Facts About Different Precious Metals Refineries and Mints


Want to learn some facts about where your bullion came from? Here are some facts about some notable precious metals refineries and mints around that world!

Royal Canadian Mint

Founded in 1908, the Royal Canadian Mint boasts some of the most recognizable bullion in the world. RCM is in charge of minting all of Canada’s coins in circulation and also the coins of a few other countries, while also producing a variety of bullion products for investment and collecting purposes.

PAMP Suisse

PAMP Suisse’s bullion are popular and instantly recognizable by the portrait of Lady Fortuna which adorns one side of their bars. Lady Fortuna is a Roman Goddess representing prosperity, fate, and luck. PAMP Suisse is known worldwide as being a reputable dealer and refiner of Precious Metals. 

TD Metals

Toronto-Dominion Bank is a multinational banking corporation based out of Toronto, Canada. Not only are they a Bank, but they also sell a variety of Bullion products from other companies, while also selling their own branded Bullion. TD Metals carries an array of Gold & Silver products ranging in different sizes that will be sure to meet your needs

Valcambi Suisse

Valcambi Suisse is a Precious Metals Refining company located in Balerna, Switzerland. Valcambi is among some of the world’s largest Precious Metals refiners, taking pride in their innovation such as minting the world’s first 1 oz Gold Ingot and 1000 gram bar. Their standard of workmanship allows Valcambi to produce beautiful Bullion Products which are excellent for collecting and investment purposes. 


The Bank of Nova Scotia, better known as Scotiabank, has now closed its Metals Business , however their products are still in circulation. Scotiabank has been known to mint Bullion Products with Valcambi Suisse and also have their own products. 

Perth Mint

The Perth Mint is Australia’s official Mint for Bullion products. They carry a range of products, bringing high quality and innovative Precious Metals products to the world. Being the major distributor of Precious Metals products in Australia, the Perth Mint has gained recognition for their quality and innovation.

Johnson Matthey

Johnson Matthey is one of the most recognizable names in Precious Metals Refining. In 2014, Johnson Matthey was sold to Asahi, which is another refinery, making Johnson Matthey products highly sought after as they have since stopped minting Bullion Products. 

Sunshine Minting

Sunshine Minting is a supplier of Precious Metals throughout North America. They are primarily known for providing blanks to various Mints across the globe, the most notable being the U.S Mint. 

The Royal Mint

The Royal Mint has a history spanning over the last 1,100 years providing the United Kingdom with circulation coins and Bullion. Today, the Royal Mint holds the reputation of being one of the leading export Mints in the world. 

U.S Mint

Established in 1792, The U.S Mint is responsible for all of the coins in circulation in the U.S alongside Precious Metals Bullion products such as The Eagle. Moreover, the U.S Mint takes pride in providing Minted products mixing innovation with history.

Münze Österreich (Austrian Mint)

Austria’s national mint, the Münze Österreich, is renowned for precious metal processing and being in the industry for over 800 years. They are one of the world’s leading mints in coin production.

Credit Suisse

Founded in 1856, Credit Suisse is a well known and respected investment bank and bullion manufacturer based in Switzerland. They have a large presence in the precious metals industry, with all their bullion pieces being a solid investment to your portfolio. 

Asahi Refining 

Originally Founded in 1952 in Tokyo Japan, Asahi purchased Johnson Matthey in 2015 and took over their precious metals refining business. They now produce their own branded precious metals and are a well respected and sought after bullion supplier.  

Baird & Co

Baird & Co are the largest Gold refineries in the United Kingdom. Originally only dealing with numismatic coins, Baird & Co eventually moved into bullion. They are now the largest bullion trader in the UK.

Rand Refinery

The Rand Refinery, in South Africa is the largest single site Gold refinery in the world. They are well respected for also smelting at the same location and their bullion production.

New Zealand Mint

The New Zealand Mint or ‘NZ Mint’ as some like to call, is the only privately held mint in New Zealand. They are famous for some of their special collection pieces that come in colour. Some of which depict famous characters from popular movies. The NZ Mint boasts a very unique collection of bullion products.

These are some of the reputable mints and refineries who’s products we carry. You can shop from our selection of precious metals from these brands directly on site, With our competitive pricing and price matching strategy, we will guarantee you the lowest rate! All Precious Metal orders on Au Bullion are always 100% insured. We also offer FREE shipping Canada wide on all orders over $500! Shop our Bullion products today!