2021 R&D Security Test Token Set

SKU: 623932106048

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Country: Canada
Year: 2021

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Building on the success of the 2018 Token Set, the Royal Canadian Mint presents another exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the latest from its R&D facility in Winnipeg. All six tokens in this set were used to develop new minting innovations, including patented MC4 1 technology that represents a bold step forward.

This token set offers you an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the latest from our R&D facility in Winnipeg. All six tokens were used to develop new innovations, including the revolutionary MC4 that combines four different components: an outer ring, a polymer separator and an inner core featuring two different alloys. Designed for maximum impact, the patented MC42 represents a bold step forward in the evolution of circulation coins; and with the addition of multi-security features, the MC4 is as visually appealing as it is secure.

The first three tokens in this set offer you a first look at the new MC4 (Multi-Component Composite Circulation Coin); each one features interrupted serrations on its edge and multi-security features (visible and hidden microtext, latent images, positive and negative embossing) on its reverse.
Token 1: This MC4 prototype combines a nickel-plated steel outer ring with a clear (transparent) polymer separator, a nickel-plated steel reverse and a copper-plated steel obverse.
Token 2: Your second MC4 prototype features a nickel-plated steel outer ring, a black (opaque) polymer separator, a copper-plated steel reverse and a brass-plated steel obverse.
Token 3: The third MC4 prototype features a bronze outer ring, a white (opaque) polymer separator, a brass-plated steel reverse and a copper-plated steel obverse.
Token 4: This token also features interrupted serrations and the same multi-security features as the MC4, but in a bronze-plated steel mono-component token.
Token 5: A copper-plated steel mono-component version of Token 4.
Token 6: Made of nickel-plated steel, the last mono-component token in your set marks the starting point—it was the base model used to test and calibrate the presses.

1 Canadian Patent CA 2854146 – Patented in various countries
2 Canadian Patent CA 3060107 – Patent applied for in various countries.


Produced By: RCM
Year: 2021

Diameter: 25.8mm
Material: Base

Obverse: Queen Elizabeth II
Finish: Circulation
Quantity Produced: 10000
Monarch: Queen Elizabeth II
Theme: R&D

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