Bullion DNA

Royal Canadian Mint

This hardware device answered the need to facilitate the authenticity of certain Canadian gold and silver bullion coins by Royal Canadian Mint authorized Bullion DNA™ dealers. The convenient countertop device takes a high-resolution photo of the bullion coin’s laser micro-engraved security mark, which is then used to facilitate the authentication of registered Royal Canadian Mint bullion products by communicating with the Mint’s secure database.

The dial on the coin tray was designed for controlled adjustability of the coin, for the purpose of locating its maple leaf security mark with the internal camera. The device is future-ready as new coins are released, and was developed for a manufacturing strategy that met the needs of the Mint.