There are few coins in the world that garner the respect and attention of the Gold Canadian Maple Leaf. The official gold bullion coin of the Canadian government, the Gold Maple Leaf is recognized around the world for its incredible purity and simplistic design. Today, you can own one of the world’s most popular bullion products with the purchase of a 2015 1/2 oz Gold Canadian Maple Leaf in brilliant uncirculated condition.
- Contains 1/2 oz of .9999 pure gold.
- Minted at the Royal Canadian Mint in Canada.
- Available in Brilliant Uncirculated condition.
The origin of the Gold Canadian Maple Leaf is an interesting tale of international politics. Following the economic boycott of South Africa as punishment for Apartheid, the world lacked access to a quality gold bullion coin. The South African Krugerrand was banned, and the Canadian government filled the void in supply by producing the Gold Maple Leaf coin.
2015 1/2 oz Gold Canadian Maple Leaf coins have the same design as their predecessors, dating back to the first coins produced in 1979. A single maple leaf is featured on one side, complete with intricate designs and fine lines. On the opposite side is the portrait image of Queen Elizabeth II as completed by Susanna Blunt.
On the reverse side of the 2015 1/2 oz Gold Canadian Maple Leaf is the figure of a solitary leaf. It is surrounded by engravings of “CANADA,” its weight, metal content, and its purity (.9999), which is stamped on either side of the leaf. The obverse side features the right-profile image of Queen Elizabeth, complete with the engravings “Elizabeth II” over her head, and the face value and year of minting below her image.
The Royal Canadian Mint opened its first facility in Ottawa in 1908 to cope with the rush of gold coming from the Yukon Territories. Since then, a secondary facility has been opened in Ottawa. The Royal Canadian Mint, and the Gold Canadian Maple Leaf coins specifically, are noted throughout the world for high quality and impressive levels of purity.
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