Limited Mintage of only 10,000 sets worldwide
R&D Security Test 6-Token Set
A FIRST LOOK AT NEW TECHNOLOGY!
Various micro texts in the shape of a pie chart on reverse and obverse.
EACH ONE IS AN ACTUAL TEST SPECIMEN!
A GLIMPSE OF FUTURE POSSIBILITIES!
Security feature: micro text is hidden in the caribou’s fur and gives shape to the maple leaf above the animal’s neck.
What is this?
This new collection from the Royal Canadian Mint was created to share the innovation and excitement of the process behind creating new products at the mint with our most valuable customers. The products in this exclusive collection are indeed the REAL TRIAL pieces that were produced when testing out the technology featured on a future coin.
Why is this special?
This is truly a unique opportunity to own a one of a kind product. Meaning, that this particular technology and the theme/imagery used on the trial coin is not the exact design or maybe even the same size of coin or blank that will be used for the actual product that will launch to the public at a future time.
These are essentially “test pieces” or “trial pieces” that were created by the R&D Lab.
From innovative metal compositions to industry-leading security features, we’re engineering change. This token set is your first look at some of the never-before-seen technology developed at the RCM R&D facility in Winnipeg. All six tokens were used in laboratory and calibration testing; they are the prototypes of innovation, with features such as hidden micro text, incuse and raised elements, and even a patented tri-metallic combination—a world first that is waiting in the wings.
- A FIRST LOOK AT NEW TECHNOLOGY! A first-time exclusive, this six-token set showcases up-and-coming minting innovations developed by the Royal Canadian Mint, such as hidden micro text, incuse and raised elements, and patented tri-metal technology.
- A GLIMPSE OF FUTURE POSSIBILITIES! These are tried, tested and true examples of forward-thinking technology that could re-define future domestic or foreign coins.
- EACH ONE IS AN ACTUAL TEST SPECIMEN! All six tokens in this set are test specimens that come direct from the Royal Canadian Mint’s R&D facility, where each one was used in laboratory and calibration testing.
- DRIVING INNOVATION WITH ENHANCED SECURITY FEATURES! Whether it’s hidden micro text, incuse/raised elements or patented tri-metal technology, each token is a first-hand look at some of our ever-expanding slate of special features that have contributed to the Royal Canadian Mint’s reputation as a market leader in security.
- EVEN THE PACKAGING HAS A SLEEK DESIGN! Sealed in Mylar to allow an unobstructed view of both sides, the tokens are enclosed in an envelope alongside a tent card with coin specifications, as well as a special note from the Chief Technology Officer at the Royal Canadian Mint.