In 1931, the same year that Canada became almost entirely independent from Britain, the Ottawa Mint underwent a name change, becoming the Royal Canadian Mint. Many decades later, in 1979, it introduced the Canadian Gold Maple Leaf.
This was, at the time, the sole alternative gold bullion coin to the Kruggerrand, the availability of which was not widespread because apartheid-era South Africa was subject to an economic boycott. Since it was initially issued, the Gold Maple Leaf, today Canada's official gold bullion coin, has become highly popular among people investing in gold coins.
In fact, more than 25 million troy ounces of the Gold Maple Leaf have been sold since 1979. The coin's front depicts the head of Canada's monarch, Queen Elizabeth II, in profile, while a maple leaf, a highly recognizable national symbol of Canada, is portrayed on the coin's back. The Gold Maple Leaf's iconic design has remained largely the same right through its history.
Nonetheless, the coin's gold purity has, over time, increased from 0.999 to 0.9999 fineness. Furthermore, new security features introduced in 2013 and 2015 bolstered each coin's authenticity. In the first instance, laser technology was used to add a micro-engraved textured maple leaf to a small part of the coin's reverse side. This mark's center includes the coin's year of issue, which can only be seen when magnified.
Two years later, radial lines were added to the background on each of the Gold Maple Leaf coin's sides. Each coin is 50 Canadian dollars in face value and consists of 1 troy ounce of gold.
Our fulfillment of your order for a Gold Maple Leaf from our selection here at the United States Gold Bureau depends on availability; furthermore, we do not guarantee what specific date will appear on the coin.
However, any 1oz Gold Maple Leaf coin that you receive from us will have a gold fineness of at least 0.999. It will also come in Brilliant Uncirculated condition. Hence, there will be no signs of wear, as the coin has not been handled in the same way as a standard coin that is intended to circulate. Nonetheless, spotted surfaces, luster breaks and, from the manufacturing process, contact marks are possible.
The Royal Canadian Mint makes all of the coins that circulate in Canada while also producing circulation coins for other nations. The facility's impressive reputation has been helped by its development of some of the most sophisticated capabilities in designing and minting coins. Though the Gold Maple Leaf is legal tender in Canada, the physical coin's value in gold can be immune to economic quivers to the extent that currency, such as the Canadian dollar, isn't.
Therefore, expenditure on Gold Maple Leaf coins can especially help to keep your personal wealth safe against unexpected economic downturns and strengthen your investment portfolio.
Features of the 1oz Gold Maple Leaf
- Each coin has 1 troy ounce of 0.999 or 0.9999 pure gold
- Eligible to place in a self-directed IRA Guaranteed by Canada's government
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