Royal Canadian Mint proudly displays 100-kg, 99.999% pure gold bullion coin with a $1 million face value at its Sussex drive facility

Royal Canadian Mint proudly displays 100-kg, 99.999% pure gold bullion coin with a $1 million face value at its Sussex drive facility

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Ottawa, Ontario – June 25, 2007 – From June 25 to July 8, visitors to the Royal Canadian Mint's Sussex Drive facility will have a chance to see the world's first 100-kg, 99.999 % pure gold bullion coin with a $1 million face value. The biggest gold coin in the world, and a marvel of Canadian engineering and craftsmanship, is on display for this very limited time to all visitors taking a guided tour of the Royal Canadian Mint.

The Royal Canadian Mint's headquarters occupy an historic building in central Ottawa, the same premises on which the Mint was founded in 1908. Today, the Ottawa facility produces hand-crafted collector and commemorative coins, gold bullion coins, medals and medallions. It is here that all the master tooling is done to create the dies that strike coin designs for both circulation and commemorative issues. The Mint's gold refining and advanced engineering operations are also located in Ottawa.

The public can visit the Royal Canadian Mint in Ottawa to learn more about the exacting skill that goes into precision coin design and production. Summer tours are available from Monday to Friday, 9:00 am to 8:00 pm and from 9:00 am to 5:30 pm on Saturday and Sunday. Tour reservations are strongly recommended. For more information, please call 613-993-8990 or toll-free at 1-800-276-7714.

The RCM, an ISO 9001-2000 certified company, is the Crown Corporation responsible for the minting and distribution of Canada's circulation coins. The RCM 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 RCM, its products and services, visit http://www.mint.ca/.

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For further information, please contact:
Alex Reeves 
Manager, Communications
Royal Canadian Mint
Tel: (613) 949-5777
Tel: (613) 991-5342
Cell: (613) 884-6370
Fax: (613) 991-2628
reeves@mint.ca