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
1/2 troy ounce Canadian Gold Maple Leaf coin
1/4 troy ounce Canadian Gold Maple Leaf coin
1/10 troy ounce Canadian Gold Maple Leaf coin
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.