http://www.mint.ca/store/mint/customer-service/bullion-dna-dealer-locator-10900014 I asked SD Bullion about this and they said that is correct, that they buy from wholesalers. I am no longer interested in buying RCM products from SD Bullion for this reason. On the RCM deal page it says "The Bullion DNA anti-counterfeiting technology is only available through a registered Bullion DNA dealer. Get a listing of current Bullion DNA dealers here." Also it makes me think - why is the wholesaler looking to offload these particular products? Are they scratched, etc.? Red flag. My current thinking is to go with Provident for both gold and silver. They seem to be the lowest price for both products I am looking at. For silver I am thinking about an RCM product (Provident is a registered dealer). For gold I am looking at a PAMP.