The Canadian Maple Leaf Gold Coins debuted in 1979 and started with a 1 oz gold option. From 1979 to November 1982, the Canadian Maple Leaf Gold Coin series offered only this 1 oz gold coin with a purity of .999 gold. Starting in 1983, the series offered its first full year with new options and greater purity levels for the gold. Today, you have the chance to buy 1983 Canadian Maple Leaf 1 oz Gold Coins online from Provident Metals.
With the introduction of the Canadian Maple Leaf, the gold bullion market finally had a coin to compete with the South African Gold Krugerrand. The Krugerrand had been introduced in 1967 as a vehicle to promote South African gold and offer individuals an option for private gold ownership. However, with economic sanctions and boycotts on the horizon for South Africa as a result of its apartheid system, the Royal Canadian Mint saw an opportunity to offer Western investors another choice.
On the obverse side of 1983 Canadian Maple Leaf Gold Coins, you will find Arnold Machins effigy of Queen Elizabeth II. The second-generation effigy of the Queen to grace Canadian coins, this portrait captures the monarch at the age of 39 in right-profile relief. Inscriptions on this side include ELIZABETH II, D.G. REGINA, and 50 DOLLARS.
The reverse field of the 1983 Maple Leaf 1 oz Gold Coin comes with a depiction of the sugar maple leaf. Designed in 1979 by Walter Ott, this visual shows the national emblem at the center with inscriptions of CANADA, 9999, FINE GOLD, and 1 OZ OR PUR.
In November 1982, the Royal Canadian Mint enhanced the gold purity of the coins from .999 to .9999. It also introduced 1/4 oz and 1/10 oz gold coins into the series. The 1983 release was the first full year to feature both greater gold purity and additional fractional-ounce coin options.
These 1983 Canadian Maple Leaf 1 oz Gold Coins are available with protective flips. The release of 1983 1 oz gold coins in this series resulted in sales of 695,000 coins, the lowest figure to date in the series.
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|Mint Mark||Not Shown|
|Producer||Royal Canadian Mint|
|Designer (Obverse)||Arnold Machin|
|Designer (Reverse)||Walter Ott|
|Product Series||Canadian Maple Leaf|
|Certificate of Authenticity||No|
|Capsule Size||30 mm|
|Metal Content||1 Troy Ounce|
|Shipping||Orders over $199 Ship Free|
|Packaging Dimensions||2 x 2 x 0.5|