Popular Mints Infographic
By GCRU Gold News on Thursday, June 16 2016, 08:09 - Permalink
Mints and refineries around the globe are easily broken down into two categories: sovereign and private. The role of sovereign mints is, first and foremost, to product legal tender coinage and banknotes for economies around the globe. Among the most notable in this category are the United States Mint, Royal Canadian Mint, Royal Mint, and the Chinese Mint. These facilities fulfill a dual-purpose role however, producing not just circulation legal tender, but also commemorative coins and bullion products.
On the other side of the aisle you’ll find private mints and refineries, such as the Perth Mint, PAMP Suisse, Sunshine Mint, and countless other private American mints. The primary role of these facilities is the production of bullion coins, rounds, and bars to satisfy the needs of both investors and collectors. In fact, private mints are responsible for the vast majority of bullion bars produced around the globe.