The Royal Canadian Mint's Secure, Modern and Resistant Technologies (SM&RT) allow us to produce the world's most secure coins, providing the highest return on your coinage investment.
Our advanced coin security features provide a range of economical options for protecting your country's coinage.
- Edge lettering
- Multi-ply plating
- Electromagnetic signatures
- Laser marks
- Virtual images
- Digital Non-destructive Activation (DNA) technology
- Bi-metallic composition
Strength and durability
Every coin we make undergoes double annealing — a process that yields the softest possible core for easy striking and rich detail while providing the hardest possible surface for maximum wear resistance.
We combine state-of-the-art engraving techniques and decades of experience to provide high-definition designs optimized for your climate and usage.
Your choice of technologies
With the Royal Canadian Mint, you have more options to suit your country's coinage priorities: from secure, high-performing multi-ply plated steel to environmentally friendly cyanide-free brass and bronze.
SM&RT multi-ply plated steel
We pioneered multi-ply plating technology to produce coins that are harder, longer-lasting and more tarnish-resistant than traditional alloys — at a lower cost and with the security of a built-in machine-readable electromagnetic signature (EMS).
Our revolutionary single-layer nickel-plated steel products outperform traditional mono-ply plated coins, featuring just 15 micrometres of nickel on a steel core for a nickel anode cost as much as 40 percent lower than mono-ply plating.
Yellow coin production typically involves the use of cyanide and chlorine, both of which pose risks to human health and the environment. Our SM&RT brass product is both cyanide- and chlorine-free, producing cost-effective yellow coins with excellent wear resistance and durability.
For countries that prefer to use bronze for their yellow coins, our SM&RT bronze yellow product delivers all the same benefits as our SM&RT brass product.