About The Mint







I would like to welcome you all to the Beaverworks Mint. My name is Joseph Green and I am the President and Chief Designer of The Beaverworks Mint. It gives me great honour and pleasure to provide Canadians with an opportunity to purchase our high end, fine minted silver or gold bullion coins which honour the Royal Canadian Air Force and its storied history. As a Canadian, I am passionate about this country, those who serve and enjoy producing works which tell our story. With our first minted coin, we chose to honour the CF-105 Avro Arrow. The Arrow came to represent the absolute finest this country can produce and was a symbol of excellence that I feel needed to have her legacy told in this manner. I recall the feeling of awe when I held a coin from Ancient Rome and I hope that our coins will survive for thousands of years to tell the story of the Avro Arrow and the Royal Canadian Air Force.

We have invested over 18000 hours over these past 5 years to build our own minting capability from scratch. In addition to pursuit of honouring the Royal Canadian Air Force in Gold and Silver, we can offer esteemed clientele the opportunity of providing elite level private coin minting services for them. We have a respectable capacity of approximately 20 000 oz per day. We offer our customers a truly niche, elite level finished product. We can design your coin, sculpt it, engrave the dies, punch blanks, polish and strike those blanks into finished coins of a 1 Troy Oz weight or something else, along with custom packaging. This chapter of the history of Beaverworks Mint has been fraught with challenges, struggle, hardship and ultimately triumph. We would like to express our deepest heart felt gratitude to our financial backers who believed in us and remained with us through these difficult last 5 years it has taken to build our own minting capacity. Stay tuned for the next chapter Canada! We are excited to resume moving forward!

Very Sincerely,


Joseph Green B.FA


Beaverworks Mint

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Green is well known Canadian Artist and Designer. He holds a B.FA from one of the worlds elite design schools: Emily Carr University. Green’s focus is in 3D Computer Modeling/Animation/Visual Effects and Fine Arts Painting. He has paintings hanging across Canada ranging from the House of Commons in Ottawa, the Canadian Space Agency HQ in St. Hubert, Quebec, various military bases and with collectors across Canada and the world. Green is well known within the Canadian Forces community. He was presented with a signed flag of the Third Battalion Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry Battle Group which flew over our base in Kandahar, Afghanistan for work honouring our fallen. Green made available to the Canadian Space Agency that flag where it went up on STS-115/12A with Canadian Astronaut Dr. Steve MacLean and flew 187 times around the world traveling 7.84 million km over 11 days, 19 hours, 6 minutes, 35 seconds. That flag escorted the souls of our fallen home to the heavens now resides at Edmonton Garrison at Third Battalion Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry Regimental Head Quarters. 

Green’s role at Beaverworks is in one of leadership in every single aspect of minting. This initiative to honour the history and legacy of the RCAF aims to  establish the Beaverworks Mint as an elite brand dedicated and committed to honouring Canada and those who serve. Green has financed everything himself and is fully committed to designing, producing and delivering precedent setting, world class quality. He is our technical expert within Beaverworks and enjoys all aspects of design, 3D sculpting, engraving to wrapping the finished product in a thoughtfully designed package. When we require the elite touch in our sculpts, we work with Master Sculptor William Woodruff. 


Practicing and mastering his craft since 1975, Mr. Woodruff began his career engraving radio plates and dials at CFS Leitrim which led him to spend 9 years at one of Ottawa’s premier engraving companies, Pritchard Andrews Co of Ottawa. Following that, Mr. Woodruff joined the Royal Canadian Mint and assisted in preparations for the 19786 Summer Olympics hosted in Montreal. Holds the distinction of being the last apprentice engraver to receive a certificate from the Ministry of Trades from the Province of Ontario. Promoted to Senior Engraver with the Royal Canadian Mint in 2000, Woodruff was an active participant and leader on various committees leading to the Royal Canadian Mint ascent to today’s renowned status. In 2014, Woodruff retired from the engraving industry after nearly 40 years of service.

Versatile in all areas of the most advanced 2D and 3D sculpting and engraving software, his high performance and results oriented personalities fits well with Beaverworks and our start up. He likes our vision and he wants to remain active on a part time basis. Given how fast he works, his precision and depth of knowledge,  it is our honour and distinct privilege to have him on board as our Senior Engraver


1996 Coin of the Year Award Münzen Magazine Best Coin100 Dollar 14-karat gold coin: Klondike

2010 350 Dollars, Prairie Crocus. Krause Publications Best Gold Coin

2011 $20 for $20 Canoe, Best Silver Coin Silver Krause Publications

2011 $ 15 Silver, Vignette of Prince Charles

2012 25th Anniversary Loon Dollar

2012 Canadian “Lucky Loonie

Woodruff originally contacted us complimenting the design of our Arrow coin which Green designed. We knew at that point, if a retired Senior Engraver from the Royal Canadian Mint was complimenting us on our work, it underscored how persistence and hard work pays off. It was at that point that our Chief Designer was overwhelmed with sheer humility knowing that our work was being examined by a true engraving master, but it served to impress someone with the stature of William Woodruff. As a start up, it goes without saying that we are truly committed to customer satisfaction. All we have is our reputation, legacy of work and our dream to honour the Canadian Armed Forces. We cannot afford to have at any point, any weakness in the quality of our product nor reputation of honour. When Mr. Woodruff inquired about becoming involved as a way to stay in practice and help build out a vision like our, to know that we could absolutely trust his technical and artistic capabilities, but his character to help us grow, truly meant the world to Green. With Mr. Woodruff coming on board, it means we have on board one of the Worlds Premier Master Engravers who just happens to like our vision and character. We look forward to working with him for many years and issues to come.