The Royal Canadian Mint (RCM) is indisputably one of the leading lights in the bullion coin and collectible numismatic realm today. It enjoys the reputation of a groundbreaking innovator and talented artisan producer of some of the most coveted coin series on the planet. The main duty of the RCM is to produce and provide circulation coinage. Today, the RCM also acts as a contract Mint for nations with no Mint of their own. They are one of the foremost refiners of silver operating today, in addition to offering assay services. They strike collector coins, bars, tokens, medallions, and medals in gold, silver, platinum, palladium and base metals. Collector coins from the RCM are popular and range in subject matter from famous comic book super heroes like Superman and Batman, to issues featuring Canada’s historic contributions to nearly every field of human endeavor.