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Canada Gold Maple Leafs

Canadian Maple Leaf Gold Coins

The Maple Leaf has been a national symbol of Canada since the 18th century. It makes sense that it would be emblazoned on the reverse of the national bullion coin from the Royal Canadian Mint.

The front of the Gold Maple Leaf coins feature a...

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Gold coins are one of the most valuable assets for any investor. Collectors seek out gold when searching for the best pieces to add to their personal collections. Both sovereign and private worldwide produce gold bullion options for investors, numismatists and collectors alike.

The Canadian Gold Maple Leaf coin from the Royal Canadian Mint is one of the most sought after collections in the world. The Gold Canadian Maple Leaf is struck from .9999 fine gold, one of the purest and finest gold coins available today.

About the Canadian Gold Maple Leaf Coins

The Canadian Maple Leaf is one of the world's most popular coin programs. It is the official bullion coin series of the Royal Canadian Mint and the nation of Canadian. First introduced in 1979, the Canadian Gold Maple Leaf coins were the first in the world to compete with the South African Krugerrand in terms of gold bullion demand. Prior to the release of the Gold Canadian Maple Leaf no other coin beside the Krugerrand had ever been offered strictly for investment purposes.

The obverse of all Canadian Gold Maple Leafs feature the right-profile portrait sculpture of Queen Elizabeth II. Three different incarnations of Her Majesty's profile have appeared over the years. These include the following:

  • 1979 to 1989 - The image of a 39-year-old Queen Elizabeth II.
  • 1990 to 2004 - A depiction of Queen Elizabeth II at 64 years of age.
  • 2005 to Present - Susanna Blunt's depiction of Her Majesty at the age of 79.

The reverse of all Canadian Maple Leaf coins features the image of the sugar maple leaf. Used on the reverse since the introduction of the gold version in 1979, this image has never changed. The only additions have been security measures, notably radial lines and a microscopic maple leaf privy.

Background on the Canadian Gold Maple Leaf

Canadian Gold Maple Leaf coins debuted with .999 pure gold content. In November 1982, the purity was increased to include .9999 pure gold, making it one of the purest gold bullion coins. Canadian Gold Maple Leaf coins are available in six weight denominations: 1 oz, 1/2 oz, 1/4 oz, 1/10 oz, 1/20 oz, and now 1 Gram. The coins have face values according to their fractional weight, based upon the $50 (CAD) value of the 1 oz. coin.

The Canadian Gold Maple Leaf is so popular that the Royal Canadian Mint has launched numerous variants of the coin, including but not limited to:

  • 10th Anniversary coin in 1989.
  • 125th Anniversary of the Royal Canadian Mint in 1997.
  • 20th Anniversary coin in 1999.
  • 25th Anniversary coin in 2004.
  • Hologram Gold Maple Leaf coins in 1999, 2001, and 2009.
  • Colorized Gold Maple Leaf in 1999 (20th anniversary edition) and 2010 to celebrate the Vancouver Winter Olympics.
  • Numerous 99.999% Gold Maple Leafs (2005, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011, etc.)

Availability of Canadian Gold Maple Leaf Coins

The Canadian Gold Maple Leaf is struck in both bullion and proof versions annually.

In addition to the regular bullion and proof versions, special edition coins are released periodically that may include special privy marks.