The Royal Canadian Mint was set up in 1908, although it was known as the Ottawa Mint at the time, which originally started as the Canadian branch of the British Royal Mint. It is one of the highly regarded mints in the world today, due to the premium quality it offers in its products. The mint produces all of Canada’s circulation coins in addition to gold, silver, palladium and platinum bullion bars, coins, medals, and tokens; even though it is a mint, it also offers gold and silver refinery services along with assay services. Where your 1 oz Gold bar originates from does not impact whether it can be used in a Precious Metals IRA. Gold bullion from Canada, Australia, Mexico and anywhere in the world can be applied to a self-directed IRA as long as it meets the minimum fineness requirements. Gold bars need to be .995 fine Gold to be eligible, Platinum and Palladium .9995 fine and Silver must be .999 fine. Royal Canadian Mint Gold, like this 1 oz Gold bar and the Gold Canadian Maple Leaf coin, exceed the requirements of .9999 fine Gold.