Canadian Maple Leaf Gold Bullion Coins
Guaranteed by the Government of Canada and traded in world markets since 1979, gold Canadian Maple Leaf coins have become some of the most desirable bullion coins in the world today. Available in four sizes of, one-ounce, half-ounce, quarter-ounce and one-tenth ounce, all are beautifully struck with a gold purity of .9999. As a government issued gold bullion coin, it was the second to become available, after the South African Krugerrand.
|1 Troy Oz||$50.00||30 mm||2.87 mm||.9999|
|1/2 Troy Oz||$20.00||25 mm||2.20 mm||.9999|
|1/4 Troy Oz||$10.00||20 mm||1.78 mm||.9999|
|1/10 Troy Oz||$5.00||16 mm||1.13 mm||.9999|
|1/20 Troy Oz||$1.00||14 mm||0.92 mm||.9999|
* Face value is in Canadian Dollars.
The Royal Canadian Mint pioneered the concept of minting a gold coin without the need for a strengthening alloy in order to produce the gold Maple Leaf in such high purity. Such purity proved to be extremely popular with collectors and investors worldwide. A few years after its initial introduction, the Maple Leaf gold coin was outselling the Krugerrand.
The classic design of the gold Maple Leaf coin is virtually unchanged from its introduction. The bust of Queen Elizabeth II appears on the obverse side of the coin, gracefully aging across various vintage coins in a design by Arnold Machin. Several other small changes can be found. The reverse depicts a single Canadian Maple Leaf, the national symbol of Canada. The finely detailed design has a proof-like strike.
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