The Royal Canadian Mint’s Gold Maple Leaf (GML) coins are among the world’s most popular pure gold coins, with more than 29 million troy ounces sold since their introduction in 1979. The GML was also the first bullion coin to achieve the heightened standard of 9999 purity.
All 1-ounce 99.99% pure GML bullion coins dated 2018 will have three unique features for enhanced security—radial lines, a micro-engraved maple leaf and BULLION DNA™ anti-counterfeiting technology.
BULLION DNA™ anti-counterfeiting technology is an industry first that goes above and beyond coin authentication like no other. Every die used to produce GML coins is laser micro-engraved with an anti-counterfeiting security mark. Our registration process—digital non-destructive activation (DNA) technology—captures images encrypted with an algorithm signature, and stores these in our secure database. Combined with the proprietary Bullion DNA Reader and software, the coin’s authenticity can be verified in an instant.