Canadian Gold Maple Leaf Coins – Quick Fact Sheet

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From the Royal Canadian Mint, the Canadian Gold Maple Leaf is one of the purest gold bullion coins available in the world today. Each contains .9999 millesimal fine (24-karat) gold, meaning they hardly contain any impurities. Some special issues are made at an exquisite .99999 fineness.

Continue reading for some quick facts, investment insight and a brief history of Canadian Gold Maple Leaf coins.

Canadian Maple Leaf Gold Bullion Coins Quick Facts and Brief History

Type Gold Bullion (Investment), proof finishes, commemorative issues (Numismatic/Collectors’)
Mintage Annually since 1979 by the Royal Canadian Mint
Weights / Denominations 1 oz Canadian Gold Maple ($50 face value), 1/2 oz Canadian Gold Maple ($25 face value), 1/4 oz Canadian Gold Maple ($10 face value), 1/10 oz Canadian Gold Maple ($5 face value)
Front Design A creation of Walter Ott, the obverse of current issues of Canadian Gold Maple Leaf gold bullion coins feature a side profile of Queen Elizabeth II along with the year of issue.
Rear Design The reverse of Ott’s creation features the Maple Leaf, Canada’s official national symbol.
Brief History At the time of the Canadian Gold Maple Leaf coin’s introduction, South African Kruggerands were the only pure gold bullion coins available. They were in short supply due to a boycott of South Africa because of their apartheid policies. To satisfy the high demand for gold bullion coins in light of this shortage, the Royal Canadian Mint began producing Canadian Maple Leafs only from gold mined within Canada. These coins have legal tender status in Canada under the Currency Act
Why buy?

Canadian Maple Leaf gold bullion coins are highly recognized for their strict purity and weight. Investors looking for a great way to preserve their wealth find a great deal of value in these .9999 pure gold coins.

Collectors can also find commemorative and special-edition Canadian Gold Maple Leafs, such as the 2010 Olympic and Hologram issues.

Gold Bullion Content Contains 99.99% fine, 24-karat gold bullion
Other Specifications

1 troy ounce Canadian Gold Maple Leaf coin

  • Diameter = 30 mm (1.29 in.)
  • Thickness = 2.80 mm (0.12 in.)
  • Gross Weight = 1.0000 troy ounces (31.1030 grams)
  • Face Value = $50 (Canadian)

1/2 troy ounce Canadian Gold Maple Leaf coin

  • Diameter = 25 mm (0.9843 in.)
  • Thickness = 2.23 mm (0.0878 in.)
  • Gross Weight = 0.5000 troy ounces (15.5515 grams)
  • Face Value = $25 (Canadian)

1/4 troy ounce Canadian Gold Maple Leaf coin

  • Diameter = 20 mm (0.7874 in.)
  • Thickness = 1.70 mm (0.0669 in.)
  • Gross Weight = 0.2500 troy ounces (7.7758 grams)
  • Face Value = $10 (Canadian)

1/10 troy ounce Canadian Gold Maple Leaf coin

  • Diameter = 16 mm (0.6299 in.)
  • Thickness = 1.22 mm (0.0480 in.)
  • Gross Weight = 0.100 troy ounces (3.1103 grams)
  • Face Value = $5 (Canadian)

Learn more about Canadian Maple Leaf gold coins along with other precious metal investment options and how to manage your gold and silver bullion investments by reading more of the Buying Guide. If you have any questions or would like to buy Canadian Maple Leaf gold bullion coins for your portfolio, check out our Provident Metals for current prices.

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