2000 certified company, 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’s history, its products and services, please visit

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