The Gold Canadian Maple Leaf is the coin that broke the mold, and destroyed the grip of the South African Krugerrand on the global market. At a time when the Krugerrand was the coin among precious metal enthusiasts, the Royal Canadian Mint introduced a bullion product that has become one of the most popular in the world. Today, the 2015 1/10 oz Gold Canadian Maple Leaf Theory of Relativity Coin is available on Silver.com.
- Mintage restricted to a total of just 10,000 coins by the Royal Canadian Mint!
- Consists of one-tenth troy ounce of .9999 fine gold.
- Issued a face value of $5 (CAD) by the federal government of Canada.
- Bears the iconic Sugar Maple Leaf design.
- Features a privy mark of the Theory of Relativity.
- Ships to you in an individual plastic flip.
Gold Canadian Maple Leaf coins were introduced to the global market starting in 1979 as a substitute and competitor for the Krugerrand. In an effort to pressure the South African government into ending its system of apartheid, Western nations boycotted South African goods and commerce, including the popular Krugerrand.
Since 1979, the Royal Canadian Mint has produced Gold Canadian Maple Leaf coins with the same design of the national symbol on the reverse each year. Special privy mark coins such as the 2015 1/10 oz Gold Canadian Maple Leaf Theory of Relativity coin are a rare diversion from the tried-and-true design of these coins.
On the reverse side you’ll find the familiar maple leaf image in the center, along with the enhanced security features of micro-laser engraved radial lines and a maple leaf privy mark, both introduced in 2015. Additionally, the Theory of Relativity is engraved below as “E=MC2.” 2015 marks the 100th anniversary of Albert Einstein’s landmark theory.
The obverse bears Queen Elizabeth II’s right-profile portrait. Designed in 2003 by Susanna Blunt, it is just the third-generation version of the Queen’s effigy to appear on Canadian coins. It is accompanied by engravings of her name, “D.G. Regina,” and the face value of the coin.
The Royal Canadian Mint is one of the most respected facilities in the world, and operates out of refineries in Ottawa and Winnipeg.
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